In this article, we will be reviewing the next set of recommended steps to take to secure an Office 365 tenant. These steps revolve around Office 365’s built-in protection policies, including Anti-Spam, Anti-Phishing, Anti-Spoofing, custom Mailflow transport rules, and a few general organization-wide policies. Continue reading
CloudBerry Backup 6.1 fully supports Azure Stack as a storage destination.
Azure Stack is an extension of Microsoft Azure that provides an on-premises environment for delivering Azure services within customers' own computing facilities. It offers a consistent cloud infrastructure, providing businesses with a wide range of computing solutions and services, without the latency that can impact remotely hosted, cloud-based applications.
To Add Azure Stack as a Storage Destination
- Open the application menu, then click Add New Account.
- In Select Cloud Storage dialog box, select Azure.
- In the Azure Account dialog box, fill in your Azure credentials. Select AzureStack item in the Account type drop-down menu.
- Specify the Service endpoint.
- In the Container drop-down menu, select the Azure container for your backups or select Create New Container to create a new one.
- When you are finished, click OK.
You can never know when a disaster will occur to your cloud infrastructure. You can, however, prepare a cloud disaster recovery plan that enables you to restore operations quickly whenever disaster does strike your cloud. This article explains how. Continue reading
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-redundancy and the data replication features available on Google Cloud Storage. Continue reading
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.