If you haven’t heard about Internet 2, you will. Internet 2 is going to revolutionize the way that we use the internet. Just to pique your interest in the link above, I will throw out a stat. It would take you 30 seconds to download a movie on Internet 2. Pretty unbelievable huh. But that’s not what this post is about. This post is about online backup solutions. These solutions are poised to make the big time when speeds like Internet 2 hit the big time.
One of the biggest pains with any backup solution is the administration. I can’t tell you how many times I have set up a good and easy backup solution for someone, only to have them not implement it. I don’t blame them at all. In our busy days, it’s tough to remember to send tapes off site or insert new tapes in the drive. And even if you use an auto loader, it’s easier to manage, but harder to remember to send those drives off site. Then there is setting up the schedules and making sure all is working fine. In all, it really is a big headache.
Online backup solutions can change all that. Online backup services like iBackup, Data Deposit Box, Xdrive, and e-Backups are making forays into the market already. Each service comes with its own program that handles the backups for each computer. This then seamlessly backs up your data as you go. There are no schedules to worry about. And you don’t have to worry about your internet connection from going down and missing a “backup job.” And actually, services like Xdrive offer their service for free!
If you hate the thought of doing backups, online backups may be for you. They have very low administration and are a great service.