Tag Archives: Amazon

Managing IAM Permissions in the Cloud: AWS vs Microsoft Azure vs Google 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

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.

If you live outside of Asia and haven’t heard of Alibaba Cloud until recently, you’re not alone. Although Alibaba Cloud was founded in 2009, only a few years after AWS, it focused initially on the China market, then expanded slowly into neighboring countries.

It was not until a major $1 billion investment in 2015 that Alibaba Cloud began operating globally. It opened its first data center in the United States the same year and arrived in Europe in 2016.

Today, it is clear that Alibaba Cloud intends to compete globally with AWS and other major cloud providers. That leaves many consumers wondering whether Alibaba Cloud computing can offer better value than AWS. This article explores that question by comparing the Alibaba Cloud computing, storage, API and other services with those of AWS. Continue reading

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

CloudBerry Lab at re:Invent 2017 in Las Vegas

Amazon re:Invent is the biggest and the final conference about everything cloud in the world. And it's happening right now. CloudBerry Lab team traditionally went there to meet customers, share opinion with other experts and show the latest generation of CloudBerry Backup - the 5.8 with Ransomware Protection.

Meet us at our booth 530! The last day of the conference is 1st of December. Continue reading

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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AWS CloudWatch: What Is It?

You probably already use the built-in report to monitor instance usage peaks. In the same time, it’s not unusual for developers to be unaware of AWS CloudWatch and its’ ability to collect metrics over major AWS tools, including Amazon EC2 performance and loads, send notifications via Amazon SNS, initiate auto-scaling or other actions in response to different events on schedule-basis and store instance logs.
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Amazon Cloud Storage: S3 or Cloud Drive?

Services behind Amazon Web Services are almost countless. We have already explained the difference between Amazon Glacier, Standard I/A and RRS classes of Amazon S3 cloud storage. Today we’re going to compare Amazon S3 with Amazon Drive — standalone storage service designed by AWS. Learn more about AWS lambda here. Continue reading

Amazon S3 Transfer Acceleration in CloudBerry Backup

Note: this post applies to CloudBerry Backup 4.8.2 and later.

Amazon S3 Transfer Acceleration is a new built-in feature of Amazon S3. When enabled, it speeds up the data exchange with this bucket up to 6 times. So this feature was added to CloudBerry solutions at once after it was released by Amazon. Here we are going to explain how to enable it in CloudBerry Backup. 

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AWS Security Best Practices: Checklist

AWS Security Best Practices ChecklistAmazon Web Services ensure data security of in compliance with the so-called Shared Responsibility model. It is based on the following assumption: AWS does such operations like decommissioning of old storage devices in accordance to the latest industry standards and controls physical access to data centers, and the user takes care of securing his root credentials, assigns security groups, edits access control list policies and performs identity management. Therefore, the user takes full responsibility for any security breach on his/her side.

Use this checklist to find out if your account is in compliance with AWS security best practices to protect crucial data and ensure stable work for your resources.
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CloudBerry Drive 2.2.2 Now Supports Amazon VPC


As you may know, one of the leaders in the cloud market, Amazon company, offers Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). It is an isolated AWS segment which represents a virtual network managed by your team. Now it is fully supported by Cloudberry Drive.

Here you will find a brief feature explanation and guidelines on how to connect your Amazon VPC to Cloudberry Drive.

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