Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.



Published on

Published in: Technology
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this


  1. 1. Today many organisations continue to use traditional magnetic tapes to backup, store and protect their businesses life-blood or data. Over the last several years, Microsoft introduced additional supported devices into their popularfreely supplied backup software to enable users to leverage removable USB hard disk drives. This is an interesting move by Microsoft as traditionally, storing data on a hard disk drive has never been considered best practice due to the risk of hard disk five online backup
  2. 2. For a small business, the financial investment to implement a tape backupsolution according to best practices incorporating tape rotation, tapereplacement, cleaning can be a financial obstacle too great to overcome andpush SMEs down the route of purchasing several USB hard disks and relyingupon 2 -3 disks to store all their data There is an alternative which hasemerged over recent years which providing you partner wisely can save SMEsthousands whilst also importantly raising the level of protection of the dataOutlined below is a brief comparison between traditional tape backup versusonline backup Scalability Should your data requirements increase you may beforced to purchase additional hardware and software grows with you from afew Gb to many terabytes of data
  3. 3. Automation Whilst the software used by tape backup is automatic, thephysical loading/unloading of tapes is not Over the course of a year, this cantake up considerable (and expensive) man-hours By comparison, onlinebackup is completely automatic - the entire process is managed by the clientsoftware and storage platform Security Data is typically stored on tape in anunencrypted format
  4. 4. If these tapes are ever moved offsite (which they should be for offsiteprotection) there will be a security risk is encrypted using a key known only toyou even before it leaves your computer/server It is fully encrypted whilstbeing transmitted over the Internet and remains encrypted on our servers
  5. 5. Offsite Backups Tape backups require them to be physically moved to anoffsite location - preferably every day This obviously takes time and thelocation is rarely secure Online Backup is by its very nature "offsite" andtherefore you data is protected from any number of physical threats
  6. 6. Level top five online backup of capital expenditure There is a high initial costto tape backup solutions All the hardware needs to be purchased along withassociated tapes and cleaning media Staff training costs are also very high
  7. 7. There are also a number of hidden costs such as weekly testing of the backupand replacement of hardware With online backup you simply pay for what youuse on a monthly basis Ease of restoration To find even a single file from atape backup typically takes many hours and sometimes days
  8. 8. With online backup this restoration time can be minutes Even with a completedisaster data can be restored in a few mouse clicks
  9. 9. top five online backup