Last month, OffsiteDataSync’s Sales Engineer Travis Evans and Veeam’s Senior Global Technologist of Product Strategy, Anthony Spiteri conducted a webinar. These two data protection experts went into great detail about how the pandemic has transformed the world of work, and how backup and disaster recovery methods are changing along with it.

These two know the changing data protection world inside and out, and their combined knowledge of the subject provided clarity to important questions about remote workloads. Check out the full recording here.

The move to Cloud

Companies are leveraging cloud resources at a rate unseen before the pandemic. The shift to cloud allows organizations lacking the resources or expertise to back up on-prem data to the cloud, applying the 3-2-1 rule (3 data copies/2 media/1 offsite copy) with a Veeam Cloud Service Provider to ensure data protection and speedy data recovery. “There’s almost no answer that you can’t find some tie-in with leveraging cloud functionally”, as Travis says. Service provider cloud technologies kept businesses functioning after the pandemic hit and allowed business continuity to carry on.

Backing up Microsoft

One of the biggest migrations within the last year was to Microsoft for applications like Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, and Office 365. These trusted technologies prompt some confusion around the way that they host and store customer’s data. Reality is that there is a separation of responsibility for backing up data in these environments, called the Shared Responsibility Model.

Microsoft is in charge of the uptime of the infrastructure, functionality of the applications, and ease of use, but the customer is responsible for the data that resides within these applications. The customer is tasked with having long-term retention and a backup method that covers ransomware, accidental deletion, natural disasters, and more. Both Travis and Anthony agree, if you’re not backing up your 365 data with a third party service provider, like OffsiteDataSync, then you need to start – before you lose critical pieces of data.

Aggressive RTOs/RPOs

As we know, not all data and applications are the same. Some are more critical than others, putting them higher on your list of importance for quick recovery. This is where a partner like OffsiteDataSync comes in! By setting a clear and detailed data recovery plan with a trusted partner, failover becomes simple, meeting objective levels while adhering to a set budget. Partners can also provide Disaster Recovery Testing – a critical role in ensuring your data is protected.

There’s a whole lot more in the on-demand webinar. Click through and watch. It’ll be 40 minutes of your time well spent!

Key Takeaways:

  • Choosing Backup and Disaster Recovery Partners
  • The Move to SaaS & Microsoft 360
  • Automation, Recovery Times, & Testing
  • Understanding How Work and Data Protection is Changing