Category: Microsoft

Securing Your Office 365 Tenants. Part 1

Securing Your Office 365 Tenants. Part 1

In the last article, we went over the process of addressing a compromised account, taking the appropriate response actions to ensure the account is safe and back under the end user’s control.

Now, as a follow up to the previous article, we are going to review the actions needed to properly secure an Office 365 tenant. These steps are geared towards MSPs who manage multiple Office 365 tenants and require some level of automation to configure Office 365 tenants in bulk. 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

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Microsoft Azure Blob Storage Lifecycle Management

Microsoft Azure Blob Storage Lifecycle Management

One of the highly anticipated features in CloudBerry Backup 5.9.4 is support for Microsoft Azure Blob Storage lifecycle management. At the time of this post, Microsoft is making this feature available as a public preview. Lifecycle policies allow you to automatically transition blobs to a cooler storage tier (Hot to Cool, Hot to Archive, or Cool to Archive) to optimize medium and long-term storage costs.

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CloudBerry Backup Supports 8 New Regions in Azure Archive Storage

CloudBerry Backup Supports 8 New Regions in Azure Archive Storage

Azure Archive Storage is an archive tier of Microsoft Azure Blob Storage in addition to hot and cool tiers. It is designed to help organizations reduce their storage costs by storing rarely accessed data in a lowest-priced tier. Microsoft offers an industry leading price point for archiving data (0.2 cents per GB/month). Continue reading

Guide to Office 365 Mailbox Backup

Guide to Office 365 Mailbox Backup

Office 365 provides a corporate-grade business environment for small companies and increased infrastructure flexibility for businesses with on-premises servers. We are going to cover Office 365 infrastructure basics, discuss whether built-in data protection tools cover all your backup needs, and how to back up Office 365 in more convenient ways. Continue reading

SQL Server Backup to Azure

Microsoft SQL Server Backup to Azure

Microsoft SQL Server Backup to Azure

In this article, we will provide an overview of methods for backing up Microsoft SQL Server databases to Microsoft Azure. This information is helpful for both backup and disaster recovery procedures. You will learn how to configure database backup to the cloud, how to implement a disaster recovery solution using Azure VM instances and how to back up SQL Server databases to the Azure SQL database service.

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Managing IAM Permissions in the Cloud

Managing IAM Permissions in the Cloud

All of the major public clouds offer identity and access management (IAM) tools. The exact nature of the various cloud IAM tools varies, however. So do their names. This article clarifies that issue by comparing the identity and access management tools and frameworks associated with each of the three major public clouds -- AWS, Azure, and Google. Continue reading

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

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

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. Continue reading