Co-op eliminates the risk of data loss by migrating to Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

It has recently been announced that Lincolnshire Co-operative, one of the largest and most successful consumer co-operatives in the UK, has chosen Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 to protect their store operations.  

 Our technology partner, Veeam, offers scalable IT software and intelligent technology to help grow your business, specialising in backup solutions that deliver cloud data management. The Backup as a Service solution provides total access and control of Office 365 data, enabling it to be backed up several times a day and recovered quickly and easily. Veeam also powers the cost efficiency, simplicity and scalability of Azure Blob Storage. 

 The well-known household brand Co-op has been around for more than 150 years with businesses including food stores, pharmacies, travel agentspetrol stations, funeral homes, a florist and post offices. Over the years the business has innovated and adapted to meet the needs of the changing digital landscape and therefore a significant amount of the Co-op’s business-critical data is stored in Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive and Teams. As a result, a solution that is simple to install and run, yet flexible enough to fit into any environment was fundamental.  

 Ryan Niblett, Infrastructure Manager at the Co-op said:  

 “Our challenge was protecting data as we migrated to Microsoft Office 365Microsoft makes it clear they don’t offer backup, so we considered three solutions from other vendors.” Ryan explained that the Veeam solution was chosen as it provides the flexibility, speed and ease of use to meet Co-op’s precise data protection requirements.  

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 Ryan added: 

 “One of our biggest concerns was being able to recover data quickly and easily in case colleagues accidentally delete it. 

 So much of the data in Office 365 is vital to the business, so if we cannot recover it, business operations would be impacted. For example, employees rely on Teams to collaborate on seasonal inventory, using Microsoft 365 to communicate with suppliers. If someone accidentally deletes this information, we need to have the ability to restore that data quickly so that we can remain on top of issues and not run out of seasonal goods at that critical time of year.” 

 Along with protecting data to ensure the smooth running of operations, Veeam also supports the design and development of new Co-op stores too. A lot of the planning we do for our new stores and refits takes place in Office 365, so it’s important everyone has access to the wide range of information required for scheduling and for installations of everything from telecommunications and electricity to shelving and refrigeration,” Niblett said. 

 

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