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 →
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.
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.
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 →
Cloud services are often used as backup storage for the local infrastructure, though they can be a recovery endpoint in themselves. Today we will discuss disaster recovery to a cloud and its peculiarities.
Since Windows-based solutions are so popular all over the globe, Microsoft is naturally interested in providing its users with native cloud storage tools for their data. You must have already heard about two of them: OneDrive and Azure Storage. In this article we will explore their differences and try to find out which one is better. Continue reading →
This post applies to CloudBerry Backup 4.0 and later.
Windows Server 2012 Core Edition saves computing resources of the machine by cutting down such features as graphical user interface and inessential services. Nevertheless, user data still needs to be kept safe. In this post we will find out how to install and configure CloudBerry Backup on Windows Server Core.Continue reading →
Microsoft Azure offers a variety of storage services for business and developers, but requires some time to understand its basics. Four storage types, three storage classes within an object storage, two account types and two access tiers — pretty complicated, huh? But this complexity shouldn’t drive you away from using cost-effective and reliable storage.
In this blog post we uncover MS Azure architecture and explain major differences between storage types, classes, access tiers and pricing.