Disadvantages of Remote Backup

by SEP Blog Team | Remote Data Backup

Regardless of the size of your business, every company needs a backup system. There are too many instances of businesses losing data that can involve years of hard work consolidating critical and confidential information about their customers and business clients. The need for a robust backup strategy to keep all your business data safe so as to avoid the loss of crucial information in the event of a mishap is more crucial than ever.  It is truly essential for a business to manage their own backup infrastructure. The question to ask is: is your data is safe and secure to survive against all odds?

Our last discussion of remote backup highlighted some of the advantages gained from a remote backup system. But we would be remiss to not also clarify the disadvantages. A remote backup service involves utilizing a datacenter and/or cloud vendor to remotely backup and store your data offsite. Let’s look at a few of the possible downsides.

Disadvantages of Remote Backup

1. Security

The debate circling security in the cloud is as strong as ever.  Many companies still have great trepidation relying on the cloud at all for the safe-keeping of their most confidential and crucial data.

2. Vendor issues

A good question to ask is what happens to your data if a vendor goes out of business? Or if your vendor is bought by another company? During any period of transition, there is the potential for difficulty gaining access to your data.

3. Recovery and Restore

Another major question to ask about remote backup is transfer speed. Will it take longer to recover your backed up data and restore your operations? Even with a high-speed connection, will things like upload limitations or firewalls slow the speed?

In Conclusion

The pros and cons of a remote backup system are more or less the same as the ones found in utilizing the cloud in general. If you decide the advantages outweigh the disadvantages, working with a professional cloud expert on how to manage your backup is a good idea.

SEP offers a software solution to protect data in hybrid environments of any size. Supporting the widest range of operating systems, hypervisors, databases and applications, SEP is comprehensive, highly scalable and easy to implement into any changing or growing environment. SEP can replace multiple backup software products with a single solution for hybrid IT environments – physical, virtual and cloud.  Exceptional remote management capabilities allow users to easily and efficiently manage data protection from a central location or remote workstation. SEP can back up to and recover from any location – onsite or offsite, physical or virtual, private or public cloud.

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