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Best Practices Around Google Nearline, Amazon Glacier, Oracle Archive Cloud and B2 Cloud Storage

Important note: This blog post and the whitepaper are undergoing update to reflect new prices and retrieval options for Amazon Glacier introduced by AWS. Keep posted!

Amazon Glacier, Google Nearline, Oracle Archive Storage, B2 Storage Review

Findings from a Gartner report go on to say that the use of cloud computing is growing, and by 2016 this growth will increase to become the bulk of new IT spend. Nearly half of large enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments by the end of 2017. Still the main questions are: “how do you backup and control all of this data in the cloud?”, “how can the new "cold storage" solutions help you create better backup economics?”

In this whitepaper cloud architect Bill Kleyman examines the very real evolution around storage technologies, ways how new solutions around "cold storage" are impacting the market and compares Google Nearline, Amazon Glacier, Oracle Archive Storage and B2 Cloud Storage side-by-side.

*Below are excerpts from the Full PDF version.
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Getting Started with Image Based Backups Using B2 Cloud Storage by Backblaze

CloudBerry Backup supports a broad range of cloud storage providers and one of them is Backblaze. In this guide we are going to explain how to create an image based backup using a B2 Cloud Storage as a cloud repository. Of course, we will also explain a restoration process.

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Windows Server Backup to B2 Cloud Storage by Backblaze!

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Backblaze announces immediate availability of the B2 Cloud Storage v1.0, secure and reliable cloud storage services that costs just $0.005 per GB/month, which is ¼ the cost of the competition.

We’re proud to announce that CloudBerry Backup v5.0 and higher is fully compatible with the new cloud storage by Backblaze. This integration opens up a gateway to small and mid-sized businesses for powerful Windows Server cloud backup to cost-effective cloud storage.
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Getting Started with B2 Cloud Storage by Backblaze and CloudBerry Backup

CloudBerry Backup v5.0 now supports B2 Cloud Storage v1.0 released by the Backblaze team. B2 Cloud Storage service offers its users unlimited storage for $0.005/GB per month with 10GB for free.

In this post we explain how to sign up for B2 Cloud Storage account, connect it with CloudBerry Backup and configure a backup plan. This guide covers the following:

  • How to sign up to B2 Cloud Storage
  • How to find your Account ID and Application Key
  • How to start using B2 Cloud Storage with CloudBerry Backup
  • How to setup B2 Cloud Storage as a destination bucket in the backup plan

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