One of the most critical aspects of a sensible backup strategy is the selection of backup storage. From Google Drive to a private Minio server, the range of options is truly infinite. Some of those storage services, however, come with limitations that force you to examine professional-grade choices. Continue reading
All of the major public clouds offer identity and access management (IAM) tools. The exact nature of the various cloud IAM tools vary, however. So do their names.
As a result, if you are familiar with the IAM solutions available from one public cloud, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), it can be challenging to understand how IAM tools work on another platform, like Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure.
This article clarifies that issue by comparing the identity and access management tools and frameworks associated with each of the three major public clouds -- AWS, Azure, and Google. It identifies the key IAM-related terms and tools to know for each cloud and explains the approach that each cloud takes to managing user accounts, groups, access control and (where applicable) Active Directory integration. Continue reading
Geographical redundancy, or geo redundancy for short, is a valuable data storage strategy that can help to improve data reliability and availability. When you replicate data across multiple regions, your data is more resistant to disruptions that could cause damage to a particular data center or set of servers.
Want to take advantage of geo redundant storage but are unsure where to start? This article is for you. Below, we compare AWS replication across regions, Azure storage geo replication and the data replication features available on Google Cloud Storage.
The article’s goal is to help you understand which geo redundancy options are available from each of these three major cloud storage providers. Continue reading
CloudBerry Backup 5.9 receives a minor update that brings support for Azure Import and Google Cloud Finland region.
You can never know when a disaster will occur to your cloud infrastructure. You can, however, prepare a cloud disaster recovery plan that enables you to restore operations quickly whenever disaster does strike your cloud. This article explains how. Continue reading
Where can you find cloud certifications? If you choose to get a cloud certification, should you obtain one from a certain cloud vendor -- such as AWS, Azure or Google -- or should you pursue a general-purpose cloud certification? Which categories of cloud computing certifications are available currently?
Those are all important questions for IT professionals to ask themselves in the present age of cloud-native everything. Keep reading for an overview of the main cloud computing certifications available today. Continue reading
Encryption 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
Once you have used a cloud storage service, you are most likely going to be faced with its different types: block-, file- and object storage. These types determine how data is stored and used. We are going to explain in depth, one of the most commonly used storage types – object storage. Continue reading
IT organizations today need to be savvy when it comes to spending, and the shift from on-premises storage to cloud-based storage is just one example of how data storage providers can deliver the same level of service but at a reduced cost. Providers of services like cloud backup know that businesses are always looking for ways to keep costs down, particularly when it comes to cloud storage.
Tiered storage offerings today are designed to align with business needs—from the most critical of data to “Let’s just keep it in case we need it someday” data, and everything in between. These offerings seem to meet specific needs for cloud-based storage, but at a cost that lines up with the value perceived of the data being stored.
So, when looking at cold storage, is cold storage just cheap storage?
The latest version of CloudBerry Backup has been updated to include the option to restore image-based backups to Google Cloud Platform.