OpenIO & Backblaze – Hybrid cloud storage
OpenIO is designed for organizations that need scalable, easy to use, and cost-effective data and object storage. OpenIO and B2 integrate smartly for organizations that manage terabytes or petabytes of data and wish to significantly reduce their data storage costs by intelligently managing the location of where their data is stored. Many organizations archive large amounts of data using LTO tape systems that are costly, slow, and are known to be unreliable. Enabling Backblaze B2 as a destination within OpenIO for archived data, provides off-site storage that is easily accessible, fast to retrieve, and overall less expensive than LTO tape systems. Here’s an overview of how OpenIO and B2 work together.
The integration of OpenIO and B2 allows customers to easily set up and manage their own hybrid cloud for data storage. To start, OpenIO manages new data as it is stored locally on private cloud storage devices, where it stays until it meets the transfer and routing criteria being managed by OpenIO. Data which is designated for archive or warm storage can be automatically routed and stored in the B2 cloud. There it can still be easily and quickly accessed as needed, even though it is stored off-site, at a significant savings in storage costs. Start here to learn more about the OpenIO / Backblaze B2 integration.