Thursday, December 27, 2018

Correcting the Backblaze Cloud Storage vs. LTO-8 Cost Calculator

Backblaze provides a backup cost estimator that purports to show that Cloud Storage is lower cost than tape for backup. However, the cost for the use of tape is consistently overestimated at almost any capacity by the Backblaze calculator. I can appreciate the difficulty in developing a storage TCO model. However, most organizations will find including tape storage in their backup environment to be a very cost-effective and reliable technology for their data protection. My detailed response can be found here: Correcting the Backblaze backup calculator