HW Technology has recently been approached by an existing customer who wanted to make sure they had a full recovery plan for their Office 365 SharePoint online estate. They were looking to make more use of the site to store data and manage teams in a tighter fashion and wanted a backup and recovery solution that was fit for purpose.
After an initial scoping meeting and discussion about the compliance requirements for the backup, HWT went to the market to find a solution and a secure cloud storage location for the backups. The SharePoint site held around 500GB of data due to the types of files stored. The backup would need to capture content databases, service applications, search data, and farm configuration and provide granular restores of individuals documents.
In addition, it was imperative the solution has the ability to restore the data to within 24 hours or creation/change and be available from a cloud storage medium 24/7. Due to the native site and data being held on Office 365 it was determined that another provider away from Microsoft would be needed to reduce single provider reliance.
After running through demos and running lab testing a solution was selected. The chosen solution provides automated backup of the entire SharePoint estate which is stored securely on an Amazon instance, this is helping to provide vendor redundancy. The backup captures changes on a daily basis and will allow restores up to 1 month previously.
DS, Board member
“Due to the uptake and utilisation of our SharePoint estate, it became important to have a sensible backup and DR plan. HW Technology went to the market on our behalf and identified the solution and storage medium that met our core requirements. We are pleased with the result and how HWT have approached this as an extension of our business given the time taken to understand our requirements”
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