Barracuda launches high-speed expandable backup platform for Microsoft Office 365

Barracuda announced the latest version of Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup with a new platform that delivers a fast search and restore experience for Office 365 data, including Teams, Exchange Online, SharePoint, and OneDrive. Compared to traditional backup and recovery solutions, a cloud-native solution provides scale and resiliency, fast performance, and wide global coverage to protect Office 365 data born in the cloud.

According to an October 2020 Microsoft blog post: “This quarter, Microsoft 365 users around the world generated more than 30 billion collaboration minutes in a single day as people communicated, collaborated, and co-authored content across work, life, and learning. This new metric combines both synchronous and asynchronous collaboration and reflects the changing nature of work.”

Tim Jefferson, SVP, Engineering for Data, Networks and Application Security at Barracuda, said, “As the workforce becomes increasingly dispersed, adopting cloud-based apps like Microsoft Teams for productivity and communication is an obvious move. Protecting Microsoft Office 365 data requires a modern cloud-native approach. The new version of Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup is built and runs natively in the cloud, which enables fast set up, simple management, and no maintenance.”

Highlights of the new version of Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup include:

  • Scale and resiliency: Cloud-native platform (built and runs in the cloud) across a global range of locations.

  • Fastest performance: Simple management makes it easy to monitor your backups to find and immediately restore what you’re looking for. Easy sign up and set up could have customers running first backups in 5 minutes.

  • Ease of use: New fast modern user interface with improved visibility and brand-new dashboard.

The latest version of Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup is based on a new, modern cloud-native platform that lays the foundation for:

  • Extending to new data sources such as additional SaaS applications.

  • Integrating with Barracuda’s security services such as threat protection.

  • Adding data security capabilities such as data classification and data loss prevention.

Nills Franssens, Senior Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft, said, “With a cloud-native solution, you get the benefit of scale on your backup, and your solution is fully managed. So unlike with traditional backup solutions, where you have to do capacity management and capacity planning and make sure you have enough storage, a cloud-native solution, like Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup really offers you a managed solution with virtually unlimited capacity to store your data.”

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