Windows Server 2012 Bare-Metal Recovery: What You Should Know

Any crucial desktop or server system needs two parts of protection: file backup and system backup. While file backup is all about user files and folders, system-level protection is necessary to recover the entire system in case of any failure.

In this article, we are going to briefly compare Windows built-in image backup features with CloudBerry Backup features. Continue reading

The Basic Price Modeling Guide for MSPs

Small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) face constant challenges while managing their IT infrastructure. In an era of evolving IT technologies, it can be especially difficult to focus on both the main business and tech requirements. What’s more, most SMBs can’t afford to hire an IT team, though the need is clear.

Fortunately, this is where managed service providers can help. They have the ability to take on all of a business’ IT requirements, such as setting up a network and providing software installation and remote system backup.

As IT companies add new services, their MSP pricing models may change. This helps them to remain flexible and adjust offerings according to market needs.

Here’s the list of the most popular pricing models, which can give you some guidance on how to price your MSP services.

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Amazon S3 Storage Classes Explained


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Updated on 4/05/2018

For different usage scenarios, Amazon Web Services offers different storage classes. This allows to reduce the storage costs for data which is rarely used, and doesn’t require instant access. All the classes have a high level of reliability and support SSL data encryption during transmission, but differ by their cost. This article will outline where and which class is recommended for use, and what the difference between Amazon S3 storage classes is.

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How to Resize Partition: Cross-Platform Guide

In this article, we are going to show how to resize HDD/SSD drive partitions keeping user and system data. Partition resizing is a common task if your hard drive needs to be replaced in any case (except failure) or you would like to reorganize stored data in a new way.

Since there are few major platforms on the market - Windows, Linux, OS X - we are going to overview resizing solutions for all of them. All of these systems have built-in tools and you will learn how to resize partitions with the help of them.

Note: This guide cannot help if your hard drive is broken or unavailable - in such case please restore your data using a previously created backup. Continue reading

Implementing a White-Label Backup Solution as an MSP Offering

White-Label backup service: Requirements

Managed service providers today are always looking to increase the value provided to customers. Part of your suite of services to customers should include data protection, and providing an automated backup service is a great way to satisfy that need. To provide an even more professional brand image, consider offering a white-label backup service, branded with your company name and imaging, that also offers the world-class backup features of the best in breed backup software available on the market today. Continue reading

The Benefits of Cloud Storage

Should you back up data to the cloud? The answer will depend on a variety of factors specific to your situation, of course.

In general, however, cloud backups are a good idea. In most cases, you can benefit from cloud storage cost savings by performing backups in the cloud. There are other advantages of cloud backup, too, such as easier access to data.

This article explains why cloud backups can, in many cases, be more cost-effective, provide faster data restoration and deliver higher rates of availability than on-premise backups. Continue reading