You have critical data stored in Microsoft 365 which means business continuity is more essential than ever in this era of rising ransomware attacks and security threats. Recovering large volumes of content is difficult when copying data at a scale from a remote air gapped location requiring weeks or even months to get your business back up and running.
To address these challenges, we have developed Microsoft 365 Backup—a new storage architecture for backup and data protection inside Microsoft 365. This storage lives inside the Microsoft 365 trust boundary, so you manage the security of your Microsoft 365 data in one place.
Microsoft 365 Backup allows us to accelerate large scale backup and recovery times by an order of magnitude. Preliminary testing has shown recovery speeds with this new approach are more than 20 times faster than traditional backup architecture. Your data is kept in its native format, encrypted, geographically distributed, and secured within Microsoft 365.
Microsoft 365 Backup provides these capabilities:
1. Backup all or select SharePoint sites, OneDrive accounts, and Exchange mailboxes in your tenant.
2. Restore OneDrive accounts, SharePoint sites, and mailbox items to a prior point in time for your entire tenant.
3. Search or filter content in your backups using key metadata such as site names, owners, subject, creation/modification dates, and event types restore point date ranges.
Microsoft 365 Backup Demo
The paid public preview of Microsoft 365 Backup will begin later in 2023 and will reach General Availability in the first half of 2024. Backup for other Microsoft 365 sources, such as Teams chat and other Microsoft 365 services, and granular file-level recovery are part of our post-GA roadmap.
You can get the benefits of Microsoft 365 Backup by adopting a partner’s application built on top of our Backup Storage. Our partners can provide unique and powerful experiences within a single pane of glass integrating your Microsoft 365 and non-Microsoft 365 data sources. By leveraging the Microsoft 365 Backup Storage, partner apps can deliver the same exceptional backup and restore speeds provided by Microsoft assurances – all while keeping that Microsoft 365 data within the trusted Microsoft security and compliance domain.
Our partners who are dedicated to bringing the advantages of Microsoft 365 Backup Storage to our customers are AvePoint, Cohesity, Commvault, Rubrik, Veeam, and Veritas. We appreciate their support on this journey.
Microsoft 365 Backup uses our new Backup Storage platform to provide protection for Microsoft 365-based data sources. It backs up and restores your OneDrive, SharePoint, and Exchange data at scale – while also keeping multiple redundant backups within the Microsoft 365 trust boundary to maintain business continuity.
Calls to Action
The paid public preview of Microsoft 365 Backup will begin later in 2023. You can access the user guide now to learn about setup and activation for Microsoft 365 Backup.
Visit our adoption page for additional information.
Partners can learn more about applying to our Content AI Partner Program to get preview access to Microsoft 365 Backup Storage and more.
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