Cloud backup providers? Any suggestions?

hi guys,

We've got around 3-4TB of storage which we need to begin backing up onto the cloud. And I'm considering backups even of around 7-10TB in the very near future.

I'm talking about daily backups, full backups of files, sql databases...just not exchange.

I don't know whether to use Amazon S3 storage or not? I've checked one or two providers, which provide very fast backups (20hrs for 500gb backup to the cloud), 24/7 support, mapping to the location of your archived files/folders etc.

Now, S3 backup storage is a lot cheaper. These providers charge around £2000 per year for 500gb.

Any particular suggestions that you have?

Thank you
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
With the initial size data transfer rate is something to be very aware of.
Amazon S3 and Azure allow you to ship them a drive with the initial backup and from there onward use incrementals via web.
Azure Device Handling: $84.36 / device then regular storage charges International Shipping.  Drives must be encrypted with Bitlocker.

Amazon S3 use their calculator and note the procedure involved  US only Shipping

 Amazon Glacier is extremely cheap with the caveat that it may take up to 5 hours to get access to the files.

You may want to look into ExpressRoute for data access/transfer to/from Azure

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Thomas Zucker-ScharffSolution GuideCommented:
if you are talking business solutions,  crashplan PROe from code42 also allows you to ship a drive,  had versionning (a must), and is relatively inexpensive. Check out my article on cloud providers (it is aimed at the home user,  but some things apply)
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