White Paper | July 26, 2012

What Most Backup Vendors Don't Want You To Know

Source: Unitrends

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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