2018 was a great year for Backblaze. We hope it was a great year for you, too. We’d like to start off the year with a look back at what we believe are the top blog posts of 2018.
We had outstanding posts in our Entrepreneurship series by our CEO Gleb Budman and others. We discussed the costs and use of LTO vs the cloud in a number of posts. We wrote again about ransomware, which unfortunately is still with us and will be covered along with other data security topics in the coming year. We increased the number of posts aimed at developers. Our What’s the Diff series of posts introduced technical terms and topics that might be new to some readers. We also launched a Power Tips series, which we hope will provide useful information to both our Cloud Backup and B2 users. We had guest posts from Archiware, Lensrentals, and others, and a series about Veeam. Finally, hybrid cloud and multi-cloud are showing up in more and more posts and we expect that trend to continue. And, Backblaze wouldn’t be Backblaze without a little bit of our signature humor.
Please let us know if we’ve left out something you think should be included. We’d also like your comments on which topics you enjoyed, and what type of blog posts you’d like to see more of (or less of) in 2019.
We are looking forward to a busy and productive 2019!
The Best from the Backblaze Blog in 2018
January 3 — 12 B2 Power Tips for New Users
February 1 — Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2017
February 22 — Ode to “Locate My Computer”
March 9 — Backblaze Cuts B2 Download Price in Half
April 3 — Backblaze Announces B2 Compute Partnerships
April 10 — Cloud Empire: Meet the Rebel Alliance
April 19 — Confused About the Hybrid Cloud? You’re Not Alone
May 3 — The Helium Factor and Hard Drive Failure Rates
May 29 — Getting Rid of Your Mac? Here’s How to Securely Erase a Hard Drive or SSD
July 17 — Backblaze Durability Calculates at 99.999999999% — And Why It Doesn’t Matter
July 26 — Five Tips for Creating a Predictable Cloud Storage Budget
August 2 — What’s the Diff: Backups vs Archive
September 26 — Backblaze and Cloudflare Partner to Provide Free Data Transfer
October 2 — Backing Up for Small Business
October 9 — iconik and Backblaze — The Cloud Production Solution You’ve Always Wanted
November 13 — Making Lemonade: The Importance of Social Media and Community
December 4 — LTO Versus Cloud Storage Costs — the Math Revealed
December 13 — Bootstrapping to $30 Million ARR
December 18 — 2018 in the Rear View Mirror
Thanks again for reading our blog in 2018!