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The Decision on Transparency

By | November 14th, 2017

…of the information we have shared over the years. So was it crazy? Misguided? Should you do it? With that background I’d like to dig into the decision to become so transparent, from releasing stats on hard drive failures, to storage pod specs, to publishing our cloud storage costs, and open sourcing the Reed-Solomon code. What was the thought process…

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The Cost of Cloud Storage

By | June 29th, 2017

…our approach to how this works with our Vaults and Storage Pods. Our infrastructure is purpose built for data storage. That is, we thought about how data storage ought to work, and then built it from the ground up. Other companies may use different storage media like Flash, SSD, or even tape. But it all serves the same function of…

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Transparency in Cloud Storage Costs

By | August 3rd, 2017

…Backblaze’s mission is to make cloud storage that’s affordable and astonishingly easy to use. Backblaze B2 embodies that mission for those looking for an object storage solution. Another Backblaze core value is being transparent, from releasing our Storage Pod designs to detailing our cloud storage cost of goods sold. We are an open book in the Cloud Storage

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An Introduction to Managing Digital Photos and Videos

By | November 30th, 2017

storage solutions fit into a working system? Is there a difference between how and where I back up and archive my files? How do I find media files in my collection? How do I handle a digital archive that just keeps growing and growing? How do I make sure that the methods and system I choose won’t lock me into…

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The Hardware Inside B2 Cloud Storage – Storage Pod 5.0

By | November 10th, 2015

…To get the latest updates and informationon ALL of the Storage Pod versions. Click Here. A couple of months ago we gave you a sneak peek as we designed and prototyped our next generation Storage Pod. We’re done, and Storage Pod 5.0 is here and it is faster, beefier, easier to assemble, easier to maintain, and less expensive…

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Hard Drive Stats for Q2 2017

By | August 29th, 2017

…migrations are not counted as failed. Once they are removed they stop accumulating drive days and other stats in our system. There are three primary drivers for our migration program. Increase Storage Density – For example, in Q3 we replaced 3 TB drives with 8 TB drives, more than doubling the amount of storage in a given Storage Pod for…

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Desert To Data in 7 Days – Our New Phoenix Data Center

By | June 28th, 2017

…that part of the process because, unless you’re a lawyer, it’s a long, boring process. Let’s just say we wanted to be ready to move in once the contract was signed. That meant we had to gather up everything we needed and order a bunch of other things like networking equipment, racks, storage pods, cables, etc. We decided to use…

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Storage Pod 6.0: Building a 60 Drive 480TB Storage Server

By | April 25th, 2016

Storage Pod 6.0 deploys 60 off-the-shelf hard drives in a 4U chassis to lower the cost of our latest data storage server to just $0.036/GB. That’s 22 percent less than our Storage Pod 5.0 storage server that used 45 drives to store data for $0.044/GB. The Storage Pod 6.0 hardware design is, as always, open source so we’ve…

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