Good sites for explainin advantages storage of files on ftp.....etc

Posted on 2003-02-25
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I would like some good sites or reasons, on
(1)advantages of storing files on a remote server rather than on a local machine. (not a secure server)
(2)advantages of storing files on a secure server over a remote server.
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1) Servers are typically backed up.  Hard Drives can crash and servers provide a source of redundancy.

2) A Secure server is typically secure.  A Remote server usally is a server that is off sight.  You don't know the security that they have at the remote sight.
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For (1), it used to be size an issue, where servers had more room for files than desktops. Now, except for the diskless workstations, the thin clients, that is no longer much issue. Servers were more for Sharing files. Some say not so anymore but I do. The one's setting up local machine for sharing of files are the ones spreading viruses, worms, and turning machines into Zombies. So IMO the local machine is still not for storing files for sharing. For (2), doesn't "security" really say it in a nutshell?
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The other good reason to store data at a remote site is for disaster recovery. Clearly it needs to be a secure site in every sense but these days it is of increasing importance because of terrorism in all its forms. At a more basic level it ensures that a business that suffers fire, floods, earthquakes etc is not closed through lack of IT infrastructure. In the UK some very physically secure sites are much sought after by many large cos. and I guess much the same is going on in the USA.

The statistics are stark. A business that is burnt down with all its IT infrastructure, will almost definitely file for bankruptcy withing 12 months of the fire.

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