Cracking the Cloud - The Spanning Blog

Welcome to Cracking the Cloud, Spanning's blog about all things cloud, including backup and recovery, data protection, SaaS, data security, Google Apps, Salesforce, and so much more.

Spanning by EMC Introduces a Better Way to Protect Office 365 Data from Loss

Jul 01, 2015 By: Andy Rouse, Product Manager, Spanning Posted in: Company News, Backup, Product News & Features, Office 365

Today we are excited to announce the general availability of Spanning Backup for Office 365 which provides daily, automated and on-demand backup and accurate restore of Mail. Soon, we will extend support to Calendars, People (Contacts), OneDrive for Business and SharePoint. Read More >

The Science of Salesforce Success

Jun 25, 2015 By: Andrea Lindzey Posted in: Industry, Salesforce

Spanning and Salesforce have great chemistry. Both applications empower their admins and users, and both have customers who are passionate about these applications. The two main elements sparking this chemistry - and indeed, the keys to success in Salesforce - are collaboration and integration. Read More >

What is cascade delete and why is it a threat to your Salesforce data?

Jun 16, 2015 By: Lori Witzel, Product Marketing Manager and Salesforce MVP, Spanning Posted in: Cloud and Data Security, Backup, Salesforce

If you’ve ever lost data is Salesforce, perhaps through accidental deletion or a data merge error, you know how frustrating it can be to retrieve that data. Sifting through the Salesforce manual Weekly Export is time consuming and can result in data recovery that is incomplete or inaccurate, because it doesn’t include metadata or customizations to your instance. Another issue is presented by the parent-child relationship between records. This can lead to data loss associated with something called “cascade delete.” Read More >

7 tips for making the most of Office 365 for enterprise

Jun 11, 2015 By: Lori Witzel, Product Marketing Manager and Salesforce MVP, Spanning Posted in: Cloud and Data Security, Cloud Technology, Backup, Office 365

When you implement a cloud solution like Office 365 into your enterprise, you are taking a powerful step towards enhanced productivity, efficiency, and accessibility. But, with new features being added all the time, it's difficult to keep track of all the awesome tools at your disposal. In this article, you'll find seven tips for making the most of Office 365 for your enterprise! Read More >

What is SaaS Metadata, and Why Do You Need to Protect It? Part 2 of 2

Jun 09, 2015 By: Lori Witzel, Product Marketing Manager and Salesforce MVP, Spanning Posted in: Cloud and Data Security, Backup, Google Apps, Salesforce, Office 365

If you manage, administer, or use SaaS applications like Google Apps, Salesforce, or Office 365, this blog post will help you understand why SaaS metadata is critical to your job, and to your organization’s success. Read More >