Spanning Blog

Welcome to "Cracking the Cloud," Spanning's blog about all things cloud, including backup and recovery, data protection, SaaS, data security, Office 365, Google Apps, Salesforce, and so much more.

Apps Admins Love: Shout-out to Spanning from Salesforce

Salesforce is showing some love for admins by highlighting their achievements and showcasing the Salesforce AppExchange apps they love most. We’re happy to report that Spanning Backup for Salesforce is among the 20 “heroic” apps that admins say they rely on to drive results. Considering there are hundreds of apps on the AppExchange, we’re pretty […]


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Spanning Joins Dell Technologies – Let the Transformation Begin

We’re excited about making tech history by participating in the world’s largest technology merger as Dell and EMC combine forces to become the premier end-to-end technology company. The momentous acquisition is effective today and that means that we are now Spanning by Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies. For the team at Spanning, I […]


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We’re a 2016 SaaS Awards Finalist – Best Enterprise-Level SaaS Product

We’re thrilled to announce that Spanning Backup has been named a finalist for the 2016 SaaS Awards. A sister program to the Cloud Awards, the SaaS Awards celebrate international excellence and innovation in SaaS solutions across public clouds, as well as alongside private, single-tenant solutions, off-premises or on-premises. Our SaaS data protection offering, Spanning Backup […]


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Spanning by EMC Teams up with Schinnerer and Microsoft to Deliver Cyber Security Protection Solution

No organization – regardless of size – is immune to cyber security-related data loss. Even small to midsized businesses aren’t safe. That’s why we have joined forces with Victor O. Schinnerer & Company, a leading underwriting manager, and Microsoft to provide a comprehensive cyber security protection solution for small to mid-sized businesses. Our solution includes […]


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Survey Says The Cloud Is Changing the Game When It Comes to Data Protection

EMC has published the results from its annual global research survey, the EMC Global Data Protection Index 2016, asking IT decision-makers at 2,200 organizations to index data protection maturity, threats, and trends. Several trends were identified and it’s no surprise with the recent news coverage of the ransomware attacks that 29% of organizations surveyed reported […]


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Spanning by EMC Extends Cloud-to-Cloud Backup to Microsoft Office 365 OneDrive for Business

As enterprises continue to migrate their business applications and data to cloud services, their need to be able to quickly recover from a data loss disaster is more crucial than ever.  So today, we’re proud to announce that we’ve extended our enterprise-class SaaS data protection for Microsoft Office 365 to include backup and restore for […]


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Spanning Backup for Office 365 Extends Data Protection to Calendars

We are happy to announce that Spanning Backup for Office 365 now protects Calendars in Exchange Online. With today’s announcement , Spanning now provides automated and on-demand backup along with quick and easy restores for Calendars in Office 365.


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Spanning’s New Location Makes Work on Data Protection Even Better – Visitors Welcome for Open House

Last week, the Austin Business Journal reminded readers why Spanning by EMC is among the top 20 winners of the coveted Austin’s Best Places to Work award in the medium-sized business category. Their article reviewed just a few of the perks the nation of Spandinavia enjoys. And now that Spanning has moved into its brand new digs in the heart of downtown Austin, there are even more reasons to love coming to work at Spanning by EMC.


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Want to Build Solid Code for SaaS? Introducing the Spanning Engineering Blog

At Spanning, we don’t just hire smart programmers, we hire curious and collaborative engineers that can turn coding into an art form. As American programmer Eric S. Raymond explains, “Computer science education cannot make anybody an expert programmer any more than studying brushes and pigment can make somebody an expert painter.”


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Got 99 Problems? But Salesforce Data Loss Ain’t One.

The largest SaaS conference in the world – Dreamforce – is about to fire up next Monday, where Salesforce admins and developers learn how to keep their 99 problems in check…and since Spanning is in da’ house, wave buh-bye to data loss, “


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