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?
For the most recent Hard Drive Reliability Statistics, as well as the raw hard drive test data, visit Hard Drive Data and Stats. As of March 31, 2018 we had 100,110 spinning hard drives. Of that number, there were 1,922 boot drives and 98,188 data drives. This review looks at the quarterly and lifetime statistics….
If you’ve been trying to figure out the hybrid cloud and whether it is right for you, we outline the primary benefits of the hybrid cloud and how it can be a catalyst for digital transformation for business.
Backblaze just returned from exhibiting at NAB in Las Vegas, where the response to our recent announcements was tremendous. In case you missed the news, Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage continues to extend its lead as the most affordable, high performance cloud on the planet.