NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CloudBerry Lab™, a vendor of backup and management solutions for public cloud storage services, today announced that, it will offer CloudBerry Box, a secure sync and share solution, for half price through April 2, 2015. The company also issued specific recommendations on the eve of World Backup Day to assist SMBs and resellers with selecting the best backup solution for their data, as well as best practices for backing up data to the cloud.
World Backup Day serves as a reminder of the need for diligent and thorough data backup. Unfortunately, many users still do not have a complete understanding of key issues to be aware of when selecting backup solutions and providers, including data ownership, security, backup consistency, and access to their data.
"The main problem is that while there are many services enabling SMBs to backup data through one provider, they don't allow these organizations to specify where their data is being stored," said Alexey Serkov, CTO at CloudBerry Lab. "This means that they are entirely dependent on that vendor for security, backup consistency, and accessibility of their data. As a result, many organizations don't realize there are issues with their backups or that those backups are incomplete until it's too late and they need to recover lost files."
To assist organizations on how to select the best backup solution, CloudBerry Lab offers the following recommendations and best practices:
Know Where Your Backup is Being Stored! Many users of popular cloud backup solutions actually have no idea where their backups are being stored. Not having the ability to choose a cloud provider means users are under the control of the backup solution provider when it comes to the physical location of their data. Specific security measures used and controlling direct access to the data are two very important considerations.
Understand the Differences between a Backup Solution and Cloud Storage: Most cloud backup vendors sell storage, not a solution for managing regular, consistent backups. SMBs and resellers needing better visibility, control, and reporting should choose a backup solution that efficiently allows them to manage and oversee the process while still being able to keep the data at the cloud provider of their choosing.
Know Your Backups are Completed Properly: SMBs and resellers should insist on an alerting feature and a remote management feature to ensure that backups to the cloud are proceeding as planned. They should be notified as soon as problems arise so that they are not left with an incomplete backup.
CloudBerry Backup provides SMBs with a reliable, powerful and affordable solution to back up and recover data using the cloud. In addition to offering real-time and/or scheduled regular backups for simple data backups, local disk image, or bare metal restore, the solution employs block level backup for maximum efficiency and provides best-in -class alerting features to track each backup and restore plan remotely. Data is protected via 256-bit AES encryption with keys controlled only by the customer, while confidentiality is enforced through transparent exchange whereby only the end-user has access to the actual data residing on the cloud.
Established in 2008 by a group of experienced IT professionals, CloudBerry Lab™ provides cloud-based backup and file management services to small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). CloudBerry's offerings include powerful, easy-to-use backup management capabilities and military-grade encryption using customer-controlled keys. Customers can choose to store their backup data with more than 20 online storage providers, including Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, HP Cloud, Rackspace, IBM Softlayer and others. CloudBerry also partners with thousands of VARs and MSPs to provide them with turnkey, white-label data protection services. An Amazon Web Services Advanced Technology Partner since 2012, CloudBerry Lab has also achieved Storage Competency Partner status in the AWS Partner Network. For more information please visit www.cloudberrylab.com. Follow us on Twitter at @cloudberrylab.