Predicting your cloud storage costs should be easy, but 37% of IT executives found their cloud costs to be unpredictable. We provide five tips for creating a cloud storage forecast that you can rely on each and every month.
As of June 30, 2018 we had 100,254 spinning hard drives in Backblaze’s data centers. Of that number, there were 1,989 boot drives and 98,265 data drives. This review looks at the quarterly and lifetime statistics for the data drive models in operation in our data centers. We’ll also take another look at comparing enterprise….
All cloud storage vendors talk about data durability, but don’t tell you how they calculate what they claim. Until now. In this post, we detail the inputs and calculations for Backblaze B2’s 11 nines of durability.
If you’re ready to get started with B2 Cloud Storage, this post has tips and resources that will quickly get you up and running with B2.
Keeping a copy of your data in the public cloud is a great idea and enables you to comply with the 3-2-1 backup rule. By going beyond that and adopting a multi-cloud strategy, it is possible to save money and enhance redundancy and security by having data in more than one public cloud service.
Both VMs and containers can help get the most out of available hardware and software resources. Containers are the new kids on the block, but does that mean that VMs are passé? We take a look at the differences between VMs and containers and the best uses for both virtualization technologies.
Panna Cooking uses video to deliver recipes and cooking lessons from top chefs to eager home cooks. They needed to ensure that all their valuable video content was securely stored, yet readily available. A solution from 45 Drives and Backblaze gave Panna Cooking the best of both worlds: high performance local storage and readily accessible and affordable off-site cloud storage.
Network-Attached-Storage (NAS) devices are great for local backups and archives of data. With the latest releases of software from QNAP, you can now sync the data on your QNAP NAS to and from Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage.