Cloud Storage Performance
Upload and download performance with Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage depends on multiple factors, including file size, bandwidth, and the transfer method. You can also affect performance by making modifications to your settings.
Backblaze does not throttle customers and offers plenty of bandwidth across all of our data centers. You can make adjustments to allow a faster connection, such as multithreading. Because of the time that is required to process any API call on the Backblaze servers, each file that you upload has a set amount of time overhead. With multithreading, that overhead happens concurrently rather than sequentially.
You can learn more about Backblaze B2 performance in the following resources:
- How We Achieved Upload Speeds Faster Than AWS S3
- Cloud Storage Performance: The Metrics that Matter
- Increasing Thread Count: Useful in Sheets and Cloud Storage Speed
- Backblaze Open-sources Reed-Solomon Erasure Coding Source Code
- Backblaze Durability Calculates at 99.999999999% — And Why It Doesn’t Matter