O365

Office 365 Outages Are Out of Your Control - But Your Data Doesn’t Have to Be

Microsoft Office 365 has more than 155 million monthly active users, which means Microsoft’s uptime is critical to millions of businesses worldwide. Yet during the last several months, Microsoft has been struggling to ensure that users don’t experience interruption. The latest outage occurred this past Monday, February 18, crippling Microsoft Teams users for several hours.

While it’s easy to expect technology to “just work,” the truth is that for myriad reasons it doesn’t always. That’s true whether you’re leveraging cloud solutions like Office 365 or local storage options. The difference in the cloud is that you’re “renting” a solution that operates remotely. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to maintain control of your data.

Let’s consider three common instances when using Office 365 can prove costly for the unaware.

Office 365 Backup is Your Responsibility

Office 365 Backup is Your Responsibility

Did you know that Office 365 does not generate backups that you could actually use to restore lost data or keep emails for archiving purposes? While it may include basic protection, like snapshot and undelete features, it does not create proper backups in other clouds, or on-premises. It’s no surprise that up to 80 percent of companies have already experienced data loss using public cloud services, and you don’t want to be one of them. You need to do a little extra to satisfy the regulatory requirements and meet your business continuity needs.