Cloud storage provider Backblaze has halved the cost of downloading data from its cloud as a way to make it easier for MSPs and solution providers to provide cloud-based data services. Backblaze is the developer of the Backblaze B2 storage cloud, which is offered as the back-end cloud to a number of storage service provider vendors that sell through channel partners, said Gleb Budman, co-founder and CEO of the San Mateo, Calif.-based company.
These include New York-based CloudBerry Lab; Bellevue, Wash.-based Synology; Pomona, Calif.-based Qnap; and Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Retrospect. Backblaze currently stores about 500 petabytes of data for customers. The data sits on the company’s own infrastructure located in multiple co-location facilities. Budman told CRN that the 500 petabytes is a good amount of data when one considers that’s about half the size stored by Dropbox and about one-fourth the amount of data stored by Facebook.
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