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 could count on our backup and restore solution for Office 365 while maintaining compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re continuing to expand our global SaaS data protection solution to better serve Australia and New Zealand.
Global Data Center Expansion
Starting February 15, Spanning’s data protection services will be available from a data center in Sydney, Australia. This comes at a critical time when Australian and New Zealand enterprises are readily adopting cloud technologies, with Office 365 being the most popular business application in Australia.
This expansion is driven by the needs of ANZ organizations with business-critical data, such as government agencies and centers for higher education, for a reliable and user-friendly way to protect their Office 365 data from sync errors, malicious acts, such as malware and ransomware, and human error. This is important because companies using Microsoft Office 365, not Microsoft, are responsible for recovering data lost for these reasons.
“We have been focused on helping organizations protect their SaaS data from negligence, error and external threats like ransomware since 2009,” says Jeff Erramouspe, VP and General Manager of Spanning. “Our cloud-to-cloud backup and recovery products were built to solve this problem and we’re thrilled to bring Office 365 data protection to Australia and New Zealand.”
The new data center complies with Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) enforced by the Privacy Act so customers will be able to easily backup and restore data while maintaining compliance in the region. The data center will also provide some latency and efficiency gains when backing up, restoring, and exporting data for ANZ customers.
“We realized we needed a third-party backup solution after it came to our attention that Microsoft could not protect against data losses stemming from problems occurring on our side and when we started our search, no competitor even came close to measuring up to Spanning,” said Barry Zanelli, Head of IT at Endemol Shine Australia. “Our investment quickly paid off when one of our users accidentally moved the contents of a shared email inbox and we had no way of restoring them since the emails had not actually been deleted – only moved. The data loss could have been a disaster, but instead, the problem took just a few simple clicks to solve thanks to Spanning Backup.”
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Try Spanning Backup for Microsoft Office 365 starting today, and be in compliance with Australian Privacy Principles. Our local data center protects individuals’ data and our solution is designed to keep SaaS-based data within the region while in transit and at rest; and is available to customers now. To learn more about Spanning Backup for Office 365 and to see the solution in action, click here. We’re also at Microsoft Ignite Australia on February 14-17, 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia so stop by stand 9 and say hello. To virtually follow along with Spanning at Microsoft Ignite AU, you can check out our updates on Facebook and Twitter.