Your Microsoft 365 data may be at risk – what’s your backup plan?

Your Microsoft 365 data may be at risk – what's your backup plan?

We’re currently witnessing a great deal of large-scale change in the way employees access and use data on a daily basis. As we all collectively adjust to pandemic life, with people largely working remotely, it’s incumbent upon all of us to find agile new ways of working. For employees, this has required an entirely new mindset; for their employers, it means something bigger. Namely, that it’s time to devote an unprecedented level of attention to data center transformation.

Many organizations have turned to Microsoft 365 as a new way of managing data and driving successful work each day. The beauty of M365 is that it takes solutions that users already know and love – including Microsoft Office, OneNote, Outlook, and so on – and moves them to a new interface that’s better suited to remote employees. This is all well and good, but there is one caveat to be aware of. M365, for all its strengths, doesn’t include a backup option. This means that to back up your data and ensure continuity at all times, the burden is on you. Your data could be at risk!

So what’s your backup plan? To be honest, if you have any plan at all, you’re ahead of the curve. According to our research, 74% of SaaS users either rely on their cloud providers to handle backup and recovery for them, or they just don’t bother with backup at all. No backup at all is obviously a bad idea, but when you look a little closer, you realize relying on the provider has glaring weaknesses too. All too often, when we talk to customers about their backup strategies, we see data protection gaps that could leave them extremely vulnerable. What you really need is a backup solution that’s comprehensive.

Fortunately, that’s exactly what Zones offers. Our Backup as a Service (BaaS) offering is a complete solution, built on Microsoft Azure. It provides Zones clients with an “easy button” they can use for M365 backup and recovery, and it’s both affordable and easy to use. With Zones BaaS, you get complete, end-to-end coverage for your organization’s data, filling in gaps that you wouldn’t be able to handle yourself. Once you have Zones BaaS handling backup for you, you’ll be free to focus on projects that drive real growth.

Going with this approach will bring numerous benefits for your business. One is flexibility – Zones BaaS offers you many easy and malleable ways of backing up your data and recovering it when necessary, making it easy to find an approach that meets your specific IT needs. On top of that, you won’t have to worry about legal or compliance requirements, as Zones BaaS offers you efficient e-discovery of Microsoft 365 backup items.

At Zones, we’re proud to work closely with Microsoft and a host of other partners to deliver our clients the best possible solutions for Data Center Transformation. We understand that at times like these, organizations must be willing to change rapidly in terms of how they manage data, and we’re willing to do everything we can to support that change. With BaaS – and a host of other data management solutions as well – we can deliver real value for your business. To further explore this opportunity, connect with us today.

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