In Part 2 of our series on data centers we continue to look at factors that need to be considered both by those interested in a dedicated data center and those seeking to colocate in an existing center.
In this series we’ll talk in general terms about the factors that an organization needs to consider when opening a data center and the challenges that must be met in the process. In Part 1, we look at the different types of data centers, the importance of location in planning a data center, data center certification, and the single most expensive factor in running a data center, power.
We are pleased to announce that Backblaze is now storing some of our customers’ data in our newest data center in Phoenix. Let’s take you through the process of getting the Phoenix data center up and running.
We’re going to take a look at a typical day in the life of a data center, including what it’s like to visit a data center and see what’s inside.
We have over 1,000 Backblaze Storage Pods storing over 150 Petabytes of data. Who cares what they look like as long as they work – right? Turns out lots of people care – they care a lot. And it’s not just the folks in the datacenter, nearly everyone here at Backblaze had an opinion –….
We are thrilled to share the results of a project that has engaged the Backblaze engineering team for the last year: Backblaze Vaults, a major step forward in our cloud storage service’s technology stack. Currently Backblaze stores over 150 petabytes of data and has recovered over 10 billion files for customers of our cloud backup….
We have a secret. A 500 Petabyte secret. Back in August 2012, Backblaze posted our need for a new data center. At the time we had about 40 Petabytes of storage and our current caged facility in Oakland was bursting at the seams. After our post, proposals rolled in from around the US — Utah,….
A single Backblaze Storage Pod weighs nearly 150 lbs and takes two people to rack it. Each time Sean has gone to the data center to rack new pods (which happens every two weeks) he needed to bring another person for assistance. In the interest of giving Sean a hand, we bought him a friend…..