Spanning Introduces Industry’s First Enterprise-Grade Backup Solution for Google Workspace Team Drives
Leading Provider of SaaS Data Protection Extends Spanning Backup for Google Workspace to Include Shared Spaces on Team Drives
AUSTIN, Texas – July 25, 2017 – Spanning Cloud Apps LLC, a leading provider of SaaS data protection, today announced Spanning Backup for Google Workspace now includes enterprise-grade data protection for Team Drives. Available now, Spanning Backup for Google Workspace is the first and only SaaS backup solution offering daily, automated and on-demand backup and easy restore of Team Drive content.
Google Workspace Team Drives is the most significant new expansion of Google Workspace for enterprises since Google rebranded its productivity suite. Team Drives allow files and folders to belong to a team instead of an individual, to “deliver the security, structure and ease-of-use enterprises need.” This shift to team-owned content provides organizations a great way to replace any legacy “network shares” they still have in place and leverage Team Drives for storing, sharing and collaborating on business critical files.
Team Drives content, just like other Google Workspace content, is still at risk of data loss caused by sync errors, ransomware, malicious activity, accidental deletions or other data loss events. With the launch of Team Drives support in Spanning Backup for Google Workspace, organizations can easily protect their shared data and have confidence that it’s always available for rapid restore when a data loss event occurs. Spanning Backup for Google Workspace offers unlimited storage, versions and backups of all Team Drives content. Customers are able to view point-in-time backup snapshots, search for lost content and quickly perform restores of Team Drives content.
“Enterprises are employing more cloud file sharing and collaboration solutions, such as Google Workspace Team Drives, in order to drive operational speed and innovation. These solutions help to improve outcomes and efficiency, but also put businesses at risk of lost content should an incident occur within Google Workspace,” said Jeff Erramouspe, CEO, Spanning. “So, it’s no surprise that Team Drive backup was requested by more users than any other feature in Spanning’s history. Team Drives backup gives our customers the confidence that they will not only retain all content in the event of an incident, but have full visibility into all previous backup and restore activity.”
“At Hamline, we are concentrating our efforts to move content from local Windows shares to Team Drive in order to save cost, enhance security and ease management. Finding the right backup solution to support this initiative and prevent downtime in case of an outage or data loss in the event of a cyberattack was a critical priority,” said Anthony Schroeder, Director of Infrastructure Systems and Services at Hamline University. “With our Google Workspace data already backed up by Spanning, their expansion into Team Drives makes it effortless to solve a particular pain point for us.”
Team Drives backup is now available to new and existing customers who meet the licensing criteria and is included in the per-user per-year pricing. For more information, please visit Spanning.com to learn more about Team Drives backup.
Spanning Cloud Apps is the leading provider of backup and recovery for SaaS applications, helping organizations protect their information in the cloud. The company provides powerful, enterprise-class data protection for Google Workspace, Salesforce, and Microsoft Office 365. Spanning Backup is the most trusted cloud-to-cloud backup solution for thousands of companies and millions of users around the world. Learn more at www.spanning.com. Follow us on Twitter @SpanningBackUp.