What’s the Diff: Hot and Cold Data Storage

Differentiating cloud data storage by “temperature” is common practice when it comes to describing the tiered storage setups offered by various cloud storage providers. “Hot” and “cold” describes how often that data is accessed. What’s the actual difference, and how does each temperature fit your cloud storage strategy? Let’s take a look. First of all,….

The Economics of Hybrid Cloud Storage

“Hybrid Cloud” has jumped into the IT vernacular over the last few years. Hybrid Cloud solutions intelligently divide processing and data storage between on-premise and off-premise resources to maximize efficiency. Businesses seamlessly extend their data processing and data storage capabilities to the cloud enabling them to manage unusual or fluctuating demands for services. More recently….

All About Backblaze’s USB Hard Drive Restore

When you use Backblaze Computer Backup to back up your data to Backblaze it is first encrypted on your PC or Mac, transmitted using encryption, and stored encrypted in the Backblaze cloud. When the time comes for you to restore those files you may decide you don’t want to do that online. After all, it….

Four Tips To Help Photographers and Videographers Get The Most From B2

B2 for Photographers and Videographers

Photographers and videographers regularly push the limit of data storage and archiving solutions, especially as camera makers constantly increase megapixel sensor density. Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems are indispensable to help store these large amounts of data, whether it’s 20-50 megapixel stills or 1080p, 4K or 8K video footage. Data creep is inevitable. What can….

Four Ways Groups Makes Business Backups Easy

We recently introduced the new Backblaze for Business featuring Groups. If backup management for your business is part of your job description, Groups can make your work a lot easier. What is a Group? Groups centrally manage billing by an administrator. Admins can also (optionally) keep track of the Group member’s backup statuses, B2 Cloud….

What Rogue One Teaches About Data Backup

I finally got a chance to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story recently (I know, I’m late to the game, but I was off my feet for a few weeks around the holidays). It got me thinking about data backups and data security. Whether you’re in a small business, an enterprise, the Imperial Forces,….

How To Back Up Your NAS with B2 and CloudBerry

NAS Backup with CloudBerry and B2

Using a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device on your home or work network? B2 Cloud Storage makes it affordable and easy to backup your NAS to the cloud. CloudBerry backs up your NAS and integrates easily with B2. The CloudBerry folks have posted some helpful info to help you along. We’re also providing step by….

B2 for Beginners: Inside the B2 Web interface

B2 for Beginners

B2 for Beginners: Inside the B2 Web interface B2 Cloud Storage enables you to store data in the cloud at a fraction of what you’ll pay other services. For instance, we’re one-fourth of the price of Amazon’s S3. We’ve made it easy to access thanks to a web interface, API and command line interface. Let’s….