In 2016, Microsoft stated that 1.2 billion users worldwide utilize some kind of Microsoft Office product or service, with 60 million monthly active Office 365 commercial customers and 50,000 new small business customers added each month. As this platform grows in popularity and becomes increasingly indispensible to businesses, the platform’s capability requirements grow.
In response to the growing need for an even more reliable service, Webair, a high-touch, agile Cloud and fully managed infrastructure service provider, recently announced the availability of its Backups-as-a-Service (BaaS) solution for customers’ Microsoft Office 365 data. This solution addresses customers’ growing requirements for a single-provider solution to fully manage their business continuity and disaster recovery needs, which span a range of platforms including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).
In today’s expeditious electronic environment, businesses and individuals alike require services that move as fast as they do without sacrificing the integrity or safety of their work. Losing data unexpectedly means wasted time and effort, often at huge detriment to the user.
Webair’s solutions, combined with the company’s Off-site Backups orchestration platform and Veeam’s Data Mover component, provide comprehensive backup services that augment the flexibility and resiliency of critical data with the ability to access and restore information at any time. Facilitating instant data recovery, Webair’s offsite BaaS allow customers to enjoy reliable backup, storage and recovery of mission-critical data and applications on dedicated, secure and reliable infrastructure. This allows clients to mitigate the threat of detrimental data loss, whether from Ransomware or human infrastructure and application failures, through the use of several protection tiers and options across a global network of recovery sites.
On top of crisis management, this application of BaaS solutions enhances Microsoft’s provided automatic data replication to help ensure availability to users across Microsoft Office 365, Sharepoint and OneDrive.
These solutions fully equip users and their platform with the insurance and capabilities they need to fully maximize and protect their business operations on a day-to-day basis. Webair delivers cloud security and reliability across the board while taking care to acknowledge that every business needs flexible solutions that suit their needs.
Webair’s services allow for customizable backup policies and data retention periods per job, user or group, as well as the ability to mix and match between Office 365, SharePoint, and OneDrive. This unique capability enables users to meet specific SLA requirements as well as compliance regulations such as PCI, HIPAA and HI-TECH, which require immutable data, long-term retention and the ability to restore to specific points in time for both current and former employees.
The innumerable services and options in today’s technology-driven world can lead to a feeling of bombardment, adding additional stress to the user’s data loss prevention method. Webair’s solution makes optimal cloud usage more accessible and reliable, meaning peace of mind for the end user.
Sagi Brody, Chief Technology Officer at Webair, explains, “Customers’ production infrastructures are shifting to include a multitude of platforms that span public and private cloud, colocation, on-premise environments, and SaaS. They are looking for a single pane of glass and a central point of accountability for their resilience and assurance across these hybrid infrastructures.” He adds, “Webair’s BaaS solution for Microsoft Office 365 provides and added layer of resiliency and security for customers by replicating data to a multitude of potential targets, including those ‘air-gapped’ from the Internet as well as those supporting high levels of encryption and compliance. At Webair, it’s important that we provide comprehensive solutions for our customers’ IT needs, and we are very excited to introduce this new offering to our growing portfolio of services.”