File Server or Endpoint Backup? 10 Considerations

Today’s workplace looks very different than just five years ago. The average knowledge worker uses three endpoint devices, which move fluidly from the office to home and countless locations around the globe. Every day, an average worker creates an immense amount of data, and the amount they create is constantly growing. With today’s modern workforce, much of that data lives outside your company’s network, completely absent from the central file server. That means your end users are walking around with a store of valuable data every day—and that data needs to be backed up.

Many organizations still rely on traditional file server backup to protect their data, but that method has many shortcomings compared to the elegant simplicity of automatic endpoint backup. Network drive backup is a cumbersome, manual process, it requires users to follow procedure (which they won’t, if it impedes their productivity), and it otherwise pales in comparison compared to endpoint backup. Check out the chart below for 10 quick considerations about file server backup versus endpoint backup.

File Server or Endpoint Backup

For more on this topic, be sure to read the white paper “Debunking the Myth of Policy-Dependent Backup” to learn why network drive policy is no substitute for a true endpoint backup solution.