Will your backup be there when you need it?

We have talked a lot in this blog about Windows Virtual Desktop and how it is proving revolutionary for companies looking to bridge the gap between legacy applications they cannot live without and the modern IT environments that most of us are embracing now, such as Office 365.

WVD incorporates your applications in a desktop environment based in Microsoft Azure, which couples seamlessly with Office 365 to give your company the best of both worlds.

However, if you are interested in WVD it is likely you are also interested in security and ensuring that your precious business data is protected. The rise in cyber-attacks, particularly ransomware, has highlighted the importance of a strong backup solution. Having regular, encrypted backups of your core business data drastically slashes the amount of time required to recover from a cyber incident or accidental deletion of data.

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With that in mind, does having WVD ensure that you are covered from cyber incidents with a robust backup solution? Not exactly.

Microsoft do offer backup of data in Office 365 and Azure as a cost-option, but it is not on offer by default in a way that most businesses would expect or require. Data in Office 365 and WVD operates with a 30-day retention period, with historical data being erased beyond the 30-day period.

For many businesses, basic backup such as this is not acceptable. It is often the case that if a file is accidentally deleted, it takes some time for that to be noticed. Furthermore, the data in SharePoint is backed up every 12 hours, which means you could stand to lose an entire day of work should an incident occur.

It is clear, then, that users of Office 365 and WVD should also install a backup solution to protect the precious data in their environment. In fact, Microsoft themselves recommend that an extended backup tool is used.

entrustIT recognise this need and have a backup tool that is a perfect fit for Windows Virtual Desktop users. Our BackupIT tool uses a small client, installed on each of your WVD instances to perform a comprehensive backup of your data to an external location, either in the entrust private cloud or public cloud areas such as Azure or AWS.

The tool is configured to automatically backup your data in 3-4 hour intervals, drastically cutting the amount of data loss you would expect should you need to do a full restore from backup. The tool conducts its backups in the background meaning that there is no input from the user that could distract you from your work, the tool simply gets on with it. Backup occurs in a designated area that allows a disaster recovery plan to be implemented should the worst occur.

BackupIT is a low-cost addition to your Windows Virtual Desktop and customers of WVD with entrustIT will find great value using this option. BackupIT for WVD gives your business the peace of mind in knowing that the valuable data they rely on in their WVD environment is consistently backed up on a daily basis to a secure environment that can easily be recovered from in the event of a disaster.

If you are interested in a modern IT environment such as Windows Virtual Desktop and are looking for a version with excellent backup in place, look no further than WVD with entrustIT. Get in touch with us to discuss your new IT environment at sales@entrustit.co.uk or 0330 002 0045.

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