In Part 2 of our series on data centers we continue to look at factors that need to be considered both by those interested in a dedicated data center and those seeking to colocate in an existing center.
In this series we’ll talk in general terms about the factors that an organization needs to consider when opening a data center and the challenges that must be met in the process. In Part 1, we look at the different types of data centers, the importance of location in planning a data center, data center certification, and the single most expensive factor in running a data center, power.
In this post, we continue our Veeam/B2 series with a discussion of backing up Veeam to the Backblaze B2 Cloud using StarWind VTL. Using Veeam, StarWind VTL, and Backblaze B2 cloud storage is a superior alternative to tape as Backblaze B2 offers better economics, instant access, and faster recovery.
It seems like only yesterday that we crossed the 350 petabyte mark. It was actually June 2017, but boy have we been growing since. In October 2017 we crossed 400 petabytes. Today, we’re proud to announce we’ve crossed the 500 petabyte mark. That’s a very healthy clip, see for yourself! Whether you have 50 GB,….
Starting in 2013, Backblaze has recorded and saved daily statistics from all the hard drives in our data centers. As of the end of 2017, we had 93,240 spinning hard drives and 88 million statistical records totaling 23 GB of data. Here is the summary of our findings for 2017 based on that data.
Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage supports CORS (Cross Origin Resource Sharing), which allows B2 customers to share the content of their cloud-based buckets with web pages hosted in origins other than B2. In this post we show how to set up CORS for B2.
One of the things we in the technology business are good at is coming up with names, phrases, euphemisms, and acronyms for the stuff that we create. The Cloud Storage market is no different, and we’d like to help by illuminating some of the cloud storage related terms that you might come across. We know….
In this post we provide a step-by-step tutorial on how to configure a Synology NAS as a Veeam backup repository, and in turn use Synology’s CloudSync software to back up that repository to the B2 Cloud.