CloudBacko released v1.11, supporting Windows 10, VMware ESXi 6 and vCenter 6

CloudBacko, a fast growing cloud backup software vendor, today announced the release of version 1.11. This version comes with the support of the latest Windows 10, VMware ESXi 6 and vCenter 6, allowing businesses and home users to backup Windows System, virtual machine, database, server, PC and Mac to public cloud storage as well as local and USB hard drive. Besides, the version also supports Microsoft OneDrive for Business as the backup destination in addition to personal OneDrive.

Windows 10 already comes with the System Image Backup utility that allows users to effortlessly backup the whole system image. So, why CloudBacko is still necessary? Cloud and encryption are the two key differentiators.

“CloudBacko is able to backup the entire Windows image, not only to user’s local hard drive, but also to the public cloud storage, for disaster recovery. A wide range of cloud storage choices is available. Home users can choose to free storage such as Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox. Businesses can use Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace, FTP, etc.” said Samuel Chan, CloudBacko’s Development Director.

“Since data are backed up to cloud, people would worry about the security and privacy issues. CloudBacko comes with the strongest encryption feature, that will use a 256-bit truly randomized key to encrypt the data on the local computer before sending to the cloud, leaving hackers zero chance to hack the data. It thus gives people peace of mind for backing up data to the cloud.” Samuel explained the advantage of the product’s encryption feature.

For businesses, the added VMware ESXi 6 and vCenter 6 support allows them to backup the guest virtual machines in these latest VMware hosts. Most importantly, VMware ESXi free version users can still enjoy the use of CloudBacko Pro’s free ESXi backup module to backup unlimited VMs with an ESXi host.

Similar to personal OneDrive, OneDrive for Business is a place for business users to store, sync, and share work files. CloudBacko now lets businesses to utilize their available space in OneDrive for Business for storing 256-bit encrypted backup data.

About CloudBacko

CloudBacko is a cloud backup software vendor specialized in developing cloud backup solution for businesses of any sizes. It currently has 3 different solutions for different types of users. CloudBacko Home is primarily designed for home users, while CloudBacko Pro and CloudBacko Lite are for businesses. Visit CloudBacko website at http://www.cloudbacko.com for more product and pricing information.

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Why CloudBacko is better than Veeam

How CloudBacko is better than Veeam

While Veeam’s flagship product Backup & Replication (Veeam B&R) has been popular in forums, CloudBacko Pro can achieve more at a fraction of Veeam’s cost. This post compares CloudBacko Pro to Veeam B&R and explores the less well-known goodies in CloudBacko Pro.

1. Faster installation

Veeam requires two-step installation. User needs to first download and install Veeam Backup & Replication, then download and install Veeam Cloud Edition. CloudBacko Pro, designed with cloud backup feature in mind, only needs to be installed once. We always enjoy faster results.

2. Easier backup

In CloudBacko Pro, a few clicks on the main screen can set up and start a backup job. In Veeam, one needs to first create backup set in B&R, then create a backup job in the Cloud Edition interface. CloudBacko has a more unified interface for cloud backup jobs. Automation helps you save time to do more.

3. Unlimited storage

CloudBacko Pro allows users to combine multiple accounts as one pool of cloud storage. When cloud storage is running out, you can add more storage to the pool. CloudBacko Pro can keep multiple copies of backup concurrently or sequentially at various local and offi-site locations to prevent data loss disaster. It can help you set up unlimited storage for one backup set.

Supported cloud services are Amazon S3, AWS compatible storages, Google Cloud Storage, Google Drive, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, FTP / SFTP sites, external USB drive, and local / mapped network drives.

Veeam has no such feature.

4. Cleaner interface

Newer software has the advantage of adopting modern approach in user interface design. In CloudBacko Pro, all major operations are grouped under eight colorful panes on main screen. Help tips are available on every sub-page. Instructions are easy to follow that no user manual is needed. Clean interface does not mean features are limited. Advanced options will be shown when options are expanded.

5. Wider platforms supported

Veeam B&R supports Windows 7 or later versions. CloudBacko Pro respects users with older versions of Windows and it supports from Windows XP onwards.

6. Buy once, get update for life

The purchase price of Veeam only includes first year maintenance. CloudBacko Pro’s package includes unlimited updates once you have signed up. We always have your backup covered.

7. More cost-effective

Last but not the least, the great news is that CloudBacko Pro only costs less than 10% of Veeam. The attractive price tag gives you more features for cloud backup. Your limited budget would not stop you from enjoying high quality backup software.

After you know about this bargain, how would you choose? Download CloudBacko Pro here now to try it yourself.

7 reasons to choose CloudBacko for VM cloud backup

7 reasons to choose CloudBacko for VM cloud backup

CloudBacko focuses on supporting businesses and backing up critical data in case of disaster.

In this digital world, data is the blood of most businesses. This article expounds on the benefits of using CloudBacko, as compared to other major brands in the backup software market.

1. Designed with cloud backup in mind

CloudBacko has a unified approach to cloud backup. The only prerequisite is to have Java installed. CloudBacko is connected to most major cloud storage service providers, providing easy interface for you to back up to cloud storage, including Amazon S3, AWS compatible storages, Google Cloud Storage, Google Drive, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, FTP / SFTP sites, external USB drive, and local / mapped network drives. More brands will be included in later update versions.

