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.
GDPR day, May 25, 2018, is nearly here. On that day, will your inbox explode with update notices, opt-in agreements, and offers from lawyers searching for GDPR violators? Perhaps all the companies on earth that are not GDPR ready will just dissolve into dust. More likely, there will be some changes, but business as usual….
Does the promise of helium-filled drives prove to be real? In this post we compare the performance of 19,065 Seagate and HGST helium hard drives vs. 24,281 Seagate air-filled drives. What do the numbers tell us?
For the most recent Hard Drive Reliability Statistics, as well as the raw hard drive test data, visit Hard Drive Data and Stats. As of March 31, 2018 we had 100,110 spinning hard drives. Of that number, there were 1,922 boot drives and 98,188 data drives. This review looks at the quarterly and lifetime statistics….