Cloud storage has been the goal for years, but is it really here for larger amounts of data? There really were two factors that have been holding it back:
After investigating and keeping an eye on various offerings, we are excited to tell you about Backblaze B2. It is quite a bit less expensive than the other services out there and they have figured out a way around the speed challenge via the use of their rentable Fireball Network Attached Storage devices (NAS)
It’s also free to try out! BackBlaze B2 Cloud Storage is free to sign up and you can try out up to 10 GB today and is as low as $5/TB per month. B2 is ready-access cloud storage that is incredibly affordable, cost predictable, and has no hidden fees, with just 1 cent per GB for downloads.
For users who require a lot of storage, the BackBlaze B2 Fireball is a great option for securely migrating large data sets into B2 Cloud Storage. BackBlaze Fireball is a 70 TB array with 1 Gbps connectivity that will be sent to you. All you need to do is fill up the Fireball and return it for a secure upload inside a BackBlaze data center. Fireball is $550 per month plus shipping.
Larger cities such as New York and Los Angeles are adapting more and more to cloud storage, and have access to 1 Gb and 10 Gb lines.
You can find out more and sign up for a free account with up to 10 GB at https://backblaze.com/b2/zsystems.html