Tag Archives: Storage

Geo Redundancy Clash: Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure Blob and Google Cloud Storage

Geographical redundancy, or geo redundancy for short, is a valuable data storage strategy that can help to improve data reliability and availability. When you replicate data across multiple regions, your data is more resistant to disruptions that could cause damage to a particular data center or set of servers.

Want to take advantage of geo redundant storage but are unsure where to start? This article is for you. Below, we compare AWS replication across regions, Azure storage geo replication and the data replication features available on Google Cloud Storage.

The article’s goal is to help you understand which geo redundancy options are available from each of these three major cloud storage providers. Continue reading

The Benefits of Cloud Storage

Should you back up data to the cloud? The answer will depend on a variety of factors specific to your situation, of course.

In general, however, cloud backups are a good idea. In most cases, you can benefit from cloud storage cost savings by performing backups in the cloud. There are other advantages of cloud backup, too, such as easier access to data.

This article explains why cloud backups can, in many cases, be more cost-effective, provide faster data restoration and deliver higher rates of availability than on-premise backups. Continue reading

HIPAA Compliant Backup Solution – CloudBerry Backup

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.

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We Introduce CloudBerry Backup 4.7

Shortly before Christmas we are excited to announce a new small release of CloudBerry Backup v4.7. It comes with a number of enhancements like:

  • New storage providers: Akaza, CenturyLink, Cisco, LeoNovus, SwiftStack, Zettagrid, Selectel, Zetta
  • Ability to create and run MS SQL Server backup in CLI
  • Option to generate a detailed report for backup to OpenStack storage

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How to use Azure Dev Storage with CloudBerry Explorer

Especially for developers, Microsoft Azure gives an opportunity to work with a local emulator for Azure Storage – Microsoft Azure Storage Emulator which is available as a part of Microsoft Azure SDK (for more information see Difference Between the Storage Emulator and Azure Storage Services).

In our CloudBerry Explorer for Azure, we support Microsoft Azure Storage Emulator. To enable it in, use «Development Storage» checkbox in your Azure account settings.

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