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

So You’re Adopting Google Team Drives: 4 Fast Backup and Data Protection Facts

Google’s recent release of Team Drives for G Suite Drive has sysadmins and cloud IT teams talking up a storm across social media. Here’s just a sample. In this blog post, we’ll go beyond those conversations to answer some of the questions we’ve heard directly from Spanning customers and other Google sysadmins, such as: What […]


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Stop Wrestling with the Salesforce Export

Save Hours Each Week While Protecting Salesforce Data. Experienced Salesforce admins and developers, like those attending #SalesforceTour Chicago, know the value of their Salesforce data and metadata for managing and meeting organizational goals. But even experienced Salesforce professionals can be unaware of the causes, and real risks, of data loss—much less how to recover quickly. […]


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The Salesforce World Tour Hannover at CeBit 2017: Growing Salesforce Interest in Germany

The Salesforce World Tour Hannover was held at CeBIT 2017, focusing on their new Lightning Experience, and supporting the rapid growth of Salesforce in Germany following the launch of their German data center in 2015. In this post, you’ll learn more about Salesforce’s impact in Germany, the Salesforce World Tour in Hannover, and what Salesforce […]


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What State and Local Governments Need to Know About Risks in G Suite and Office 365

Software as a Service (SaaS) collaborative platform adoption is increasing among state and local government for many good reasons–but along with increased adoption comes added risk. In this blog, you’ll learn more about why SaaS collaboration platforms are becoming more widely used by state and local governments; the new division of responsibility for those adopting […]


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Spanning Backup for Office 365 Extends Global Data Protection to Australia and New Zealand

Back in September, we announced that our backup and restore solution for Office 365, the best way for businesses to protect their Office 365 data, was expanding overseas for the first time with a data center in Dublin, Ireland. We were thrilled to have Office 365 users across Europe join the Spanning family, knowing they […]


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How G Suite admins can prepare for the next Google Drive service disruption

Google reported a four-hour long disruption of service for Google Drive customers on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017. If you are an admin for any of the impacted Drive customers, you may have heard from your users that they could log in, but could not access their data. Hopefully, none of your executives needed to access […]


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What G Suite and Office 365 Admins Need to Know Now About Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware has proven to be a growth industry in 2016, in part due to increases in “Ransomware as a Service” and the risks ransomware poses to SaaS applications like G Suite (formerly Google Apps) and Office 365. In this post, you’ll learn: What’s changed over the past year What that might mean for 2017 The […]


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Automate Licensing in Spanning Backup for Office 365 with Our New API

Almost every IT manager and admin I meet is looking for ways to work more quickly and efficiently. Rather than viewing automation as the enemy of job security, these pros realize that it can free up time for IT to focus on more strategic tasks. Automation can also help ensure traditional processes like backup occur […]


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How SThree Backs Up 2,400 Salesforce Users With One Solution

We’re happy to be at Salesforce World Tour New York this week in Booth #136, talking to all kinds of companies about how Spanning Backup for Salesforce can protect their Salesforce data in the cloud. Here’s to hoping we’ll see you there! And meanwhile, here’s an example of what we’re doing for organizations that rely […]


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Spanning Backup for G Suite Gives Global Creative Agency Confidence to Move All Data to G Suite

Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) was in the process of moving data and applications incrementally to G Suite when the global creative agency discovered Spanning Backup for G Suite. The backup and restore solution’s performance so impressed the firm’s Global Google Technical Lead, he decided to accelerate the timeline for fully transitioning agency data to G […]


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