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SAN vs NAS: Difference Between Storage Area Network and Network Attached Storage

SAN vs NAS: Difference Between Storage Area Network and Network Attached Storage

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.

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How You Can Use AWS Free Tier: SQS, SNS, SES

How You Can Use AWS Free Tier: SQS, SNS, SES

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

Microsoft Azure vs Amazon S3 Data Transfer Pricing Comparison

Microsoft Azure vs Amazon S3 Data Transfer Pricing Comparison

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

VPN data leaks protection

How to Check Your VPN for Data Leaks

How to Check Your VPN for Data Leaks

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

Building the Backup Infrastructure in Small Organizations: Hybrid Systems

Part 3: SMB Backup Infrastructure: Hybrid Systems

Part 3: SMB Backup Infrastructure: Hybrid Systems

This is the third in a series of articles on setting up backups. The first was on backing up local infrastructure. The second was on setting up backups when a company’s applications and data are all in the cloud. This article addresses the third scenario: when a company has some data in the cloud and some local. This might be a scenario where the basic productivity apps like the office suite are hosted locally, and specialized apps like payroll or enterprise resource planning (ERP) apps are in the cloud. Continue reading

Part 2: SMB Backup Infrastructure with Cloud Apps

Part 2: SMB Backup Infrastructure with Cloud Apps

Part 2: SMB Backup Infrastructure with Cloud Apps

This article is the second in a series, (The first is here). It covers organizations that have no in-house IT infrastructure; they have PCs, or ChromeBoxes, or other terminals, but they’re only used to access apps via the browser. It might be MS Office 365, Google Apps, another cloud office suite, or other Cloud apps as well, such as sales force automation, customer relationship management, accounting software or enterprise resource planning. Continue reading