As online trading and exchange established in a fast pace, server were used to meet the increasing demand for smooth request handling. Server became the back bone for any online business development strategy. However it led to a situation in which it became a single point of collision as well. A server failure or downtime results in heavy loss of data and thereby adversely affecting the business. Intrusion of hackers added to the risk involved.
Outcome of data loss was quite enormous, that organizations had to use competent server backup strategies for the server management. Well there are certain points to be noted down while making a choice out of the various online server backup services accessible, that is the cost efficiency, viability features, storage capacity and business ratings.
The number of machines supported by the backup service has to match your requirements. Let’s say if you only have a network consisting of 10 computers, there is no requirement to purchase a backup service which supports up to 99 computers or more. There will be a huge difference in the cost involved. Therefore a thorough analysis of your requirement should be done before selecting the server backup service.
The different platforms or operating systems that the service supports should match your computers operating system. You may have Windows machines and Linux machines, which imply that the backup solution should be compatible with both operating systems. Understanding the requirement i.e. whether it’s for free, personal use, family use or business use determines the type of backup utility to be selected. Features and capabilities of the service are also determined by what you are using the service for.
Online backup services has several software features ranging from automatic back up, data compression, data archiving, file synch and sharing, scheduled backups, network backup, timeline storing, versioning and more. Make sure to choose the backup service with the most desirable feature suiting your business requirement. If you have huge chunks of data to be restored or backed up, choose the one with a high data compression rate. Focus on products that have features that are most important for your business.
It is significant to be aware of the storage requirement of your business server. When you need a space less than 10 GB, don’t go for plans with limitless storage. Analyze your business requirement thoroughly before making a choice. As the competency increased among the various backup services available in the industry, ratings by customers of these services became key to such choice. Ratings of such products are obtainable through online or offline business magazines including CNET, PCMag and so forth. It would be worth if a good preparation and market research is done before making a choice. The cost and risk involved in server data management is thus distributed. Advantage of having such an online server backup solution would be that your data is safe from theft, flood, fire or any such natural calamities.