Monday, June 05, 2006

Top 10 Reasons Why Online Backup is Replacing Tape,

Here is a follow-up posting to the on-line storage idea. If you liked the idea and need some justification points, this article may be very helpful. This is a vendor white paper, but that does not mean it does not contain valid information -- you just don't get the counterpoints.

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Top 10 Reasons Why Online Backup is Replacing Tape, from LiveVault - White Papers, Webcasts and Case: "Your most important asset - your corporate data - is far too valuable to entrust to cumbersome tape processes, unreliable backup media, and painstakingly slow recoveries. Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are rapidly turning to online backup and recovery to displace older, manual, less reliable tape backup. In fact, a staggering 76.5% of IT professionals plan to change the way they do backup over the next 18 months. "

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's a great paper and all the points are valid. Unfortunately, their service is a too pricey for the individual or small business.

I am using a similar service called Data Deposit Box for my online backup. It does the same kind of backup but is way less expensive.

Cbrown

Thorpe said...

You can safely backup all your important files, folders and set out for a long vacation, if you use IBackup for Windows. When you return, you can easily restore the backed up data without any problems.

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All backups performed using IBackup for Windows applications are secure with the highest level of 128-bit SSL encryption on transmission. Backing up MS Exchange server and MS SQL server databases are easy with IBackup for Windows. It also allows efficient backups of open files like Outlook. IBackup allows you to see the data history of the previous 10 days through its Snapshots technology. The advantage of this feature is that you can restore any version you want from the snapshots available. It also supports one-way `Sync’ from your computer to your IBackup account.

With Web-Manager you can share data by creating sharable links and email them to your friends, partners or the dearest ones. The `Private Share’ feature in Web-Manager allows an IBackup user to instantly share data with another IBackup user. Web-Manager also has the capability to play your favorite audio or video files stored in your IBackup account using the media player of your choice. You can also use the IDrive that maps the IBackup account as a network drive on your computer. Users can map, drag and drop files to their IBackup account from the Windows explorer. It also allows users to open and save files stored in their IBackup online backup/ storage accounts directly from their associated applications like Microsoft Office.

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