Hard Drive Stats for Q2 2018

By | July 24th, 2018

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 Cloud Backup Release 5.3 & EOL Announcements

By | July 19th, 2018

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….

Wanted: Product Marketing Manager

By | July 16th, 2018

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….

What’s the Diff: VMs vs Containers

By | June 28th, 2018

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.