Backblaze racks 100th storage pod

By | June 14th, 2010

In 2008 we started deploying our storage pods and in September 2009 we gave away the design on our blog in a post titled, “Petabytes on a budget – How to build cheap cloud storage.” This weekend we deployed our 100th Backblaze Storage Pod. For those of you counting, that’s: * 100 pods * 4,500….

VW takes Backblaze Storage Pod for a ride

By | December 7th, 2009

You may not be familiar with the name Crispin Porter + Bogusky, but you’re probably familiar with their work. The firm, which was named U.S. Agency of the Year by Adweek last year, created “The King” and “Whopper Freakout” campaigns for Burger King; the Windows Mojave, Jerry Seinfeld/Bill Gates and I’m a PC campaigns for….

Fallout of the Backblaze Storage Pod post

By | September 25th, 2009

Three weeks ago we published how to build a Backblaze Storage Pod, the cloud storage hardware we use for our unlimited online backup service, and gave away the design to anyone who wished to build their own. We thought a few people might find it interesting. Perhaps some might even want to try to build….

Petabytes on a budget: How to build cheap cloud storage

By | September 1st, 2009

To get the latest updates and informationon ALL of the Storage Pod versions. Click Here. At Backblaze, we provide unlimited storage to our customers for only $5 per month, so we had to figure out how to store hundreds of petabytes of customer data in a reliable, scalable way—and keep our costs low. After looking….

Gartner forecasts cloud service sales up 21%

By | March 30th, 2009

Cloud service are forecast to be a bright spot amidst dire economic times. Reaching $56.3 billion by end of 2009, cloud services are expected to generate 2x the revenue of Google (which is partially included) and a growth rate that exceeds the company’s 18% year-over-year rate. By 2013, Gartner expects cloud services to reach $150….

Backblaze attending TechCrunch Cloud Computing Roundtable

By | February 4th, 2009

TechCrunch is holding its next roundtable on Feb 27th asking the question, Who’s Cloud Is It Anyway? Assembling 275 people together, TechCrunch intends to discuss whether clouds will be closed warring platforms or open, interconnected systems. Other questions I believe should be discussed include: * What is the appropriate level for a cloud to exist….