Benefits of Remote Backup

Five Benefits of Remote Backup

There are five main reasons why people choose remote backup over any other type of backup system:

  • Security
  • Protection
  • Ease of Use
  • Convenience
  • Storage Capacity

Security

With remote backup, all your data is stored off-site.  This is important because if something happens to your home or office such as a fire, flood or break-in, chances are not only will you lose the original data on your computer, but you’ll also lose your backup files as well.  However, when you store your data at a different location, you don’t have to worry about that.  No matter what happens to your computer or hard drive, you’ll always know there’s a safe and secure copy of your files at a different location.

Protection

Encrypting your data is the most effective way to keep unwanted eyes from looking at your personal files.   Most backup systems store your data in the exact same form as the original.  This is a double-edge sword.  While it’s easy for you to retrieve your data, it’s also easy for other people to retrieve your data as well.  Nobody wants to worry about others seeing their files.  With remote backup, your data is automatically encrypted before it even leaves your computer.  It stays encrypted while in transit over the internet and while it’s being stored in our remote facility.  When the time comes, all you need to do is type in your password, and voila your data is unencrypted so you can read it.  This way no one will ever see your files unless you want them to.

Ease of Use

Nothing is easier than doing nothing.  And that’s exactly what you’ll have to do with remote backup: Nothing.  Once the software is installed, backups run automatically according to the schedule that you decide.  You can choose to backup your files once or twice a day, every hour or any time a file is modified.  It’s up to you to decide-you have complete freedom and control.  After that, just sit back and the backups will take care of themselves.

Convenience

If you ever use different computers, you know that it can be a hassle to transfer files back and forth from computer to computer.  External hard disks are big, bulky and annoying to carry around.  Flash memory is easily lost and optical media like CDs and DVDs frequently break or get scratched.  For the busy professional, transferring data from computer to computer can be more trouble than it’s worth.

When you use remote backup, you’ll never have to worry about transferring your data from computer to computer again.  Remote backup allows you to gain access to your backup files from any computer with an internet connection.  Simply login into your account and you have instant access to all your files.  You don’t even need to download any software, everything can be done directly through the internet.  And remember, your data is encrypted so it’s always secure.

Storage Capacity

Most types of data storage only offer a limited capacity of space to store your files.  Flash memory only offers up to a few gigabytes of space while external hard drives offer upwards of 500GB of storage.  But even at the higher end of the spectrum, there is still a limited capacity.  Remote backup is different because your data is stored on dedicated servers with virtually unlimited space.  If you discover you need more storage space, you can upgrade your account at any time.  No longer will you have to delete files to make room for other ones.  With remote backup you will always have enough space to store everything you need to.

The Next Step

For a 30-Day free trial of off-site Remote Backup, click here.  To sign up for services, call (604) 473-9700 or email sales@smartt.com