Hidden charges most cloud storage providers don’t tell you about and how to avoid it

Is there anything more seductive than cloud storage prices? Prices are given as fractions of dollars which makes quantifying the actual costs in real value near impossible. And they do this for good reason. Amazon, for example, charges $0.00000625125 for 128 megabytes of memory to support a Lambda Function while Azure charges a minute $0.01 … Read more

Multi-cloud storage: 5 pitfalls to avoid

With ever-increasing data, the need for sophisticated data analytics and the ubiquitous requirement of maximum system performance, it is understandable that organizations would elect to move to a multi-cloud environment. In this article we focus on 5 pitfalls to avoid when deciding on your multi-cloud storage: 1. Beware of the cloud broker2. Vendor lock-in 3. … Read more

eBook Launch: A Practical Guide to Cloud Backup

A practical Guide to Cloud backup provides a working guide to businesses and individuals struggling with storing, protecting and managing large amounts of data.  It contains best practices when choosing the most appropriate cloud option for your organization by, inter alia, detailing the types of cloud backups, highlighting the advantages of cloud backup and explaining … Read more

Case Study: Avanta Insurance Brokers satisfied with Stage2Data’s Cloud Hosting and Managed Backup Service

“Since moving our infrastructure from onsite to Stage2Data’s Cloud hosting and backup services we would never look back. Their service and support over the years has been phenomenal.” Summary Avanta Insurance Inc. is an independent insurance broker, with a history going back to 1968. With their head offices located in Toronto, Canada, and having been … Read more

Five best practices to ensure ransomware does not harm your business

Software viruses remain one of the leading threats to both businesses and individuals. Dealing with the consequences of any malware attack is an enormous challenge and even more so in the event of a ransomware attack, as the latter is often impossible to resolve. What is ransomware?  Ransomware is a type of malware or malicious … Read more

What is the difference between Cloud Backup and Cloud Storage?

The concept of cloud space is still relatively unclear and confusion still exists about what exactly the “cloud” is and how different services interact with it. Adding to this confusion, cloud storage services are often the backend for backup and sync services as well as stand-alone services. In an attempt to settle the confusion, we … Read more