Onsite vs Offsite Data Storage


Depending on your business and your data retention requirements, you may opt for either onsite or offsite data storage. The challenge is that each of these methods present their own advantages and disadvantages.



Onsite Data Backup
Advantages   Disadvantages
  • Quick and Easy backup to a networked device
  • Fast Recovery from Primary Storage Failure
  • Low Cost - One-time investment in storage device.
  • Scalable - Only add storage when needed.
  • Subject to Human Error - Requires someone to remember to perform backup and/or take storage offsite.
  • Risk of Theft or Vandalism
  • Corruptable Storage Device or Media
  • Catastrophic Distaster = Complete Data Loss - Fire, flood, or other disaster



Offsite Data Backup
Advantages   Disadvantages
  • Redundant Data Storage - Multiple Backup Copies
  • Automated Backup - Eliminates Human Error
  • Unlimited Data Retention
  • Scalable as data load increases
  • Geography - Stored in Multiple Locations
  • High Cost per GB of Data Stored
  • Requires Internet Access
  • Bandwidth Intensive - initial and ongoing backup can be time consuming depending on size
  • Lengthy Data Restoration Process



ThriveSafe is the Best of Both Worlds


ThriveSafe is a new and afforable data backup service that combines the accessibility and convenience of onsite backup with the security and reassurance of offsite storage. Businesses no longer need to make the costly investment in multiple data protection services for data backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity.


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