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Backblaze and Carahsoft Expand Public Sector Access to Astonishingly Easy Cloud Storage
Backblaze, Inc. and Carahsoft Technology Corp. announced a partnership. Under the agreement, Carahsoft will serve as Backblaze's Master Government Aggregator to bring Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage to buying programs for federal, state, and local government; healthcare; and educational institutions through Carahsoft's reseller partner network and public sector procurement vehicles, including National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA) and OMNIA Partners contracts.

"Public sector decision-makers reference budget, pricing models, and transparency as their biggest barriers to cloud adoption," Nilay Patel, VP of Sales and Partnerships at Backblaze noted. "That's why this partnership is so exciting: Our services come at a fraction of the price of other options, and we've long been known for our transparent, trusted approach to working with customers."

Backblaze's recent launch of Backblaze B2 Reserve-a capacity-based pricing bundle-has led to rapid growth in availability of their services through the channel. Recent research shows that the public sector CIOs driving cloud adoption (creating a 14.3% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the past five years) are increasingly seeking to optimize their cloud spend as they face a return to work "budget snapback" with on-site IT expenses coming back into the picture. Through the partnership with Carahsoft, Backblaze can be instrumental in meeting that need.

"Backblaze's ease-of-use, affordability, and transparency are just some of the major advantages of their robust cloud backup and storage services," said Evan Slack, Director of Sales for Emerging Cloud and Virtualization Technologies at Carahsoft. "We look forward to working with Backblaze and our reseller partners to help agencies better protect and secure their business data at cost-efficient pricing."

For resellers who currently have an account with Carahsoft and want to begin offering Backblaze services, the process will proceed as usual. Immediate quote requests should be emailed to partnerships@backblaze.com for further details. Resellers without a Carahsoft account who would like to sell Backblaze services can create an account on the Carahsoft website. For additional information about the partnership, Backblaze shared an in-depth announcement on their blog.

Published Tuesday, June 14, 2022 10:22 AM by David Marshall
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