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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

Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

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 disaster recovery in the cloud and its peculiarities. 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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Azure Archive Storage Preview

A first look at Azure Archive

What is Azure Archive Storage?

To keep up the pace with Amazon and Google, Microsoft has announced the preview of its own Azure Archive Blob Storage as part of their Azure cloud storage offering. Complementing its Hot and Cool storage offerings, Azure Archive Storage rounds out Azure’s tiered storage with a low-cost, long-term storage option for rarely-accessed data. Continue reading

CloudBerry Explorer Now Supports Azure Archive Blob Storage

CloudBerry Explorer for Azure is receiving yet another update, making it the first cloud file explorer that natively supports Microsoft Azure's latest blob storage tier — Archival. In this post we briefly explain what that is and how you can take advantage of it to reduce your cloud storage fees.

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Amazon S3, MS Azure and Google Cloud Storage Pricing Comparison

Updated on 28/08/2017

Amazon S3 is a public object storage that helps individuals and enterprises to store and retrieve data. For a few years of its existence 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.
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Support for larger Azure Block Blobs in CloudBerry Backup & Explorer

Microsoft has recently updated its Azure Storage architecture to increase the size of the maximum allowable block size. The latest editions of CloudBerry Backup and CloudBerry Explorer for Windows have in turn timely gained support for this novelty.

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Roth IT Services: Implementing Microsoft Azure is Extremely Easy and Painless

Roth IT Services is comprised of professionals whose experience gives a client a one-stop solution for IT needs, be it an office relocation, data protection, hardware failure, cloud migrations or maintenance. The company’s clients range from Government Agencies, Law Firms, Oilfield Companies, Engineering Firms, Accounting Firms to huge Mortgage Companies spread across 30 states.  Roth IT Services, however, provide the same backup services for all which includes data backups, image backups & specific exchange or SQL backups. Although the company has the option to take snapshots more frequently than once a day, it has yet to receive a request to do so by any of its clients.

We spoke to Jeremy Roth, the President and CEO of Roth IT Services. Continue reading

Cloud Storage Evolution

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Updated on 28/08/2017

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.
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Requests and Data Transfer Prices in Azure, Google and AWS Compared

azure-google-aws-comparisonBesides 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.
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