In 2007 Nirvanix saw that cloud storage was going to be a major necessity for companies in the future and believed they could differentiate from Amazon Web Services (AWS)’s S3 storage service by focusing on the enterprises that also wanted sales engineers, tech support, and other dedicated services. To pursue this mission, Nirvanix raised $70….
Data-worthy Drives Backblaze stores over 70 Petabytes of data for our customers. That data currently resides on 561 Backblaze Storage Pods containing 25,245 spinning hard drives. Each month we add another 15-20 Storage Pods with each pod adding another 45 hard drives to our collection. Getting to be a hard drive in a Backblaze Storage….
The leaked presentation about PRISM detailed the ability for the NSA to collect emails, photos, videos, and more from nine companies including: Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Apple. There has been a tremendous amount of debate about whether PRISM allows “direct” access to these companies’ servers, somewhat limited access through some type of intermediate portal, or….
To get the latest updates and informationon ALL of the Storage Pod versions. Click Here. We thought ten people would care; instead a million people read our Storage Pod 1.0 blog post where we open sourced the Backblaze Storage Pod design and introduced the world’s most cost-efficient way to store big data. The interest grew….
Hitachi announced this morning that they have invented “quartz glass storage”. With this innovation they are able to hold about 40MB of data per square inch on one piece of quartz glass. The Verge’s article doesn’t state the cost of the quartz glass, but the procedure to create such a piece of storage includes using….
Inspired by the Backblaze Storage Pod, Netflix builds their own Flixapod. Ok it’s not really called that. It’s called the “Open Connect Appliance Hardware”. Netflix designed a 36-hard drive custom chassis filled with the most popular movies and deployed at every datacenter near their customers. Not only will this this reduce the load on Internet….
Sometimes I am just amazed how much data we store for our customers – pictures, videos, documents, spreadsheets and more. It takes a lot of storage. Yesterday Kirk, Sean, new guy Dave and Guido, from our operations group, outdid themselves. They racked and powered up 12 new Storage Pods in one day; that is freakin’….
Researchers have discovered that a pinch of table salt can get more data onto spinning hard drive platters. A lot more: 6 TB in a single platter! Considering the latest drives have up to 5 platters, that would be 30 TB in a single hard drive. Put 45 of those drives into a Backblaze Storage….