Comparisons

Direct Upload to AWS Glacier or Upload through AWS S3. Comparison

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Amazon Glacier is a cloud service dedicated for storing archived data which is not likely to be retrieved often. In other words, it is designed for infrequently accessed data. Glacier has high latency of data retrieval but offers low pricing and high safety for stored archives. In this article we are going to explain Glacier’s data uploading nuances.

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Amazon S3 vs EBS vs EFS. The Difference Explained

Amazon S3, Amazon EFS and Amazon EBS are three different storage types, designed by Amazon Web Services. Amazon S3 is an object storage and is suitable for storing user files and backups in massive numbers. Amazon EFS was designed to provide scalable storage for the users of Amazon EC2 cloud computing service. Amazon EBS was also created to enhance the functionality of Amazon EC2 - it is similar to your computer's drive but in virtualized environment. All these services are great, but only if you use them in accordance with their purpose.

In this article, we will define the difference of Amazon S3, Amazon EFS and Amazon EBS storage options.  Continue reading

Cloning vs Image Backup: When you Need What?

A simple file backup does a good job of protecting crucial data. However, should your hard drive crash or your operating system become hopelessly corrupt, then you will be left confused, trying to figure out the way out. This is where cloning and image backup come in. Some people assume that these two terms mean the same thing, but that is fundamentally wrong.

Though they both give you a full copy of your data and operating system, you should understand what each technique involves and how it is different from the other, so that you can make an informed choice.

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Top Remote Monitoring and Management Tools for MSP

Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) is a category of services, designed to help IT specialists monitor and manage IT infrastructure - from desktops and servers to network availability and setup. These tools are essential for Managed Service Providers (MSPs), who monitor their clients in a timely fashion and provide services under given SLA’s. IT technicians can save time on patches and update management, software installation, and configuration, solving issues, etc.

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AWS Storage Options: Amazon S3, Glacier, EBS, EFS

The portfolio of AWS storage products offers a multitude of options for each and every usage scenario. Navigating through them may prove troublesome for inexperienced users, as each storage class is crammed with many specificities that have to be considered. In this article we set out to clarify the use-cases of the following AWS storage classes: Amazon EBS, EFS, S3, and Glacier.
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Cloud Backup Comparison: CloudBerry Backup vs Carbonite Backup

Cloud backup has become one of the essential requirements for both business users and managed service providers. The market is packed with numerous versatile backup products vying for customers’ attention. Selecting the right solution is no easy job. To help you navigate through the sea of various backup software, today we will compare two popular solutions — CloudBerry Backup and Carbonite Backup.

We will dive deeper into the feature sets of both solutions, their pricing models, and examine their fitness for MSPs (Managed Service Providers).
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Cloud Backup Comparison: CloudBerry Backup vs CrashPlan and Code42 CrashPlan


With dozens of features and details of internal IT-infrastructure to consider, selecting the right application to backup your data is always a challenge. In this series of articles, we compare CloudBerry Backup and Managed Backup solution solutions with other vendors’ backup products by a number of criteria and features that are important to users, businesses, and managed service providers.

Today, we will take a closer look at CrashPlan backup and Code42 CrashPlan enterprise solution:
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Direct Upload to Glacier or Amazon S3 Lifecycle Rules?

  

There are a number of storage classes for every need and budget in Amazon Web Services cloud storage. The cheapest method to store the backup for a long time is Amazon Glacier. However, there are two different ways to upload files to that storage: direct and using the lifecycle policy. In this article we will demonstrate why the lifecycle policy method is more practical.  
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Amazon S3, MS Azure and Google Cloud Storage Pricing Comparison

Updated on 28/08/2017

Amazon S3 is a public object storage that helps individuals and enterprises to store and retrieve data. For a few years of its existence the Amazon has regularly announced price cuts for Simple Storage Services. Its main competitors — Google Cloud Storage and Microsoft Azure are running face to face and also systematically decrease cloud storage costs to undercut Amazon pricing.

CloudBerry Lab develops a number of software solutions for managing cloud data and for cloud backup. Our products support more than 15 cloud storage services, including Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Storage. To help our customers better navigate on constantly changing cloud storage market we decided to prepare a short article comparing Microsoft Azure, Google Storage and Amazon S3 prices.
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