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Tuesday, 16 June 2015 09:12

Barracuda cloud-to-cloud backup starts with support for Microsoft Office 365

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A new saas service from Barracuda provides businesses with cloud-to-cloud backup and disaster recovery for Microsoft Office 365.

Backup and disaster recovery business Barracuda is expanding its existing options with a cloud-to-cloud SaaS backup option. The new Barracuda Backup service provides users with the ability to replicate data from supported cloud environments into Barracuda’s Cloud Storage and provides additional options for long-term data retention and physical-to-virtual portability.

Backup currently supports Microsoft Office 365 including Exchange Online and OneDrive for Business and allows IT administrators to replicate their data over a secure connection to be stored in Barracuda Cloud Storage. Features include:

  • Customisable retention policies and granular selection
  • Automated or manual backups
  • Search, multi-selection restores, or downloads
  • Barracuda Cloud Storage can be deployed in geographically distributed, enterprise-grade data centers
  • Data encrypted with HTTPS/SSL in transit and AES 265-bit encryption at rest

For businesses looking to meet extended retention requirements, Barracuda Backup will also allow them to add Offsite Vaulting to store historical revisions in Barracuda’s Cloud Storage or an offsite Barracuda Backup appliance and will extend its functionality to include export options for historical revisions to external media such as disk or tape. 

Barracuda Backup also includes LiveBoot which provides a rapid recovery option for virtual environments during disasters and will now add physical-to-virtual (P2V) portability. For physical servers that are not yet end of life, IT admins will be able to restore these systems into a virtual server hosted in VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V. 

Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is expected to be available in the next 60 days and will be included for the first year at no additional charge for new and existing customers with subscriptions to Barracuda Backup Unlimited Cloud Storage. It will also be available as a standalone service.

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