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15 Aug

Top 5 Cloud Backup Solution Features

We occasionally get asked what are the best features of our Cloud Backup Solution, so here we have written about five of the most prominent and salient points to assist you with your decision making process.

15 Jul

South Africa Cloud Backup Mobile App Sync

The CrashPlan mobile app is retired as a supported version of Code42 products on May 15, 2018. Customers should focus on the desktop application instead. It is possible to log in to the master console https://master.cloud-backup.co.za:4285/console/ using a web browser, to manage your account.

10 Jul

Cloud Backup Solutions Website – New URL

Effective immediately, our primary site URL has changed to www.cloud-backup.co.za. The old URL will continue to function and act as an alias for the primary URL. We feel this more accurately represents our Cloud Backup service, is simpler to remember and will contribute to our service being found more easily on search engine results. If … Continue reading Cloud Backup Solutions Website – New URL

08 Jul

Managing Multiple Backup Locations

We recommend that all our customers employ a backup strategy that involves multiple backup locations. One of the great features of our backup client is that it permits back up to external hard drives, in addition to our South Africa managed public backup cloud.

02 Jul

South Africa Cloud Backup

You are probably aware of the multitude of cloud backup or storage services out there. Did you know that most of them are based in the USA or Europe? Did you know that some of them use Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) for their underlying storage, which is primarily in the USA and Europe? Our research has found that even certain services that tout South Africa prices actually have their servers in the UK.

27 Jun

Cloud Backup Ownership, Security and Access

Customers occasionally ask us about the ownership of their files once they have backed them up. Our answer is clear – ownership of your files remains 100%. In light of some of the very public recent security leaks in the US and Europe (Edward Snowden, PRISM and Tempora) and the questions over access to data, we are steadfast in our position.

21 Jun

Mitigating a potential data loss disaster

A new customer of ours recently told us their most unfortunate story of data loss. A small business with a handful of employees, they had a number of desktop machines and laptops, and a server in their office. The server functioned as an email and data storage and backup server, and had a 4Tb RAID5 network device attached for this purpose.

12 Jun

Cloud Backup and POPI Compliance

Today we are taking some time to highlight the South African privacy law, commonly referred to as POPI (Protection of Personal Information Act). If you have not heard of this, you should take time to review the official bill as it contains a number of laws relating to personal information.

10 Jun

Cloud Backup Data Privacy

You may have become aware of the relative furore in the United States of America that has recently erupted surrounding data privacy and the speculation that the NSA (National Security Agency) may have some sort of access to the data stored by any individuals with companies such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and a number of others.

04 Jun

Is capped bandwidth preventing you from backing up?

Is capped bandwidth a factor in whether you run a cloud backup service or not ? It doesn’t need to be. With our South Africa based cloud backup solution, for a minimal fee we are able to perform an initial data load of your encrypted backup data on your behalf, directly from an external hard drive to our servers.