How often Google and Microsoft lose their cloud customers' data?

While Google states that Gmail provides 99.978% uptime with zero scheduled downtime for maintenance (no uptime figures are available for overall G Suite platform, there are multiple known cases when Google lost its cloud customers' data.

Instances when Microsoft or Google lose customers' data are reported regularly, but importantly, most of them occur due to force majeure circumstances such as lightning blasts, massive power outages and fires. And as a matter of fact, most data losses in the cloud occur die to users' intentional (malicious) and unintentional (like accidental delitions) actions.

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G Suite Backup Options: Scripts, Vault or Cloud Backup?

More than 5 mln businesses use G Suite. Most of them rely on third party cloud-to-cloud backup tools (38%) as well as scripts and open source tools (5%), while 37% employ native G Suite data protection tools - including Google Vault.

What are advantages and disadvantages of different methods, and what are the risks in case you don't use any data protection?

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Why do you need to backup G Suite data?

More than 3 million of business customers trust G Suite with their data. However, they trust with cation - many of them keep backups of their G Suite data.

Why would anyone backup public cloud applications? Top reasons include user errors (deletions and overwrites), compliance requirements, employee departures (including the risk of malicious deletions), and caution on behalf of companies migrating from traditional on premise solutions to the cloud.

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Will O365 support only subscription from 2020?

Microsoft announced that as of 13 October 2020 only versions of MS Office for Windows desktop that are in the mainstream phase (first 5 years) of their support life cycle will be able to connect to Microsoft Office 365 online services like Exchange, SharePoint and OneDrive. What does this mean for organizations planning to use perpetual licenses for O365?

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Backupify for G Suite pricing vs Spanning backup for Google Apps and rest of competition

Most cloud-to-cloud backup software vendors publish their list (undiscounted) prices, although some of them (e.g. Backupify) don't disclose even the list price levels.

When negotiating the deals, backup vendors often provide discounts to the list prices - the amounts depend primarily on the size of the deal and type of product (backup, DLP or administrative tools). The discounting policies depend on each vendor's sales and marketing focus - for example Spanning, which primariliy focuses on Enterprise, rarely sells for 100% of the list price, as most of their customers have 500 seats and are willing to negotiate.

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