Happy New Year to our existing and prospective customers. Moving into 2018, let's jump straight into the good news we have to share: * Our pricing structure remains the same - we have no price increases planned for this year* * Our distributor/reseller program has been revamped, with entry-level bronze distributor discounts increased to 20%, providing our partners with greater incentives to sell our product to their own markets and customers… [ 636 more words ]
Over the past week or so, we've received a few enquiries about the recent announcement by Code42, and whether their decision to withdraw their CrashPlan for Home offering will affect us or our customers. We believe this will strengthen our position in the South African marketplace. With Code42 focusing more on business and enterprise, of which we are the latter, the PROe product will receive more focus and attention. [ 283 more words ]
Our primary hosting service providers have advised us of a scheduled maintenance window that will affect the Cloud Backup Solutions service. Start Time: Friday 14 July 2017 21:00 End Time: Saturday 15 July 2017 05:00 During this time, all Cloud Backup Solutions services including Backup, Restore, New or existing account registrations and the Master Dashboard, will be unavailable. The service will be verified in full on the morning of 15th July 2017.
The Cloud Backup Solutions environment has been successfully upgraded to v6.0 of the CrashPlan PROe server platform. This upgrade brings a substantial increase in security features as well as new functionality. Existing users will see no specific changes unless force-upgrading from v4.x of the CrashPlan application to either v5.x or v6.x. In addition to this, all servers have been patched to mitigate recently published Linux kernel vulnerabilities. [ 104 more words ]
Most people will probably have heard of the new WannaCry ransomware that was released on 12th May 2017. It affected major systems across the world, spreading at a phenomenal rate and even affected the National Health Service in the UK. It was quickly closed down through the simple registration of a domain name by a security researcher - kind of "kill switch" - but now version 2 is doing the rounds. [ 328 more words ]
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We've seen some interesting trends this year so far on the Cloud Backup Solutions platform. Firstly, a lot more new customers are signing up for our service. In particular, larger companies are realising the benefits of having a Cloud Backup Solution situated in South Africa. Not only does this allow them to be compliant with the POPI act and ensure that no personal information is transmitted across South Africa's borders, but it also provides the capability for fast and efficient local data recovery in the event of loss, failure or corruption. [ 252 more words. ]
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This blog post from 2012 documents a really great backup strategy including offsite cloud, before Cloud Backup Solutions had even started.
We believe Cloud Backup Solutions are the leading endpoint backup service in South Africa. Beware of companies that can't guarantee your data is stored locally. Our customer data is encrypted and stored 100% in SA, helps you comply with the POPI act and is immediately available for restoration via multiple methods.
The Cloud Backup Solutions platform has been successfully upgraded this weekend to version 4.2. There are a large number of improvements to the platform overall, but of note, includes but is not limited to the following functionality improvements: - We now support the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), which offers another option for ensuring data is highly secure. - Security updates. [ 198 more words. ]
It's been a while since our last Cloud Backup blog post. We have been very busy expanding the Cloud Backup service environment with new and improved storage capabilities, bringing new users on-board, and upgrading our cloud to newer software versions with improved performance and functionality. All invisibly, in the background, and with no impact to customers. This post was written by our man on the ground in Gauteng, who helps our customers with physical backups and restores when the size is too great to perform over internet links, or has a certain urgency. [ 433 more words. ]
As previously announced, our new pricing is now live and the examples have been updated. Any customers that wish to lock-in their initial fixed 20Gb to ensure that they do not go over, can request a quota to be implemented. Please log a support ticket should you wish to do this. Our new pricing saves the majority of our customers anywhere up to… [ 57 more words. ]
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