CloudBerry Launches Desktop Backup Free

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2015-09-07 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Additional features available as part of CloudBerry Backup 4.3 include support for VMware vCloud Air and file level recovery for image-based backups.

CloudBerry Lab announced the availability of Desktop Backup Free as part of its Backup 4.3 release.

In addition to offering real-time or scheduled regular backups for simple data, local disk image, or bare metal restore, the solution employs block level backup, as well as an alerting feature that tracks each backup and restore plan remotely.

Data is protected via 256-bit AES encryption with keys controlled only by the user, while confidentiality is enforced through transparent exchange whereby only the end-user has access to the actual data residing in the cloud.

"Looking at how our business customers take advantage of public cloud storage services for their backup needs, we decided to design the CloudBerry Backup freeware desktop version for personal use," Alexander Negrash, marketing director at CloudBerry Lab, told eWEEK. "The idea is to give individual users a chance to run CloudBerry Backup on their private computers at no charge, which enables users to back up their personal data directly to the cloud with no involvement by a third party, pay only for the storage being used, and not be locked-into one vendor."

With CloudBerry Backup Desktop Free, users can switch from one cloud provider to another, choosing the cloud that best fits their individual needs and is the most cost effective, Negrash explained.

"It is our hope that the free version will entice some of the technically savvy users to implement it for business purposes," he said.

Additional new features now available as part of CloudBerry Backup 4.3 include support for VMware vCloud Air and file level recovery for image-based backups.

"Data upload is a big concern for many customers. Usually, businesses who are implementing a backup plan, either because they haven’t yet backed up anything or because they are transitioning from an on-premises backup solution to one that is cloud-based, already have a fairly large amount of data to upload," Negrash said. "In some cases, it could take months or years to upload due to bandwidth limitations."

He explained that to address this concern, major cloud providers allow businesses to send a hard disk drive with data directly to the cloud for faster uploads.

"There’s always the potential threat of a cloud storage outage, in which a users’ data may become unavailable, so for users who cannot accept any downtime, we expect to see more cloud-to-cloud and cross-cloud backup solutions to meet this growing need," Negrash said. "With the growing popularity of cloud-hosted applications and more data stored in the cloud itself, we think we'll start seeing a big demand for such solutions."

He noted another potential solution is hybrid cloud backup, in which the data that’s most vital is mirrored on premises for quick, immediate retrieval.

 

ckup and data management solutions specialist CloudBerry Lab announced the availability of Desktop Backup Free as part of its Backup 4.3 release.

In addition to offering real-time or scheduled regular backups for simple data, local disk image, or bare metal restore, the solution employs block level backup, as well as an alerting feature that tracks each backup and restore plan remotely.

Data is protected via 256-bit AES encryption with keys controlled only by the user, while confidentiality is enforced through transparent exchange whereby only the end-user has access to the actual data residing in the cloud.

"Looking at how our business customers take advantage of public cloud storage services for their backup needs, we decided to design the CloudBerry Backup freeware desktop version for personal use," Alexander Negrash, marketing director at CloudBerry Lab, told eWEEK. "The idea is to give individual users a chance to run CloudBerry Backup on their private computers at no charge, which enables users to back up their personal data directly to the cloud with no involvement by a third party, pay only for the storage being used, and not be locked-into one vendor."

With CloudBerry Backup Desktop Free, users can switch from one cloud provider to another, choosing the cloud that best fits their individual needs and is the most cost effective, Negrash explained.

"It is our hope that the free version will entice some of the technically savvy users to implement it for business purposes," he said.

Additional new features now available as part of CloudBerry Backup 4.3 include support for VMware vCloud Air and file level recovery for image-based backups.

"Data upload is a big concern for many customers. Usually, businesses who are implementing a backup plan, either because they haven’t yet backed up anything or because they are transitioning from an on-premises backup solution to one that is cloud-based, already have a fairly large amount of data to upload," Negrash said. "In some cases, it could take months or years to upload due to bandwidth limitations."

He explained that to address this concern, major cloud providers allow businesses to send a hard disk drive with data directly to the cloud for faster uploads.

"There’s always the potential threat of a cloud storage outage, in which a users’ data may become unavailable, so for users who cannot accept any downtime, we expect to see more cloud-to-cloud and cross-cloud backup solutions to meet this growing need," Negrash said. "With the growing popularity of cloud-hosted applications and more data stored in the cloud itself, we think we'll start seeing a big demand for such solutions."

He noted another potential solution is hybrid cloud backup, in which the data that’s most vital is mirrored on premises for quick, immediate retrieval.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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