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
Tag: Cold storage
Back in August, Microsoft announced Microsoft Azure Archive Blob Storage. Extremely competitive pricing along with local and geographic redundancy have us at CloudBerry excited and we are now announcing support for Azure Archive Blob Storage in CloudBerry Backup. After giving us a sneak peek a few months back, Microsoft has now released the feature to the general public. Read on to learn more about Azure Archive Blob Storage and its benefits. Continue reading
Backup and archive are terms that you might hear used interchangeably. In reality, however, they are not at all the same thing. Understanding the difference between backup and archive is crucial in order to ensure that your data processes meet your needs. Doing data backups when you instead require a data archive, or vice versa, can have very negative results when it comes time to retrieve data. This article defines data backups and data archiving and explains the differences between them. Continue reading
IT organizations today need to be savvy when it comes to spending, and the shift from on-premises storage to cloud-based storage is just one example of how data storage providers can deliver the same level of service but at a reduced cost. Providers of services like cloud backup know that businesses are always looking for ways to keep costs down, particularly when it comes to cloud storage.
Tiered storage offerings today are designed to align with business needs—from the most critical of data to “Let’s just keep it in case we need it someday” data, and everything in between. These offerings seem to meet specific needs for cloud-based storage, but at a cost that lines up with the value perceived of the data being stored.
So, when looking at cold storage, is cold storage just cheap storage?
What is Azure Archive Storage?
To keep up the pace with Amazon and Google, Microsoft has announced the preview of its own Azure Archive Blob Storage as part of their Azure cloud storage offering. Complementing its Hot and Cool storage offerings, Azure Archive Storage rounds out Azure’s tiered storage with a low-cost, long-term storage option for rarely-accessed data. Continue reading
This post applies to CloudBerry Backup 4.5 and later.
Starting from the latest release of CloudBerry Backup, you can automatically clear the Archive Bit attribute for the files during the backup process! In this post, we explain what is Archive Bit, what is it good for and how to configure CloudBerry Backup to make it turn off this attribute every time you run the backup iteration. Continue reading
The latest release of CloudBerry Explorer provides a user interface to Oracle Storage Cloud Archive Service. Using our product, you can easily move your data across your local storage and Oracle Archive storage as well as manage files and folders in the cloud just the same way you do it on your local computer. Continue reading
CloudBerry Lab continues improving Archive Mode in CloudBerry Backup to help customers get the most out of their cloud backup. Starting from release 5.9, CloudBerry Backup expands the list of supported cloud storage services compatible with archives and also brings support for archive backup continuity.