Azure VM vs Amazon EC2 vs Google CE: Cloud Computing Comparison

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If you look for a cloud VM infrastructure, there are 3 biggest cloud systems available: Amazon Elastic Cloud 2, Google Compute Engine and Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines. Since it’s still hard to choose the right one, we are going to explain key differences to make the choice easier.
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Disaster Recovery in the Cloud: Choosing Restore Type

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Every app and data sometimes get corrupted, serious disasters are also possible (thankfully, much more rarely). While you read our blog, you probably do backups to protect the business in such cases. But since backup scenarios are different, there are significant differences in restoration. Let’s discuss possible ways to restore the data access using cloud systems and summarize their pros and cons.
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AWS CloudWatch: What Is It?

You probably already use built-in report to monitor instance usage peaks. In the same time, it’s not unusual for developers to be unaware of AWS CloudWatch and its’ ability to collect metrics over major AWS tools, including Amazon EC2 performance and loads, send notifications via Amazon SNS, initiate auto scaling or other actions in response to different events on schedule-basis and store instance logs.
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Explaining Data Transfer with AWS

While having a timely created backup is essential, the ease and speed of its retrieval is also a major concern. This task often requires special tools, especially when the backup data are stored on a geographically distant server which takes a long time to answer the requests.  We are going to describe some Amazon features that would help.
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How to Improve Amazon S3 Data Protection Using Cross-Region Replication

By default, Amazon S3 stores multiple copies of your data inside different facilities within one AWS Region. In case of region-level disaster like tornado, flood or earthquake all these facilities will experience outage and despite all precautions your crucial data may be lost. Consequences are catastrophic, especially in case of user-generated content that can’t be easily reproduced.

This article explains how to Configure Cross-Region Replication between buckets in different AWS Regions to achieve region-level data protection.
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Amazon Cloud Drive vs Amazon S3: Where the Crucial Backup Data Goes?

Services behind Amazon Web Services are almost countless. We have already explained the difference between Amazon Glacier, Standard I/A and RRS classes of Amazon S3 cloud storage. Today we’re going to compare Amazon S3 with Amazon Cloud Drive — standalone storage service designed by AWS.

While considered a standalone service by many users, Amazon Cloud Drive uses one and the same infrastructure as Amazon S3 as a backend. But even this fact doesn’t mean it has the same possibilities. Users pay more, but get less functional. Let’s examine both storage services from the point of backup.
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Amazon S3 Transfer Acceleration in CloudBerry Drive

Note: this post applies to CloudBerry Drive 2.3 and later.

Amazon S3 Transfer Acceleration is a new built-in feature of Amazon S3 announced recently. When enabled, it speeds up data transfer to Amazon S3 bucket to up to 6 times. We supported this new feature in CloudBerry Drive. Here we are going to explain how to enable Amazon S3 Transfer Acceleration in CloudBerry Drive.  Continue reading

Introducing CloudBerry Backup 4.9

We are happy to inform you that a new version of Cloudberry Backup 4.9 has been released. It comes with a number of new options: now a single installer is used for all editions; a new option for restore — restore your image backups directly to Microsoft Azure VM. Let’s take a look in more details.

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