B2, or not B2, that is the question

By | December 22nd, 2015

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

By | December 15th, 2015

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

By | December 9th, 2015

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….

Data Storage Technologies of the Future

By | October 6th, 2015

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

By | September 22nd, 2015

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….

8 Highlights in Storage Pod Evolution

By | September 17th, 2015

In September 2009, we introduced the Backblaze Storage Pod to the storage community. We then open sourced the Storage Pod’s hardware design, and included a parts list, assembly instructions, and a cool 3D Storage Pod model. This enabled anyone with the desire and ability to create their own storage system. Over the past 6 years….