|Level of Capital Expenditure
||High. Especially for large data volumes or complex backup requirements.
||None. It’s free to signup.
Please note: There will be an ongoing monthly operating fee, depending on how much data you want to backup.
|Total cost of ownership
||Moderate. Together with hardware maintenance costs, there are often unseen human resource costs.
||Low. Per GB monthly fees reduce as storage volumes grow.
||High. Engineers are required to design, manage and maintain tape backup processes as well as recover data.
||Low. Management of online data backup processes can be pushed to the user level.
||Low. Limited flexibility when storage volumes increase or backup strategies change.
||High. We manage the growth of the infrastructure enabling your data volumes to grow without your concern.
||Low. Tapes can be lost, stolen or damaged in even the most well managed tape backup procedures.
||High. Two copies of your data are stored in an encrypted format in multiple highly secure data centres.
||Moderate. Even automated tape backup installations require manual intervention to remotely store copies.
||High. The entire online data backup process is managed by the client software and storage network.
||Low. Tapes are often weakly built and can suffer from reliability issues.
||High. Data is stored on multiple disks at multiple sites. All are constantly monitored and engineers are on call 24/7.
||Low. Data is generally stored in an unencrypted format making theft a significant risk.
||High. Data is encrypted when in transit and in storage, eliminating the risk of it being compromised.
|Ease of Data Restoration
||Low. Time intensive processes are required in order for engineers to restore large data sets.
||High. Individual or multiple files can be restored quickly and easily by the user.
||No. As storage technology evolves your tape backup investment can quickly become obsolete.
||Yes. We continually invest in performance hardware to meet customers' storage requirements.
|Required length of Backup window
||Long. Large data volumes and longer working hours are continually shortening tape backup windows.
||Short. Backups can take place whilst users are working and incremental backups shorten the backup cycle.