Stockton-on-Tees, UK – October 1, 2015 — / — As of 28th of September all Onyx backup customers can benefit from an array of new features due to an upgrade in the software from our backup partner Asigra. This update replaces the previous software (V12.2) with the very latest V13 and has been extensively tested by the Onyx Cloud team.

Alongside a magnitude of tweaks and performance upgrades, we have highlighted just a few elements which we believe will be extremely beneficial to backup clients, not least of which is improved data protection for Office 365 users.

By using an Onyx Cloud backup solution from Asigra, organisations are now able to protect and secure their Microsoft 365 data at all times. This latest integration allows companies to recover data including Exchange Online, SharePoint workspaces, OneDrive repositories, documents and spreadsheets using continual automation protection.

Why your current Office 365 data might not be as secure as you previously imagined:

1. Compliance: Many organisations are under strict regulations in terms of document and email retention where large fines can be administered for failing to comply. By default, any Office 365 data is non-recoverable after a maximum of 30 days if it has been deleted, and after 90 days should your subscription end. Backing up your data externally can ensure that you comply with industry regulations regardless of your subscription status.

2. Liability: Assuming you can prove the fault was caused by Microsoft, the limit of their liability is $5000 or your last 12 months subscription fees. This may not come close to the liability you face if your data is lost meaning keeping an external backup is an advisable technique to provide additional redundancy.

3. Audit Rights: Should you be required, as part of an audit, to show the physical storage location of your data, the Office 365 terms of service prevent you from doing so. Hence why an external secure backup may be an appropriate work around to this problem.

4. Vendor Lock-in: Having all of your Office 365 data in the Microsoft cloud effectively locks you in to Microsoft, for better or for worse. Maintaining an external backup allows you to keep your options open making it easier to migrate to another office suite should you wish to do so.

Asigra V13 can now help you secure your Office 365 data in a number of ways, including:

  • Easily schedule automatic backups of your data in key Microsoft Office 365.
  • Establish and automatically apply backup rules using a simple Asigra UI. The interface also helps you quickly recover your data back into Office 365 or to another location.
  • Easily accommodate different levels of protection for different groups of Office 365 users with custom backup sets.
  • Protect all editions of Office 365, without needing to purchase minimum edition levels or special add on features.

Other features which have been released in Asigra V13 include:

  • Converged Data Protection – More integrated options for Disaster Recovery, backup and recovery, backup archiving and security to meet the convergence of data protection needs in a cost-effective and hassle-free way.
  • Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service Enablement – VMware vSphere replication is now included to meet rigorous recovery time objectives (RTOs). The new capability allows for replication without backup to one or more warm, on or offsite replicas.
  • Optimized Support for Open Infrastructure – Optimised support for open infrastructure choices like FreeBSD on ZFS and CentOS running on commodity hardware servers and storage.
  • Linear Tape File System (LTFS) Integration – Automated parking of old backup data to LTFS tape via the Asigra BLM Archiver to easily align the cost of protection to the value of data.
  • Docker Container Backup/Recovery – Asigra Cloud Backup now provides the industry’s most comprehensive data recovery solution for application data in these environments, on-premise and in the cloud.
  • Mobile Device Geo-Location and Remote Wipe – Integrated geo-location and remote wipe to help enterprises close the mobile endpoint security hole. The feature allows users to find the location of lost or stolen devices quickly.
  • Microsoft SCCM Integration – Allows IT administrators to easily and cost effectively deploy and configure Asigra Cloud Backup client software across thousands of Windows mobile endpoints not connected to the LAN.

To find out more about these upgrades and how they can benefit your business speak to a member of our cloud team at or 0800 970 92 92.

For more information on our backup service please visit our Cloud Backup page — – or get in touch to discuss your potential requirements with a member of the team.

About Onyx
From beginnings as an Internet Service Provider in 1994, Onyx has developed and matured into one of the leading providers of IT infrastructure and support services across the UK.

After celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2014, Onyx truly has the longevity and experience to understand how in a technological world, highly effective IT is core to business success. That is why Onyx prides itself on delivering superior IT infrastructure and support.

Onyx achieve this by investing in: Superior People – Onyx searches the market to ensure it employs the best IT talent in the UK;
Superior Technology – by constantly researching and testing, Onyx ensures that it uses the best technology; Superior Infrastructure – Onyx is continually investing in IT infrastructure to ensure that its clients get the best the UK has to offer.

About Asigra
Trusted since 1986, Asigra provides organizations around the world the ability to recover their data now from anywhere through a global network of partners who deliver cloud backup and recovery services as public, private and/or hybrid deployments. As the industry’s first enterprise-class agentless cloud-based recovery software to provide data backup and recovery of servers, virtual machines, endpoint devices, databases and applications, SaaS and IaaS based applications, Asigra lowers the total cost of ownership, reduces recovery time objectives, eliminates silos of backup data by providing a single consolidated repository, and provides 100% recovery assurance. Asigra’s revolutionary patent-pending Recovery License Model provides organizations with a cost effective data recovery business model unlike any other offered in the storage market. Asigra has been recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor and has been included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software since 2010. In 2014, Asigra Cloud Backup was also named the Top Enterprise Backup Solution and Product of the Year by Storage Magazine. More information on Asigra can be found at

John Toal
Sales & Marketing Director
Phone: +44 1642 216 200; 0800 970 92 92

Onyx House (Stockton)
9 Cheltenham Road
Portrack Interchange Business Park
TS18 2AD

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