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Protecting Your Remote Office Date Using Replication

Written by  Sheri Atwood

Recently there has been a growing need among companies to protect their data – and not just at company headquarters – but also at remote locations. Most organizations invest heavily in protecting data at the corporate headquarters, while leaving remote offices less protected, or possibly not protected at all. This lack of protection is mainly due to the limited resources and lack of budget for remote office hardware and qualified backup administrators. However, new technologies not only have the ability to protect a company’s headquarters and remote locations, but can also reduce resource and budget requirements. Traditionally, organizations have approached remote office data protection by deploying tape drives, tape media, backup software, and have hired separate administrators at each location to manage the backup process. Oftentimes if a qualified backup administrator is not available, untrained employees are given the task of administering the regular tape backup and restore operations. Relying on untrained