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Disaster Recovery FAQ: Essential Definitions for IT Pros and MSPs

Disaster Recovery FAQ: Essential Definitions for IT Pros and MSPs

Some IT professionals believe that having automated data backups enables them to perform disaster recovery. As many of you know, this is far from the case.

To create a robust disaster recovery plan, you must understand the concepts, terms, and definitions that underlie it. In this FAQ section, we'll go over the main approaches and topics for disaster recovery and give you links to other guides that go into more detail on most of these topics. Continue reading

Difference Between Backup and Replication

Difference Between Backup and Replication Explained

Difference Between Backup and Replication Explained

When it comes to the world of backup, all that glitters isn’t… truly backup.

To best protect your data, it’s essential to distinguish between approaches that could truly be considered backup and those which are better amalgamated under a heading which could be termed “backup-like”. Continue reading

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Benefits of Backup as a Service

6 Benefits of Backup as a Service

6 Benefits of Backup as a Service

Backup as a service, or BaaS for short, is an alternative to an on-premises, build-your-own backup solution. BaaS implies offsite backup of your data by a service provider. Typically, it's a centralized tool that allows backup and recovery management and monitoring from a single pane of glass.
In this article, we will define the six core benefits of backup as a service for businesses. Continue reading

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Amazon S3 Glacier

What Is Amazon S3 Glacier and How to Use It

What Is Amazon S3 Glacier and How to Use It

Amazon S3 is one of the core services offered by AWS that has a wide variety of use cases, from serving static websites to hosting images, managing data, and much more. In this post, we will review the ins and outs of Amazon S3 Glacier, a special storage class of Amazon S3 that serves as a cost-effective tool for low-access, long-term storage such as archives required for compliance. Continue reading

S3 vs Azure vs Google Cloud

Amazon S3, MS Azure and Google Cloud Storage Pricing Comparison

Amazon S3, MS Azure and Google Cloud Storage Pricing Comparison

When it comes to choosing professional cloud storage, pricing may become the deciding point. To help you better navigate on the ever-changing cloud storage market, we prepared a short article comparing prices for three of the most popular solutions: Microsoft Azure, Google Storage, and Amazon S3 cloud storage services.

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AWS EC2 Backup

How to Back Up Amazon EC2 Instances

How to Back Up Amazon EC2 Instances

Amazon EC2 is one of the world’s most popular cloud virtual machine environments. Naturally, there are several ways to perform the backup of your instances running on this server. The ways depend on the way you want to perform a backup, on the flexibility of the recovery operations available for you, and on the number and type of data you will transfer. This article overviews the different methods for backing up EC2 instances and discusses the pros and cons of each Amazon cloud backup approach.

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RTO RPO

RTO vs. RPO: Two Means Toward the Same End

RTO vs. RPO: Two Means Toward the Same End

RTO (Recovery Time Objective) and RPO (Recovery Point Objective) are the two key parameters that businesses should develop before creating their business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) plans. Both metrics help to design the recovery process, define the recovery time limits, the frequency of backups, and the recovery procedures.
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