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Did you know that Microsoft Office 365 doesn’t automatically back up your data? 

Many people are surprised to hear this fact, but Microsoft’s own service agreement recommends that you regularly backup your data using third-party services. 

With cyber attacks on the rise and remote working becoming increasingly popular, more business-critical data is being stored in the cloud, making a day-to-day backup solution more important than ever. 

In this blog, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about Office 365 backup and explain why it’s so important for safeguarding your business. 

Why is cloud backup needed for Microsoft 365? 

Even with the benefits of cloud services – like scalability, cost efficiency, and enhanced productivity – there are still security risks. Data breaches, viruses, and ransomware are still worrying threats. Believe it or not, 32% of businesses face data loss in the cloud, with the biggest culprits being user error (64% of cases) and malicious attacks (20%). That’s where a reliable cloud backup solution steps in to save the day. 

How does cloud backup work? 

A solid cloud backup solution for Microsoft 365 gives you peace of mind by automatically backing up your data multiple times a day. It covers user data in Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, and Microsoft Teams. These solutions offer unlimited storage and retention, and with rapid search and one-click restore, you can bounce back from data loss or corruption in no time. 

What are your cloud backup storage options? 

Axon Backup uses Microsoft Azure for storage, offering you flexibility and control. Here are your options: 

Use Axon’s Azure server: pick your data centre location from a variety of choices like the US, Australia, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, and more. 

Bring your own Azure storage: want even more control? Use your own Azure tenant or a customer’s Azure tenant for data storage. 

Is Axon’s cloud backup solution HIPAA compliant? 

Yes! And if you’re in healthcare or any field dealing with sensitive health information, this is important. Once you sign our Business Associate Agreement (BAA), we’ll set up a HIPAA-compliant cloud backup subscription for you. The BAA ensures: 

  • Axon only uses your data as allowed by the contract. 
  • Axon will safeguard your data against unauthorised use or disclosure. 

How is Axon Backup different to the competition? 

Axon Backup isn’t just any backup service—it’s a premium one designed specifically for Microsoft 365. Here’s what makes it special: 

  • Comprehensive coverage across all of Microsoft 365, including the latest collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams and Groups. 
  • Unlimited backup storage and retention, even for deleted users. 
  • Powerful search and restore capabilities to quickly recover from data loss. 
  • Top-notch security and privacy policy support, including HIPAA and GDPR compliance at no extra charge. 
  • Full cloud-to-cloud solution built on Microsoft’s public cloud. 

What types of Microsoft 365 data can Axon Backup protect? 

Axon’s backup solution covers the full spectrum of Microsoft 365 data that your business relies on – emails, calendars, contacts, notes in Exchange Online, SharePoint libraries, OneDrive files and folders, and data in Microsoft 365 Groups and Teams. It’s got you covered from all angles. 

What happens to deleted users and data? 

Worried about what happens if a user leaves or their info gets deleted? No problem! Axon Backup retains all data from deleted users. You can restore this data to a public or shared mailbox or even to another user, ensuring nothing is ever truly lost. 

How much data can be backed up? 

Good news: there are no limits on how much data you can back up with Axon Backup, nor on how long it can be retained, provided you maintain an active subscription. You’ve got unlimited room for all your data, no matter how much you have or how long you need to keep it. 

How long does data take to restore? 

When it comes to restoring your data, speed is key. With Axon Backup, individual items can be restored in just a few minutes. If you need to restore an entire mailbox, it might take a few hours, depending on the volume of data. But rest assured, it’s designed to get you back on track with minimal downtime. 

Concerned that Microsoft 365 isn’t backing up your critical data? Get in touch to speak to one of our experts for an initial chat.