Category: Storage Providers

How to Use S3 Select to Save Time on Amazon S3

How to Use S3 Select to Save Time on Amazon S3

In this post, you will learn about S3 Select, a feature announced by AWS in 2017 to allow you to retrieve subsets of data from an object on S3. We will discuss why you would want to use S3 Select, then walk through a simple use case of how to use S3 Select with Boto 3, the AWS SDK for Python.

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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

Pre-Signed URLs Use-Cases

Pre-Signed URLs Use-Cases

In this article, we'll learn how and why to use pre-signed S3 URLs to provide secure, temporary access to objects in your S3 buckets. We will discuss generating pre-signed S3 URLs for occasional, one-off use cases as well as programmatically generating them for use in your application code. There are multiple code examples for each use case.
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MSP Voice Episode 10: James Vickery, Benchmark365

MSP Voice Episode 10: James Vickery, Benchmark365

James is the CEO of Benchmark 365, a private label helpdesk for Managed Service Providers. James is also the owner of I Know IT, an MSP he started in Sydney, Australia in 2003.

In this episode, we discuss James’ experiences and also spend a good amount of time discussing the pricing of services.

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