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Cloud Object Storage – Basics and Examples

Cloud Object Storage – Basics and Examples

Cloud Object Storage. Basics and Examples

Once you have used a cloud storage service, you are most likely going to be faced with its different types: block-, file- and object storage. These types determine how data is stored and used. We are going to explain in depth, one of the most commonly used storage types – object storage. Continue reading

The True Cold Storage Cost

The True Cold Storage Cost

IT organizations today need to be savvy when it comes to spending, and the shift from on-premises storage to cloud-based storage is just one example of how data storage providers can deliver the same level of service but at a reduced cost. Providers of services like cloud backup know that businesses are always looking for ways to keep costs down, particularly when it comes to cloud storage.

Tiered storage offerings today are designed to align with business needs—from the most critical of data to “Let’s just keep it in case we need it someday” data, and everything in between. These offerings seem to meet specific needs for cloud-based storage, but at a cost that lines up with the value perceived of the data being stored.

So, when looking at cold storage, is cold storage just cheap storage?

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Creating Google Cloud Lifecycle Rules in CloudBerry Explorer

Creating Google Cloud Lifecycle Rules in CloudBerry Explorer

We recently wrote an overview of Google Cloud Storage classes. However, working with various storage classes is not limited to selecting them. Google also allows you to set lifecycle rules for buckets. Naturally, CloudBerry Explorer is capable of creating these rules.
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Google Cloud Storage Classes Overview: Standard vs Nearline vs Coldline

Google Cloud Storage Classes Overview: Standard vs Nearline vs Coldline

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

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CloudBerry Explorer for Google Storage: Sharing With Groups

CloudBerry Explorer for Google Storage: Sharing With Groups

Google Storage for Developers is a RESTful service for storing and accessing your data on Google's infrastructure. The service combines the performance and scalability of Google's cloud with advanced security and sharing capabilities. Recently Google added a capability to share with groups, giving you greater flexibility over how you share your data. Continue reading

Azure VM vs Amazon EC2 vs Google CE: Cloud Computing Comparison

Azure VM vs Amazon EC2 vs Google CE: Cloud Computing Comparison

If you look for a cloud VM infrastructure, there are 3 biggest cloud systems available: Amazon Elastic Cloud 2, Google Compute Engine and Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines. Since it’s still hard to choose the right one, we are going to explain key differences to make the choice easier.
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Compare AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud for Backup

Compare AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud for Backup

Cloud users typically choose a multi-vendor approach for their data backup and storage tasks. Using different solutions leads to more flexibility and often allows to cut overall expenditures. Azure, AWS, and Google are among the world's top providers of cloud storage services, so it is important to know about their differences in order to choose the right vendor for each particular need.
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