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
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 cloud disaster recovery and its peculiarities. Continue reading
Backup and archive are terms that you might hear used interchangeably. In reality, however, they are not at all the same thing. Understanding the difference between backup and archive 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 archiving and explains the differences between them. Continue reading
IT organizations today need to be savvy when it comes to spending budget. The shift of moving from on-premises storage to cloud-based storage is just one example of how organizations have delivered the same level of service, but at a reduced cost. That’s just good money management – always trying to get more bang for your buck. Providers of services like cloud backup are aware that businesses think this way – 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 the “let’s just keep in in case we need it someday”, and everything in between. These offerings have appeared to meet the specific need for cloud-based storage, but at a cost that lines up with value perceived of the data being stored.
So, 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.
Updated on 12/14/2017
Amazon S3 is a public object storage that helps individuals and enterprises to store and retrieve data. For a few years of its existence 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, providing Google Cloud backup, Microsoft Azure backup, cloud backup for Amazon S3 and other cloud storage providers. 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.
CloudBerry Backup 5.4 features a number of new long-awaited improvements. Among them is highly-requested support for Google lifecycle policy. Back in December we brought this feature to CloudBerry Explorer, and now are happy to announce that this functionality is making its way to our flagship backup product. Read on to learn how to utilize the new feature.