The reasons for this are clear:
- Lower costs
- Ease of administration and deployment
- Automatic scaling of resources (up and down)
- Access and resiliency
With the most prominent workloads moving to SaaS being messaging and collaboration, which includes Exchange, Sharepoint and Onedrive, it is not surprising that Office 365 is the most commonly deployed application among our customers, and adoption is growing faster than any other SaaS application; with now over 100 million users today around the world.
Don't Assume Your Data Is Safe
Customers may have the impression that Microsoft takes care of it all, but like most cloud service providers, they protect the datacenter infrastructure only, and this doesn't meet many customer's data protection needs, and this is why Simplify IT Solutions Limited recommend a third party tool, like NetApp Cloud Control.
NetApp Cloud Control
With NetApp Cloud Control you can:
- Back up entire mailbox or SharePoint and OneDrive for business files
- Restore entire mailbox or SharePoint and OneDrive for Business files
- Recover data as it was and where it was
- Restore individual e-mails, calendar, files, sites, subsites, lists, and
- library with permissions
- One-click restore of Exchange, SharePoint, and OneDrive for Business files
As NetApp Cloud Control lives and runs in AWS, there is no agent or software installs, no infrastructure to manage, and most importantly no NetApp storage is required. So it's perfect for people who aren't even using NetApp storage today.
NetApp Cloud Control is sold as a subscription based on the number of Office 365 users. Customers can purchase a one year, two year or three year subscription.
Customers can choose to store their backup data in the Cloud Control S3 bucket, another S3 bucket, or on-premises using StorageGrid WebScale.
Cloud Control employees multiple level of security including data at rest encryption (256bit) and data in transit, as well as guarding against intrusion, with real time monitor, detention and alerting.
You can watch a demo of NetApp Cloud Control in action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P44u5EL5LF0
What I love about NetApp Cloud Control is the simplicity, functionality and that you don't need to have any NetApp storage to use it. More importantly if you are looking at moving your data to the Cloud or adopting a hybrid cloud model, NetApp Cloud Controls fits nicely into NetApp's Data Fabric portfolio.