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CloudBerry Backup: Microsoft Azure Lifecycle Policy Management

CloudBerry Backup: Microsoft Azure Lifecycle Policy Management

One of the highly anticipated features in CloudBerry Backup 5.9.4 is support for Microsoft Azure Blob Storage lifecycle policy 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

Microsoft SQL Server Backup to Azure

Microsoft SQL Server Backup to Azure

In this article, we will overview the way to backup Microsoft SQL Database straight to Microsoft Azure. That might be helpful for both, backup and disaster recovery procedures. You will learn how to configure database backup to the cloud and how to implement a disaster recovery solution, using Azure VM instance.

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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

Cloud Certifications Guide: AWS vs. Azure vs. Google

Cloud Certifications Guide: AWS vs. Azure vs. Google

Top cloud certifications: AWS, Azure, Google

Where can you find cloud certifications? If you choose to get a cloud certification, should you obtain one from a certain cloud vendor -- such as AWS, Azure or Google -- or should you pursue a general-purpose cloud certification? Which categories of cloud computing certifications are available currently? Keep reading for an overview of the main cloud computing certifications available today. Continue reading

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6 Dropbox Alternatives for Business

6 Dropbox Alternatives for Business

Dropbox alternatives for file sharing

Dropbox is the best-known cloud storage provider and the first name that comes to most people's minds when searching for a cloud-based storage solution for business. Yet there are disadvantages to using Dropbox for Business, such as Dropbox's storage limits and its cost. This article discusses several other tools for cloud-based file storage and collaboration. Continue reading

Microsoft OneDrive for Business Review: Pros and Cons

Microsoft OneDrive for Business Review: Pros and Cons

Microsoft OneDrive for Business is an online storage solution, with licenses starting at $5 per month. It makes sharing and collaborating on business files easy, with access available from all devices, powerful search tools, and advanced security features for maximum data protection.

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