A big part of planning your migration to Office 365 is thinking about how and where you want to back up all of your files and data — because, let’s face it, sometimes the unthinkable happens, and you should be prepared.
Even though your data is likely very safe in the cloud, you always want to have a safety net to protect you and your clients, as well as prevent costly downtime for your business.
If you’re not sure where to start looking for backup options, consider Synology cloud backup, a global leader in Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions. Here’s an overview to help you get started:
Why is Synology Active Backup a good option for Office 365?
As a business owner, cost is often your bottom line.
Active Backup for Office 365 is a free add-on application coming with your Synology NAS. Synology NAS can back up unlimited user accounts, as long as storage capacity allows – completely free of licenses.
With Synology, you don’t pay anything extra for up to 10 users. And you get all the centralized backup tasks that a business needs to protect documents, making it highly cost-effective for small businesses.
Synology is also continually improving on their already excellent uptime and efficient energy use, ensuring every Synology NAS is made for extended system continuity, seamless scalability, and lower energy consumption.
And if that’s not enough to convince you: Let’s talk about security.
How do I know Synology Active Backup is secure to use?
Your business needs more than just standard backup technology — you need to reduce recovery time in the case of a disaster or hard drive failure. And while cloud technology has come a long way, you should always have a local backup server on hand. Hosting your data on-site ensures you have access to it regardless of internet connection, and that you can get to it quickly.
Synology Active Backup can help you take complete control over Office 365 data with an on-premises backup solution to protect your data in OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online, emails, contacts, and calendar.
Active Backup provides your IT team with flexible and reliable recovery methods to reduce your exposure to critical downtime, ensuring business continuity. Here are a few features that might work for your office:
- You can complement your DR plan with Synology VMM.
Exclusive integration with Synology Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) as a temporary disaster recovery solution allows you to instantly restore services to the Synology storage server even when the production environment is down.
- You get near-zero downtime with Instant Restore.
Simply migrate your data from physical server to virtual platforms such as Synology VMM and VMware vSphere to cope with unexpected interruptions or serve as an upgraded testing environment.
- You get bare-metal backup and restore.
Completely restore your entire environment, applications, settings and data on Windows computers and servers with bare-metal restore. Global deduplication also efficiently saves additional storage capacity across devices and platforms during bare-metal backup.
Synology Active Backup provides IT with flexible and reliable recovery methods to reduce your exposure to critical downtime, which means you and your team can get back up and running quicker.
Are there any disadvantages to using Synology Active Backup?
We understand that as a business owner, you need to know the ins and outs of a backup service before implementing any backup program. And that can be intimidating.
New technology can be intimidating for a few reasons, particularly when it comes to learning the software and installing any necessary hardware. When you shop with Aventis Systems, though, all Synology Network Attached Storage devices come with a standard 3-Year Essentials hardware replacement warranty with upgrades available to Express NBD parts replacement and Extended Term warranties as well as Onsite Services and Support.
Ultimately, Synology Active Backup prevents you and your team from working overtime due to a service outage, time-consuming deployments or slow backup time, and worrying about storage usage.
But if you think you’ll need help virtualizing your Synology NAS server, we can help. Check out the Aventis Systems Synology DSM Feature Comparison Guide for a complete feature comparison by NAS series, or reach out to one of our knowledgeable experts today.