COVID-19 is Changing the Digital Workplace. Are You Prepared?
These unprecedented times have forced companies to rapidly adopt remote working environments and cloud technologies to maintain business continuity. From video conferencing and collaboration tools, to online email services. Office 365 provides best-in-class productivity and collaboration applications for many businesses today.
More business-critical data is now being stored in the cloud and whilst Microsoft does provide a backup for Office 365 it only keeps backups for subscriber data for 30 days. Many businesses don’t relies this until the proverbial hits the fan. If your Office 365 emails, files, or data are deliberately or accidentally deleted or lost, it can be difficult or impossible to restore them during or after that time period. This is why Microsoft advises using third-party backup services like ours.
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How our Microsoft Cloud Backup Works
Providing your business with the reassurance that your important data is backed up and secure
Snapshots of your Microsoft 365 data are automatically saved up to six times a day, with no storage limits, overages, or additional installations. Automated discovery enables you to immediately start backing up new tenants as they are added.
Industry-leading data protection
Data never leaves Microsoft Azure, equipping you with all Azure’s built-in security and data governance measures. Additionally, your data is encrypted with 256-bit encryption at-rest and 128-bit encryption in-transit.
Flexible restore options
Perform full, granular, and point-in-time restore options with the click of a button. This empowers you to mitigate data loss events, bad actors, and service outages on-premises and in the cloud./p>
Cloud Backup is Essential to Protecting Your Data in Microsoft 365
The average cost of a data breach for SMBs
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Microsoft 365 Backup Solutions from only £3.99 Per User P/M
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Exchange Online Backup
Email, calendar, contacts, tasks, notes, journals
Site Collections, subsites, lists, folders, files, versions
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Cloud Backup FAQ
Here are our most commonly asked questions about our Cloud Backup.
Why is Cloud Backup needed for Microsoft 365?
Having data in a cloud-based SaaS solution like Microsoft 365 doesn’t necessarily protect you from threats. In order to truly protect your data in the cloud – especially in an era of increased remote work scenarios – you need a cloud backup solution. Data loss can occur from any number of causes – from accidental deletion to malicious attacks like viruses and ransomware. Furthermore, Microsoft’s own recommendation is for end users to leverage a 3rd party data protection solution like Cloud Backup to extend the native data retention policies of Microsoft 365. With a solution like Cloud Backup, small business customers can thus quickly and accurately recover from unfortunate data loss incidents involving this productivity data with minimal disruption, mitigating possible data loss costs.
What are some potential data threats when it comes to using the cloud?
Using cloud-based services can offer customers significant advantages with regards to scalability, cost, productivity, and efficiency, among others. However, the cloud still poses security risks for users, as viruses, ransomware, and other data breach risks can still impact user data in the cloud. In fact, analysts point to the fact that 32% of businesses are impacted by data loss in the cloud at some point, with the most common causes being user error (64% of cases) and malicious attacks (20%). With the increase in remote working environments, because of the COVID-19 outbreak, phishing scams have increased significantly. In a single week, Google reported an average of 18 million COVID-19 phishing emails sent per day.ii
How does a cloud backup solution work?
Cloud Backup complements native data protection features in Microsoft 365 by providing up to six automated backups per day across the Microsoft 365 tenant. Coverage includes user data found in Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, and Microsoft Teams. It protects data with unlimited storage and retention, and maintains productivity with rapid search and one-click restore that empowers customers to quickly recover from data loss or corruption.
What are my Cloud Backup storage options?
Cloud Backup storage is in Microsoft Azure, and you can determine the storage location, based on two options available for each subscription:
- Use Alba Digital Solutions Azure Server: If you decide to use Alba Digital Solutions default Azure server, you can select the location of the data center where the backup will be housed, including US, Australia, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, North Europe, Singapore, UK West, UK South, West Europe, France, Germany, Norway, South Africa, and Switzerland.
- Bring your own Azure storage: You can also select your own Azure tenant or a customer’s Azure tenant for the data storage.
Is Alba Digital Solutions [HIPAA/GDPR] compliant?
Yes, Alba Digital Solutions conforms to all [HIPAA/GDPR] requirements of a Business Associate. Once a covered entity completes and signs our Business Associate Agreement (BAA), we can create a [HIPAA/GDPR]-compliant Cloud Backup subscription. The BAA contains the elements specified at 45 CFR 164.504(e), including:
- A description of the permitted and required uses of protected health information by Alba Digital Solutions.
- The provision that Alba Digital Solutions will not use or further disclose the protected health information other than as permitted or required by the contract or as required by law.
- Requirements to use appropriate safeguards to prevent a use or disclosure of the protected health information other than as provided for by the contract.
How is Alba Digital Solutions product cloud backup different than the rest of the competition?
It is a premium data protection service for Microsoft 365, giving partners a powerful tool to help small businesses quickly and accurately recover from productivity data loss. Its differentiating features as an Microsoft 365 backup solution are:
Comprehensive backup coverage across the Microsoft 365 portfolio – including the latest collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams and Groups.
Ability to offer unlimited backup storage and retention – including deleted users
Powerful search and restore capabilities to quickly recover from data loss
Full cloud-to-cloud solution built exclusively on industry-leading public cloud provider Microsoft
How does Cloud Backup integrate with Microsoft 365?
Cloud Backup operates adjacently, but distinctly from an Microsoft 365 subscription. We leverage the latest industry and Microsoft security protocols – such as MFA – to securely connect customer Microsoft 365 subscriptions with the Alba Digital Solutions backup functionality.
What type of Microsoft 365 data can be protected using Cloud Backup?
Cloud Backup is a market-leading Microsoft 365 backup solution for small businesses. Its backup scope includes the complete set of Microsoft 365 productivity data that small businesses rely on to collaborate, communicate and operate efficiently, from Exchange Online information (mail, calendars, contacts, notes, etc.) to SharePoint libraries and data, OneDrive files and folders, and data stored and used by Microsoft 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams.
What happens if a user does not exist any longer, or a user’s information is deleted?
Cloud Backup retains all data from deleted users. The data can be restored to a public or shared mailbox, or to another user.
How much data is stored, and how long can I keep it?
There is no limit to how much user mailbox data is backed up in Cloud Backup, nor is there a time limit to how long it is retained, provided your customers maintain an active subscription.
How long does it take to restore an item?
The time it takes to restore varies on the amount of data restored. Individual items can take as little as a couple of minutes while full mailboxes can take multiple hours depending on how much data is being restored.