This article is the first in a series. In this part, we will cover building the backup infrastructure for a small team of 15 people or less, that is running their computer systems primarily on in-house hardware – a server or NAS, and PCs for each user. Continue reading
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Amazon S3 is one of the core services offered by AWS. It is rightly marketed as “storage for the internet”. It has a wide variety of use cases, from serving static websites to hosting images, managing data lakes, and much more.
In this post, we will review the ins and outs of S3 Glacier. S3 Glacier is a special storage class of Amazon S3 that provides extremely cheap storage. Continue reading
BackBlaze B2 cloud storage has launched a data import program - the BackBlaze Fireball. It helps to upload large volumes of data using a physical appliance, shipped to the customer. This is a step-by-step guide on how to set up BackBlaze B2 Fireball and synchronize data with it. Continue reading
For small and medium-sized businesses Network-Attached Storage (NAS) is a convenient and cost-effective storage solution. NAS devices make it easy to expand the amount of storage available to your workstations and servers while keeping the data on your own infrastructure and local network. NAS devices also usually make it easy to configure redundant storage using RAID arrays or a similar technique.
To help our customers better navigate on constantly changing cloud storage market we decided to prepare a short article comparing Microsoft Azure, Google Storage, and Amazon S3 prices.
When you are looking for a local storage for business, there come two options: NAS (Network Attached Storage) and SAN (Storage Area Network). Today you will find out whether it is NAS or SAN that fits your needs.
This is the third in a three-part series covering the Amazon Web Services (AWS) free tier. In our previous articles, we reviewed the free tier for the AWS compute and database offerings. In this article, you will learn about the messaging options provided by AWS. We will cover Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS), and Amazon Simple Email Service (SES). Continue reading
Bandwidth and data transfer pricing can have a significant cost on your cloud-computing bill. And unlike the basic pricing of cloud-computing instances, data transfer costs on clouds like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure can be difficult to compare, because each cloud provider uses a somewhat different model for data transfer pricing. Continue reading
Just a few short years ago, virtual private networks (VPNs) were a novel technology to the masses. The advanced security and anonymity they offered were only for paranoids and dissidents. Fast forward to today’s internet with its daily headlines of massive data breaches, government snooping, and a Dark Web with an endless appetite for your personal information. Continue reading