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CloudBerry Lab at re:Invent 2017 in Las Vegas

Amazon re:Invent is the biggest and the final conference about everything cloud in the world. And it's happening right now. CloudBerry Lab team traditionally went there to meet customers, share opinion with other experts and show the latest generation of CloudBerry Backup - the 5.8 with Ransomware Protection.

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Increased EC2 & Azure disk restore limits in CloudBerry Backup 5.8

Microsoft and Amazon have recently increased the disk volume limits for their virtual machines running on Azure and EC2. At CloudBerry Lab, we always keep up with the latest developments and today announce the support for these increased disk sizes in the CloudBerry Backup 5.8.
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Two Step Protection against Data Breach

Two Step Protection Against Data Breach

By using cloud storage, in today’s world, we need to make additional efforts in keeping the data protected. If you create a cloud-based folder with the same sharing practices, hackers and industrial spies can access it, even if you do not show the URL on the Internet.

In this article, you will learn about some recent data leaks and how to keep your sensitive data safe by implementing encryption and IAM policy best practices.
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Sneak peek of Grandfather-Father-Son backup in CloudBerry Backup

Designing a comprehensive backup strategy is a task of utmost importance for any organization. In considering various aspects of this strategy, perhaps the most important objective is to strike a balance between a sensible retention policy and manageable storage fees. Traditional retention policies that work off file versions can quickly become too costly for long-term storage. Thus, a more cost-effective retention design and solution is required.

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Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

Cloud Disaster Recovery

A disaster could hardly be planned, but disaster recovery planning is a must. The core of successful disaster recovery is, of course, backup.

Nowadays, cloud storage providers are widely used for storing backups. However, the biggest cloud storage providers have created various services to perform recovery in the cloud. Today we will discuss the need for disaster recovery in the cloud and its peculiarities. Continue reading

Upload to Glacier with 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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Data Backup vs Data Archiving: The Key Differences Explained

Backup vs Archive

Backup and archive are terms that you might hear used interchangeably. In reality, however, they are not at all the same thing. There are important differences between data backups and data archives.

Understanding these differences is crucial in order to ensure that your data processes meet your needs. Doing data backups when you instead require a data archive, or vice versa, can have very negative results when it comes time to retrieve data.

This article defines data backups and data archives and explains the differences between them. Continue reading

Amazon EC2 Instances Pricing Explained

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Getting the most out of Amazon EC2 instances requires not only choosing the right EC2 instance type or performing Amazon EC2 backup, but, first of all, identifying the best EC2 pricing strategy.

Optimizing costs can be difficult because AWS offers several different types of pricing models. In order to make sure that you are paying the least amount possible while still obtaining the level of resource availability that your applications require, you need to understand Amazon EC2’s pricing options and identify which type of pricing is best for each workload that you host.

This article explains how pricing works on EC2 and offers suggestions for optimizing EC2 costs. Continue reading

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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