Get the Most Out of Your Backup and Recovery Strategy for OneDrive with Cohesity

By Saurabh Singh • June 13, 2019

According to 2018 Spiceworks survey conducted amongst the 500 top IT decision makers, a whopping 80% of organizations use cloud storage/file sharing services. Microsoft Office 365 OneDrive came out to be the most widely used cloud storage service.

With organizations increasingly relying on O365 OneDrive to foster collaboration across teams, and with business IP finding its way to OneDrive, it’s important that an enterprise-grade backup and recovery strategy is put in place. But while Microsoft is responsible for service availability, data is still the responsibility of the organisation.

The organization owns the data on OneDrive, and so bears the sole responsibility to prevent permanent data loss. It’s important for the organization’s backup and recovery strategy to include OneDrive and prevent permanent data loss scenarios resulting from infrastructure failures, accidental deletion, insider threat, synchronization issues, and, foremost, security breaches

Cohesity understands the need for an enterprise-grade backup and recovery solution for OneDrive and is extending the existing support for Office 365 to include OneDrive, with the goal to offer protection for the entire Office 365 suite in the near future.

With Cohesity, you get the benefits of true scale-out architecture. While this lends to better planning, the real benefits accrue when customers leverage the indexing, search, and analytics abilities of the platform to drive data protection workflows for their Office 365 workloads.

Along with the aforementioned platform features, below is how Cohesity ties into OneDrive Data Protection.

  1. Automated scheduled backup
  2. Restore at multiple granularities like at drive, folder, and file level.
  3. Restore data from a previous recovery point
  4. Browse and restore files from a drive
  5. Global search and restore based on file attributes

Backup and recovery workflows extend support for OneDrive for Business.

Stay tuned to this space for more blogs about the importance of backing up your cloud.

Other blogs in this series:

Why O365 Exchange Online needs a backup

SaaS Apps Require Backup – Myth or Reality?