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Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage

Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage

What Is Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage?

Backblaze B2 is S3 compatible cloud object storage built purposefully to unlock budgets, unburden administrators, and unleash innovators. Delivering performance at 1/5 the cost including free egress up to 3x monthly storage. Together with technology partners, Backblaze B2 helps customers break free from restrictive, overpriced legacy providers that hold them back, and blaze forward with the full power of the open cloud in their hands.

Who Uses Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage?

B2 Cloud Storage is the easy choice for more than 85,000 organizations including Patagonia, UCLA, Fortune, and Streamlabs for backup, active archive, and application storage needs.

Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage Software - Hundreds of Integrations and Alliance Partners

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Reviews of Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Service
4.5
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.7

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Ella Sophie
Ella Sophie
Photographer in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Photography, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Easy hassle free unlimited backup system

5.0 5 years ago

Comments: Overall I'm very happy to have Backblaze keeping my files safe.

Pros:

What I like most about this software is that the backup is unlimited, as a photographer I have a lot of files that are fairly large that I need to backup. Being able to access my files easily is super helpful and has already come in handy during a hardware malfunction a few months ago.

Cons:

The only downside is that you pay per computer so if I have a portable drive I have to plug it into the same computer anytime I want to back it up so I can't just log in to my Backblaze account from a shared computer to backup my portable drive.

Randi
Operations Director in US
Nonprofit Organization Management, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Backblaze Back Up for Nonprofit

5.0 5 years ago

Comments: The biggest problem Backblaze solved was that when we had previously used another company for backing up files (which was a more cloud based system) we lost files when a staff member deleted files thinking our main account was linked to them. When in fact the files were lost because they were the original author. This was a huge loss of time having to rewrite manuals and operating documents. Now when we have a staff member leave we have them condense their files and transfer it to my computer as the Operations Director and I can make sure they are backed up and as needed given to new staff when the time comes. The other benefit is everything runs in the background automatically. Gone are the days when we would plug in a harddrive for back up and were lucky to remember to do it once a month.

Pros:

First of all you just can't beat their price for this type of automatic back up system. Most platforms I had researched either had size limits or cost much more. For a small non-profit we were so happy (and able to sleep better at night) knowing if our computer crashed we would be safe and able to keep going.

Cons:

We have had a slight issue w/ backing up our harddrive because we travel to different venues and use that same harddrive for our video footage. We just have to set really good reminders so we don't forget to plug it back in.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
E-Learning, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

While I have changed to a NAS and Cloud Backup from someone else, this is a good cloud option

3.0 10 months ago

Comments: Overall the system was okay to use, but was disappointed when it missed crucial files on occassion.

Pros:

I liked how easy it was to implement into my current network structure and was easy to setup end clients for this.

Cons:

I didn't like how it missed some files and was slow for no apparent reason, especially on a fast network. I also found Synology did not officially support backblaze, so changed to a competitor which was supported in the end.

Backblaze Response

3 months ago

It can be quite annoying when one has to repush... although it can happen when 3rd party software impedes our "inherit backup state" feature. As for Synology support, Backblaze integrates with both Synology Hyper Backup and Cloud Sync. Using Synology Hyper Backup, you can back up your workstations to your NAS and Backblaze B2. With Cloud Sync you can replicate your data to Backblaze B2 and other locations. For more information please visit https://www.backblaze.com/cloud-storage/integrations/synology In regards to performance, we have achieved upload speeds 10-30% faster than AWS S3 for small file uploads (1MB or less, which makes up 70% of all uploads to B2 Cloud Storage and are common for backup and archive workflows) all without any change to durability, availability, or pricing. Please let us know if this continues to be an issue and we're happy to help troubleshoot.

Niko
CEO in US
Graphic Design Software, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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Great solution for Cloud-base Backup

5.0 3 months ago

Comments: Overall this was a great source while I need it. I was able to use it to store my data securely and access it as need. There was only a few times I need to restore files and was able to easily use the online browser tool to download my cloud files.

Pros:

Backblaze is a great resource for data backup to the cloud. It's secure and offers plenty of options to restore your files in case of data loss. One of the options they include is the choice to purchase a hard drive loaded with your data for a full restore, or you can use the file explorer to download individual files through your browser. The backup software automatically backs up any of the hard drives or files you request. If your computer goes offline for a particular length of time, you will receive an email reminder that the utility cannot connect to your source. Overall, this is a great solution for cloud storage backup compared to a few other choices.

Cons:

Since Backblaze operates as a cloud-based service, it requires a stable internet connection for backups and file restoration, which may be a limitation in areas with poor connectivity or may take a long time to backup files.

Ben
Manager in UK
Design, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Does it's thing, invisibly.

5.0 last year

Comments: For me Backblaze is primarily disaster recovery protection. If my MacBook is lost/stolen/corrupted I know I can get everything back using backblaze. It works well on windows or mac, and allows me to exclude certain folders or file types I don't want backed up which reduces the size of the backup. After the initial backup, incremental backups work well and mean there's not a massive bandwidth requirement. All in, great software that has your back!

Pros:

The power of backblaze for personal backup is that it doesn't get in your way. It just sits there in the tray, but it accurately detects file changes and backs these up to the cloud. I have used the recovery process before and it works well.

Cons:

It's not the cheapest, but it does do what it should.