Offsite backup covers the replication of data to a site geographically separate from the production systems site as well as performing backup over WAN. Motivations for offsite backup include disaster recovery, backup operations consolidation and cost savings.
In this case, offsite backup replicates data to a remote site, to enable recovery of data or recovery of application use should disaster strike the local site.
Backup operations consolidation.
Geographically dispersed enterprises may have their branch offices perform offsite backup to a central location rather than each branch maintaining backups on site. This would require performing backup over WAN from the branch office to another, typically, central location. Depending on the scope of backup needs and circumstances in their production facilities, such an approach can make more efficient use of IT resources as well as affording a greater degree of corporate control over backup practices.
Depending on the scope of their data backup needs and circumstances in their facilities, for some organizations offsite backup in the form of backup over WAN may be more cost effective than backing up data onsite.
How offsite backup works
Traditionally, offsite backup was limited to copying data to portable media and then transporting the media to the remote backup location. Given past technical limitations – most notably, network bandwidth constraints – there was no practical alternative to this labor-intensive means of implementing remote backup.
In today’s high-bandwidth era, a new generation of disk-based backup systems and remote backup software makes offsite backup simpler and faster by using corporate WANs or the internet to replicate or backup over WAN. In addition to leveraging modern high bandwidth connections, these next-generation offsite backup approaches employ advanced deduplication technologies to sharply reduce the amount of data that needs to be transmitted over the network and stored remotely.
Cloud backup is a specific form of modern offsite backup implementation. With cloud backup, client software on customers’ primary storage systems automatically replicates or backups data to the cloud service provider’s offsite backup location, and the service provider is responsible for operating the backup facilities.
Benefits of offsite backup
Offsite backup for disaster recovery helps enterprises avoid the potentially severe consequences of data loss or service interruption in the event of a data center scale disaster. Offsite backup over WAN benefits some organizations by reducing the total costs of providing adequate data and system backup, or by bringing backup and recovery operations under central control in a multi-office environment.
Backups can be scheduled to run after hours as to minimize impact on business and business critical services.
Recovery and restore of data is depended on speed of WAN and client infrastructure.
We at Peritus Business Solutions offer the following structure and pricing for our Cloud Backup.
20 Gigabyte = R100 Monthly
100 Gigabyte = R250 Monthly
250 Gigabyte = R500 Monthly
There are different scenarios available when it comes to Cloud Backup or Off-site backup. The two most common ones are as follows.
In the first example we have the scenario where all pcs and servers, even mobile devices can be configured to sync the necessary data directly to the cloud via a software client installed on the pcs.
In the second example all important and necessary data which resides on the File server or servers, can be backed up or synced to our cloud.
Don’t run the risk of losing valuable data today. Take the next step into assuring your business critical data is safe offsite. Don’t let hardware failures and human errors come in the way of keeping your business safe and sound.
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