M365 Backup - Protecting Your Microsoft 365 Data

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A Shared Responsibility

As more organisations adopt Microsoft® Office 365®, questions may arise about the role of Microsoft in keeping your data safe and recoverable. It’s important to know that, while Microsoft is primarily focused on availability, your trusted IT managed services provider (MSP) is the one to rely on for helping ensure recoverability and retention of Office 365 data.

Just as you count on your MSP to manage and protect your other computing resources and data, they will likely be the ones you call upon when you discover data retention gaps or suffer accidental data loss with Office 365.

The chart on the right outlines the shared responsibility model, showing what Microsoft provides and what you—together with your MSP—must still handle.


Many business people do not fully realise there are limits to Microsoft’s default data retention policies. If your MSP is not providing you with a data-protection solution for Office 365, you may find yourself in an unpleasant situation where vital material has been permanently deleted. Without a backup, even the most skilled MSP will not be able to recover your data.

SolarWinds Backup for Office 365

SolarWinds® Backup for Office 365 is designed to be a secure data protection solution for Office 365 Exchange™ OneDrive® and SharePoint®. It extends your data protection by helping ensure the retention and recoverability of your Office 365 data.

Talk to us today to help ensure your data is fully protected.