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How to Backup to Another Computer Over the Internet

Since CloudBerry Backup supports file system repositories - apart from a wide range of cloud storage services - you may want to use it for PC-to-PC backups. In this article, we are going to show how to create a backup using a VPN-connected storage repository. Continue reading

Rackspace vs Azure: Pricing and Features Comparison

Azure vs. Rackspace: Cloud Services, Pricing, Data Center Coverage, Support Options and More

Microsoft Azure and Rackspace are both major cloud computing providers with an international presence.

What are the key differences between Azure and Rackspace? How does Rackspace pricing compare to Azure pricing? Which features does the Rackspace cloud offer that are not available from Azure, and vice versa?

This article answers those questions through a comparison of Azure and Rackspace. Continue reading

Managed Service Provider Responsibilities: Top 6 Things to Do When Launching Your MSP Business

The as-a-service model was booming in 2017, and interest will likely only continue to increase in 2018. Subsequently, opportunities within the managed services landscape continue to grow, and so does the competition. So as you plan your MSP business, you need to be prepared.

As you begin the planning stages, here’s a list of key considerations as part of starting a successful MSP business. Continue reading

Windows Server 2012 Bare-Metal Recovery: What You Should Know

Any crucial desktop or server system needs two parts of protection: file backup and system backup. While file backup is all about user files and folders, system-level protection is necessary to recover the entire system in case of any failure.

In this article, we are going to briefly compare Windows built-in image backup features with CloudBerry Backup features. Continue reading

The Basic Price Modeling Guide for MSPs

Small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) face constant challenges while managing their IT infrastructure. In an era of evolving IT technologies, it can be especially difficult to focus on both the main business and tech requirements. What’s more, most SMBs can’t afford to hire an IT team, though the need is clear.

Fortunately, this is where managed service providers can help. They have the ability to take on all of a business’ IT requirements, such as setting up a network and providing software installation and remote system backup.

As IT companies add new services, their MSP pricing models may change. This helps them to remain flexible and adjust offerings according to market needs.

Here’s the list of the most popular pricing models, which can give you some guidance on how to price your MSP services.

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How to Resize Partition: Cross-Platform Guide

In this article, we are going to show how to resize HDD/SSD drive partitions keeping user and system data. Partition resizing is a common task if your hard drive needs to be replaced in any case (except failure) or you would like to reorganize stored data in a new way.

Since there are few major platforms on the market - Windows, Linux, OS X - we are going to overview resizing solutions for all of them. All of these systems have built-in tools and you will learn how to resize partitions with the help of them.

Note: This guide cannot help if your hard drive is broken or unavailable - in such case please restore your data using a previously created backup. Continue reading

Implementing a White-Label Backup Solution as an MSP Offering

White-Label backup service: Requirements

Managed service providers today are always looking to increase the value provided to customers. Part of your suite of services to customers should include data protection, and providing an automated backup service is a great way to satisfy that need. To provide an even more professional brand image, consider offering a white-label backup service, branded with your company name and imaging, that also offers the world-class backup features of the best in breed backup software available on the market today. Continue reading

The Benefits of Cloud Storage

Should you back up data to the cloud? The answer will depend on a variety of factors specific to your situation, of course.

In general, however, cloud backups are a good idea. In most cases, you can benefit from cloud storage cost savings by performing backups in the cloud. There are other advantages of cloud backup, too, such as easier access to data.

This article explains why cloud backups can, in many cases, be more cost-effective, provide faster data restoration and deliver higher rates of availability than on-premise backups. Continue reading