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27 Sep 2023

Why Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup is a must for Microsoft 365

Backup – really! Still talking about this! Well, yes, the fact is that the landscape has changed, and with the adoption of cloud services, some organisations are not being informed of the potential pitfalls, and backing up your data is one of these.

While Microsoft provides robust security and redundancy measures, it’s a common misconception that they fully protect your data, with 1 in 4 businesses not believing that they need to back up Microsoft 365.

Microsoft operates a shared responsibility model for cloud services; as you will see, data always remains your responsibility.

Not only is Microsoft passing responsibility to you, but they also advise you to backup your data in the Microsoft Service Agreement (MSA):

“We strive to keep the Services up and running; however, all online services suffer occasional disruptions and outages, and Microsoft is not liable for any disruption or loss you may suffer as a result. In the event of an outage, you may not be able to retrieve Your Content or Data that you’ve stored. We recommend that you regularly backup your Content and Data that you store on the Services or store using Third-Party Apps.” 
Microsoft Services Agreement, Section 6B

This is where third-party solutions like Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup come into play.

In this blog post, we’ll explore why backing up Microsoft 365 with Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup is not just a good idea but a necessity.

1. Protect against data loss

Data loss can happen for various reasons, such as accidental deletion, malicious attacks, or technical glitches. Microsoft’s infrastructure is designed to prevent data loss due to hardware failures, but it cannot always protect against human errors or cyberattacks. Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup provides an extra layer of protection by regularly backing up your Microsoft 365 data, ensuring you can recover it in case of unexpected data loss.

2. Guard against security threats

Cyber threats like ransomware and phishing attacks continue to evolve, posing significant risks to organisations. With Barracuda’s advanced security features, your Microsoft 365 data is safeguarded against these threats. In the event of a security breach, the backup ensures you have clean, uninfected copies of your data that can be restored quickly, minimising downtime and potential damage.

3. Compliance and legal requirements

Many industries have strict regulatory requirements regarding data retention and protection. Failing to meet these compliance standards can result in fines and legal consequences. Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup helps you meet compliance requirements by securely retaining historical Microsoft 365 data, allowing you to demonstrate adherence to data retention policies and legal mandates.

4. Complete control over your Data

While Microsoft provides some data recovery options, Barracuda gives you more control. You can choose what to back up, how frequently to perform backups, and where to store your data. This flexibility empowers you to tailor your backup strategy to your business needs and compliance requirements.

5. Scalability

As your organisation grows, so does your data. Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup is designed to scale with your needs. You can effortlessly expand your backup capabilities as your Microsoft 365 usage increases, ensuring that all your critical data is protected.

6. Cost-Effective Solution

Considering the potential cost of data loss, downtime, and regulatory fines, Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup offers a cost-effective solution to protect your Microsoft 365 data. It minimises the financial risks associated with data-related incidents.

In conclusion, while Microsoft 365 provides a robust suite of tools and services, relying solely on its built-in data protection measures is a risk businesses should not take. Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup is a wise investment that offers comprehensive protection, compliance adherence, and peace of mind. Don’t wait until a data disaster strikes; take proactive steps to secure your Microsoft 365 data with Barracuda’s trusted backup solution.

Contact OryxAlign to discuss your next steps – your business’s future may depend on it.

Nathan Charles

By Nathan Charles