The Future of Cloud Storage

By | July 28th, 2016


With over 250 Petabytes of data under management, Backblaze has grown to be one of the largest Clouds around. But with over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data being created daily, it seems we’ll need to keep on growing to keep up. With all that data in mind, the infographic below is full of facts, figures, and trends on what we saw as we stared into our cloud backup crystal ball. Now it’s your turn to scroll down the page and ponder the future of cloud storage.

Big Data and the Future of Cloud Storage

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Andy Klein

Andy Klein

Director of Product Marketing at Backblaze
Andy has 20+ years experience in technology marketing. He has shared his expertise in computer security and data backup at the Federal Trade Commission, Rootstech, RSA and over 100 other events. His current passion is to get everyone to back up their data before it's too late.
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  • Gavin Stirling

    Having just recovered (by downloading) over 300Gb of lost data from my Backblaze backup, I will now promote the service to every computer user I know. Your graphic showing that 64% of people would be more upset about losing their data over their actual device is so true. Having a solid and reliable backup of precious data for only $5 a month is a no brainer! Thank you Backblaze!

    • trey

      Make sure not to promote the service to linux users. With no linux client, Backblaze backup leaves them high and dry!

      • Linux makes up about 2% of the desktop OS market. Who cares. Also, the majority of people running Linux can likely sort out their own backup system.

      • Milk Manson

        I just ran the numbers and they aren’t surprising. People complaining about not having a Linux client is exactly eight billion times more annoying than not having a Linux client.