One important consideration of remote backup software and services is the rate of data transfer you will see between client machines and the RBS Server. Many people assume that a fast downlink will allow them to move massive amounts of data to their server in very little time. In some cases, this can be true.
The actual rate of data transfer is dictated by the slowest link between the client machine and the RBS Server - which is usually, almost always, the client side uplink. Take your average ADSL connection as an example. While the client is happy with the downlink speed of 1840 mbps, the uplink speed (which the client rarely sees) could be one-sixth the downlink speed, or 260 mbps - or less.
In order to properly and securely transfer data to an offsite backup server, the data must be encrypted and compressed prior to the data transfer. Any remote or offsite backup software program that doesn’t encrypt and compress should be avoided. Data transfer, particularly that data transferred from businesses, is simply too valuable to take chances with.
If you are looking to transfer data to an offsite data storage server, consider your choices carefully. Remote Backup Systems has been assisting companies with their data transfer questions and software solutions since 1987. Contact one of our data management sales specialists, and ask them to explain how our RBackup data transfer and backup software can help you secure your data.
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