Simple backup and recovery of data operated by SWITCH, based on Swiss data protection standards

In Swiss universities, staff and students are increasingly relying on M365 services such as Exchange Online (Outlook®), SharePoint®, Teams and OneDrive®, where data backup is the customer’s responsibility. And to guarantee this, SWITCH has developed a simple solution for professional backup and recovery procedures especially for M365.

Why is it a good idea to back up M365 data?

  • According to Microsoft’s shared responsibility model, the responsibility for backups of Microsoft Office 365 data lies with the customer
  • To document compliance with legal regulations and guidelines
  • For granular, point-in-time recovery options
  • To minimise risks of malicious intent and external attacks
  • Long-term retention of M365 data beyond what M365 offers with recycle bins
  • You also want to retain Teams settings, configurations and memberships backups

Service features of SWITCHbackup M365

  • You initiate the data recovery (restore console)
  • Automatic, regular backups of all desired M365 data with selectable retention period
  • Data protection-compliant design (TCA, GDPR)
  • SWITCH provides the service and infrastructure for the long-term storage of your data (Data@SWITCH) in our storage cluster
  • Pricing is straightforward, with an annual fee per user plus an annual fee per TB of data stored
  • SWITCH offers training, advice and optimisation of M365 data backup

Security in SWITCHbackup M365

  • You decide who can access your restore console
  • You have complete control over the granular recovery of data
  • SWITCH stores the data in object storage in encrypted buckets with high availability
  • SWITCH has partnered with Veeam (no. 1 for backup and recovery services and leader in cloud data management)

How you can benefit from SWITCHbackup M365

Based in Switzerland

Service operated entirely by SWITCH, based in Switzerland

Own data centre

All data is stored in our data centre (no third parties)

Easy handling

Facilitates administration tasks

Quickly implemented

Can be implemented quickly

Do you have further questions or would you like more information about the product?



Laurent Combe

Community Account Manager

 +41 44 253 98 24

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