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Google Apps Enterprise Backup

Google Apps Enterprise Backup

Over 4 million businesses are now using Google Apps and companies of all sizes continue to migrate to Google as an alternative to on-premise solutions. Often times this includes multiple domains to manage a variety of unique brands, geographic locations or business units across the enterprise.

As part of this migration, it’s important to implement a comprehensive backup solution to ensure that user data across all domains can be quickly recovered in the event of data loss. Google has some of the finest disaster recovery procedures in the world, but can do very little to recover user data that has been accidentally (or maliciously) deleted, altered or otherwise corrupted.

And it’s not only a backup solution that needs to be considered, but the ability to manage employee transfers across business units and archive user data when an employee leaves the company. CloudAlly’s enterprise level Google Apps backup service addresses these requirements and more. Read more

Enterprise Level Backup for Google Apps & Salesforce

CloudAlly’s Enterprise Level Backup for Google Apps and Salesforce

If you are one of over 4 million businesses using Google Apps for Business, chances are you might be using multiple internet domains to manage unique brands, geographic locations or business units across your organization.

And like many Google Apps businesses with multiple domains, you might also be running multiple Salesforce.com organizations to manage a geographically dispersed sales team. This can create a very manually intensive and time consuming process for System Admins responsible for backing up these online applications as part of your Business Continuity Plan.

CloudAlly provides a powerful centralized online backup solution for both Google Apps and Salesforce to unlimited Amazon S3 secure storage, enabling your System Administrator to activate system-wide automated daily backups across all Google Apps domains and Salesforce organizations with a few simple clicks.

Daily Backup Summaries are sent to your Systems Admin so there’s no need to login each day to verify backup status resulting in additional time savings.

Unlimited Amazon storage and unlimited retention of your daily archives eliminates the consumption of on-premise storage while allowing you to recover critical business data from any point in time whenever needed.

Visit CloudAlly at /latest to sign-up for a free 15-day trial (no credit card required) and start backing up your Google Apps and Salesforce enterprise data today.

Disaster Recovery by Google; Whose disaster is it anyway?

Disaster Recovery by Google

Last year Google launched a free service called synchronous replication for Google Apps in order to prevent data loss and provide immediate failover in the event that one of their data centers goes down.  This was an important announcement since it means Google now replicates every change made to Google Apps across multiple data-centers in real time.

In fact, for the City of LA, it was so important that it was one of the reasons they ultimately decided to go Google according to a Google Enterprise Blog entitled“Disaster Recovery by Google.”

And that brings me to my point.  “Disaster Recovery by Google” is a misnomer and should be called “Disaster Recovery for Google.”  There’s no question that leading online providers such as Google, Salesforce.com and Amazon Web Services have world-class disaster recovery capabilities, but the key point, and one that has caused a lot of confusion, is that these procedures are for their disasters, not yours…

Google’s synchronous replication allows Google to recover from a disaster, but does not allow you, the user, to recover from a “personal disaster” such as accidental deletion of data, malicious data corruption, or any other problems that are unfortunately a fact of life. Read more