In a new report from the Data Center Intelligence Group (DCIG), a prominent technology research and analysis firm, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud was named a “Top 5” backup solution for Microsoft 365.
Evaluating the top Microsoft 365 backup solutions
The 2023-24 DCIG TOP 5 Microsoft 365 SaaS Backup Solutions for MSPs Report highlights the best backups solutions for MSPs to use to protect data hosted in their clients’ M365 environment.
In this report, DCIG evaluated 25 different Microsoft 365 SaaS backup solutions, 14 of which met their criteria for an effective offering. To qualify, solutions must:
· Offer multitenancy
· Offer an API
· Include baseline technical support
· Utilize per-user licensing
· Offering universal support for Microsoft 365 Exchange, OneDrive, SharePoint, and Teams
· Perform full and incremental backups
· Offer same-day technical support
Through comprehensive testing and analysis, DCIG identifies and ranks the top five solutions that exhibit exceptional performance, advanced features, and a demonstrated track record of success in Microsoft 365 backup.
Millions of businesses, large and small, rely on Microsoft 365
There was a time when enterprise-grade solutions were limited to the largest organizations. For tech providers like Microsoft, the logistics of marketing and delivering to the millions of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) that comprise 99% of U.S. companies were simply not cost effective.
With the advent of cloud-based SaaS offerings, everything has changed. These have become the cornerstone of modern business operations, offering enterprise-caliber technology on-demand at an affordable price for teams of all sizes. Over 11 million SMBs now use Microsoft 365 in their daily workflow.
The COVID-19 pandemic further accelerated this migration, as businesses sought to reduce on-site work and adopt more flexible, remote-friendly solutions.
But as more businesses rush to adopt Microsoft 365, many are unaware of the challenges this creates for them.
Challenges of data protection in Microsoft 365
As an incredibly popular platform with millions of business users, Microsoft 365 is a prime target for cybercriminals. While it does offer some native data protection features, these are primarily designed to address accidental deletions and basic data loss scenarios.
Importantly, your clients remain responsible for holistic protection of their own data stored with Microsoft 365. Built-in features — such as retention policies, version history and deleted item recovery — do not offer the level of granularity, control and recovery options that businesses require, especially when facing sophisticated cyberthreats, data corruption, or operational interruptions.
This is where specialized backup solutions like Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud step in to provide a comprehensive safety net.
Spotlight: Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud
Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud stands out as a top-tier solution in the field of Microsoft 365 SaaS backup. This distinction is attributed to its unique combination of features that address the complex challenges of data protection.
By combining cutting-edge features such as best-of-breed backup, advanced anti-ransomware protection, and extensive global support, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud empowers businesses to embrace the potential of cloud-based solutions while safeguarding their most valuable asset: data.
Supporting its commitment to data accessibility and redundancy, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud spans 50+ data centers worldwide. This extensive network ensures data availability even in the face of regional outages or disruptions.
For more information on Acronis’ strengths in this domain, read the full DCIG report, available for free online.
Acronis is a Swiss company, founded in Singapore. Celebrating two decades of innovation, Acronis has more than 2,000 employees in 45 locations. Acronis Cyber Protect solution is available in 26 languages in over 150 countries and is used by 18,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses.