In this walk through, we will be looking at utilizing rsnapshot and s3cmd to have local “hot” backups, and “cold” backups in IBM Bluemix Cloud Object Storage (S3). The rsnapshot package will be used to generate the backups of the host system as well as remote Linux systems if required.
We released updates to our current block and file storage architecture—featuring quick and easy volume duplication (cloning) from existing volumes.
IBM is pleased to announce the immediate availability of our new low cost and low latency Regional Service for IBM Cloud Object Storage, located in the US-South (Dallas) Regional area, open for all customers to use worldwide. With our new Regional resiliency service, customers now have the choice to store and access their data within a single region composed of multiple IBM Cloud data centers for business continuity and high availability with low cost and low latency.
IBM Analytics for Apache Spark and IBM Data Science Experience can now access and do analytics on data stored in the IBM Cloud Object Storage Cross Region service. IBM Cloud Object Storage (COS) offers high-capacity, cost-effective storage for analytics and other applications that is scalable, flexible and simple to use. It offers cross region support to protect data against regional outages without the cost and complexity of multiple copies.
IBM Cloud data centers in Australia and Europe are now equipped with the new Block & File Storage architecture – featuring enhancements like flash-backed design with encryption-at-rest, granular volume sizes at the TB level, higher IOPs and more. Now is the time to migrate if you have Block and File Storage in one or more of the upgraded data centers. Check out the details.
The Bluemix Cloud Storage team is pleased to announce more options and enhancements for Block & File Storage customers, like doubling your storage without doubling your costs thanks to more size options at the TB level.
Today, IBM and Veritas announced an exciting partnership to help optimize data management in the cloud. This announcement brings together the powerful capabilities of Veritas Netbackup with the power and reach of the IBM Cloud and specifically IBM Cloud Object Storage.
For decades we have become masters at storage. With file, block and object storage we have found new ways to sock away ever increasing volumes of data and content. As the adoption of cloud has taken hold in the personal and professional realm, we are now able to sock away seemingly infinite volumes of data.
Someone said to me today “there is a difference between investing and gambling”. And as I read "The Amazon S3 Outage Is What Happens When One Site Hosts Too Much of the Internet" in WIRED by @klintron, I got to thinking about the importance of spreading bets. Or how gambling shifts to investing.