As of June 30, 2018 we had 100,254 spinning hard drives in Backblaze’s data centers. Of that number, there were 1,989 boot drives and 98,265 data drives. This review looks at the quarterly and lifetime statistics for the data drive models in operation in our data centers. We’ll also take another look at comparing enterprise….
Backblaze announces an update to Backblaze Online Backup: Version 5.3! This is a smaller release, but does improve stability, security, and how Backblaze handles systems without a lot of RAM. This release also signals the beginning of the end of our support for a few older operating systems: Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X….
All cloud storage vendors talk about data durability, but don’t tell you how they calculate what they claim. Until now. In this post, we detail the inputs and calculations for Backblaze B2’s 11 nines of durability.
This position has been updated on 09/05/2018 Backblaze’s Product Marketing Manager for Business Backup is an essential member of our Marketing team, reporting to the VP of Marketing. The best PMM for Backblaze is borderline-obsessed with understanding the modern customer’s journey on a cellular level. The role requires an understanding of the challenges modern businesses….
If you’re ready to get started with B2 Cloud Storage, this post has tips and resources that will quickly get you up and running with B2.
Keeping a copy of your data in the public cloud is a great idea and enables you to comply with the 3-2-1 backup rule. By going beyond that and adopting a multi-cloud strategy, it is possible to save money and enhance redundancy and security by having data in more than one public cloud service.
Your photos are precious memories that can’t be replaced so you should make sure that no matter what happens, your photo library is safe from disaster. Here are some tips for Mac Photos users to make sure your memories are preserved.
Both VMs and containers can help get the most out of available hardware and software resources. Containers are the new kids on the block, but does that mean that VMs are passé? We take a look at the differences between VMs and containers and the best uses for both virtualization technologies.