Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage Integration with OpenIO Object Storage

Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage can now be used as an off-site/public cloud destination with OpenIO Object Storage.
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Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage

The integration with Backblaze B2 allows businesses to unify their hot and cold data storage under one single OpenIO namespace, bringing an unmatched TCO and still providing real-time performance to access all data. With OpenIO, data management now can easily extend beyond data center’s walls.

OpenIO automatically manages petabytes of data by applying data retention rules that encapsulate the organization’s policies and procedures. Backblaze B2 allows OpenIO customers to store data in the cloud, for only 1/4th the cost of similar services, like Amazon S3 or Microsoft Azure. Since B2 is ready-access storage, the customer can retrieve data stored off-site in the B2 Cloud within minutes rather than waiting hours or days to recover data from an LTO tape system or a “cold” cloud storage system such as Glacier.

“We are really excited about our partnership with OpenIO. Together we make hybrid cloud data storage easy to manage for organizations with petabytes of data wishing to leverage the best of on-premise and cloud storage.”

Backblaze CEO and co-founder, Gleb Budman.

Organizations today are faced with the challenges of exploding amounts of data and increasingly complex data retention rules while trying to manage the cost of providing the infrastructure to store everything. OpenIO provides a single system from which to manage the data and implement data retention policies to intelligently determine the best place for the data to reside. For data that is to be stored off-site, in the public cloud, Backblaze B2 provides ready-access storage at just $0.005/GB/month with zero upload fees. Data typically assigned to cold storage systems, like LTO tape, can now be stored in Backblaze B2 at a comparable cost, while providing warm storage access and recoverability speeds.

About Backblaze

Backblaze delivers easy and low-cost cloud storage and cloud backup services. The B2 Cloud Storage platform, at just $0.005/GB/month, offers developers and IT professionals the lowest cost cloud storage anywhere on the planet - less than 1/4th the cost of all leading providers. Their award-winning Cloud Backup solution, for individual and business users, is just $50/year/computer for unlimited, automatic data backup. Today Backblaze securely stores over 200 petabytes of data, has recovered over 12 billion files for customers, generates double-digit millions in annual revenue, is profitable, and is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the US.