Do You Need Office 365 Backup?
In case you missed it, earlier this month I moderated a fantastic web event with AvePoint’s VP of Product Strategy, John Hodges, and well-known author, Microsoft MVP, and Principal at Redmond & Associates, Tony Redmond (@12Knocksinna) in which they debated the merits of Office 365 backup. The event was kicked off with a preview from Dux Raymond Sy (@meetdux) and Hunter Willis (@HW_EndUser) and some background details on the topic — and it concluded with Dux and I discussing some of our personal takeaways from the event.
During the session, John and Tony discussed the following questions/topics:
- Opening statement on the need for 3rd party Office 365 backup, and how organizations should approach their strategy.
- Many workloads in Office 365 have unfortunate API limitations. How does this impact an organization’s backup strategy and considerations?
- How do you make an informed risk/ROI-based decision for your organization on your backup strategy?
- What is the future for Office 365 backup? Will 3rd party vendors still have a role, and if so, how will it evolve?
Following the back-and-forth on these questions, the two walked through several specific customer scenarios, including some scenarios from the audience. The event wrapped up with a handful of statements from various vendor websites and marketing material (including AvePoint) with John and Tony declaring each as either “Practical” or “FUD.”
You can watch the entire episode here:
I thoroughly enjoyed participating in this event — it was a great format, and audience feedback was fantastic. Kudos to Dux and team for pulling together the format and live poll! As I said during the wrap-up segment, I’d love to see his team capture other topics in this format, with a migration topic being my top suggestion. If you enjoyed the segment, let me know your thoughts on what topics to tackle next, and I’ll see what I can do.