Both digital asset management and media asset management systems help organizations centrally organize and manage assets so that teams can create content efficiently and securely. But what’s the difference between DAM and MAM and which should you be using for your media assets?
We look at the hard drive failure rates for the data drive models in operation in our data centers in 2018 (now totaling over 750 petabytes and 100,000 drives). In addition, we’ll see how the new hard drive models we added during the year did, including our 12 TB HGST and 14 TB Toshiba drives.
Maintaining access to data archived on physical media requires regular migration to new storage media as the original media ages. By migrating once to cloud storage, you can end the cycle of constant data migrations and save money, too.
We reveal the math and the assumptions behind Backblaze’s LTO vs B2 cloud storage calculator. You can download an Excel spreadsheet and try it yourself.
Network attached storage (NAS) and storage area networks (SAN) both provide dedicated storage solutions. We explore how they do it and the advantages and best uses for each.
If you’re buying a hard drive during the holidays, here are some tips from Backblaze to help you find the right drive at the right price.
No matter what type of storage you’re considering for creative production, your guiding principle should be to choose the storage with the best performance and cost advantages for each workflow step.
As of September 30, 2018 Backblaze had 99,636 spinning hard drives in our data centers, which now includes a large number of 12 TB drives. Here’s our latest report on how they’re all doing, and a brief look at the direction we’ll be heading in the future.