We're The Backblaze Cloud Team (Managing 750+ Petabytes of Cloud Storage) - Back 7 Years Later - Asks Us Anything!
7 years ago we wanted to highlight World Backup Day (March 31st) by doing an AUA. Here's the original post (https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/rhrt4/we_are_the_team_that_runs_online_backup_service/). We're back 7 years later to answer any of your questions about: "The Cloud", backups, technology, hard drive stats, storage pods, our favorite movies, video games, etc...AUA!.
(Edit - Proof)
Edit 2 ->
Today we have
/u/glebbudman - Backblaze CEO
/u/brianwski - Backblaze CTO
u/andy4blaze - Fellow who writes all of the Hard Drive Stats and Storage Pod Posts
/u/natasha_backblaze - Business Backup - Marketing Manager
/u/clunkclunk - Physical Media Manager (and person we hired after they posted in the first IAmA)
/u/yevp - Me (Director of Marketing / Social Media / Community / Sponsorships / Whatever Comes Up)
/u/bzElliott - Networking and Camping Guru
/u/Doomsayr - Head of Support
Edit 3 -> fun fact: our first storage pod in a datacenter was made of wood!
Edit 4 at 12:05pm -> lots of questions - we'll keep going for another hour or so!
Edit 5 at 1:23pm -> this is fun - we'll keep going for another half hour!
Edit 6 at 2:40pm -> Yev here, we're calling it! I had to send the other folks back to work, but I'll sweep through remaining questions for a while! Thanks everyone for participating!
Edit 7 at 8:57am (next day) -> Yev here, I'm trying to go through and make sure most things get answered. Can't guarantee we'll get to everyone, but we'll try. Thanks for your patience! In the mean time here's the Backblaze Song.
Edit 8 -> Yev here! We've run through most of the question. If you want to give our actual service a spin visit: https://www.backblaze.com/.