Spanning Cloud provides protection for Salesforce data

CRM data is the life blood of any sales-based business so it's important to look after it. That's doubly true if you're contemplating moving your CRM activity to the cloud. In order to address this, Texas-based backup and recovery specialist Spanning Cloud Apps is expanding its product range to cover the most popular cloud CRM package Salesforce.com.

Unlike other solutions Spanning Backup for Salesforce is embedded within the main Salesforce user interface. This means that backup and recovery options can be reviewed without leaving the package and key activities shared directly to Chatter feeds.

"Spanning is focused on providing leading-edge backup and recovery solutions for the most significant cloud applications. As the titan of enterprise cloud computing apps, Salesforce is a logical next step for us," says Jeff Erramouspe, CEO and president of Spanning. "Salesforce is storing unfathomably large amounts of critical data -- our backup and recovery solution ensures organizations are now fully protected from data mishaps and losses".

The product is designed to reduce the administrative burden of performing backups by automating daily tasks. It also offers point-in-time recovery making it simple to return to a specific previous version of the data if needed. Reporting of activity to Chatter feeds means that admins can spot problems and take action to resolve them before they become critical.

George Crump, president and founder of storage and cloud market analysts Storage Switzerland, says, "As organizations move core business functions to cloud applications like Salesforce, they are struggling to apply traditional backup and recovery methods, leading them to look for emerging solutions like Spanning Backup for Salesforce. We see independent data protection of cloud-based services as a critical component of any organization's data protection strategy."

Spanning Cloud made its début at Dreamforce 2013 and is now available as a private beta before becoming generally available in the first quarter of next year. In the meantime you can find out more on the company's website.

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