Best practices for remote data backups

Last updated:January 2016

Editor's note

With such a large amount of data accessed remotely -- whether through remote offices/branch offices (ROBOs) or on mobile devices -- a solid backup strategy is necessary. Companies are often responsible for remote data backups, which come with challenges. But there is a variety of technology and help for those accountable for this important type of data protection.

This guide provides tips and best practices for your organization's offsite data backups. It addresses questions you need to ask to determine which remote backup approach is the right fit for your organization, from IT staffing to bandwidth and data volume to data location. Since replication is often used in conjunction with backup, this guide compares remote backups and remote replication. And find out how the cloud serves as a direct backup target for ROBO sources.

In addition, explore news stories on remote data backups and learn about some of the latest products in the field. Read up on key terms to help you understand the process.

Learn which remote backup strategy is right for your organization.

1Remote backup planning

Explore responses to questions concerning some of the essentials in a solid remote data backup strategy.

2Remote data backup news

There are many remote data backup vendors and technologies. Read about some of the standouts.

3A list of essential terms

Learn some of the key terms regarding remote backups and replication.