Regardless of what type of platform you are using, the need to make regular backups of your business’s data is self-evident. But a major benefit of working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the ability to easily and efficiently make incremental backups of your company’s data by utilizing Amazon EBS snapshots.

Despite their popularity, not everyone is familiar with how Amazon EBS snapshots work. So in the following article, we’ll take a more in-depth look at native EBS snapshots, and how they are able to save your company time and money with incremental backups. We’ll also take a look at how using a third-party service like CloudRanger can further simplify the process and lower costs.

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Thanks to cloud-based platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS), backing up your company’s critical data has never been easier. But as we’ve stated in previous blogs, during an actual crisis, backups may prove useless in the absence of a comprehensive disaster recovery (DR) plan. And while there are many factors that must go into crafting the right DR plan to meet your company’s specific needs, the two most important are the recovery time objective (RTO) and the recovery point objective (RPO). In the following article, we’ll break down what these terms mean and how they differ. We’ll also explain why determining the RTO and RPO is so important, and how CloudRanger can help enact an AWS DR plan once it’s been crafted.

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When it comes to your company’s backup and disaster recovery needs, Amazon Web Services’ cloud-computing platform is an ideal choice. But despite its inherent benefits, file level recovery for EBS snapshots can still be a difficult, time-consuming process, especially for non-IT professionals. However, it doesn’t have to be. In this article, we’ll take a look at how file level recovery for AWS EBS snapshots work. We’ll also discuss how a third-party provider like CloudRanger can greatly simplify the process

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Since we have released the latest version of our CloudRanger software, we have received multiple requests from customers to allow AWS cross account backup and recovery functionality across multiple AWS accounts using CloudRanger in order to best prepare for a disaster scenario. 

We already provide the functionality to copy a snapshot to another region within AWS, but many of our customers are also looking to ensure their data and snapshots are stored in an additional AWS account. This means it is guarded separately from the origin AWS account to ensure backup data is safe from any potential security breaches and or compromised accounts.

So today, we are delighted to announce that our AWS cross account backup and restore functionality, allowing customers to automatically copy and recover snapshots between AWS accounts is now available.

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There are many well-known advantages to choosing Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) over traditional onsite servers. Chief among them is the lower cost associated with cloud-computing platforms. But aside from the financial benefits of foregoing a physical IT infrastructure, AWS offers a myriad of other ways to save you money. In the following article, we’ll take a look at how you can utilize various features to easily reduce your AWS bill. We’ll also discuss how third-party vendors like CloudRanger can help lower your cloud-computing costs even further.

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