What Most Backup Vendors Don't Want You to Know
|| Jun 29, 2010
|| 5 pages
There are always a few "secrets" in any industry - and the backup and restore business has its share. Our secrets are widely known within the industry but are less well-known outside of it - for the obvious reason that none of these secrets helps the majority of the vendors in this space. These secrets are > The cost of backup software is a fraction of what you're going to spend.
> When something goes wrong, the costs of finger-pointing are enormous.
> Online backup is an unbelievably slow recovery medium.
> Per-client and upgrade fees are the cash cow of the industry.
> If you don't protect all of your notebooks and PCs, you are risking some of your most important data.
> Tape is a great backup medium but a lousy restore medium.
> Putting your backup software on a Windows server means that you are at risk for all those computer
viruses against which you're trying to protect your environment.
> Supporting heterogeneous environments is a commitment; not an afterthought.
> Replication requires either expensive dedicated hardware or a lot of resource.
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