Category: Cloud

How to Back Up VMs to Amazon EBS in EC2

VM backup to cloud is one of the best solutions for a complete data protection cycle. This is where NAKIVO Backup & Replication is of great help, as it supports backing up VMs to clouds, like AWS. A simple scheme of backing up data to the cloud with NAKIVO Backup & Replication looks like this: […]

Posted on August 4, 2017 by

How to Backup VMs to Azure – Part 2

In the first post of this series on how to backup VMs to Microsoft Azure, we looked at using an Azure VM running the transporter service and then provisioning a remote repository. The second method to achieve offsite backups to Microsoft Azure uses the SMB protocol to copy our NAKIVO backups to an Azure file […]

Posted on June 19, 2017 by

How to Backup VMs to Azure – Part 1

One of the hard and fast requirements of today’s modern backup solutions is the ability to be able to push data to the cloud as an offsite backup option. Offsite backups are essential as they protect organizations from potential data loss when losing an entire site. With the 3-2-1 backup rule standard of 3 copies […]

Posted on June 14, 2017 by

Instantly Recover a Windows-based AWS EC2 Instance in VMware vSphere Environment

After we have migrated our production workloads to Amazon EC2 and configured offline backups to protect our data, we have started to look into more intricate cases of data recovery from backups. Today, I will show you how to instantly recover an EC2 instance from a backup in a VMware vSphere environment. Once again, this […]

Posted on August 22, 2016 by

File Recovery from Encrypted Volumes in AWS EC2

A migration from the production environment to AWS EC2 raises a lot of questions, ranging from pricing to services availability. One of the critical aspects of migration for us was deployment security and, to a big extent, confidentiality of the critical data that we move to AWS. Once moved outside of our premises, the data […]

Posted on July 11, 2016 by

Migrating from VMware to AWS

Migrating from VMware to AWS – Case Study About a year ago, our management has set a goal to move all organization’s mission-critical servers to the Amazon Web Services cloud to enable our geographically distributed teams to work seamlessly, securely, and safely. At that time, all our servers were based on VMware vSphere. The migration […]

Posted on June 22, 2016 by

VMware Backup: Why Choose a Public Cloud for Offsite Data Storage

The famous 3-2-1 backup rule suggests one must have 3 copies of data, on 2 different media, 1 of which is offsite. While backing up VMs to two different media is a piece of cake, offsite data storage is more challenging. Unless you already have a second site where you can put a server for […]

Posted on August 7, 2014 by