Rackspace vs. AWS: Can Rackspace Match AWS for Cloud Servers?

Rackspace and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are two of the biggest names in cloud computing. Founded in 1998 and 2006, respectively, they are also among the longest-established cloud hosting companies.

The service offerings of Rackspace and AWS don’t compete in all respects. Rackspace’s main business centers on virtual servers and cloud storage, as well as managed services. AWS provides infrastructure offerings, too, through EC2 instances. However, AWS also has a broader set of services, such as serverless computing and hosted Kubernetes. Rackspace’s offerings are not as broad in this respect. Continue reading

Carbonite to Acquire Mozy – But Why?

Last week we learned that Carbonite is acquiring yet another disaster recovery company, Mozy. While other acquisitions that Carbonite has made, like Evault and Doubletake, helped them round out their technology portfolio, what does Mozy give them? Carbonite and Mozy have long been competitors in the small business/home office backup market so at first, it appears that Carbonite just acquired its biggest competitor. I have no special insights as to what Carbonite plans with Mozy but I do have some speculations. Continue reading

A Complete Guide to Windows 10 Backup and Restore

If you use Microsoft Windows 10 at home or in an office, it is crucial to have a proper backup infrastructure in order to avoid data loss in case of hardware malfunction, virus activity or human fault. In this article, we are going to explain what backup options you have and how to protect Windows 10 using CloudBerry Backup.

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Announcing the CloudBerry™ Forum!

Since I started here at CloudBerry one of the questions I kept asking was “why don’t we have our own forum?” The answer was that we used to have a forum several years ago but that was before we had a lot of customers. Participation was low and it wasn’t deemed as a necessary resource at the time so the forum was closed. Now that we have tens of thousands of customers and we see questions come up in popular places like Reddit, Spiceworks, Server Fault and others, we feel it’s time to offer our customers a CloudBerry specific place to ask questions and get answers. Continue reading

5 Questions MSP Should Answer to Find the Best Online Backup Service

points for msp to find best online backup service

As the number of backup solutions on the market grows, it gets more and more difficult for a managed service provider to select the best online backup service. There are too many features to look at, too many technologies involved. Each backup vendor is telling you that their solution is exactly what you need. But what is the right decision that fits your needs? Continue reading

Windows Backup and Restore: Tips and Tricks

Windows backup and restore tips

Windows data backup strategies are usually based on two practices: backing up to external hard drives or cloud backups. Should you use both backup techniques for Windows backup and restore at the same time, or just one? If one, which is the better approach? This article explains. Continue reading

Backup Encryption Options Demystified

Backup Encryption overviewEncryption is everywhere:  On your storage, on your network, over the internet, and in the cloud. Encryption is about protecting your data from those who might otherwise use it to cause harm. It protects you from those who bypass security to access data within your organization, illegal access from outside, and provides protection for compliance. Your live data is the lifeblood of your organization and your backups protect your live data by letting you restore misplaced, damaged, stolen, or incorrectly edited data with versions that keep the business running. Continue reading

Don’t Forget to Backup your Clients’ Data to Offsite Data Storage Before the Natural Disaster Season

DRaaS when hurricane strikes

Natural disasters in 2017 including hurricanes and storms have had some tremendous affects, having destroyed whole towns and making people homeless. Hurricane Harvey alone that crashed upon the US in August brought total losses of $190 billion.

A significant portion of this amount belongs to small and medium-sized businesses, as the hurricanes destroy something that any company depends on most: its data. Physical infrastructure can be rebuilt, but data can not be recovered if not stored properly.

Managed Service Providers can demonstrate value to their customers by providing managed offsite backup. This is an essential service that can be very useful, especially in the regions where the risk of natural disasters is high. Continue reading

GDPR and Data Storage

Practical advice on GDPR compliant data storage

In a recent blog post, we reviewed the main terms and definitions in the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For those of you who do not yet know about these new  EU compliance regulations, please refer to our GDPR Overview.

GDPR brings several major data management requirements  for all businesses that deal with data of EU citizens, including businesses that do not operate in the European Union, but process or store data of any person from the EU.

In today’s article, we will focus on GDPR compliant data storage. Continue reading