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
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
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.
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
Backup and archive are terms that you might hear used interchangeably. In reality, however, they are not at all the same thing. There are important differences between data backups and data archives.
Understanding these differences 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 archives and explains the differences between them. Continue reading
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
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?
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