Hard Drive Stats for Q2 2018

By | July 24th, 2018

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….

What’s the Diff: VMs vs Containers

By | June 28th, 2018

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.