Version 2 of the Backblaze B2 API brings a number of enhancements. While existing applications using version 1 of the API will continue to function as before with no changes required, we encourage developers to try out the version 2 beta and submit comments to us.
Cloud storage is now an affordable alternative to LTO for storing data. For many, a practical first step is to adopt a hybrid environment of LTO and cloud storage, which will reduce costs while maximizing LTO investment. We present the configuration options and the cost justification with an LTO vs cloud cost calculator.
In a guest post, John Matze, founder of BridgeSTOR, outlines the differences for application developers between S3 and B2 APIs, and concludes that adding B2 support is not a major job.
Predicting your cloud storage costs should be easy, but 37% of IT executives found their cloud costs to be unpredictable. We provide five tips for creating a cloud storage forecast that you can rely on each and every month.
As of June 30, 2018 we had 100,254 spinning hard drives in Backblaze’s data centers. Of that number, there were 1,989 boot drives and 98,265 data drives. This review looks at the quarterly and lifetime statistics for the data drive models in operation in our data centers. We’ll also take another look at comparing enterprise….
Panna Cooking uses video to deliver recipes and cooking lessons from top chefs to eager home cooks. They needed to ensure that all their valuable video content was securely stored, yet readily available. A solution from 45 Drives and Backblaze gave Panna Cooking the best of both worlds: high performance local storage and readily accessible and affordable off-site cloud storage.
Back in June 2008, Backblaze launched our first Backup Awareness Survey. Beginning with that survey and each year since, we’ve asked the folks at The Harris Poll to conduct our annual survey. For the last 11 years now, they’ve asked the simple question, “How often do you backup all the data on your computer?” Let’s see what they’ve found.
Updating firmware is an important element of drive fleet management that many data center operators struggle with. In today’s guest post, Seagate Senior Director Jason Feist describes how important firmware updates are for optimizing the customer experience and improving both drive operation and data center reliability.