Cloud-to-cloud backup for Microsoft 365 & Teams
If your organization uses Microsoft 365, you might think that there is no risk of your data ever being lost. After all, Microsoft 365 is a widely used platform that’s backed by Microsoft and has a guaranteed 99.9% uptime. However, there are important reasons to copy your data to a separate vault that resides within your area of control.
Many industry regulations impose strict document and email retention requirements which Microsoft 365 does not accommodate by default. Moreover, if your Microsoft 365 subscription is cancelled, all your data is automatically deleted after 90 days – which violates several industry policies.
If your data is lost, Microsoft’s liability is limited to $5,000 or your last 12 months of subscription fees – but your level of risk and liability is virtually unlimited. Backing up your data to a separate cloud environment mitigates this risk.
Microsoft 365 provides you with no audit rights – preventing you from showing the physical location where your data is stored if required in an audit. Maintaining a backup copy in a secure and auditable location may be an acceptable solution.
Maintaining a backup copy of your Microsoft 365 data makes it much easier to consider migrating to another vendor’s office productivity service.
With Storage Guardian, you can easily create backup sets for data residing in several clouds, including Microsoft 365. Create any number of backup sets for your cloud-based data, and define the frequency and granularity of the backups separately for each one. Most importantly, you can back up and administer your cloud-based data using the same backup and recovery platform that you use to protect the rest of your company’s data – regardless of its location.
Microsoft OneDrive + Teams
Content (Team sites, files, and documents)
Public/Private channel conversation messages
Email (attachments &
Microsoft SharePoint Online