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How will you respond to an Office 365 outage?
The Microsoft® Office 365™ is an outstanding choice for organizations that want to move email to the cloud. But when migrating to this popular platform, few organizations plan for an Office 365 outage.
Office 365 enterprise cannot provide 100% uptime. Even 99.9% uptime will mean an average of 43 minutes of downtime per month. And as every IT administrator can tell you, the negative impact of downtime is big. Productivity suffers, IT teams are disrupted, and corporate security is at risk as users look for alternate ways to send time-sensitive and critical content.
To mitigate the impact of an Office 365 outage, a superior business continuity management plan must include both a failover solution and a plan to seamlessly synchronize email after Office 365 comes back online. When selecting technology to effectively manage an Office 365 outage, organizations turn to Mimecast Mailbox Continuity.
Mimecast provides a cloud-based subscription service for email security, archiving and continuity. As a leading solution for Outlook email management in Office 365, Mimecast’s fully integrated offering also includes services for security and email encryption in Office 365, as well as Office 365 compliance archiving.
Mimecast Mailbox Continuity provides uninterrupted access to live and historic email during an Office 365 outage. When Office 365 is down, employees can continue to send and receive email via Outlook for Windows, Mac, mobile apps and Mimecast’s web portal. Once the Office 365 outage is over, Mimecast automatically synchronizes mailboxes to avoid confusion and to reduce the strain on IT resources. The result: most users never even know that an Office 365 outage has occurred.
Mimecast mitigates the impact of an Office 365 outage by providing:
Learn more about managing an Office 365 outage with Mimecast, and about Mimecast solutions for minimizing risk in an Exchange to Office 365 migration.