Ok, actually it was Chloe that built the first pod. And Greg that built the second. But those pods were built to store the geospatial information data for GINA – the Geographic Information Network of Alaska. When searching for pics of Backblaze Storage Pods, I stumbled across Chloe’s Picasa album, and asked her why she….
To get the latest updates and informationon ALL of the Storage Pod versions. Click Here. It’s been over a year since Backblaze revealed the designs of our first generation (67 terabyte) storage pod. During that time, we’ve remained focused on our mission to provide an unlimited online backup service for $5 per month. To maintain….
Possibly. A customer yesterday asked, “Do you have any idea how big iCloud is?” I thought it was an interesting question and poked around. Two months ago it was reported that Apple ordered 12 petabytes of storage rumored to be used for its new North Carolina data center. Certainly Apple already has significant storage for….
After we open sourced the Backblaze Storage Pod, hundreds of people contacted us expressing interest in building their own. A few have shared their experiences including the team at Vanderbilt University Institute of Image Science, where Hampton Albert and others have modified the original design for their own purposes. They explain their approach and use….
Twitter turned 5 years old yesterday. The service now has 200 million users (including @backblaze) who post over 1 billion tweets per day. One interesting tidbit they recently mentioned was that all of those billions and billions of tweets compiled over the course of half a decade took a mere 20 terabytes of storage space!….
As we approached the end of 2010, our vp of engineering sent an email: Backblaze crossed the 10 petabyte mark in data storage for our customers. While l see us constantly adding storage for our online backup service, it was one of those moments that made me think, “Wow, that’s a lot of storage.” Ten….
For the third year in a row, Om Malik and team put on a fantastic event about cloud computing last week. The GigaOm Structure 2010 event was bursting at the seams as people filled the main room to capacity (with a recurring plea by MC Joe Weiman asking people to try and find seats before….
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….