5 Signs Your Data Backup Plan is More Pain than Gain

5 Signs Your Data Backup Plan is More Pain than Gain

Today data is everywhere on desktops, laptops, mobile phones and even in cloud apps such as Office 365. It all has to be secured, backed up and yes, sometimes restored. If you are using a desktop-era backup solution, you may not be protecting 100% of your data. As a result, your vital corporate IP and intellectual assets may not be as protected as you think.

The latest research shows that over 75% of today’s professionals use a laptop, tablet, or other mobile devices for work. With today’s increasingly mobile workforce, using a data backup solution like HP Connected Backup, built for an earlier era and unable to handle backups across a varied type of mobile devices and networks, can leave your vital corporate data not only unprotected, but your company exposed to risks of IP loss, damaged reputation, and millions in fines.

Does your organization suffer from any of these pains when it comes to using legacy solutions such as HP Connected Backup?

  1. Intrusive Backups

Legacy backup solutions such as HP Connected were originally intended to run on desktop computers, so when it’s repurposed on mobile endpoints, backups are often intrusive for users. Due to the less than optimal impact on end user productivity, users (as many as 20%) often simply turn off backups once their daily backups start, leaving data unprotected.

  1. Failed Backups

If you experience ‘false positive’ backups, in other words, backups that are not happening when they say they are, this is a telltale sign of unreliable backup. After all, what’s the point of backup if it’s not backing up?

  1. Slow Performance

Because HP Connected Backup was built in the desktop era, when PCs had wired connections and backups typically ran at night, this legacy solution offers limited support for today’s needs: efficient data deduplication, data transfer over variable bandwidths, backing up more than once a day, and backups across varied types of mobile devices. Ahh, you remember… the good old days…

  1. Licensing Issues

Another throwback to the desktop era when every user only had one device, HP Connected is still licensed per device rather than per user. Because hey really, who would ever have the opulent convenience of multiple devices?? Because of this archaic way of licensing, companies need to purchase more licenses than users. It also means than more license management complexity because IT has to track which users own which devices. Good times!

  1. Loss of Critical Data

Another sign that your backup is more pain than gain? A little fun surprise some HP Connected users run into: with its “auto-purge” feature for accounts that are inactive for more than 30 days, you run the risk of irrecoverably losing important data. Which coincidentally just happens to be around the same amount of time that your C-Level executives like to take off for their summer vacations. Ouch.

It’s time to rethink data backup for the modern world

The mobile workforce is here to stay, and you need to respond to the data protection challenges presented by mobile users who create large amounts of data, store data across devices, and connect to varied networks.

Druva inSync was designed for today’s dispersed data environment brought about by the rise of the mobile workforce. Designed to protect and govern data on endpoint devices, Druva inSync features advanced data deduplication, eDiscovery enablement, WAN optimization, full mobile data backup, and data loss prevention. Centralized management with integrated mass deployment makes installing and managing inSync simple for IT, ensuring that 100% of your data is always available and protected .

For a feature-by feature comparison of Druva inSync versus HP Connected Backup, download our new Evaluation Guide.

Ready to learn more? Tune into our recent webinar with Julio Hernandez, Senior Consultant and Endpoint Engineer at one of the world’s leading global management consulting firms, to hear how they switched from HP Connected to Druva inSync in less than 30 days.

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Manny Lopez

Manny Lopez is a Druva Product Marketing Manager. He has more than 15 years experience in market research, focused primarily in the areas of competitive analysis. Manny has a diverse background: Most recently he was at Accellion, where he took the lead on building and executing on it competitive analysis program. Previously, Manny was with Cohn & Wolfe, a PR agency, where he focused on competitive intelligence gathering and synthesizing for their top clients sales and executive teams. His deep background in market research spans many years, including being a research analyst with analyst house IDC, based in their Hong Kong and Beijing offices.

In his free time, Manny can be found at any number of playgrounds surrounding the Lamorinda area with his two kids (ages 6 and 5) and his wife. He also enjoys working-out (especially running and mountain biking) and sneaking out of the Druva office to hit the gym.


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