Tape is unreliable, with failure rates as high as 20% to 50% for data recoveries. The biggest challenge with tape backup is often administrators don't know if they have a good backup that can be restored until they actually have to restore one, which is often too late.Vulnerable
Backup tapes remain vulnerable to physical damage or theft. Most of the time tapes are stored in the same room where the actual machine is physically located and has a potential of getting destroyed in case of a fire.Labor-intensive
Tape backup is slow, labor-intensive and results in large backup windows, costing your firm productivity and profitability from the administrative overhead
The biggest challenge with any online backup service is privacy. Since every online backup service store files to third party networks, there is always a possibility of unauthorized access to the confidential information you treasure. In fact, some backup service providers have no guarantee that stored data will be kept private. For example, from employees.Cost
If you are concerned with privacy, the only way to be 100% sure is if your files never leave your network.
Most online backup services charge a monthly fee, which may depend upon the storage size and number of users accessing it. Although this cost is minimal in the beginning, it can significantly grow when you add more data.Network
It is also possible that a remote backup service provider could go out of business or be purchased, which may affect the accessibility of one's data or the cost to continue using the service.
Every backup service requires Internet access. Although this is not an issue during normal operations, you may not able to backup or restore files if the Internet is down or slow. Imagine restoring gigabytes of data over a slow Internet connection. It could take days before you can have access to every client file.
Your backed up files stay in your network. No third party company will ever get involved in handling your files. For added security, you can even use encryption to prevent unauthorized access within your company.Cost
Syncrify is a product, not a service. This means you pay once and use if forever. Since backups are done on your machine and network, there no usage cost - backup as much as you like without spending a single dime. It could be in terabytes and you still pay a small one-time fee. Check the pricing page for details.Always available
Files stay within your network. You can certainly use the Internet to backup files between offices that are physically located in different areas. The bottom line is they stay available to your 24/7, whenever you need them.Unattended backups
Once Syncrify is setup, backups occur automatically without any human interaction. You can run backups every night at a given time after they leave and network activity is at minimum. Users can optionally get emails confirming a successful job.