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Conquer the unique challenges of remote and mobile backups

 
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Conquer the unique challenges of remote and mobile backups
by System Administrator - Thursday, 14 August 2014, 3:32 PM
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Conquer the unique challenges of remote and mobile backups

Introduction

Today's workforce is obviously increasingly mobile and dispersed. Data is created and stored at remote offices, home offices and on laptops and mobile devices. Protecting that data presents a variety of challenges to IT staffs.

There are many options available for protecting remote offices. Many shops today are moving away from on-site tape or disk and instead opting for acentralized backup approach -- copying data over a WAN to the home data center. However, this can be expensive, so others are sending these backups to the cloud.

Laptop and mobile backups come with unique challenges. The biggest may be that they are not always connected to an organization's network. And when they do connect, bandwidth can be an issue. Mobile device operating systems also present a challenge but there are products available that can perform backups of these devices.

This Essential Guide offers information on laptop and mobile backups, including remote office, cloud and endpoint backup challenges, and the technologies available to address them.

How-tos

Tech tips and expert advice

Learn about the technologies and approaches available today for protecting data at remote sites, laptops and mobile devices.

News

Security, management obstacles to laptop, mobile backups

Security and management are the top IT priorities for mobile devices. Mobile backups are tagging along for the ride. Continue Reading

Podcast

Centralized backup simplifies remote site data protection challenges

In this podcast, learn about the technologies available for centralized backup of remote sites. Continue Reading

Answer

Today's mobile device backup challenges

Here are some options for protecting data in a mobile world filled with laptops and mobile devices. Continue Reading

Answer

Removable disk serves as a target for remote or small-office backup and disaster recovery

Learn about using removable disk for small office backups and some possible alternatives. Continue Reading

Opinion

ROBO storage finds a silver lining in the cloud

A hybrid approach using local and cloud-based storage can be a good solution for remote and branch office backup. Continue Reading

Tip

Mobile backups: cloud or in-house?

When it comes to mobile backups, some organizations take an on premises approach; others prefer the cloud. Continue Reading

Tip

The benefits, challenges of cloud backups

Cloud backup is an appealing option for many. But there are issues you'll need to consider. Continue Reading

Answer

Using replication as part of your remote site backup strategy

Learn how replication can be used for remote site data protection and things you should consider when using replication in your backup strategy.Continue Reading

Case studies

Remote and mobile backup in the real world

Learn how companies ranging from a mining company to a school system are dealing with remote backup challenges.

News

Engineering firm builds private backup cloud

Engineering consulting firm exp wanted to get rid of tape and standardize backup in remote offices, so it built a private backup cloud. Continue Reading

News

Design firm re-imagines remote office backup; dumps servers, storage

A nine-office design firm replaced servers and storage in its branch office to streamline remote office backup and save money. Continue Reading

News

Mining company finds remote office backup gold

Learn how a gold mining company backs up valuable data at bandwidth-starved remote offices to its Toronto data center. Continue Reading

News

Financial firm goes to the cloud to get more speed from backups

Payment consultant Vizant Technologies found that cloud backup performance varies from one service provider to the next. Continue Reading

News

Firms see public cloud storage as alternative to tape in remote locations

Los Angeles school district and engineering firm Psomas use public cloud storage gateways as tape alternatives for data protection in remote offices. Continue Reading

Video

Experts discuss remote backup

Learn more about remote and mobile backup technologies and best practices in these videos.

Video

Crump: The challenge of data protection in a mobile world

In his Storage Decisions presentation, George Crump discusses the data protection challenges caused by mobile devices as well as file sync and share.

Video

Tech Talk: W. Curtis Preston discusses endpoint backup

W. Curtis Preston of TruthinIT.com and SearchDataBackup's Todd Erickson discuss endpoint backup in the final part of this three-part Tech Talk.
 
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