I would like to discuss in this post regarding Remote Office / Branch Office Backups. Many of you have been looking for a solution for branch office data. Some of you have even stated if we can get instant access to branch office data which is reliable and cost-effective.
Branch offices may not be fully equipped with high-end servers which can cause issues related to security of data, but the information stored on those computers are equally critical. For e.g. a construction company may have multiple sites functioning at the same time. The computers at the site shall have all financial, drawings, maintenance records on their computers. The question is for an IT person or CFO sitting in their office how to get instant access to those data or get it on their servers and consolidate with their current data so that they have full picture in front.
One way to do it fast, easy and cost-effective is to go for online backup. A piece of software is installed on those computers and once setup, it shall keep on doing backup to the remote servers. You as an administrator shall have access to those backups and get download those data on your servers. And that shall resolve your problem related to security of data and consolidation of data to get full picture.
Imagine the convenience of able to get data instantly! Rather than using USB sticks, Tape drives, External Hard drives or investing heavily in VPN setups.
Benefits of Branch Office Backup
1. Instant Access to data
You can access data of any of your branches instantly! No need to wait for someone to send data and depend on unreliable media.
2. Security of data
Your data is backed up and is 100% secured. No matter if your computer at branch goes down due virus, hardware failure or any other malpractice.
3. No Capital Expenditure
No investments for servers or any other high-end network components. On top of that no maintenance specialist required. No VPN costs.
4. No manual backups
Backups are automatic. Users do not require to remember to do backups. While they are using computer backups appear.
5. Complete flexibility
Gather information from all branches and prepare your reports. No dependability on any branch staff.