What would you do if a disaster strikes? Flood, fire, tornado, a devastating ransomware attack. These all are real-life issues, that any business can face. We have asked Steve Putnam to tell us about the real-life disaster recovery examples, they have in mind, for the possible disaster striking one of their clients. 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
Google Cloud Storage has a number of classes to choose from. All of them guarantee 99.999999999% durability, have universal API, unlimited capacity, and almost zero latency—the download starts within milliseconds. Still, they vary in price and usage terms. In this post, we will explain Google Cloud Storage classes and find the best one that suits your needs. Continue reading
Updated on 28/08/2017
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.
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.
On-Demand I/O is the Google Cloud Storage Nearline feature that allows you to speed up information retrieval. If you’re not satisfied with the standard reading throughput of 4MB/s per 1TB of stored data you can switch it on to boost the download speed. The typical use case for On-Demand I/O is a disaster recovery, when you need to restore some crucial data as soon as possible.
This post explains how to get started with Google Nearline Storage and prepare your Service Account to authenticate your application. Continue reading