A few years ago at a SMB nation there were like 400 vendors of which 399 were backup vendors.
Okay so that’s a bit of a stretch, but you get the idea.
Microsoft Online Backup Service – Windows Server Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs:
So along comes Microsoft and offers …yet another online backup offering.
Does it allow for geographic limitation of the data to not be tainted by the Patriot act?
Does is allow for fedexing and seeding of backups and restoration of backups?
’cause if you ain’t got that honey, you are not bringing anything to the table. And you -cannot- restore an online backup with any sort of reasonable recovery time unless you have a really really fat pipe.