AWS offers nearly fifty different types of EC2 instances. It also provides a number of different categories of images, each tailored for different use cases.
Choice is a good thing, and having so many EC2 instance options and categories is a benefit to users. But with so many possibilities, deciding which EC2 instance is the best fit for your needs can be a challenge.
If you’re struggling to decide which EC2 instance to use, this article is for you. It outlines the major EC2 instance types and categories and makes recommendations about which instances are the best fit for certain types of situations.
We won’t discuss every individual instance type. That would be unfeasible, because Amazon currently offers forty-nine distinct EC2 instances. But we’ll cover the most important ones, and discuss the differences between the major categories of EC2 instances.
Amazon Web Services provide several storage options for different types of data: S3 for “HOT” and Glacier for “COLD” data. In this article, you can find the last updates of Amazon Glacier’s pricing and retrieval options.Continue reading →
The portfolio of AWS storage products offers a multitude of options for each and every usage scenario. Navigating through them may prove troublesome for inexperienced users, as each storage class is crammed with many specificities that have to be considered. In this article we set out to clarify the use-cases of the following AWS storage classes: Amazon EBS, EFS, S3, and Glacier. Continue reading →
It is of utmost importance to observe the laws aimed at the protection of patient medical data as regulated by the United States Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Data backup and protection of this data is mandatory.
In this article, we are going to discuss HIPAA principles — the basic law that regulates operation with personal medical data. We will also create a HIPAA compliant backup using CloudBerry Backup.
3-2-1 Backup strategy is an approach to increase a company’s crucial data resilience in case of any disaster. The key is keeping several backup copies of data, spread across separate storage sites. This strategy helps to cover organizational needs, such as keeping crucial data safe in compliance with applied government regulations.
In this article, we are going to review key points of “3-2-1” backup strategy and how CloudBerry Backup can simplify its implementation. Continue reading →
In this article, Steve explains how to plan a reliable backup strategy for files that are infrequently changed using two clouds simultaneously.
One of the reasons we switched from our old Cloud Backup solution to CloudBerry MBS back in 2014 was the choice of independent backend cloud storage options that MBS offered. At the time only Amazon AWS had everything we needed (encryption, compression, fast retrieval, etc). And at $0.03/GB/month, we were able to offer better backup pricing to our clients and realize a larger profit. Continue reading →
CloudBerry Dedup Server 2.2 is out, featuring long-awaited new functionality, bug fixes, and overall performance improvements. Read on to learn more about the novelties in our flagship deduplication software. 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 →
The benefits of Amazon Web Services are directly proportional to the number of ways to use it. It’s not unusual for the business to allocate a limited budget on cloud storage, but never use it to the max. Then it turns out the company uses several paid solutions for a bunch of tasks that can be accomplished with AWS.
We’ve prepared an Amazon S3 use case list that will help you take the most out of it in your workflow. Continue reading →