2. Less money for more. Tailored for Small Business

We have listened to users. CloudBacko lets you spend few and receive  comparable functionality. With less than $40, you can back up unlimited virtual machines in one host. We are committed in supporting small business and help you sharply reduce IT budget and do more.

CloudBacko can backup and restore all kinds of applications and VMs, Microsoft Exchange Server (EDB and mail level backups), Microsoft SQL Server, VMware vSphere ESXi (both Paid and Free versions), Hyper-V, Lotus Domino, Lotus Notes, Oracle Database, MySQL, Windows System, Windows System State, as well as Files.

3. Great Ease of Use

We believe backup tasks can be very simple. The CloudBacko interface consists of tiles, like touch panel. The intuitive user interface enables users to learn and set up backup jobs quickly and effortlessly. No more long-hours staff training is required. The help button on each page provides helpful instructions on how to use CloudBacko.

Creating a backup task only requires a few clicks and you are good to go.

4. Configurable backup options

In devising a backup plan, many factors affect the configurations: size of VMs, operating systems in VMs, the applications used, source and target locations and . CloudBacko provides a wide range of configurations, such as configurable max concurrent backups, configurable min file size to trigger incremental backup and trigger full backup by number of delta and/or total delta size.

Virtual machines require a collection of virtual resources of CPU, disk, ram and network bandwidth. These hardware resources also affect your backup plan. CloudBacko provides configurations that can easily adjust your backup plan.

5. Changed block tracking for backup

Changed Block Tracking (CBT) is an incremental backup technology for VMware virtual machines (VMs).Virtual machines running on ESX/ESXi hosts can track disk sectors that have changed. If any blocks were changed since the last backup, Changed Block Tracking tags them and stores the information in a CTK file. CBT tells the Cloudbacko only to copy these changed blocks, avoiding copies of the entire VM.

This technology can greatly reduce backup image size, hence using less cloud resources and network bandwidth. CloudBacko utilizes this feature to ensure that you can enjoy faster backup and restore.

6. Encryption of filenames in cloud storage

Cloud storage raises security concern among many users. The widespread stories on newspaper about data breach exposed the risk of using cloud storage. As we have discussed in previous post, “Cloud backup should come with encryption”, when data leaves the PC or the internal network on the clear, it is potentially leaked to the general public. Only with encryption that it protect your important data from cloud operators’ prying eyes. CloudBacko encrypt both data and filenames with a 256-bit truly randomized key with AES algorithm, the most advanced encryption standard, protecting your valuable data in cloud backup storage.

7. Report and email help management

Anything can break. With exploding volume of data, system admin faces the challenge of managing them all. When something bad happens, you want to be immediately notified and take suitable actions to minimize any risks. With CloudBacko’s reporting tool, you can get crystal clear visibility into the backup details of all destinations, including usage trend, backup and restore reports, log for warnings and errors, etc. CloudBacko can also be configured to send reports by email, hence any interruptions or job completion will be reported.

 Conclusion

CloudBacko is the clear choice for organizations concerned with end-user satisfaction at a reasonable price. CloudBacko is the VM backup tool you can trust.

CloudBacko releases unlimited free cloud backup solution

CloudBacko just released an unlimited free cloud backup solution, CloudBacko Free. It allow users to combine various free cloud storage services into one big space, thus providing unlimited free cloud storage for backup. It is also the only cloud backup solution that encrypts the filenames as well as the data locally before storing on the cloud.

Combine all cloud storage into one

Nowadays, free cloud storage with only 15-20GB free storage cannot fulfill the needs for backing up large amount of data such as pictures, mp3s, videos, etc. However, as free storage services exist, most users are not willing to spend money on paid cloud storage service. CloudBacko Free is the solution to meet their need by leveraging the free cloud storage services provided by different service providers. CloudBacko Free can combine all the free cloud accounts of a user into one. It is even able to combine multiple accounts of the service provider, thus letting the user to get unlimited cloud space free of charge. One can always add new accounts to the space when needed.

Besides free cloud storage, CloudBacko Free supports popular paid cloud storage services, including Windows Azure, Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage. FTP, SFTP, and local drive. Thus, it is also suitable for businesses who have no budget allowed to spend on cloud backup.

Filename and content encryption with 256-bit truly randomized key

What makes people skeptical about cloud backup is the security issue, especially after the case of Edward Snowden. One wouldn’t know when the NSA is going to read his/her private data stored on the public cloud storage accounts. CloudBacko clearly understands such concern and guarantees users of unmatched security. All the data and file/folder names are encrypted with 256-bit truly randomized key on the local computer before sending the data to the cloud. That means the backed up data are impossible to be hacked, not even by supercomputer. Thus, no one, not even NSA, is able to read the backed up data.

Backup through web browser

With CloudBacko Free, everything from backup to restore is done through user’s web browser. No software is required. Thus, one can perform backup and restore anytime, anywhere. For those who need to backup to multiple cloud storages to further eliminate the possiblity of data loss, CloudBacko Free allows them to backup to all supported destinations concurrently so that multiple copies of backup can be kept on different cloud or local destinations.

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