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Microsoft Azure entire UK South Region outage on 4th July 2019 explained

On 4th July 2019: @ 07:23 we noticed one of our backup clusters wasn’t responding. We contacted Azure priority Tech and they were initially unaware of the outage, and there weren’t any errors showing on our Azure portal. Within 5 minutes they confirmed other customers were reporting the same issue. The Azure status page was… Read More »

Wasabi storage Vs Azure

June 19, 2019,

Wasabi storage Vs Azure If you haven’t heard of Wasabi’s storage yet, we recommend you take a look. Wasabi is as fast, secure and durable as Azure’s LRS blob storage whilst costing a lot less with free transfers in and out (ingress and egress). We have written a report and speed test on Wasabi Vs… Read More »

What are the differences between an Affiliate and a Reseller?

What is a Reseller? At BOBcloud we define Resellers as IT professionals and Support companies who provide online backups to their customers as part of their business portfolio. The exception to this are larger organisations such as schools or businesses with their own in-house IT Departments who manage their own ICT \ IT and have… Read More »

Should I Store My Data on Microsoft’s Cloud Service or a Private Data Centre?

March 21, 2019,

Choosing the right data backup service provider is no easy task as there are so many options available to us nowadays. Whilst some have placed their trust in a private data centre to store their data, choosing Microsoft’s cloud through Azure is arguably the best way to keep your data secure, agile and scalable.  … Read More »

Protection from O365 malicious actions

March 18, 2019,

Online systems are great for allowing all employees to access important data in real-time, wherever they may be. It wasn’t that long ago that you would have to VPN into your company’s network to securely access your email and other data. Even then, you would have probably been restricted by the amount of bandwidth you… Read More »

Cloud backup speed test to Azure, Google Drive and Dropbox

February 25, 2019,

Which is the fastest backup destination? We were curious to see the difference in backup speed to some of the more common backup destinations available in Ahsay v7. Testing environment Storage destinations Local storage Microsoft Azure blobs (UK) Google Drive Dropbox Backup device Windows 10 PC, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD Internet connectivity BT fibre DSL… Read More »

Ahsay v8 features and price changes

Version 8 of Ahsay’s cloud suite is now live. Read more here  

Online Backup, Online Storage or Online FileSync ?

January 1, 2019,

What are the differences between Online Backup, Online Storage and Online File Sync ? I will discuss this on an enterprise level here. I know FTP and backing up to USB disks using Windows in-built tools is cheap and might work for a one-man shop, but business needs a more resilient solution. These 3 solutions do… Read More »

Ahsay 7.17.0.50 rolled out to all clusters

November 21, 2018,

Ahsay™ Cloud Backup Suite, v7.17.0.50 (rolled out in November 2018) View full Change log  

Should You Move Your Business from Tape to Cloud Backup ?

November 2, 2018,

Tape has been the most widely used backup storage option for enterprises for decades. There has been a shift for at least 10 years to online backups, and most of the professional world is shifting to the cloud for their data storage and backup solutions more quickly today than ever. The total number of businesses… Read More »

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