Cloud (Internet) Backups

S3-Compatible Worldwide Cloud Backups (S3CLOUD)

Worldwide Cloud Storage for BackupEDGE Archives!

BackupEDGE supports the industry standard S3 Storage API. (BackupEDGE 03.01.01 and later).

  • Leverage your Internet bandwidth to perform secure backups, LIVE, to cloud storage providers around the world.
  • Create your own cloud storage repository in your choice of cloud storage providers and locations (Regions) around the world.
  • Uses the BackupEDGE "s3cloud" Resource type†.
  • S3 signature version 4 supported (03.01.05 and later).
  • Highly perfromance optimized (03.02.01 build 3 and later).
  • Perform LIVE cloud storage backups, or set up live backups to a local strorage Resource and have them copied automatically to your favorite cloud storage provider automatically.
  • Many cloud storage providers offer S3 compatibility. Tested providers are listed here, or you may ask your favorite cloud storage provider if they support the S3 API.
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Tested Cloud Storage Providers

Amazon, Google Cloud Storage, Wasabi, 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.

See Section 11 (Configuring S3 API Cloud Backups) of the BackupEDGE 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://cloud.google.com/storage for more information on Google Cloud Storage.

See https://cloud.google.com/storage/pricing for Google Cloud Storage pricing.

See https://wasabi.com for Wasabi Information. Note: Wasabi also supports BackupEDGE FTPS backups.

See https://wasabi.com/pricing for Wasabi 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.

 

Amazon Web Services - Simple Storage Service (S3)

Your archives may be stored at your choice of Regions around the world to satisfy regulatory, performance, and latency needs. For example...

Area Amazon Region†
United States‡ US East Region 1. Datacenters in Northern Virginia are used.
United Stated US East Region 2. Datacenters in Ohio are used.
United States US West Region 1. Datacenters in Northern California are used.
United States US West Region 2. Datacenters in Oregon are used.
Canada Canada Central 1. Datacenters in Canada are used.
China - Beijing China North 1. Datacenters in Beijing, China are used.
China - Ningxia China Northwest 1. Datacenters in Ningxia, China are used.
European Union - Frankfurt European Union Central 1. Datacenters in Frankfurt, Germany are used.
European Union - Ireland European Union West 1. Datacenters in Ireland are used.
European Union - London European Union West 2. Datacenters in London, UK are used.
European Union - Paris European Union West 3. Datacenters in Paris, France are used.
Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Asia Pacific South 1. Datacenters in Mumbai, India are used.
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Asia Pacific Northeast 1. Datacenters in Tokyo, Japan are used.
Asia Pacific (Seoul) Asia Pacific Northeast 2. Datacenters in Seoul, South Korea are used.
Asia Pacific (Osaka) Asia Pacific Northeast 3. Datacenters in Osaka, Japan are used.
Asia Pacific (Singapore) Asia Pacific Southeast 1. Datacenters in the Republic of Singapore are used.
Asia Pacific (Sydney) Asia Pacific Southeast 2. Datacenters in Sydney, Australia are used.
South America South America East 1. Datacenters in Sao Paulo, Brazil are used.

Training videos on using BackupEDGE with Amazon S3 are available on our YouTube Channel.

Google - Google Cloud Storage

Area Google Region†
United States United States Central 1. Only Data Centers in Iowa are used.
United States United States East 1. Only Data Centers in South Carolina are used.
United States United States East 4. Only Data Centers in Northern Virginia are used.
United States United States West 1. Only Data Centers in Oregon are used.
United States United States West 2. Only Data Centers in Los Angeles California are used.
European Union Europe North 1. Only Data Centers in Finland are used.
European Union Europe West 1. Only Data Centers in Belgium are used.
European Union Europe West 2. Only Data Centers in London are used.
European Union Europe West 3. Only Data Centers in Frankfurt are used.
European Union Europe West 4. Only Data Centers in the Netherlands are used.
Asia Asia East 1. Only Data Centers in Taiwan are used.
Asia Asia East 2. Only Data Centers in Hong Kong are used.
Asia Asia Northeast 1. Only Data Centers in Tokyo are used.
Asia Asia South 1. Only Data Centers in Mumbai are used.
Asia Asia Southeast 1. Only Data Centers in Singapore are used.
Australia Australia Southeast 1. Only Data Centers in Sydney are used.
South America South America East 1. Only Data Centers in São Paulo are used.

Wasabi - Hot Cloud Storage

Area Wasabi Region†
United States US East 1. Datacenters in Northern Virginia are used.
United States US West 1. Datacenters in Oregon are used.

dinCloud - dinStorage D3

Area dinCloud Region†
Southwestern United States Los Angeles. Datacenters in the Los Angeles area are used.
Midwest United States Chicago. Datacenters in The Chicago are used.

Dunkel - Dunkel Cloud Storage

Area Dunkel Region†
Germany, European Union Germany and the European Union. Datacenters in the Frankfurt area, Germany are used.

† With many services you specify a Region when you create your Bucket. Within that Region, your backups may be redundantly stored on multiple devices across multiple facilities.

For maximum data security and reliability, BackupEDGE uses only the highest redundancy storage tier available.

Major corporations use third-party cloud storage services to leverage their own computing and storage resources because it is inexpensive, fast and reliable.

Pricing is direct from the cloud storage 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 03.02.01 build 3 and later have had the S3CLOUD Storage Resource optimized for performance and are significantly faster than prior releases..

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.

 

Amazon Web Services - DevPay

BackupEDGE (back to 02.03 in 2008) also supported Amazon S3 via DevPay. This service has been discontinued by Amazon. Support was removed in BackupEDGE beginning with 03.01.05 build 3 in 2017.

Last Updated - 2018-12-05

 

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