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.
Updating firmware is an important element of drive fleet management that many data center operators struggle with. In today’s guest post, Seagate Senior Director Jason Feist describes how important firmware updates are for optimizing the customer experience and improving both drive operation and data center reliability.
Some organizations and users have advanced needs for cloud backup and archiving. By combining general purpose object cloud storage, such as Backblaze B2, with off-the-shelf and custom integrations, a wide range of solutions can be created.
Apple recently announced that it is deprecating many of the services in macOS Server, which requires organizations to search for a suitable replacement. For some, the solution is a device that not only can take over all required server functions, but also bridges the traditional office and growing cloud IT environments.
In the third post in our series on connecting Veeam with Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage, we discuss how to back up your VMs to B2 using Veeam and OpenDedup, an open-source solution for inline deduplication.
Does the promise of helium-filled drives prove to be real? In this post we compare the performance of 19,065 Seagate and HGST helium hard drives vs. 24,281 Seagate air-filled drives. What do the numbers tell us?