Cloud Service and hosted service graphic When it comes to a hosted service and a cloud service. people (often incorrectly) use the terms interchangeably. First of all, let's take a quick look at what they are, and what the names mean.

What is a hosted service?

A hosted service is a service that is hosted on the internet, that is it!

Domain extensions

A domain is a human-readable translation of an IP address

What is a domain? A domain is an address on the internet (e.g. that helps people use web-based services and communication (e.g. websites and e-mail) easier. Web traffic works with IP addresses (IP is the abbreviation for Internet Protocol). An IP address is an address that is designed for computers to easily find the resource that you are looking for (e.g. a website) - but this isn't very easy for people use and gives no indication as to what this resource contains.

An example of an IP address is This address is easy for a computer to understand, but doesn't make sense to a person. That is where a domain comes in. A domain translates a human-readable address into a computer readable address (e.g. translates to

We’ve been working hard here at Altaro to deliver a few major new features for your favorite backup and recovery application. We hope you’ll love them!

Altaro VM Backup v7.6

Version 7.6 of Altaro VM Backup for Hyper-V & VMware

We always take customer and community feedback very seriously when it comes to determining what comes next, and once again we’ve delivered on some of the most commonly requested features for Altaro VM Backup. These will also become available in the Cloud Management Console (CMC) in a few days’ time.


Continuous Data Protection (CDP) for Local Backups

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One thing that we’ve been asked for quite frequently is a way to improve RPOs (Recovery Point Objective). In our new release, CDP was developed from the ground up with a focus on improved RPOs. With CDP, you can back up your VMs as frequently as every 5 minutes, thereby achieving an RPO of up to 5 minutes. This means that in any situation where you could run into data loss, you’re losing minutes of data as opposed to hours or days, which is a BIG win.

We changed our focus to only a few aspects of IT Products & Services

We have spent the last few years closely looking at the products and services we provide, and analysing the resources we spend on providing these products and services to our clients. It quickly became clear that many of the products and services we were providing was only beneficial to a few clients, but was consuming an increasing amount of resources in the provisioning process. We spent a lot of time thinking about how we could solve the problem and free up the resources without disrupting our clients.

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