May 28, 2024

The Backblaze Storage Cloud. VMblog Video Interview with Don Stewart of Backblaze at VeeamON 2024

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In the era of exponential data growth, organizations require robust and efficient solutions to manage and protect their valuable information. Backblaze makes it astonishingly easy to store, use, and protect data. The Backblaze Storage Cloud provides a foundation for businesses, developers, IT professionals, and individuals to build applications, host content, manage media, back up and archive data, and more.

In this exclusive VeeamON 2024 interview, VMblog sits down with Don Stewart, Sr. Strategic Alliance Partner Manager at Backblaze, to explore their cutting-edge technology and their strategic partnership with Veeam. Stewart sheds light on the features and advantages of Backblaze's technology and how their collaboration with Veeam strengthens data management and protection.

Backblaze has been part of the cloud storage backup landscape since 2007 and went public in 2021.

B2 Cloud Storage, its open cloud object storage product, is differentiated by its ease of use, affordability, premium customer support, and proven track record of performant and dependable service. Stewart says that the key to their longevity and success is that Backblaze B2 has straightforward, transparent pricing-no minimum retention penalties, no egress charges for up to 3x the data stored (and egress is completely free to most compute and CDN partners), premium support, and no delays in accessing your data when and where you need it.

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Find out more in this written VMblog Q&A with Backblaze

Jump straight in: 

0:00 - Intro
0:23 - Welcome to Don Stewart, Sr. Strategic Alliance Partner Manager at Backblaze
0:45 - Background on Backblaze
1:40 - What VeeamON attendees should know about Backblaze
2:51 - What makes it unique and differentiated in the market?
4:36 - Exploring the Veeam partnership
5:12 - What's planned for the Backblaze booth at VeeamON?
7:36 - What are the big challenges facing Veeam attendees in 2024 and beyond?
8:51 - Demo
15:29 - Wrap up

Brian Ducharme

Brian is an event reporter for and an expert in virtualization/cloud techonlogies.  In his 15+ years of experience in the virtualization/cloud field he has interviewed hundreds of companies, users and executives.  Brian has been an active member of the NEVMUG (NEVTUG) since 2006 and attends both vmworld and Citrix Synergy every year.  Brian works full time as a Senior Software Engineer for Liquidware Labs.

Brian also spent 5 years as the managing editor of Virtual Strategy Magazine, an online magazine focused on the virtualization industry and has been with vmblog since 2011. He has a background in Computer Graphics, Marketing, Programming, Web Design, Mobile App Development, Linux Administration and is an active member of the NHJS group. 


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