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Backblaze Announces an Exabyte of Data Under Management
Backblaze, the cloud data back up company that was founded back in 2007 with five co-founders who were working out of one of their apartments in Palo Alto, has hit an amazing milestone today; they have an exabyte of data under management.

In 2008, not long after their launch, Backblaze had 750 customers and thought ten terabytes was a lot of data. But things progressed quickly, and just two years later they reached 10 petabytes of customer data stored. By 2014, They were storing 100 petabytes-the equivalent of 11,415 years of HD video.

Years passed and today they are announcing that they are storing 1 exabyte of customer data.

What does it all mean? Well, Gigabyte = 1,000 megabytes, Terabyte = 1,000 gigabytes, Petabyte = 1,000 terabytes, Exabyte = 1,000 petabytes. But Backblaze engineers have already rocketed past this number mentally and are considering how long it will take to get to a zettabyte (1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes).

"Thank you for putting your trust in us by keeping some of your bytes with us. Particularly in times like these, we know that being able to count on your infrastructure is essential. We're proud to serve you." - Backblaze proclaimed on their blog about the recent milestone.
Published Tuesday, March 24, 2020 4:28 PM by David Marshall
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