Just a few years ago, remote offices were a bit like Gilligan’s Island. The employees made the most of the computer equipment provided and when something broke, they did their best to fix it. The local IT “expert” likely had many responsibilities and technical training that included turning on the coffee pot and adding paper to the copy machine. Data protection was on the list too…somewhere. And those backup tapes that were supposed to be inserted into the thingy every night were probably under the coffee filters.
So it wasn’t a big surprise when all your hard work couldn’t be recovered. You just had to start over. And turn on the coffee pot.
Today, remote office backup and recovery has significantly improved. Advances in backup technology enable trained data center IT experts to easily backup remote and mobile systems, ensuring that data is fully recoverable when needed. Managing remote backup is a breeze and the backups run in the background without disturbing the end-users. Reliance on faulty local tape devices and slow offsite media shipments is gone, replaced by backup solutions with integrated data deduplication that leverage existing networks and reduce storage costs.
And when data needs to be recovered, end-users often have the option to restore their own data, eliminating the need to call the IT Help Desk for assistance (and having to listen to that snappy tune that repeats over and over). The IT staff has more time to work on other projects and the end-users are happier too.
Learn how you can implement the industry leading EMC backup and recovery solutions for remote and branch offices, and get back to enjoying that cup of coffee!