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
Backup and archive are terms that you might hear used interchangeably. In reality, however, they are not at all the same thing. Understanding the difference between backup and archive 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 archiving and explains the differences between them. Continue reading
IT organizations today need to be savvy when it comes to spending, and the shift from on-premises storage to cloud-based storage is just one example of how data storage providers can deliver the same level of service but at a reduced cost. Providers of services like cloud backup know that businesses are always looking for ways to keep costs down, 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 “Let’s just keep it in case we need it someday” data, and everything in between. These offerings seem to meet specific needs for cloud-based storage, but at a cost that lines up with the value perceived of the data being stored.
So, when looking at cold storage, 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
One of the reasons cloud storage has become so popular is its cost-effectiveness when compared to on-premises storage. But, as even cloud storage is becoming a commodity, organizations are looking for ways to further optimize their budgets – but do so in a way that still gives them required levels of recoverability and retention.