American Public Television was like many organizations that have been around for a while. They were entrenched using an older technology — in their case, tape storage and distribution — that once met their needs but was limiting their productivity and preventing them from effectively collaborating with their many media partners. APT’s VP of Technology knew that he needed to move into the future and embrace cloud storage to keep APT ahead of the game.
Today we’re announcing that compute is now available for B2 Cloud Storage customers through our partnerships with Packet and ServerCentral. These partnerships enable B2 customers to use compute, give our compute partners’ customers access to cloud storage, and introduce new customers to industry-leading storage and compute — all with high-performance, low-latency, and low-cost.
Why pay less for the same service? We’ve spent the last month making changes to Backblaze B2. We’ve reduced the B2 Download Prices in Half, expanded on our Snapshot USB Restore program by offering refunds if the hard drives are shipped back to us, and have built out our Backblaze Fireball program into a self-service….
Backblaze’s rapid ingest service, Fireball, graduates out of public beta. Our device holds 70 terabytes of customer data and is perfect for migrating large data sets to Backblaze’s B2 Cloud Storage.
Today we’re pleased to introduce the cloud storage industry’s only refundable rapid data egress service, the B2 Snapshot Return Refund program. Send back the drive we sent you with your B2 Snapshot data (up to 3.5 terabytes) within 30 days and we’ll refund your Snapshot fee.
In Part 2 of our series on HDDS and SSDs, we take a deeper look at the differences between HDDs and SSDs, how both HDD and SSD technologies are evolving (and what else is on the horizon), and how Backblaze takes advantage of SSDs in our operations and data centers.
Backblaze is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, we are reducing the price of Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage downloads by 50%. This means that B2 download pricing drops from $0.02 to $0.01 per GB. As always, the first gigabyte of data downloaded each day remains free. If some of this sounds familiar, that’s because a….
Customers frequently ask us whether and when we plan to move our cloud backup and data storage to SSDs (Solid-State Drives). That’s not a surprising question considering the many advantages SSDs have over magnetic platter type drives, also known as HDDs (Hard-Disk Drives). So what is in store for the future?