Object Storage Simplified: Introducing Powered by Backblaze

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Today, we announced our new Powered by Backblaze program to give platform providers the ability to offer cloud storage without the burden of building scalable storage infrastructure (something we know a little bit about). 

If you’re an independent software vendor (ISV), technology partner, or any company that wants to incorporate easy, affordable data storage within your branded user experience, Powered by Backblaze will give you the tools to do so without complex code, capital outlay, or massive expense.

Read on to learn more about Powered by Backblaze and how it can help you enhance your platforms and services. Or, if you’d like to get started asap, contact our Sales Team for access.  

Benefits of Powered by Backblaze

  • Business Growth: Adding cloud services to your product portfolios can generate new revenue streams and/or grow your existing margin.
  • Improved Customer Experience: Take the complexity out of object storage and deliver the best solutions by incorporating a proven object cloud storage solution.
  • Simplified Billing: Reduce complex billing by providing customers with a single bill from a single provider. 
  • Build Your Brand:  Improve customer expectations by providing cloud storage with your company name for consistency and brand identity.

What Is Powered by Backblaze?

Powered by Backblaze offers companies the ability to incorporate B2 Cloud Storage into their products so they can sell more services or enhance their user experience with no capital investment. Today, this program offers two solutions that support the provisioning of B2 Cloud Storage: Custom Domains and the Backblaze Partner API.

How Can I Leverage Custom Domains?

Custom Domains, launched today, lets you serve content to your end users from the web domain or URL of your choosing, with no need for complex code or proxy servers. Backblaze manages the heavy lifting of cloud storage on the back end.

Custom Domains functionality combines CNAME and Backblaze B2 Object Storage, enabling the use of your preferred domain name in your files’ web domain or URLs instead of using the domain name that Backblaze automatically assigns.

We’ve chosen Backblaze so we can have a reliable partner behind our new Edge Storage solution. With their Custom Domain feature, we can implement the security needed to serve data from Backblaze to end users from Azion’s Edge Platform, improving user experience.

—Rafael Umann, CEO, Azion, a full stack platform for developers

How Can I Leverage the Backblaze Partner API?

The Backblaze Partner API automates the provisioning and management of Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage storage accounts within a platform. It allows for managing accounts, running reports, and creating a bundled solution or managed service for a unified user experience.

We wrote more about the Backblaze Partner API here, but briefly: We created this solution by exposing existing API functionality in a manner that allows partners to automate tasks essential to provisioning users with seamless access to storage.

The Backblaze Partner API calls allow you to:

  • Create accounts (add Group members)
  • Organize accounts in Groups
  • List Groups
  • List Group members
  • Eject Group members

If you’d like to get into the details, you can dig deeper in our technical documentation.

Our customers produce thousands of hours of content daily and, with the shift to leveraging cloud services like ours, they need a place to store both their original and transcoded files. The Backblaze Partner API allows us to expand our cloud services and eliminate complexity for our customers—giving them time to focus on their business needs, while we focus on innovations that drive more value.

—Murad Mordukhay, CEO, Qencode

How to Get Started With Powered by Backblaze

To get started with Powered by Backblaze, contact our Sales Team. They will work with you to understand your use case and how you can best utilize Powered by Backblaze. 

What’s Next?

We’re looking forward to adding more to the Powered by Backblaze program as we continue investing in the tools you need to bring performant cloud storage to your users in an easy, seamless fashion.


About Elton Carneiro

Elton Carneiro is the director of partnerships for Backblaze. He enjoys solving complex customer workflows and finding ways for customers to use Backblaze B2. He is continuously seeking out partnerships to add to the Backblaze ecosystem. He also likes pursuing ideas that think outside the box, so if you have one, feel free to connect with him. Apart from establishing and maintaining these partnerships, Elton likes to do a bit of coding. During his spare time he likes to golf.