Backblaze Stores 75 Petabytes of Data1/4th as Much as Facebook

November 11th, 2013

In Jan 2011, we published that Backblaze was storing 10 petabytes of customer data. Today, Backblaze online backup stores 75 petabytes of customer data.

Backblaze data storage has grown 750% in less than 3 years!

You guys are truly storing an incredible amount of data ;-) Of course, all of this data is stored in our custom, open-sourced, Backblaze Storage Pods.

How much data is 75 petabytes?

75 petabytes
75,000 terabytes
75,000,000 gigabytes
75,000,000,000 megabytes

Since it’s hard to envision how much data that is, one comparison is that this is 1/4 of the amount Facebook stores. (In September, Facebook announced it was storing 250 petabytes for its 1.1 billion users.)

Here are other fun comparisons if all of that data were just photos, songs or movies:

75-petabytes-infographic

These comparisons assume:
* Average high-resolution digital photo is 2 megabytes.
* Average iTunes song is 3 megabytes.
* Average 15 second Instagram videos is 2 megabytes. (Source: DigitalTrends)
* 25 billion songs have been downloaded from iTunes in all time. (Source: Apple)

Gleb Budman
Co-founder and CEO of Backblaze. Founded three prior companies. He has been a speaker at GigaOm Structure, Ignite: Lean Startup, FailCon, CloudCon; profiled by Inc. and Forbes; a mentor for Teens in Tech; and holds 5 patents on security.

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