A NYC area Microsoft 365 expert urges organizations to create solid backup and restore plans that go beyond native Microsoft 365 tools in a new article on the eMazzanti Technologies website. The informative article first discusses how Microsoft 365 backs up your data.
The author then explains the limitations of the built-in tools, claiming they don’t provide the same protection as a data backup plan. She then outlines how to create a solid backup and restore plan, including key items to address. She covers essentials such as backup automation, encryption, redundancy, granular restore options, testing, and backing up data organization and settings.
“As businesses move some or all their workloads to the cloud, many assume that the need for data backup and restore has gone away,” stated Jennifer Mazzanti, CEO, eMazzanti Technologies. “However, in an age of hybrid workplaces and increased cyber threats, the right backup strategy remains a critical component of business continuity.”
Below are a few excerpts from the article, “Cloud Data Backup and Restore Essential for Business Continuity.”
“Over one million companies use Microsoft 365. Yet the majority of those organizations do not have a backup system in place, instead depending on native Microsoft tools to protect against data loss. While built-in tools do provide important protections, they have significant limitations. Consequently, organizations need to implement a carefully designed backup strategy.”
How Microsoft 365 Backs Up Your Data
“Microsoft, like most cloud vendors, operates on a shared responsibility model for data cyber security. That means that, while Microsoft generally secures the infrastructure, customers retain primary responsibility for securing their data. That said, Microsoft 365 does include several key data protection features.”
Limitations of Built-in Tools
“However, these data protection features do not provide the same protection as a data backup plan. To begin with, the average time before a business discovers data loss is 140 days, well beyond the 93-day recycle bin period. And if a customer discovers data loss in time to restore from the recycle bin, they will need to restore file by file, recreating the structure.”
Creating a Solid Backup and Restore Plan
“Third-party backup solutions offer convenience and simplicity, as well as more granular options for restoring lost data. And by following data backup best practices organizations gain the peace of mind that comes with a solid insurance plan.”
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