The Remote Backup Appliance (RBA) from 3X Systems serves as encrypted backup. Solution providers bring the 3X RBA to a customer to do the initial backup of all its PCs. Further backups with deduplication technology are done as the data changes. PCs can automatically find the 3X RBA to do their backups, making it a mini private storage cloud. It can be brought to a customer site or remote site to restore operations after a disaster.