Advantages of Remote Data Backup

by SEP Blog Team | Remote Data Backup

The need for remote access to data is growing exponentially. Employees are working from remote locations, on-the-go locations, laptops, and mobile devices. The trends in data cannot be ignored:

  • Government regulations require data to be retained for longer periods of time

  • Legal protections stipulate the storage of private and business communications

  • Spyware and viruses that necessitate more frequent data backups

  • Operating systems and software applications require more space

  • Growing demand for storing and streaming large data files, like video

Data loss statistics infographic

Your business’ data is the most important aspect of your IT infrastructure. But finding the resources for an in-house or onsite backup solution is not always practical considering exponential data growth and strict data regulations. An online remote backup system is worth investigating as a good alternative. Here are some benefits to implementing a robust remote online data backup system if you are considering this option for data protection.

Simple Requirements for an Online Remote Backup Service

  • First, you must have Internet access.

  • Second, choose a remote data backup provider that is reliable, safe, and secure. Consider one that offers a service that encrypts data before it leaves your premises.

The Benefits of Remote Backup

With remote backup, the expense of purchasing backup infrastructure can be avoided. This solution is perfect for organizations that need to backup critical information but lack the expertise, equipment, or the interest in setting up dedicated local storage.

Plus, you will benefit from automation. Software does not forget to make copies of an important document or folder, whereas human error is not uncommon. Finally, if there is a disaster or interruption at your office that destroys live and local backup, you can be 100% confident that your data is still safe and secure off-premise.

Online data backup is a cost-effective alternative to on-premises tape and disk backup, which can take more time and labor. Tape and disk backup are also harder to scale and are more prone to errors that can result in lost data.

If you decide online remote backup is right for your business, the benefits are real. TechTarget laid out a few of the perks from online backups:

  • backup data within budget and staff constraints;

  • optimize on-site data storage by archiving old data off-site;

  • meet regulatory requirements and adhere to internal policies;

  • enable branch offices to backup easily and reliably with no on-site IT support;

  • allow for quick and reliable data retrieval and restoration, minimizing downtime.

Your company’s data travels with your team wherever they go. Due to the substantial amounts of data accessed remotely through branch/remote/home offices, laptops and mobile devices, a remote backup system could be a valuable asset to your data protection strategy.


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