CrunchGear published that the National Security Agency (NSA) is forecasting it may need yottabytes of storage to keep all of its surveillance data by 2015. What is a yottabyte? 1000 GB = 1 Terabyte (TB) 1000 TB = 1 Petabyte (PB) 1000 PB = 1 Exabyte (EB) 1000 EB = 1 Zettabyte (ZB) 1000 ZB….
Ever since Backblaze launched, providing incredibly easy, unlimited online backup, for individual users…companies have said, “Hey, but we have laptops and desktops that need to be backed up too!” To help these companies, this week we launched Backblaze for Business, making available the same $50 per year per computer unlimited backup. What is Backblaze for….
Microsoft has been asking people to throw house parties for the launch of Windows 7. We threw our own…but rather than bags of Doritos we racked stacks of hard drives. For those of you that did throw a Windows 7 house party, or just bought or upgraded to Windows 7, Backblaze fully supports the new….
Don Honabach has the honor of being the first person to successfully build his own Backblaze storage pod. (At least the first we know about.) With four servers running at home for media storage, Don, was using a fair bit of power (and probably generating a lot of heat and noise and taking up space.)….
Have you upgraded to Snow Leopard? Users on Apple’s forums are reporting a bug that deletes all user data if someone mistakenly logs into the “Guest” account. This issue was originally reported about a month ago on Cnet’s MacFixIt but today is being mentioned across the web as more people are being bitten by the….
Last month’s blog post about building our Backblaze storage pods generated a ton of interest and many people are building their own pods! Our post also generated a ton of questions so below we answer the common ones and provides more detail about where to get components.
Backblaze has made a new release available and all users are scheduled to be automatically upgraded over the next two weeks. Below are the enhancements in this release: Release Date: 6/8/09 Windows Version: 126.96.36.199 Mac Version: 188.8.131.52 Auto-Update: All Users Enhanced Bandwidth Utilization Streamlined metadata uploads to reduce bandwidth usage and enhance backup speed. Enhanced….
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….