The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Vatican
The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – A Close Call
The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Bird Envy
The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Smoke Free Office
CloudBerry Lab Takes You To The Glacier

CloudBerry Lab Takes You To The Glacier

CloudBerry Lab Takes You To The Glacier

The world of data management and storage continues to change and flex as it enters the realm of the cloud, with sophisticated technologies running in a never-ending horse-race against the increased demands of the end users. One constant remains:  people need access to data, and they also need to store data, which is why they turn to cloud storage and backup specialists.

logocloudberry

CloudBerry Lab (cloudberrylab.com) is one such specialist. They work a great deal in the Windows Azure environment, providing low-cost and reliable backup for small and mid-sized businesses. Alexander Negrash, Marketing Manager at CloudBerry Lab describes their service as “an easy and comfortable way for users to move data,” and they recognize the Windows Azure environment as a dynamic cloud solution that many of their customers are already comfortable with. This allows them to implement a multi-cloud backup strategy to meet a wide range of storage needs and operating platforms.

CloudBerryLab recognizes also that cost will always remain an issue for many corporate customers, especially given that the amount of data that needs to be accessed and stored increases with each passing day. So, in addition to their affiliation with Windows Azure, they assist by giving their clients access to Amazon Glacier.

Glacier is a fascinating spin on the concept of archiving, especially when one considers the effort that must have gone into the branding: the world’s largest river (Amazon) tied to the world’s slowest river (a glacier). But semantics aside, Glacier offers a remarkable visual and practical antithesis to the high-speed, amorphous entity that is the cloud. Although it, too, is cloud-based, Glacier essentially takes snapshots of existing data sets and then swallows them into a state of permanent immobility, encased, as it were, inside a giant block of ice. This is not real-time backup. This is month-end archiving. And once the data is frozen, it can be retrieved, but not immediately. Currently a retrieval request takes up to 24 hours to complete. It is ice, after all, not cloud vapor.

Amazon Glacier has an added benefit in addition to its huge storage capacity: it is very inexpensive. Current pricing is set at $0.01 per gigabyte, with a reliability factor of 99.9999999% against data loss. CloudBerry Lab offers Amazon Glacier backup service to its customers, thus completing a spectrum of backup and storage options, from fast to slow, short-term to long-term.

Negrash points out that CloudBerry Lab also provides encryption in a secure method that happens before the data is sent to the cloud, which differs from many other storage organizations that offer encryption, but store everything within the same data centres. By encrypting on the client’s end, before it is sent to the cloud, Negrash says, a greater level of security is achieved.

As always, however, Negrash states that customers should do some research when deciding on their backup and storage options, including just where and how their long-term storage should occur, given that the data to be stored will continue to expand on a weekly or monthly basis. Of course, the specialists at CloudBerry Lab are happy to provide assistance, and a great deal of information is available at their website.  You can also download CloudBerry Backup with free 15 days trial.

By Steve Prentice

Post Sponsored By CloudBerry lab

Steve Prentice
Follow us

Steve Prentice

Steve Prentice is a project manager, writer, speaker and expert on productivity in the workplace, specifically the juncture where people and technology intersect. He is a senior writer for CloudTweaks.
Steve Prentice
Follow us

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

Popular Archives

The History Of Back-Ups

The History Of Back-Ups

The History of Back-Ups There’s no doubt about it – we are spoilt. With external hard-drives, CDs, USB memory sticks, SD cards, online storage and multiple devices with vast memories we can save, access and back up our data more easily and more efficiently than ever before. (Image Source: Maxim Yurin, SoftLogica)  It’s not always been…

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter The city of the future is impeccably documented. Sensors are used to measure air quality, traffic patterns, and crowd movement. Emerging neighborhoods are quickly recognized, public safety threats are found via social networks, and emergencies are dealt with quicklier. Crowdsourcing reduces commuting times, provides people with better transportation…

Recent

Churning It Up In The Cloud

Churning It Up In The Cloud

Churning The Corner With SaaS Applications There’s plenty of research that backs up our reasoning for a move to the cloud. Forrester Research claims that the public cloud computing market will reach $191bn in 2020 (everyone else is doing it); Peer1Hosting claims that 49% of IT decision makers are doing it to reduce costs (everyone…

The Growth Of Rampant Digital Diseases

The Growth Of Rampant Digital Diseases

Rampant Digital Diseases Keeping ‘Rombertik’ at Bay – The New Malware that Destroys Hard-Drives A new form of malware is still on the loose, and this one takes malicious to a whole new level. Nicknamed ‘Rombertik’ by Cisco Systems, the malware attempts to infiltrate the victim’s browser to procure confidential information; fairly standard operating procedure…

Will Your Internet of Things Device Testify Against You?

Will Your Internet of Things Device Testify Against You?

Will Your Internet of Things Device Testify Imagine this:  Your wearable device is subpoenaed to testify against you.  You were driving when you were over the legal alcohol limit and data from a smart Breathalyzer device is used against you. Some might argue that such a use case could potentially safeguard society. However, it poses…

The Many Hats Of Today’s IT Managers

The Many Hats Of Today’s IT Managers

The Many Hats of IT Managers In years past, the IT department of most large organizations was much like a version of Middle Earth: a mysterious nether world where people who seemed infinitely smarter than the rest of us bustled around, speaking and typing languages that appeared indecipherable, yet, which made our world work. They…

Selling Your Business To Your Employees

Selling Your Business To Your Employees

Mobility For Your Employees It may seem a radical notion, the idea of selling your business to the people who work for you, but this is the era in which we now work. Employees of all levels are all incredibly aware of their options when it comes to mobility and employability. This doesn’t mean that…

Technology Sponsors

hp Logo CityCloud-PoweredByOpenstack-Bluesquare_logo_100x100-01
cisco_logo_100x100 vmware citrix100
Site 24x7 200px-KPMG

Established in 2009, CloudTweaks is recognized as one of the leading influencers in cloud computing, big data and internet of things (IoT) information. Our goal is to continue to build our growing information portal, by providing the best in-depth articles, interviews, event listings, whitepapers, infographics and much more.

CloudTweaks Comic Library

Advertising