Tag: Amazon EC2

Amazon EC2 vs Amazon S3: Difference and Use-Cases

Amazon EC2 vs Amazon S3: Difference and Use-Cases

If you want to make the most of the AWS cloud, then, Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3 are both important services to understand. This article explains what each service does, how you can use them together and which additional AWS services (such as EFS and EBS) you might wish to use in conjunction with EC2 and S3.
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Alibaba Cloud vs. AWS: Service and Pricing Comparison

Alibaba Cloud vs. AWS: Service and Pricing Comparison

Alibaba Cloud may not be the first name that comes to mind when you think of competitors to Amazon Web services (AWS). However, alongside cloud services like Azure and Google Cloud Platform, Alibaba Cloud is now trying hard to unseat AWS as the world’s leading cloud computing platform.

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Rackspace vs. AWS: Can Rackspace Match AWS for Cloud Servers?

Rackspace vs. AWS: Can Rackspace Match AWS for Cloud Servers?

Rackspace and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are two of the biggest names in cloud computing. Founded in 1998 and 2006, respectively, they are also among the longest-established cloud hosting companies. In this article we will overview differences and similarities between these two companies. Continue reading

Increased EC2 & Azure disk restore limits in CloudBerry Backup 5.8

Increased EC2 & Azure disk restore limits in CloudBerry Backup 5.8

Increased EC2 & Azure disk restore limits in CloudBerry Backup 5.8

Microsoft and Amazon have recently increased the disk volume limits for their virtual machines running on Azure and EC2. At CloudBerry Lab, we always keep up with the latest developments and today announce the support for these increased disk sizes in the CloudBerry Backup 5.8.
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Tips from Steve: Real Life Disaster Recovery Scenarios

Tips from Steve: Real Life Disaster Recovery Scenarios

Tips from Steve: Disaster Recovery ScenariosWhat would you do if a disaster strikes? Flood, fire, tornado, a devastating ransomware attack. These all are real-life issues, that any business can face. We have asked Steve Putnam to tell us about the real-life disaster recovery examples, they have in mind, for the possible disaster striking one of their clients. Continue reading

EC2 Instance Types: Choosing the One That Is Right for You

EC2 Instance Types: Choosing the One That Is Right for You

AWS offers nearly fifty different types of EC2 instances. It also provides a number of different categories of images, each tailored for different use cases.

Choice is a good thing and having so many EC2 instance types and categories is a benefit to users. But with so many possibilities, deciding which EC2 instance is the best fit for your needs can be a challenge. Continue reading

How to Back Up Amazon EC2 Instances

How to Back Up Amazon EC2 Instances

Amazon EC2 instances can be backed up in more than one way. The approach you take on how to back up Amazon EC2 instance should reflect your needs: Whether you require an automated backup solution, how quickly you need to be able to restore an instance during an emergency and how much data you can store and transfer.

This article identifies the different methods for backing up EC2 instances and discusses the pros and cons of each approach. Continue reading

Amazon S3 vs EBS vs EFS. The Difference Explained

Amazon S3 vs EBS vs EFS. The Difference Explained

Amazon S3, Amazon EFS, and Amazon EBS are three different storage types, designed by Amazon Web Services. Amazon S3 is an object storage and is suitable for storing user files and backups in massive numbers. Amazon EFS was designed to provide scalable storage for the users of Amazon EC2 cloud computing service. Amazon EBS was also created to enhance the functionality of Amazon EC2 - it is similar to your computer's drive but in a virtualized environment. All these services are great, but only if you use them in accordance with their purpose.

In this article, we will define the difference between Amazon S3, Amazon EFS and Amazon EBS storage options.  Continue reading

AWS Storage Options: Amazon S3, Glacier, EBS, EFS

AWS Storage Options: Amazon S3, Glacier, EBS, EFS

The portfolio of AWS storage products offers a multitude of options for each and every usage scenario. Navigating through them may prove troublesome for inexperienced users, as each storage class is crammed with many specificities that have to be considered. In this article we set out to clarify the use-cases of the following AWS storage classes: Amazon EBS, EFS, S3, and Glacier.
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Nixsys: The New CloudBerry’s Restore to EC2 Feature Helps Our Offering Greatly

Nixsys: The New CloudBerry’s Restore to EC2 Feature Helps Our Offering Greatly

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Nixsys is an American computer manufacturer that offers the highest quality custom-built computers and servers supporting legacy hardware and software as well as all kinds of IT support for small and mid-size businesses. This includes backup and disaster recovery, network & mobile device management, IT consulting and security services. Continue reading