Digilink Limited is offering a new data backup program, called Easier Backup, for Microsoft Office 365 users that provides continuous, daily backup of files that pass through Office 365 for Business.
The program is a secure program for backing up Office 365 cloud data, according to Digilink. Backed up files can either be kept on site with no internet dependencies, or can be stored in an alternative cloud.
Additionally, the program has built-in capability to fully integrate with Hitachi Vantara's Hitachi Content Platform. According to Digilink, this gives larger companies the ability to centralize their backups, while increasing security and reducing costs. Carbonite and Dropbox users can also integrate Easier Backup to use existing cloud storage capabilities.
Digilink provides a monthly subscription option with no upfront payment or commitment -- Digilink charges a price per user, per month. Alternatively, users can outright purchase a perpetual license. The first installation is free of charge for any third-party consultant who plans to install it for one of their clients. There are no restrictions of the number of users at the target company.
For individuals and small businesses, Digilink has a $10 per month plan that allows up to five users, a small business plan for $18 per month for up to 10 users, and a $42 per month plan that allows up to 25 users. For those interested in a one-off payment for a lifetime license, there is a $140 license for up to five users, a $270 license for up to 10 users, or a $625 license for up to 25 users.
As the use of the cloud-based version of Microsoft Office continues to grow, many companies are offering a backup system to protect data and provide recovery options. Many users believe using SaaS means automatic backup and recovery, but that is not necessarily the case.
Veeam Software recently released its third iteration of its Microsoft Office 365 program. The Veeam program provides an on-premises copy of users' Office 365 data that can be used for individual item recovery.
Acronis also has a cloud-to-cloud backup for Microsoft Office 365 that provides automatic backup of Office 365 emails, contacts, calendars and tasks; stores backup data locally or in the cloud; and it provides the ability to recover and deliver individual items.