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Cloud Certifications Guide: AWS vs. Azure vs. Google

Top cloud certifications: AWS, Azure, Google

Where can you find cloud certifications? If you choose to get a cloud certification, should you obtain one from a certain cloud vendor -- such as AWS, Azure or Google -- or should you pursue a general-purpose cloud certification? Which categories of cloud computing certifications are available currently?

Those are all important questions for IT professionals to ask themselves in the present age of cloud-native everything. Keep reading for an overview of the main cloud computing certifications available today. Continue reading

[WEBINAR] A Comprehensive MSP Backup-as-a-Service

Join CloudBerry & Amazon Web Services for a webinar on Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM PDT where we will discuss the combined solution for Backup-as-a-Service (plus a customer who tells his own story).

The covered topics:

  • Overview of the CloudBerry Managed Backup Solution for MSPs
  • Cost-effective data management in Amazon S3 and Glacier
  • Real customer story from the customer himself

Amazon S3 Storage Classes Explained


AWS S3 Storage Classes

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 Create a Website for Free Using Amazon Web Services

Creating a website used to be a laborious and costly effort back in the day. Registering a domain, arranging hosting, and configuring DNS settings were usually done through different companies, which made it difficult and time-consuming to create a website from scratch. Those days are thankfully over, as companies like Amazon now offer comprehensive functionality when it comes to creating and maintaining a website. Continue reading

Alibaba Cloud vs. AWS: Service and Pricing Comparison



Alibaba Cloud may not be the first name that comes to mind when you think of competitors to Amazon Web services (AWS). However, alongside cloud services like Azure and Google Cloud Platform, Alibaba Cloud is now trying hard to unseat AWS as the world’s leading cloud computing platform.

If you live outside of Asia and haven’t heard of Alibaba Cloud until recently, you’re not alone. Although Alibaba Cloud was founded in 2009, only a few years after AWS, it focused initially on the China market, then expanded slowly into neighbouring countries.

It was not until a major $1 billion investment in 2015 that Alibaba Cloud began operating globally. It opened its first data center in the United States the same year and arrived in Europe in 2016.

Today, it is clear that Alibaba Cloud intends to compete globally with AWS and other major cloud providers. That leaves many consumers wondering whether Alibaba Cloud computing can offer better value than AWS. This article explores that question by comparing the Alibaba Cloud computing, storage, API and other services with those of AWS. Continue reading

How to Improve Security of S3 Buckets Using S3 Access Logs

Amazon S3 bucket logging: enable, read and access S3 logsImagine the situation: you browse your Amazon S3 bucket and suddenly discover that some files are missing. Since Amazon S3 offers high durability, it leaves almost no chance to these files to disappear due to a system failure or disaster. Apparently, they were deleted by a user. How to find out who did that?

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EC2 Instance Types: Choosing the One That Is Right for You

Amazon EC2 instance types

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 types 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.

However, if you are familiar with EC2 instance types, you might be interested in the EC2 backup. Check out our article on how to back up Amazon EC2 instance.
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Amazon Glacier Retrieval Pricing Explained


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

AWS Storage Options: Amazon S3, Glacier, EBS, EFS


Updated on 4/27/2018

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.
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