Google Cloud Storage offers developers and IT organizations durable and highly available object storage. Google created three simple product options to help you improve the performance of your applications while keeping your costs low. Three product options use the same API, providing you with a simple and consistent method of access. Here you can find an information about the Google Cloud Storage and relevant issues.
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. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
We recently wrote an overview of Google Cloud Storage classes. However, working with various storage classes is not limited to selecting them. Google also allows you to set lifecycle rules for buckets. Naturally, CloudBerry Explorer is capable of creating these rules. Continue reading →
Google Cloud Storage has a number of classes to choose from. All of them guarantee 99.999999999% durability, have universal API, unlimited capacity, and almost zero latency—the download starts within milliseconds. Still, they vary in price and usage terms. In this post, we will explain Google Cloud Storage classes and find the best one that suits your needs. Continue reading →
Google Cloud Platform has introduced a new service called Google Cloud Storage Coldline which offers archive cloud storage for the lowest monthly price of all Google Cloud Storage classes. Let's see what it is and how to use it with CloudBerry Backup. Continue reading →
Over the course of the last few years, in addition to Standard cloud storage, large cloud providers began offering long-term Cool and Cold storage class options. These alternatives take the place of traditional storage solutions like tape libraries. But what are they and which class or classes should a business use? In this article, we will look at the cloud storage and class options offered by Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and the growing changes and needs on the marketplace. Continue reading →
Besides data volume charge, using cloud storage you pay for data transfer and operation requests. In this post, we will consider these fees for the most popular cloud storage systems: Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. Continue reading →
We continue discovering cloud storage services. Recently you have read about Microsoft OneDrive and Azure services, so today we will explore three most popular cloud drive products and intercompare them.
What is Microsoft OneDrive
Being a built-in feature of the latest Windows systems, OneDrive does not require anything else to install. Its client app starts synchronizing as soon as the user is authenticated with the Microsoft account. The product is deeply integrated with MS Office suite and it simplifies saving of documents directly to the cloud. Continue reading →
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!
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.