We’re often asked why Backblaze didn’t implement S3-compatible APIs for our B2 Cloud Storage. Here are the reasons why we believe our approach has advantages over Amazon’s APIs and enables us to offer our cloud services at lower cost than our competitors.
It’s been a few months since our last “What’s New In B2” blog post, so we wanted to highlight the latest B2 developments, which include new application keys, our Java SDK, and B2 compute partnerships with Packet and ServerCentral.
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.