The use of cloud services is increasing rapidly. COVID-19 has forced companies and individuals to change their business paradigms. Overnight, people had to change their home in the home office. Office 365 is a great tool for many companies.

The cloud has many benefits. For example, many local resources that were supposed to be hosted on physical hardware can now be hosted on the cloud, including documents, emails, calendars, notes, and events.

Administrators may mistakenly think that data in the cloud is automatically backed up. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Are Cloud Vendors Online 100% of the Time?

No, they are not. Google and its GSuite experienced an outage that lasted several hours. Office 365 had several interruptions that lasted several hours.

Many vendors offer Office 365 backups. Ideally, you would have one vendor to back up your infrastructure and cloud services. That way, you only have one product to manage.

Backups can be searched and viewed. You can use various filters so you can quickly find what you are looking for.

Altaro backup

Altaro is the creator of Hyper-V & VMware Backup and Replication. The product is easy to use, has many features, and is available, especially compared to "enterprise" products.

Using Altaro Office 365 Backup, your backups are automatically saved to the Altaro cloud backup location hosted by Microsoft Azure Infrastructure. The subscription includes backup, storage, 24/7 support, and access to the central management console.

Backup Office 365 mailboxes with attachments, calendars, and contacts. All are automatically backed up to four times a day. You can back up files saved with your OneDrive accounts and SharePoint document libraries.

You can manage backups through a single console where you have a central view of all Office 365 backups. All data backups are backed up with AES 256 bit encryption. The management console supports two-factor authentication. You can view a range of activities performed by your team members.

Vembu Technologies

Vembu lets you secure your Office 365 data through a startup solution. You can back up Exchange Online, OnDrive, email contacts, and calendars in your local storage.

You can back up OneDrive files from all users. Text documents, spreadsheets, etc., can be protected with Vembu. You can back up Vembu to your server to back up your local storage. Your data is secured. Built-in encryption AES-256 protects against unauthorized access.

Backup CodeTwo for Office 365

CodeTwo Backup for Office 365 is a desktop application that allows you to perform a full or additional backup. You can back up mailboxes, public folders, Office 365 SharePoint Online OneDrive for business pages, and team data. It supports granular recovery and has advanced search options.

You can make offline backups of your Office 365 mailboxes. You can easily back up the contents of public folders. You can automatically back up your SharePoint data to OneDrive Internet Business. You can add an extra layer of protection by providing entire collections of SharePoint pages, team pages, and personal files.


You've probably heard of other vendors, but these 3 are the top Office 365 backup providers. I highly recommend Altaro Office 365 backups as your ideal partner in backing up and managing key data.