OpenIO Integrates Backblaze B2 to Deliver an Automated, Flexible Hybrid Cloud Data Management Solution

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Combined solution beats the cost of LTO systems for off-site data storage while providing ready-access to archived data

OpenIO and Backblaze jointly announce that Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage is now integrated in OpenIO and can now be used as an off-site/public cloud destination. OpenIO automatically manages petabytes of an organization’s digital data by applying data retention rules that encapsulate the organization’s policies and procedures. Backblaze B2 allows OpenIO customers to store data in the cloud, for only 1/4th the cost of similar services, like Amazon S3 or Microsoft Azure. Since B2 is ready-access storage, the customer can retrieve data stored off-site in the B2 cloud within minutes rather than waiting hours or days to recover data from an LTO tape system or a “cold” cloud storage system such as Glacier.

Organizations today are faced with the challenges of exploding amounts of data and increasingly complex data retention rules while trying to manage the cost of providing the infrastructure to store everything. OpenIO provides a single system from which to manage the data and implement data retention policies to intelligently determine the best place for the data to reside. For data that is to be stored off-site, in the public cloud, Backblaze B2 provides ready-access storage at just $0.005/GB/month with zero upload fees. Data typically assigned to cold storage systems, like LTO tape, can now be stored in Backblaze B2 at a comparable cost, while providing warm storage access and recoverability speeds.

“We are really excited about our partnership with OpenIO. Together we will make hybrid cloud data storage easy to manage for organizations with petabytes of data wishing to leverage the best of on-premise and cloud storage,” said Backblaze CEO and co-founder, Gleb Budman. “We look forward to working with OpenIO to offer the lowest TCO for this unified solution.”

“Backblaze is an excellent partner for OpenIO. Together we bring to the market a very unique hybrid cloud storage solution. This joint offer with B2 will allow businesses to unify their hot and cold data storage under one single OpenIO namespace, bringing an unmatched TCO and still providing real-time performance to access all data. With OpenIO, data management now can easily extend beyond your data center’s walls,“ stated Laurent Denel, CEO of OpenIO.

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About Backblaze
Backblaze delivers astonishingly easy and low-cost cloud storage and cloud backup services. Their B2 Cloud Storage platform, at just $0.005/GB/month, offers developers and IT professionals the lowest cost cloud storage anywhere on the planet - less than 1/4th the cost of all leading providers. Their award-winning Cloud Backup solution, for individual and business users, is just $50/year/computer for unlimited, automatic data backup. Today Backblaze securely stores over 200 petabytes of data, has recovered over 12 billion files for customers, generates double-digit millions in annual revenue, is profitable, and is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the US.

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About OpenIO
OpenIO offers an open source storage software that allows organizations to converge application and storage on a single scale-out platform, bringing flexibility and agility to large-scale storage infrastructures. The product is a pure Software Defined Storage solution operating on any hardware, transforming a farm of commodity servers into a large pool of highly resilient and high performance storage. Officially launched in June 2015 as a company, OpenIO has a long track record in object storage having started the development of the product in 2006. At that date, only few pioneers existed and OpenIO belongs to this small group. For the past 10 years the team has architected, delivered, and supported numerous hyper-scale storage platforms and hundreds of billions of objects, with remarkable stability and no down time. The company has offices in San Francisco, France, Tokyo, and Montreal.

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