Nearly 10 years after the first Storage Pod altered the storage landscape it continues to stimulate new approaches to data center storage. Let’s take a tour through the years of Storage Pod innovation.
We look at the hard drive failure rates for the data drive models in operation in our data centers in 2018 (now totaling over 750 petabytes and 100,000 drives). In addition, we’ll see how the new hard drive models we added during the year did, including our 12 TB HGST and 14 TB Toshiba drives.
Conventional wisdom for Apache’s high-performance, scalable database has been to avoid wide partitions for risk of impacting database performance and storage limitations. Backblaze’s work with a Cassandra consultant shows how version 3.11 can dramatically decrease garbage collection, lower latencies, and require nearly 30% less space when using wide partitions versus version 2.2.
Thank you to all of our customers and friends; you’ve made 2018 a great year for Backblaze. Here’s a quick look at what we’ve been up to in the past year.
We reveal the math and the assumptions behind Backblaze’s LTO vs B2 cloud storage calculator. You can download an Excel spreadsheet and try it yourself.
If you’re buying a hard drive during the holidays, here are some tips from Backblaze to help you find the right drive at the right price.
The author of Arq Backup, Stefan Reitshamer, explains how Arq plus B2 Cloud Storage provide a cost effective and efficient alternative to CrashPlan Home.
As of September 30, 2018 Backblaze had 99,636 spinning hard drives in our data centers, which now includes a large number of 12 TB drives. Here’s our latest report on how they’re all doing, and a brief look at the direction we’ll be heading in the future.