Backblaze Racks 100th Storage Pod

Backblaze Storage Pod

In 2008 we started deploying our Storage Pods and in September 2009 we gave away the design on our blog in a post titled, “Petabytes on a Budget: How to Build Cheap Cloud Storage.” This weekend we deployed our 100th Backblaze Storage Pod.

For those of you counting, that’s:

  • 100 Pods
  • 4,500 spinning hard drives
  • 6,668 terabytes (6.5 petabytes) of storage

Below is a picture (taken on a first generation iPhone this morning) of one set of racks in the data center. You can see the 100th Pod at the very end of this row.

Onward to the next 100 Storage Pods!


About Gleb Budman

Gleb Budman is a co-founder and has served as our chief executive officer since 2007, guiding the business from its inception in a Palo Alto apartment to a company serving customers in more than 175 countries with over an exabyte of data under management. Gleb has served as a member of our board of directors since 2009 and as chairperson since January 2021. Prior to Backblaze, Gleb was the senior director of product management at SonicWall and the vice president of products at MailFrontier, which was acquired by SonicWall. Before that, he served in a senior position at Kendara, which was acquired by Excite@Home, and previously founded and successfully exited two other startup companies.