Backup & Recovery

Office 365 Backup

Does Microsoft back it all up?

Office 365 by Microsoft has enjoyed tremendous success in the last few years with many organisations moving their on-premises Exchange email servers to Microsoft’s Cloud offering and enjoying a lower total cost of ownership and seeing improved productivity. However, many organisations may not be aware of Microsoft’s Shared Responsibility Model which puts the issue of data protection in the hands of the customer and not the supplier.

Where organisations previously may have backed up Exchange and SharePoint servers for long term archiving to comply with data protection obligations, this is no longer as easy to achieve once using Office 365 but there are alternative options.

CIS have built a complete Office 365 Backup solution based on Veeam technology to provide the same levels of reassurance for their data hosted by Microsoft as they do with backing up their on-premises servers and endpoints.

Veeam Backup for Office 365 provides a comprehensive backup solution for all customer data stored in Office 365 including Exchange mailboxes, SharePoint sites and OneDrive for Business data. Additionally, where restoration may have meant restoring a complete server or mailbox, with Veeam Backup for Office 365 CIS is able to granularly restore only the items required be that a single email, contact or calendar.


By combining best of breed backup technology provided by Veeam and utilising our highly available datacentre Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering CIS are able to ensure the long term storage and availability of an organisations data that was moved to or created in Office 365.

Why CIS?

CIS have over 30 years of supplying IT and electronic systems – right from the nuts and bolts to sophisticated servers, networks, software and IT infrastructure.  We understand how to dig into what is possible and ensure that the best possible cover is made with what is already available, and recommend upgrades if there are areas of weakness.

We get IT, fundamentally at the basic level.  But we also understand business, management and the need for modern approaches to reduce risk and potential fines, costs and reputational damage from not securing the electronic business assets of a company.



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