Best of the Blog 2018

By | January 3rd, 2019

Best of the Blog 2018
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

12 B2 Power Tips for New Users

February 1 — Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2017

Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2017

February 22 — Ode to “Locate My Computer”

Ode to ‘Locate My Computer’

March 9 — Backblaze Cuts B2 Download Price in Half

Backblaze Cuts B2 Download Price In Half

April 3 — Backblaze Announces B2 Compute Partnerships

Backblaze Announces B2 Compute Partnerships

April 10 — Cloud Empire: Meet the Rebel Alliance

Cloud Empire: Meet the Rebel Alliance

April 19 — Confused About the Hybrid Cloud? You’re Not Alone

Confused About the Hybrid Cloud? You’re Not Alone

May 3 — The Helium Factor and Hard Drive Failure Rates

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

Getting Rid of Your Mac? Here’s How to Securely Erase a Hard Drive or SSD

July 17 — Backblaze Durability is 99.999999999% — And Why It Doesn’t Matter

Backblaze Durability is 99.999999999% — And Why It Doesn’t Matter

July 26 — Five Tips for Creating a Predictable Cloud Storage Budget

Five Tips For Creating a Predictable Cloud Storage Budget

August 2 — What’s the Diff: Backups vs Archive

What’s the Diff: Backup vs Archive

September 26 — Backblaze and Cloudflare Partner to Provide Free Data Transfer

Backblaze and Cloudflare Partner to Provide Free Data Transfer

October 2 — Backing Up for Small Business

Backing Up for Small Business

October 9 — iconik and Backblaze — The Cloud Production Solution You’ve Always Wanted

iconik and Backblaze — The Cloud Production Solution You’ve Always Wanted

November 13 — Making Lemonade: The Importance of Social Media and Community

Making Lemonade: The Importance of Social Media and Community

December 4 — LTO Versus Cloud Storage Costs — the Math Revealed

LTO Versus Cloud Storage Costs — the Math Revealed

December 13 — Bootstrapping to $30 Million ARR

Bootstrapping to $30 Million ARR

December 18 — 2018 in the Rear View Mirror

2018 in the Rear View Mirror

Thanks again for reading our blog in 2018!

Roderick Bauer

Roderick Bauer

Content Director at Backblaze

Roderick has held marketing, engineering, and product management positions with Adobe, Microsoft, Autodesk, and several startups. He's consulted to Apple, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Stanford University, Dell, the Pentagon, and the White House. He was a Ford-Mozilla Fellow in Media and Democracy with Common Cause in Washington, D.C., where he advocated for a free, open, and accessible internet for all, reducing media consolidation, and transparency in politics and the media.

He is Content Director for Backblaze.

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