• March 25, 2014

Spanning Releases Backup for Salesforce.com

Spanning Cloud Apps, a provider of data backup and recovery for cloud applications, today announced the general availability of Spanning Backup for Salesforce in the Salesforce AppExchange.

In limited beta since November, Spanning Backup for Salesforce is an in-app backup product delivered directly through the Salesforce user interface. Spanning Backup for Salesforce provides a secure cloud-to-cloud approach for automated backup and, with the Salesforce Spring '14 release, it will uniquely integrate with Chatter to proactively alert Salesforce admins to important backup status and export activity. Additionally, the new solution allows users to recover lost data from any previous backups.

Key features in Spanning Backup for Salesforce include the following:

  • Automated, secure daily backups;
  • Detailed reporting of backup results, including configuration changes and errors or warnings that might need attention;
  • The ability to monitor and control API usage, including the number of API calls used by Spanning Backup each day;
  • Point-in-time data recovery to any previous versions of data so users can recover specific object types or all items through granular exports; and,
  • Chatter feeds for backup status and activity monitoring (available with the Salesforce Spring '14 release).

In addition to launching the new backup solution in AppExchange, Spanning has officially joined the Salesforce ISVforce program. Spanning will be sold through the Salesforce.com direct sales channel.

“Salesforce administrators, who are often responsible for backup and recovery, tend to work solely in Salesforce and prefer to manage, monitor, and use integrated applications that leverage the capabilities and security provided by Salesforce," said Jeff Erramouspe, CEO of Spanning Cloud Apps, in a statement. "We've received great feedback from our beta customers, who have praised our fully integrated user experience. Salesforce users expect transparency in knowing exactly what is and is not being backed up, and we make it easy for them to monitor this both for compliance and peace of mind."

"When migrating business data and processes to a cloud application like Salesforce, organizations must consider the protection of their data and their ability to quickly recover data when necessary," said Jason Buffington, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, in a statement. "Too often, SaaS providers focus more on availability of the service, but not always the protection and retention of the data. Considering how many organizations rely on Salesforce—including ESG—it is exciting to see Spanning bring this offering to market."

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