Cloud Data Backup Services – Perfect for Roaming Laptop User Backups

One of the biggest hurdles of a business backup and disaster recovery plan is coordinating the backup of roaming laptop users. Sales reps, technicians and alike spend more time on the road than they do in the office where they have access to network storage resources and internal backup solutions.

Due to the nature of a roaming laptop user’s computer usage and network access, laptops are more prone to partial or total data loss in the result of laptop loss, theft or damage. A robust and reliable data backup plan is required for such users to prevent loss of business critical data. This random or infrequent local network access makes it very difficult for an IT administrator to design an effective backup and disaster recovery plan.

With the introduction of DirectAccess Technologies in Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7, network resources are more readily available and the bulk of corporate cloud data engineering services is retained on the core network. Although this rectifies access to network storage resources, there is always local critical data stored on laptops that is not part of the shared network resources. This data still requires a regular scheduled backup solution.

Online data backup services are the ideal solution to create an effective backup and disaster recovery plan for roaming laptop users. User’s data can be backed up to the cloud at a set schedule with the only requirement being an internet connection. Their data is then stored safely and securely in the cloud no matter where the roaming user is located.

A cloud backup service allows for a centrally managed backup solution that can be controlled online with very little remote access requirements to user’s laptops. Backup schedules can be set and monitored centrally with adequate reporting for both users and IT administrators. With the feature sets offered by a good online data backup service, it is now possible to run a single backup solution for the core business IT infrastructure in conjunction with the backup roaming user’s laptops, further simplifying the IT administration of backup and disaster recovery processes.

Cloud Data Backup Services, such as AUS-IP’s SecurVault Pro ensure that business critical data is stored securely in the cloud, with the backend support of a reliable and feature rich software suite. A cloud backup service also removes the geographical restrictions of traditional onsite backup solutions.

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