Storage Pod 5.0 Hack: One Power Supply

Backblaze Storage Pod

In November we introduced and open sourced the design to Storage Pod 5.0. Extensively redesigned using our Agile hardware design process, Storage Pod 5.0 was the least expensive storage solution we’ve ever designed, until now. With one simple hack, you can now have 180TB of storage for about a $0.05 a gigabyte if you build….

B2, or not B2, that is the question

Cloud Storage vs Cloud Backup

Since we announced B2 Cloud Storage, many of our existing online backup customers have joined the B2 Beta program and started working with B2. That’s great, but we also know that many more of our customers are still on the sidelines trying to decide if B2 is right for them. Their dilemma: B2, or not….

B2 Cloud Storage Opens Public Beta

B2 Public Beta

Starting today Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage has moved to Public Beta, meaning anyone can sign up and immediately start using the service. We announced the B2 Private Beta a couple of months ago and since then over 15,000 people helped find bugs, stress APIs, suggest features and more. Now it’s time to take the next….

200 Petabytes of Customer Data and Counting

200 Petabytes

Backblaze now stores over 200 Petabytes of customer data on our Storage Pods. Actually, we crossed that line a few weeks ago but we were busy with our B2 Beta thing and so here we are, a little late – 200 Petabytes of customer data. Yes, 200 Petabytes is a big number – a 2….

The Hardware Inside B2 Cloud Storage – Storage Pod 5.0

Storage Pod 5.0

A couple of months ago we gave you a sneak peek as we designed and prototyped our next generation Storage Pod. We’re done, and Storage Pod 5.0 is here and it is faster, beefier, easier to assemble, easier to maintain, and less expensive than Storage Pod 4.5. It is also the hardware that enables us….

Data Storage Technologies of the Future

Backblaze Dat Storage Technologies of the Future

If someone from the future–two decades or two centuries from now–traveled back in time to today, they’d probably chuckle at our use of hard drives and USB sticks, the way we now wonder how we ever survived with floppy disks and Zip drives. Want a peek at the kinds of storage devices we’ll be using….

Backblaze B2: The World’s Lowest Cost Cloud Storage

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Ever since we open-sourced the original Backblaze Storage Pod and shared our storage costs, people have been saying, “I love your backup service, but I need a place to just store data. Can you give me direct access to your cloud storage?” After a year of hard work and tremendous excitement from our team, I’m….