BackupEDGE 03.01.01 & Later S3-Compatible Worldwide Cloud Backups
Worldwide Cloud Storage for BackupEDGE Archives!
BackupEDGE now supports the industry standard S3 Storage API.
Amazon, dinCloud, Dunkel and others use a scalable, decentralized, fault tolerant server structure to guarantee 99.9% data availability at a cost far less expensive than building a datacenter and renting space. The only concern for the user is the reliability and speed of their own Internet connection.
Your archives may be stored at your choice of Regions around the world to satisfy regulatory, performance, and latency needs. For example...
|United States||US Standard Region. Redundant datacenters around the United States are used.|
|United States||US West Region 1. Only datacenters in Northern California are used.|
|United States||US West Region 2. Only datacenters in Oregon are used.|
|European Union‡||European Union West. Datacenters for the European Union are located in Ireland.|
|Asia Pacific||Asia Pacific Southeast 1. Republic of Singapore.|
|Asia Pacific||Asia Pacific Southeast 2. Sydney, Australia.|
|Asia Pacific||Asia Pacific Northeast 1. Tokyo, Japan.|
|South America||South America East. Sao Paulo, Brazil.|
|United States||United States. Data Centers in the United States are Used.|
|Southwestern United States||Los Angeles. Datacenters in the Los Angeles area are used.|
|Midwest United States||Chicago.Datacenters in The Chicago are used.|
|Germany, European Union||Germany and the European Union. Datacenters in the Frankfurt area, Germany are used.|
† You specify a Region when you create your Bucket. Within that Region, your backups may beredundantly stored on multiple devices across multiple facilities.
‡ The Amazon European Union Frankfurt Region is not currently supported by BackupEDGE.
For maximum data security and reliability, BackupEDGE uses only the highest redundancy storage tier Amazon provides.
Major corporations use services like Amazon.com to leverage their own computing and storage resources because it is inexpensive, fast and reliable.
Pricing is direct from the cloud provider.
BackupEDGE 03.01.01 and later optimize S3-compatible storage usage using quotas and archive expiration. Using these features you can prevent BackupEDGE from using (and you from paying) for excessive on-line storage.
BackupEDGE provides the same "Transparent Media Technology" access to S3-compatible storage that it would to an FTP Server or removable disk, including:
- Full or partial backups of servers or parts of servers with dual data integrity checking (bit-level + full file checksum).
- Instant File Restore™, providing access to individual files and folders in seconds. Only the archive blocks containing the actual data you want to restore need to be transmitted across the network link.
- Full compatibility with RecoverEDGE bare metal disaster recovery.
- No caching of entire backups on the local hard drive. Only a small (50MB) segment of your backup gets cached at any one time.
A secure, encrypted transport link is always used for S3-compatible backups, and no one can access your S3 backups without your unique keys. Policies can also be put into place in many cases to ensure additional data security by, for instance, restricting access to your buckets to a particular IP address or subnet range.
Microlite also recommends that all S3 cloud backup users invest in the BackupEDGE encryption option to ensure that all data that leaves your premises is encrypted while at rest, thus conforming to customer data privacy regulations.
See Section 10 (Configuring Amazon S3 Backups) in the User Guide for more comprehensive information.
See https://aws.amazon.com/s3 for more information on Amazon S3.
See https://aws.amazon.com/s3/pricing for Amazon S3 pricing.
See https://www.dincloud.com/cloud-storage for dinCloud D3 information and pricing.
See https://www.dunkel.de/s3/ for Dunkel S3 information and pricing.
BackupEDGE 03.01.00 build 3 and earlier (back to 02.03) used the DevPay authentication / billing method for Amazon S3 backups. This method is only compatible with Amazon and will be discontinued by Amazon in the first quarter of 2015. Click HERE for more information on legacy Amazon S3 backups.
Last Updated - 2015-06-08