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Spanning by EMC to Showcase Automated SaaS Data Protection for Microsoft Office 365 at Microsoft Ignite

Spanning Cloud Apps LLC, an EMC company and a leading provider of SaaS data protection, will be previewing its enterprise-grade backup and recovery solution for Microsoft Office 365 at Ignite, the sold- out, tech-fueled conference for all things Microsoft. Spanning will share the results of its successful beta program for Spanning Backup for Office 365, the latest expansion of Spanning’s product line, which also includes backup and restore offerings for Google Apps and Salesforce.

Spanning Backup for Office 365 will provide IT administrators and end users with a simple way to locate lost mail, calendars and contacts data from any point in time, from any device and accurately restore it to its original state.

Spanning Backup for Office 365:

  • Minimizes risk of data loss and assures availability for Mail, Calendars and People*.
  • Helps meet audit and compliance requirements for backup and recovery.
  • Offloads IT by empowering users to easily restore lost data.

“We have witnessed the groundswell of interest in Office 365 as more and more companies want to take advantage of the improved collaboration, higher productivity and increased mobility that comes with cloud computing,” said Jeff Erramouspe, VP and General Manager of Spanning. “The tremendous interest in our beta program has exceeded our goals, and shows that IT organizations understand they need a solid data protection plan in place before moving to the cloud. As the first fully responsive cloud-to-cloud backup application for Office 365, Spanning Backup allows Microsoft customers to harness cloud-based productivity without having to worry about user-driven data loss that can significantly hinder their work.”

May 4-8, 2015
Microsoft Ignite Conference
Booth #558 at McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

SaaS applications like Office 365 enable collaboration and increase efficiency, but far too many users misunderstand their data backup and recovery capabilities. Like other SaaS platforms, Microsoft will take action on your data as you instruct them – if you ask to delete something, they will do it. As such, Office 365 can’t protect companies from data loss due to accidental or malicious user errors, or programmatic errors, such as synchronization and integration issues.

For example, if a disgruntled employee decides to delete his email and empty the trash-bin, there is no way to easily recover that data within Office 365. Similarly, a deleted mailbox is retained for only 30 days, at which point it is not recoverable. And if a user synchronizes a new phone with Office 365 and accidentally overwrites their contacts stored in Office 365, there is no way to recover that information natively.

Not only do users need to restore unintentionally lost information quickly and accurately, they want to be able to easily do it themselves without putting additional burden on IT or the help desk. Having an automated daily backup from Spanning ensures that changes to data are captured frequently, minimizing the chance for error, and significantly reducing the costs and complexity of backup and restore. Finally, corporate and IT compliance standards require that all corporate data has proven backup and recovery capabilities. Spanning Backup for Office 365 addresses these concerns.

The product will be generally available by June 30, 2015. Customers can protect all data for a $48 per user, per year subscription price with unlimited back-up storage. Discounts are offered for volume purchases, non-profit and education customers, and multi-year agreements. Interested organizations can inquire about the offering here.

Published Monday, May 04, 2015 6:34 PM by David Marshall
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