Alternative backup system: Google, Ibackup, and USDataTrust? which is best?
Posted on 2008-10-30
Right now we have a backup system in our server which backup our exchange and our users folder. However, we would like to look at the option of using a online backup system. So this would eliminate the need for a costly T1 line from coast to coast. The main reason for the T1 line was to backup all the work of employees in the eastcoast office and have an accessible copy at our headquarter in Seattle.
I searched online for online backup services and found many options: ibackup, google, microsoft, and USDataTrust. Historically, our company would go through 1TB of storage drive a year and i found that these online storage services only offer up to 500GB and charges a like $3000/month.
What i am trying to get from expert-ex is what are some thoughts and concerns that you may have from knowledge and experiences? What should I understand if we were to switchover to online? Any recommendation? why would one be better than the other (opinions are appreciated). thanks.
i know many of your response will be to consult IT especialist; we will, i just want to get info from here first.