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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

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

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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

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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

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

How to Enable and Read Amazon S3 Bucket Logs to Improve File Security

how to enable, access and read amazon s3 bucket logsImagine the situation: you browse your Amazon S3 bucket and suddenly discover that some files are missing. Since Amazon S3 offers high durability, it leaves almost no chance to these files to disappear due to a system failure or disaster. Apparently, they were deleted by a user. How to find out who did that? Continue reading

Creating and Accessing Amazon S3 VPC Endpoint

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We are always trying to stay on top of the new functionality introduced by Amazon. In this guide, we will describe how to create and access Amazon S3 endpoint in your VPC.

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) is the Amazon service that allows you to create and manage virtual private networks. By default, all AWS resources are accessed via the public Internet. You may need to restrict access to your cloud network due to security requirements of your project. Before now, you had to allow internet communications between your VPC and AWS resources that you need. The recently introduced feature called VPC Endpoints allows you to keep your VPC truly private and grant access only to the resources that you need directly from the network itself.
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6 Ways for MSP to Increase Revenue Using Remote Backup Service

6 Ways for MSP to Increase Revenue Using Remote Backup Service

The demand for cloud backup grows steadily but still, there are many companies relying on tape. Sure, this is better than nothing. But in fact, keeping backups on tape is no more secure than keeping it on a local server in your own office.

The managed service providers can enhance their positions and grow their business significantly with the help of remote backup service. Online storage has its pros and cons compared to the tape-based backup, but in the end, the benefits outnumber the flaws.

However, if you already offer remote backup services to your clients, think of the following aspects that may help you increase your services’ value and thus your revenue. Continue reading

GDPR Overview: Key Terms and Regulation Summary

GDPR Overview: Terms, Definitions and Regulations

Businesses based in the European Union or businesses outside the EU working with EU citizen data are currently marking their calendars for May 25, 2018. That’s when GDPR is coming.

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and it’s a relatively new business data compliance regulation. It contains a whole range of new rules that companies may need to enact for proper compliance, as there are strict fines for non-compliance. Your business may be fined up to 4% of global annual turnover for your previous financial year or 20 million, depending on the larger amount.

You might think that US-based companies are not affected by these new regulations. But, you’d be wrong. If your company processes any EU citizen data, you need to be GDPR compliant.

In this article we will provide a general GDPR overview including main terms and regulations that you should be aware of.

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