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March 14, 2014  1:08 PM

Google Finally Follows Yahoo!’s Lead, Drops Storage Prices



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
backblaze, box, cloud, cloud storage, google, google drive, icloud, skydrive

It took almost a year, but the other shoe finally dropped. And so did the price of Google online storage. In May 2013, Yahoo! announced that all users of its Flickr online photo storage service would get a

August 9, 2013  6:45 PM

What’s the Storage Capacity of an NSA Data Center?



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
backblaze, big data, data center, federal government, government, malware, netapp, seagate, station wagons

You know how people periodically like to figure out the bandwidth of a station wagon loaded with storage media? Now we have a new one: How much storage will the


June 21, 2013  4:39 PM

Following Amazon, Google Unveils a Bigger Station Wagon



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
amazon, backblaze, bandwidth, cloud storage, encryption, google, pigeons, station wagons

“The point is this: No matter how fat a pipe you have to the Internet, at some given amount of data, it’s going to be faster, cheaper, or both to use some manual method to ship data on some storage medium.” I wrote that in September, 2011, in what remains (if I do say so myself) a...


April 29, 2013  7:07 PM

Everything Wrong With Jingming Zhang’s Rutgers Laptop Theft in 1,059 Words



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
backblaze, backup, backups, cloud storage, dropbox, flash drives, google drive, law enforcement, memory stick, online backup, replication, skydrive, thumb drives, world backup day, youtube

Jingming Zhang is one unlucky SOB. After five years of research, as he was working on the thesis required for his PhD in chemistry from Rutgers University, the laptop containing all of his data was reportedly stolen from an unlocked lab in the college. Zhang wrote a note and put up flyers about...


February 20, 2013  11:11 PM

Attack of the Pod People! Backblaze Updates Its Storage



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
backblaze, data storage, facebook

A funny thing happened on the way to Backblaze's automated backup product -- it sort of turned into a storage design company. The company has been known for some time for its storage designs, which, instead of making real real big storage, uses a whole whole lot of commodity storage devices...


October 11, 2012  10:00 AM

How BackBlaze Dealt With the Thai Storage Crisis — and Got Thrown Out of Costco



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
backblaze, cloud storage, data storage, shortage, station wagons, thailand flooding

It was just a year ago that the Thailand flooding -- only a few months after the Japan earthquake -- devastated the storage industry, causing a temporary shortage of disk drives...


June 6, 2012  11:56 PM

Netflix Moving to ‘Containerized Shipping’ for Its Streaming Service



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
backblaze, facebook, google, netflix, pod, youtube

When you have a whole lot of stuff, you have two choices. You can get one really, really big box. Or, you can get a whole lot of little boxes, and find ways to use them efficiently -- like having them all be the same size so they're interchangeable, and finding a good way at indexing the stuff in...


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