Backblaze vs Crashplan
Last updated: August 23, 2017
Backblaze is a pioneer in robust, scalable low cost cloud backup and storage services. Personal online backup to enterprise scale data storage solutions. Backblaze backs up all your data – no questions asked. No picking files. No digging through folders.
CrashPlan backup software offers the best way to back up and store personal, business and enterprise data securely - offsite, onsite and online in the Cloud. CrashPlan makes it easy to protect your digital life, so you can get back to what’s important in real life. Even when you step away, CrashPlan is busy at work protecting all your important files. Music, photos and documents are all automatically, continuously protected, so you can get back to whatever life throws your way.
Backblaze vs Crashplan in our news:
2017 - CrashPlan shuts down its consumer cloud backup service to focus on business version and takes on Backblaze
Popular cloud backup service CrashPlan announced that it would stop selling home subscriptions in order to focus on business version - Code42. Customers have a little bit more than a year to find an alternative. Companies like CrashPlan, Backblaze and Carbonite have made online backup easy. After subscribing, you just have to install a background app and forget about it. These services usually back up your data continuously in the background. CrashPlan has been one of the leading services in this space, but it turns out that you can make more money by focusing on bigger customers. That’s why Code42 is giving its customers a lot of time to move away from CrashPlan. It can take a while to upload an entire hard drive, after all. Thus CrashPlan is now more expensive than Backblaze
2015 - Code42 snares $85M for its Crashplan
Code42, the developer of the Crashplan enterprise backup tool, announced a massive $85 million round. Crashplan began life as a tool for backing up your laptop, pivoted to the enterprise and has been growing fast — 100 percent year over year, according to Payne. One of the advantages of Crashplan is that it’s easy to use, and rarely requires IT intervention after it’s in place. Files are backed up automatically and Payne claims end users can restore files themselves in most cases. The tool is platform agnostic, so it backs up even Macs and Linux machines and it backs up to the cloud, so users can recover their files from anywhere, even on a new machine. It’s important to note that backup is different from storage. You store stuff on your hard drive. You back stuff up in case something goes wrong and you need to get your files back — and Crashplan is designed to backup from laptops and mobile devices, as opposed to backing up the entire datacenter.
2015 - Backblaze offers low-cost Amazon S3 rival
Backblaze, the company known for its consumer and enterprise backup service, is taking a step in a slightly different direction by announcing Backblaze B2, a competitively priced cloud storage service that competes with the likes of Amazon S3 and the cloud storage services that are part of Microsoft Azure and Google’s Cloud Platform. The price of Backblaze’s service is half the price of Amazon Glacier, AWS’s very slow cold storage service, and only costs about a fourth of Amazon’s regular S3 service. Maybe you want to store your data in a number of different locations and services, but if you did that on AWS, you would spend twice as much as you do today. Given Backblaze’s low prices, you could now store an extra copy of your data for about 15 percent of the price you’d pay on Amazon’s cloud storage service. The company expects that users will use Backblaze B2 to store images, videos and data sets, for example. Backblaze B2 will offer a free tier (up to 10GB storage, 1GB/day of outbound traffic and unlimited inbound bandwidth). Developers will be able to access it through an API and command-line interface, but the service will also offer a web interface for less technical users.