In case your business uses Office 365, you might be interested to know that Carbonite now supports backup protection for this now. On February 4, 2015, Carbonite announced that its Carbonite Server Backup plan now delivers hybrid backup for Microsoft Exchange Office in Office 365 to enable small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) the ability to protect their critical business data.
A Boost To SMB Data Protection
According to Chris Chute, informational technology (IT) research group International Data Corporation (IDC) Vice President for SMB Cloud and Mobility, the ability to hybrid backup cloud-hosted data has been until now, only been something that larger companies with more complex IT departments could do. With this enhancement to Carbonite Server Backup, SMBs will now be able to utilize hybrid backup and therefore have an extra level of data protection. This can therefore reduce risks associated with data recovery. He added that IT managers and SMB owners will now be able to simplify and use one cloud backup service provider with all their critical business data.
Carbonite Server backup provides businesses easy and affordable protection against data loss with this hybrid feature that backs up business data to the cloud, locally to on site hardware or network drives, or to both.
Developed primarily to help SMBs manage their critical business data, Carbonite Server will be able to provide SMBs a reliable and affordable protection for their critical local and Office 365 business data.
Carbonite Server support of Office 365 will now enable channel partner to better serve the needs of their Office 365 customer base. Developed primarily to help SMBs manage their critical business data, Carbonite Server will be able to provide SMBs a reliable and affordable protection for their critical local and Office 365 business data. Read also: Apply an offer code and save on Carbonite server plan
Importance of Backing Up Office 365
Office 365, which was released in 2011, has gained significant use among SMBs as adoption has doubled over the past two years.
According to IDC’s forecasts, the adoption of Office 365 will double to 30% of all small businesses in the United States in 2015. As a result, IDC believes that it has become more increasingly more critical for companies to hybrid backup all their cloud-based data. Related read: Which Carbonite Business plan is right for you?
So why is backing up Office 365 data critical? The simple answer: data loss prevention. Although Microsoft offers protection to their customers for infrastructure failures, the company does not provide protection for malware attacks, user errors, and other forms of data losses.
User error is in fact a leading cause of data loss among business, which is one of the main reasons why it is critical to have multiple backups in place. This is where Carbonite Server will be helpful as this solution will ensure that cloud-based email and other data in Office 365 are protected and are always available.
For the SMB market, having the ability to protect Office 365 data through Carbonite Server will be a strategic advantage.
For the SMB market, having the ability to protect Office 365 data through Carbonite Server will be a strategic advantage. Being affordable, SMBs can now have access to a comprehensive, reliable, and secure solution. Currently, most solutions for backup either are developed mainly for large enterprises or do not offer the reliability of hybrid backup. Carbonite therefore fills this void within the SMB market.
Some of the other functionalities of Carbonite Server include mailbox-level backup and restore, the ability to customize the backup plan, and most importantly, secure AES 128-bit encryption. Related read: Is Carbonite Pro plan right for your business?
With Carbonite Server, office IT administrators will now be able to recover individual local Exchange and Exchange Online mailboxes, instead of restoring an entire database, which can be a time-consuming endeavor.
In addition, with Carbonite Server, administrators can have faster access and restore times for individual mailboxes should accidental deletions and the need to restore occurs.
Does your office use Office 365? Do you have a data recovery plan in case something happens to your data?