- 1 year ago

Backblaze takes on Amazon S3 with dirt-cheap data storage for developers

Amazon's S3 storage service is popular among developers because it's cheap, fast and highly available, but Backblaze might be about to shake that up for good. The company, which is well known for unlimited file backup, has launched Backblaze B2 today to take on Amazon's S3 service at incredibly low prices. Built on top of the custom storage pod infrastructure Backblaze designed itself, B2 costs just $0.005 per GB, compared with Amazon's $0.022. B2 launches into private beta this October for developers to start using before it becomes available widely later this year. Not only is B2's storage price cheaper than… This story continues at The Next Web
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