SolarWinds

IT management software provider SolarWinds has launched its SolarWinds Backup for Office 365 solution. This backup product is designed to extend data protection services by helping ensure the retention and recoverability of Office 365 data. 

SolarWinds’ Backup for Office 365 solution backs up and helps restore Exchange, OneDrive, and SharePoint data. Users can manage these backups from the same web-based dashboard used to protect servers, workstations, and critical business documents.

“If you’re relying on storage to do the job of backup, you’re putting your data at risk,” said Mav Turner, group vice president of products, SolarWinds MSP. “Anything from an overzealous email cleanup to a deliberate ransomware attack can leave you scrambling if your data isn’t safely backed up. Microsoft is focused on the availability of active email and data, but potential gaps exist around the recoverability of accidentally deleted or overwritten data that are only solved by an effective backup product.”

“Backup for Office 365 is designed for peace of mind; you retain control over the retention and recoverability of your customers’ data in Office 365 and can be ready to help them in their time of need,” added Mr. Turner. “Your backups will run seamlessly in the background, and the only difference you’ll notice will be increased trust that your data is safe, no matter what.”

Server and Workstation Backups

Mav Turner
“Anything from an overzealous email cleanup to a deliberate ransomware attack can leave you scrambling if your data isn’t safely backed up,” said Mav Turner, group vice president of products, SolarWinds MSP.

With Backup for Office 365, users are able to save administrative time by managing Office 365 backups alongside server and workstation backups, keep recoverable copies of Exchange data for seven years, and archive OneDrive and SharePoint data for one year. Backup storage in SolarWinds’ private cloud is included, with more than 30 data centers worldwide to help meet data locality requirements.

“Backup for Office 365 has assisted us in making our clients feel more secure and comfortable with cloud solutions because they’ve regained control over their data backups,” said Kelvin Tegelaar, CTO, Lime Networks. “This solution is easy to manage, is super-efficient, and gives our customers an extra layer of protection and continuity.”

Targeted for MSPs, the SolarWinds MSP product portfolio would deliver broad, scalable IT service management solutions that integrate layered security, collective intelligence, and smart automation. Their products are designed to enable MSPs to provide effective outsourced IT services for their SMB end-customers and more efficiently manage their own businesses.