As demand for storage continues, the task of managing and backing up data is getting increasingly complex. As a best practice, both onsite and offsite data backup solutions are being implemented across the board. Onsite data backup provides quick recovery time frames, while offsite data backups protect critical information against a disaster at the onsite location. As data storage requirements grow, even small businesses find themselves with several gigabytes of data that need to be backed up on a daily incremental basis. For example, a business with 1 TB of data, initiating a full backup to an offsite data backup provider with a standard T1 connection at 1.5 Mbits/sec upload speed, using 100% of available bandwidth, can expect to complete the initial full offsite backup in 64 days. This, clearly, is unacceptable.
SmartFiler Backup Appliances solve such problems.
- They are simple to use and provide secure and reliable data backup, both onsite and offsite.
- You own the solution; eliminate monthly service charges of an online backup service.
- By using a SmartFiler onsite at the office paired with an Offsite SmartFiler at a remote location of your choice (Home, Branch Office, Data Center, etc.), you have total control of your offsite backup solution as opposed to storing data at unknown locations offered by online backup vendors.
- Backing up and recovering huge volumes of data using an online backup service is impractical (The practical maximum limit for online backup is about 10GB to 20GB).
- The SmartFiler Backup Appliances are used as a pair to provide onsite and offsite data backup. Once paired, the two SmartFilers create a secure private tunnel (like VPN) between them to communicate and transfer data.
- Data transfer between the onsite and offsite SmartFilers are always encrypted. The offsite SmartFiler can be stored anywhere with internet access.
- In addition to nightly and weekly backups, they can also be configured to take hourly snapshots of selected data. This enables instant recovery of data from any snapshot during the day, instead of the previous nights’ backup.