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CloudAlly’s new look for the New Year.

While we realize looks aren’t everything, we firmly believe that presentation is, and that’s why we kicked off the New Year with a new look. And it’s not just superficial. Sure we think our new graphics, color schemes and overall presentation are looking pretty sharp, but we’re not just a pretty face. In addition to changes under the hood, we’ve also added more information about CloudAlly, the services we backup and how to get the most out of our system.

As part of our new year makeover, we also announced the launch of our Amazon SimpleDB backup service, a new simplified pricing structure for our Salesforce and Google Apps backups, and we lowered the price for Yahoo Mail and individual Gmail backups.

And based on the flurry of activity that we’ve seen since the first of the year, it seems that our makeover was well timed. Apparently more and more businesses are realizing that most online service providers don’t provide the ability to recover user data that was accidentally or maliciously deleted, so “backup my online data” must have been at the top of a lot of companies New Year’s resolutions.

Take a look at our new CloudAlly Backup Services page for a complete list of the online services that we backup, as well as a sneak peak at the next one queued up and getting ready for release. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to release new backup services, expanded feature sets and greater flexibility.

Enterprise Level Backup for Google Apps & Salesforce

CloudAlly’s Enterprise Level Backup for Google Apps and Salesforce

If you are one of over 4 million businesses using Google Apps for Business, chances are you might be using multiple internet domains to manage unique brands, geographic locations or business units across your organization.

And like many Google Apps businesses with multiple domains, you might also be running multiple Salesforce.com organizations to manage a geographically dispersed sales team. This can create a very manually intensive and time consuming process for System Admins responsible for backing up these online applications as part of your Business Continuity Plan.

CloudAlly provides a powerful centralized online backup solution for both Google Apps and Salesforce to unlimited Amazon S3 secure storage, enabling your System Administrator to activate system-wide automated daily backups across all Google Apps domains and Salesforce organizations with a few simple clicks.

Daily Backup Summaries are sent to your Systems Admin so there’s no need to login each day to verify backup status resulting in additional time savings.

Unlimited Amazon storage and unlimited retention of your daily archives eliminates the consumption of on-premise storage while allowing you to recover critical business data from any point in time whenever needed.

Visit CloudAlly at /latest to sign-up for a free 15-day trial (no credit card required) and start backing up your Google Apps and Salesforce enterprise data today.

Disaster Recovery by Google; Whose disaster is it anyway?

Disaster Recovery by Google

Last year Google launched a free service called synchronous replication for Google Apps in order to prevent data loss and provide immediate failover in the event that one of their data centers goes down.  This was an important announcement since it means Google now replicates every change made to Google Apps across multiple data-centers in real time.

In fact, for the City of LA, it was so important that it was one of the reasons they ultimately decided to go Google according to a Google Enterprise Blog entitled“Disaster Recovery by Google.”

And that brings me to my point.  “Disaster Recovery by Google” is a misnomer and should be called “Disaster Recovery for Google.”  There’s no question that leading online providers such as Google, Salesforce.com and Amazon Web Services have world-class disaster recovery capabilities, but the key point, and one that has caused a lot of confusion, is that these procedures are for their disasters, not yours…

Google’s synchronous replication allows Google to recover from a disaster, but does not allow you, the user, to recover from a “personal disaster” such as accidental deletion of data, malicious data corruption, or any other problems that are unfortunately a fact of life. Read more

Introducing CloudAlly Online Backup Service

Welcome to CloudAlly! We provide secure daily online backups of your critical cloud data including Google AppsSalesforceGmailYahoo! Mail and more to reliable Amazon S3 storage. Our centralized and easy to use service includes unlimited storage and you can rest assured that you’re data is encrypted for maximum protection.

More than just a cloud backup service

And we’re more than just a backup service; we have a full suite of productivity and business intelligence tools planned in the future that will allow you to control, analyze and leverage your cloud data like never before.

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