It’s no secret: the involuntary rise of remote work has accelerated the shift to the cloud. Millions of enterprises rely on Microsoft 365 applications to support employee productivity with cloud-based communication and document management. OneDrive is a key application, serving as both a file share and a way to increase collaboration within newly distributed workforces. For many organizations, OneDrive is business critical, making those files and folders all the more devastating to lose.

That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that Rubrik has extended our support of the Microsoft 365 suite to OneDrive, which is now generally available! Let’s take a look at what this means for you and your environment.

The Simplest Way to Protect OneDrive

When developing our protection for OneDrive and the rest of the Microsoft 365 suite, we kept in mind numerous pain points from customers, including lack of control over their data and limited search capabilities. Rubrik’s solution has been designed to address these shortcomings from day one while retaining the simplicity and ease-of-use that defines all Rubrik products. 

Most Microsoft 365 data protection solutions can be categorized as either on-premises or software-as-a-service (SaaS). Rubrik takes a novel approach we call Hybrid SaaS, which weaves the simplicity of SaaS–no patching, no versioning, and no monitoring–with the data control of an on-premises solution. Rubrik’s scalable architecture can ingest 1 TB per hour, meaning a tenant with 1,000 OneDrives can complete an initial backup in less than 24 hours. 

Authentication via OAuth means that you can establish a secure connection from anywhere in the world without directly relaying your credentials to Rubrik Polaris. Your data is never ingested into Rubrik Polaris or stored on Rubrik’s servers. Instead, we run a data engine within your Azure subscription, meaning no data will ever leave your environment–or your control–so that you’re not compromising security for robust functionality. With Rubrik, you get both.


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With Rubrik protection for OneDrive, you can start seeing immediate benefits to help alleviate IT burden:

  • Simplified Backups: Automate backups to ensure a secure second copy of your data is available in the event that your data is compromised. With Rubrik’s SLA policy engine, extend backup retention far beyond the capabilities of native tools to safeguard against the risk of data loss and confidently meet compliance requirements. 
  • Rapid Recovery: Quickly restore individual files or an entire OneDrive folder to any destination in just three clicks. Avoid the headache of manually sifting through data with Rubrik’s global file-level search to quickly recover your data and ensure business continuity.
  • Unified Protection: With built-in audit reports and a central control plane, you can centralize visibility and reporting across on-prem and cloud environments. Standardize on Rubrik and modernize protection across your entire data landscape.

Managing protection of your OneDrive data doesn’t have to be another complicated management burden. Using a modern data management platform like Rubrik Polaris provides peace of mind that your critical data is secure and always accessible.

To learn more about managing data protection for your Microsoft 365 suite, check out this white paper.