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Rackspace vs Azure: Pricing and Features Comparison

Azure vs. Rackspace: Cloud Services, Pricing, Data Center Coverage, Support Options and More

Microsoft Azure and Rackspace are both major cloud computing providers with an international presence.

What are the key differences between Azure and Rackspace? How does Rackspace pricing compare to Azure pricing? Which features does the Rackspace cloud offer that are not available from Azure, and vice versa?

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Backup Encryption Options Demystified

Backup Encryption overviewEncryption 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

Cloud Object Storage – Basics and Examples

Cloud Object Storage. Basics and Examples

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

Meet Microsoft Azure Archive Blob Storage

Back in August, Microsoft announced Microsoft Azure Archive Blob Storage. Extremely competitive pricing along with local and geographic redundancy have us at CloudBerry excited and we are now announcing support for Azure Archive Blob Storage in CloudBerry Backup. After giving us a sneak peek a few months back, Microsoft has now released the feature to the general public. Read on to learn more about  Azure Archive Blob Storage and its benefits. Continue reading

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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Cloud Disaster Recovery

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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

Data Backup vs 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. 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

Microsoft Azure Storage Types Explained

Microsoft Azure Cloud offers several types of scalable, high-availability storage: for tables, queues, files, blobs and Azure virtual machine disks. But what does it all really mean?

Even for an IT-specialist, it is not that easy to determine the best solution for the corporate requirements and environment. In this article, we will provide a definition for each of the Microsoft Azure storage types and give examples. Continue reading

The True Cost of Cold Storage

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?
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