Are you concerned about your data in Office 365? How would you recover from a malicious attack or an accidently deleted email or SharePoint file? At Microsoft Ignite 2018, NetApp is excited to share the new capabilities of our SaaS Backup for Office 365 service. Microsoft Office 365 adoption is growing and so is NetApp® SaaS Backup. As organizations rely more heavily on cloud services such as Office 365, they need to make sure that they have a safety net in place to protect their user data.


In general, SaaS providers can’t detect genuine data loss, so they don’t accept responsibility for customers’ data. For example, if a developer updates the permissions in a site collection and wants to revert, that is the administrator’s responsibility. In such cases, cloud-to-cloud or cloud-to-on-premises backup is the only practical option for SaaS data protection.


The NetApp SaaS Backup for Microsoft Office 365 service is a complete software-as-a-service offering that enables administrators to protect Office 365 data in the event of accidental deletion, corruption, or malicious intent. With the NetApp solution, Office 365 customers don’t risk data loss because of an unexpected purge or other causes, such as human error, sync errors, malicious insiders, or external hackers. SaaS backup preserves healthy independent recovery points that are not linked to the primary data, with secure access control.


The following table describes the capabilities of NetApp SaaS Backup for Office 365.

SaaS Backup benefits include:

  • Get long-term protection of Office 365 data with simple, automated backup and restore capabilities.
  • Find and recover lost data with advanced search capabilities.
  • Help customers meet their regulatory compliance needs with cloud-ready services.

We’re already hearing great feedback, and we’re excited about continuing to evolve  the service. To experience the new interface and protect your Microsoft Office 365 data, try SaaS Backup today. Sign up for a free 30-day trial and get access to all of the many features of SaaS Backup for Office 365.


Will you be at Microsoft Ignite? Stop by booth 600, to grab goodies and chat with NetApp experts about data protection for your Office 365 environment.

Niyaz Mohamed

Niyaz Mohamed aka Nimo is the Senior Solutions Architect in the Cloud Business Unit at NetApp. He has over 11 years of experience in the IT industry and joined NetApp in 2011 from Microsoft. He helps drive the product design, roadmap, strategy and customer experience for Cloud Control, NetApp’s SaaS Data management service.