Four Key Features that Make Disaster Recovery a Breeze with Office 365

A modern business depends on its data. The ability to access  files is the lifeblood of almost every organization today; making sure you can always access your data is one of the most essential elements of efficient operations. Sometimes, however, things go wrong. Your access to your files is lost; your laptop crashes or your local server dies. If you’re keeping all your files locally, this might seem like the end of the world: there are few options for getting a file from a destroyed hard drive. With Microsoft’s Office 365 disaster recovery capabilities, however, you will be back up and running  before your clients or users can even notice.

  • Everything is on Microsoft’s Cloud
    When data is stored on-site, on-site damage can harm data. Burglaries and damage can happen to hardware, and if a harddrive dies, so does the data stored on it. With an off-site cloud solution like Microsoft 365, even if all your computers crash and you have no way to recover anything off of them, your data is safe, waiting in Microsoft’s Cloud for you to log in from a new machine.
  • 99% Uptime
    One of the most vital parts of any business is having access to your data, all the time, every time. With a local solution, you may be dependent on your own IT capabilities, and will have to wait for any issues with your server to be fixed before you can continue working. Microsoft Office 365 has a Service Level Agreement guaranteeing 99.9% Uptime, and they’ll credit you any service fees incurred during a disruption. This means that you’ll always be able to access your data; you’ll never miss vital opportunities again!
  • Redundant Network Architecture
    The ultimate horror with any Software as a Service (SaaS) is that the central data centres and servers might go down. In the end, a cloud server is just outsourcing the hard drive so that someone else stores the data; the data is still stored on a hard drive and can be destroyed.
    This is where Microsoft really differentiates itself from other online business productivity suites; since it’s such a large company, it has data centres scattered around the world, with each one holding all the data redundantly. If one centre is affected by a disaster, you and your data will be automatically rerouted elsewhere, meaning that you are back online within seconds and your data is safe. You won’t even notice!
  • Technical Support in times of Crisis
    Even with all these safeguards, problems can still occur on both your business’ side and Microsoft’s side of the technical equation. In the case of a critical event, where multiple users cannot access services or deadlines & profitability are severely impacted, Microsoft guarantees that their support team is available 24/7, and will respond to service requests for disaster recovery within an hour, to ensure that you can get back on your feet and to minimize disruption to your business and its processes.

Transitioning systems can be a large project, and PropelU is here to help! We can help your business transition to Office 365 and our skilled implementation consultants will be with your users every step of the way to ensure a seamless transition. If you believe your business could benefit from Office 365’s disaster recovery capabilities, contact us at or fill out the contact form below to start a project with us!


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