The growing need for cloud-to-cloud backup

Millions of people have turned to Office 365 and other public cloud solutions to meet their productivity and collaboration needs.  Microsoft’s FY16 Q4 results revealed better-than-expected performance, with growth across multiple products and segments.  For example, compared to prior year:

“…resellers [are] indicating
strong Office 365 and
Dynamics demand for the
quarter as well as
a good pipeline for Azure.”

~Brendan Barnicle
Analyst, Pacific Crest
  • Azure compute usage has doubled, and cloud revenue is up 102%
  • Office and Dynamics (Microsoft Productivity) segment increased 7%
  • Office 365 commercial seat growth is up 45%
  • Microsoft Intelligent Cloud grew 7%

You can see more details in this earnings release from Microsoft.

Do you really need to backup cloud data?

With millions of users turning to Office 365 and Sharepoint to manage their data, some gaps in data protection are beginning to reveal themselves.  Microsoft offers several layers of data protection, but there are still scenarios where users can suffer data loss:

“When you accidentally
delete an email message,
contact, calendar item,
task, or an entire folder
from your Office 365 or
other Microsoft Exchange
based email account,
you’ll be glad to know
that you can sometimes
recover such items.”



  • Accidental user deletion
  • Malicious data destruction by an authorized user
  • Data corruption
  • Data migration issues
  • Third-party application errors
  • Data overwrites / replacements with incorrect data


Source: Barracuda Solution Brief – Cloud-to-Cloud Backup

Rich Turner blogs regularly on these issues and the reasons why it’s important to backup your cloud services, in addition to using the tools provided by Microsoft and other vendors.

Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup:  What is it?

Cloud-to-Cloud Backup protects data by backing it up from the SaaS application directly to another cloud.  Barracuda offers the Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup for Office 365, which protects Exchange Online and OneDrive for Business data by backing it up directly to Barracuda Cloud Storage.

Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup for Office 365 can be used as an add-on to an on-premises Barracuda Backup appliance, or it can be deployed as a standalone subscription without any additional backup appliance.  When deployed and configured, it will protect the following resources:

  • All email messages
  • All email attachments
  • The complete folder structure of each users’ mailbox
  • All files and the entire folder structure in the OneDrive for Business Documents Library

Source: Barracuda Campus

How to get started with Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup for Office 365

If you would like to learn more about Barracuda Backup, including our cloud-to-cloud solution, take a look at these resources:

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