Remote Backup Appliance

Last Updated: January 17, 2017

Table of Contents

Definition - What does Remote Backup Appliance mean?

A remote backup appliance is a bundled hardware, software and network-enabled solution that is designed to store, manage and provide data backup services over the Internet. It provides enterprise backup services with a set of directly or remotely connected computers, servers and/or other devices.

A remote backup appliance is also known as a remote backup device.

Techopedia explains Remote Backup Appliance

A remote backup appliance functions like a typical backup device but has an advanced storage mechanism, remote/Internet connectivity option, data encryption, data security and disaster recovery solutions. The appliance's native backup software manages data and backup device syncing.

A remote backup appliance is generally accessed through a Web-based browser on a secure HTTPS connection. However, Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are also available to directly store data on the device. When a file is backed up, the appliance looks for and backs up the applied changes, rather than the complete data file, ensuring faster backup.

Survey: Why Is There Still a Gender Gap in Tech?

Do you work in the tech industry? Help us learn more about why the gender gap still exists in tech by taking this quick survey! Survey respondents will also be entered to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

Share this: