Category: Backups

In theory, everyone seems to agree on the need for a comprehensive disaster recovery (DR) plan. But for IT professionals tasked with ensuring AWS business continuity, theory and reality are two very different things. After all, finding vocal managerial support for a DR plan is one thing. Finding the actual funds to implement it is another.

When pitching a DR plan, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to project ROI. It’s hard to accurately gauge the value of something that will hopefully never be used. As with fire extinguishers or airbags, DR plans are usually taken for granted until something goes horribly wrong. For that reason, it might be better to frame a DR plan in terms of an insurance policy that will mitigate possible losses rather than an investment that will produce tangible gains or cost savings. And as with other types of insurance, it might also make sense to bring in a third-party vendor to handle your disaster recovery needs. READ MORE

In previous posts, we’ve discussed many of the flexible, money-saving features offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). We’ve also discussed how third-party AWS management systems like CloudRanger can help cut costs even further by automating routine tasks. But in order to take full advantage of AWS and CloudRanger, it’s important for users to understand the importance of properly tagging AWS resources.

In the following article, we’ll explain why properly tagging AWS resources is necessary, and go over some of AWS’ best practices and recommended strategies for applying tags. We’ll also explore how CloudRanger utilizes tags to simplify various aspects of AWS, saving time and money in the process.

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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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Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud-computing platform can greatly simplify a company’s backup and recovery process without the need for costly onsite equipment. However, because using AWS is somewhat complicated and still requires a certain level of scripting, many businesses chose to outsource this task to a managed service provider (MSP) or value-added reseller (VAR). So in the following article, we’ll highlight important details to consider regarding AWS backup & disaster recovery for MSPs and VARs. We’ll also explain how third-party providers like CloudRanger can help MSPs and VARs further streamline and simplify their clients’ backups and recovery methods, saving time and money in the process.

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Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) cloud-based platforms provide users with a flexible, easily scalable solution to meet their computing needs. It also eliminates the need for users to invest in a costly physical computer infrastructure of their own. So when it comes disaster recovery, this versatile, decentralized system is an ideal solution for your business. However, while AWS might provide the necessary features for disaster recovery, these tools will prove useless in the absence of a comprehensive strategy. With that in mind, here are 10 tips for developing an AWS disaster recovery plan, along with some information about how third-party vendors like CloudRanger can help with the plan’s implementation.

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