Today we are excited to announce the launch of Rackspace Cloud Backup, a new file-based backup solution for Cloud Servers customers with a Managed Service Level. Rackspace Cloud Backup is fully integrated with Cloud Servers and offers a file-based alternative to backing up the whole server image.
Most interesting modern applications need fast and scalable cloud storage. Cloud storage is used in a variety of scenarios, from rich and video-intensive websites designed by media agencies for global brands, to enterprises running SharePoint and looking to reduce the size of the SQL Server database by offloading content to the cloud, to vendors of cloud archiving and data retention solutions.
Cloud Files is the storage home to thousands of customers and it can benefit you, too. To learn how, check out the latest Cloud Files resources and news at the brand-new Cloud Files Resource Center. There, you’ll find videos, blog posts, customer case studies, whitepapers, data sheets and more—all about Cloud Files. Here are just a few of the questions that are answered on the new Cloud Files Resource Center:
The amount of data stored on the Internet today has reached astronomical numbers. From Bytes to Petabytes to Exabytes – online data storage continues to rocket. What’s really in a byte? It’s hard to imagine what a terabyte of storage really equates to. If you took the average number of bytes per Flickr photo and converted it to a metric of area, how much space would all the photos on Flickr fill? We’ve done some simple math and added in some fun analogies to illustrate how much data we’re really talking about.
For businesses that are ready to ditch the hassles of maintaining a file server in-house, we offer Rackspace Cloud Drive. It’s basically a centralized, online hard drive, where your employees can back up, store, and share files securely via their desktop, web browser, or smart phone.
These days, it seems to be all about the cloud. In the last couple of years, this new variant of hosting has built into quite a storm (pardon the pun) amongst the IT community. On whiteboards all across the world, amorphous blobs that used to represent what lay outside the application infrastructure ( the Internet, for example) have now been elevated to part of the design. While the change may seem subtle in regards to brainstorming and spit-balling your way through a design session, the options that cloud hosting brings to developers is quite significant. The challenge, however, is making sense of all the options and how to leverage the different variants this new trend provides.