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Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2018

At the end of 2018 Backblaze had over 750 petabytes of data storage on over 100,000 hard drives. We’ll examine the quarterly, yearly and lifetime failure rates for the hard drive models in service in our data centers. We’ll get our first look at the new 14 TB drives we started using in Q4 and get updates on the 8, 10, and 12 TB drives currently in service. In addition, we will:

•Take a look at the SMART stats we are collecting and what they are telling us.
•Compare the failure rates of consumer hard drives versus enterprise hard drives
•Compare the failure rates of helium-filled versus air-filled hard-drives

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    Jonathan Calmes, VP of Business Development, Aparavi and Skip Levens, Director, Product Marketing, Backblaze
    Your business generates a lot of unstructured data – and all those files, documents, images, spreadsheets, recordings are the lifeblood of your operation and make up 90% or more of most business data today. With the rise of cloud storage taking and the need to work with company data across multiple kinds of storage, organizations are struggling to manage and retrieve all this data for compliance, historical reference, efficient business workflow and intelligent re-use.

    In this webinar Aparavi (Aparavi Active Archive) and Backblaze (Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage) will cover five key steps to transforming unstructured content into intelligent, multi-cloud data management to answer your long-term retention and active data management needs.

    We’ll cover how you can:
    • Organize your unstructured business data with classification and tagging
    • Archive it to one or more cloud destinations
    • Access it to find any file anytime
    • Move it to the most economical cloud
    • Prune it based on retention policies


    Speakers:
    Jonathan Calmes, VP of Business Development, Aparavi
    Skip Levens, Director, Product Marketing, Backblaze
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    Is your content stuck on a dying archive platform? You may see the signs coming: the vendor increases support charges, product enhancements slow down and marketing ceases. Once the rumors start, it won’t be long before the vendor announces end-of-life plans. If decades of your content are archived in a closed-format, proprietary platform you’ll need to migrate immediately, before it’s too late.

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    - Preserve valuable editorial metadata during the migration process
    - Use AI based image detection and speech to text to augment metadata
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    - Create your own network blocklist to help avoid data caps.
    - More efficient and performant Mac and Windows applications.
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    Andrew Klein, Backblaze
    At the end of 2018 Backblaze had over 750 petabytes of data storage on over 100,000 hard drives. We’ll examine the quarterly, yearly and lifetime failure rates for the hard drive models in service in our data centers. We’ll get our first look at the new 14 TB drives we started using in Q4 and get updates on the 8, 10, and 12 TB drives currently in service. In addition, we will:

    •Take a look at the SMART stats we are collecting and what they are telling us.
    •Compare the failure rates of consumer hard drives versus enterprise hard drives
    •Compare the failure rates of helium-filled versus air-filled hard-drives

    Join us.
  • From LTO to the Cloud: Your Last Data Migration with Backblaze and StorageDNA Recorded: Dec 14 2018 32 mins
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    A great media archiving solution gives you peace of mind knowing that your content is securely stored, and can easily scale to any size you need while easing the pressure on your local storage. And, ideally your users can use it themselves.

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    The webinar will be 30 minutes followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.
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  • Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2017 Recorded: Feb 9 2018 43 mins
    Andrew Klein (Backblaze)
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