More companies are adopting the cloud and as they move lots of company data away from their old systems, they want to ensure that their data is safely protected.
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida recently made the Google Apps migration decision. The company had previously been using Microsoft Outlook but wanted to standardize on Google to improve collaboration and productivity for its employees and volunteers (of which they have roughly 600!).
Doug Perry, IT Manager at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens understood the importance of having some type of third party backup for the company’s Google Apps data. According to Perry “I was about to turn a large amount of control over to Google and I realized there was no easy way to back up and restore our gmail data if something happened to it.”
As Marie Selby moved to Google Apps, Perry took the right approach. Losing data in the cloud can happen. And it does happen, even in Google Apps. Google can’t protect against things like user error or malicious deletions. For example, if you’re working on a team project and someone deletes the shared Google Doc, it could very easily be gone forever if you don’t have the proper cloud-to-cloud backup.
Perry didn’t want to take that risk. He went on to say, “Our on-premise backup systems were completely nailed down and my next step was to find the right solution to back up our Google services – especially given that I was about to move 50 to 60 percent of our data to Google.”
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is successfully in the cloud with Google Apps and they have the right data protection with Backupify.