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.
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.