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Tips from Steve: Two Clouds

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 Classes Overview

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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

Cloud Storage Evolution

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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 its recently announced Cloud Storage Coldline - and the growing changes and needs in the marketplace. Continue reading

Best Practices Around Google Nearline, Amazon Glacier, Oracle Archive Cloud and B2 Cloud Storage

Important note: This blog post and the whitepaper are undergoing update to reflect new prices and retrieval options for Amazon Glacier introduced by AWS. Keep posted!

Amazon Glacier, Google Nearline, Oracle Archive Storage, B2 Storage Review

Findings from a Gartner report go on to say that the use of cloud computing is growing, and by 2016 this growth will increase to become the bulk of new IT spend. Nearly half of large enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments by the end of 2017. Still the main questions are: “how do you backup and control all of this data in the cloud?”, “how can the new "cold storage" solutions help you create better backup economics?”

In this whitepaper cloud architect Bill Kleyman examines the very real evolution around storage technologies, ways how new solutions around "cold storage" are impacting the market and compares Google Nearline, Amazon Glacier, Oracle Archive Storage and B2 Cloud Storage side-by-side.

*Below are excerpts from the Full PDF version.
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How to Speed Up Data Retrieval from Google Cloud Storage Nearline with On-Demand I/O

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.

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