remote, online, or managed backup service is a service that provides users with
a system for backing up and storing computer files. Online backup providers are
companies that provide this type of service. Online backup systems are
typically built around a client software program that runs on a schedule,
typically once a day. This program collects, compresses, encrypts, and transfers
the data to the remote backup service provider's servers. Other types of product
are also available in the market, such as remote continuous data protection (CDP).
Providers of this type of service frequently target specific market segments.
High-end LAN-based backup systems may offer services such as near-realtime
transaction-level replication or open file backups.
of remote backup:
Remote backup has advantages over traditional backup methods:
* Backups are stored in a different
location from the original data. Traditional backup requires manually taking the
backup media offsite.
* Remote backup does not require user
intervention. The user does not have to change tapes, label CDs or perform other
* Unlimited data retention.
* Some remote backup services will
work continuously, backing up files as they are changed.
* Most remote backup services will
maintain a list of versions of your files.
* Most remote backup services will
use a 128 - 448 bit encryption to send data over unsecured links (ie
* A few remote backup services can
reduce backup by only transmitting changed binary data bits
||Carbonite is an online backup service available to both
Windows and Mac users that provides unlimited backup space to consumers
and small businesses. It is named after carbonite, the substance used to
freeze Han Solo in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
More about Carbonite.com
||Mozy is an online backup service that allows both Windows
and Mac users to back up an unlimited amount of data and files to offsite
servers. The cloud service allows users to back up data continuously,
manually or schedule updates. Originally released as a consumer
product for end-users (MozyHome), Mozy later released a remote backup
utility for businesses called MozyPro, with additional functionality and
an administrative portal. More about Mozy.com
Online Backup delivers easy-to-use, automatic backup protection for
your files up to 25GB on up to five computers - Automatically backs up
your family's digital photos and movies, downloaded music, important
documents and more to a secured location. You can quickly recover your
data - and your precious memories - in case of hard drive crashes, file
system damage or natural disasters. More about Norton
Online Backup here
||ElephantDrive is a storage virtualization service used
primarily as an online backup tool, but also as a remote access
service/collaboration tool. The service runs on both Windows and Mac
platforms, and allows users to create simple automated rules for
protecting data by moving it into an ElephantDrive account. Find out more
||FastMule is a fast online file back up solution. Synchronize
and store your data automatically. Fast Mule is secure and encrypted, easy
and simple. FastMule will keep your data safe no matter what sort of
disaster strikes your local PCs. And automatically synchronize your file
to ensure your data is up to date. More about Fastmule
|UK based LiveDrive innovative online storage provider,
offering unlimited storage space to our customers, simple one click
backup, and the ability to access files from anywhere - computer web and
mobile. More about LiveDrive.com
||SugarSync isnít merely a back-up solution; you can sync
all your files such as Microsoft Office documents, photos, music, and
media to all your computers and web-enabled mobile phones, instantly.
Store and back-up your files in our secure servers and access them from
any web browser, anywhere, anytime. Share files with your friends, family,
and colleagues. You can even stream music live. More about SugarSync
Copyright © 2010 Walker Global Marketing Inc. All Rights Reserved
Terms of Service