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Using The Remote Backup Option For Data Storage

October 30, 2014

 

One of the main problems that all companies have to deal with today is to store and manage the amount of data that they generate on a regular basis. They have to setup an elaborated IT infrastructure with enough servers to take care of such data storage and management requirements. However, if a firm does not have enough IT resources to deal with their data, they can always go for the remote data backup services available online.

 

No servers will be installed in the office premises in such cases, as with conventional data storage options. Instead, all the data will be stored in a virtual drive, which can be accessed easily from anywhere.

 

In other words, remote data backup is a cloud-based storage service, and many organisations are indeed using this option for storing their important data. All the employees in your office can access the files stored in these remote data backup servers through the internet or a much more secure Virtual Private Network. Obviously, this helps to streamline the routine work and enhance productivity.

Pros and cons of remote data storage

 

As you can imagine, there are many advantages of storing your data remotely like this. The main advantage is the cost you would be saving from not having to set up huge data servers in your office space. Another one is the excellent remote data backup technology, which employs the latest technology in data management, recovery, and data security.

 

However, there are some disadvantages of storing data virtually as well. One of the main cons is the limitation in data transfer speed. This would invariably be limited by your internet connection speed. In addition, you need to have a 24/7 internet connectivity to make sure that your employees can always access the data without any interruptions. This is because if you were to experience a sudden internet outage, then the data will remain inaccessible until the network comes back online.

 

Cloud-Based Data Storage

It is now becoming increasing obvious that many sophisticated hackers have figured out how to scythe into such cloud based data servers. So, storing your data online might not be a smart idea, if the service provider does not employ strong security measures. However, most data service storage providers effectively fend off any hacking attacks by using the latest data security technology available. So, you just have to be aware of these risks, and sign up for the best one.

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