Backblaze Stores 75 Petabytes of Data 1/4th as Much as Facebook


In Jan 2011, we published that Backblaze was storing 10 petabytes of customer data. Today, Backblaze online backup stores 75 petabytes of customer data.

Backblaze data storage has grown 750% in less than 3 years!

You guys are truly storing an incredible amount of data ;-) Of course, all of this data is stored in our custom, open-sourced, Backblaze Storage Pods.

How much data is 75 petabytes?

75 petabytes
75,000 terabytes
75,000,000 gigabytes
75,000,000,000 megabytes

Since it’s hard to envision how much data that is, one comparison is that this is 1/4 of the amount Facebook stores. (In September, Facebook announced it was storing 250 petabytes for its 1.1 billion users.)

Here are other fun comparisons if all of that data were just photos, songs or movies:


These comparisons assume:
* Average high-resolution digital photo is 2 megabytes.
* Average iTunes song is 3 megabytes.
* Average 15 second Instagram videos is 2 megabytes. (Source: DigitalTrends)
* 25 billion songs have been downloaded from iTunes in all time. (Source: Apple)

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