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COVID-19 Makes It Urgent to Plug the Gaps that Azure AD Connect Leaves in Your Cloud Disaster Recovery Strategy

As the coronavirus pandemic dramatically increases the need for users to work from home, the rush to the cloud is accelerating. Most organizations keep their on-prem Active Directory (AD) as the primary source of authentication and authorization, and synchronize it to Azure AD using Azure AD Connect. This hybrid approach enables everyone to use their AD credentials to access the cloud applications they need as they work online from home.

While this approach facilitates remote access and remote work, it leaves a critical gap in your disaster recovery plan. The Azure AD Connect sync is usually one way, from on-premises AD to Azure AD, so your on-premises backup and recovery tools simply cannot cover your cloud-only objects, such as Office 365 groups and Azure B2C user accounts — and it’s practically impossible to run Office 365 or Azure AD without creating some of those objects. Moreover, the native option (undeleting cloud objects from the Azure AD Recycle Bin) is sorely limited. Therefore, today more than ever, you need an enterprise backup and recovery strategy that covers all of your hybrid IT environment. 

Read this white paper today to learn how a hybrid AD environment works, what cloud-only objects and attributes you need to worry about, and where to get the comprehensive backup and recovery you need for cyber security resilience, especially in these uncertain times.