30th International Conference
on Massive Storage Systems
and Technology (MSST 2014)

Santa Clara, California, USA
June 2 — 6, 2014

Sponsored by Santa Clara University,
Computer Engineering

Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society

MSST 2014 Speaker

Gleb Budman, Backblaze

Gleb Budman
Storage Infrastructure for Backing Up Into the Cloud

To offer an unlimited online backup service for $5/month, Backblaze needed petabytes of cloud storage at very low cost. After considering Amazon S3 and commercial hardware systems, Backblaze decided it had to build its own cloud storage. The company designed it's own 180 TB Storage Pod and open-sourced the design, which is now used by hundreds of organizations worldwide and was the inspiration for Netflix's Open Connect systems. Backblaze also wrote its own cloud storage software stack, which sits atop its Storage Pods, and is currently backing up 100 petabytes of customer data at a cost of just $0.003/GB/month - 1/10th the price of Amazon S3 or Google Cloud Storage. In this presentation, co-founder and CEO Gleb Budman will share how Backblaze built their low cost cloud storage and how you can as well.

Gleb Budman is CEO and co-founder of Backblaze, a leading online backup service that automatically backs up unlimited computer data for $5 per month per computer. Gleb bootstrapped Backblaze to millions in revenue and profitability. The company has backed up 100 petabytes of data and restored over 5 billion files for the customers it protects in over 100 countries. Backblaze has won awards including SIIA CODiE for Best Cloud Storage and Back Up Solution and AlwaysOn Global Top 250 private companies. Previously, Gleb led the product team from pre-funding through acquisition at Kendara and MailFrontier, and founded three prior companies. He received his MBA from Berkeley’s Haas School and has been a speaker at GigaOm Structure, Ignite: Lean Startup, FailCon, CloudCon; profiled by Inc. and Forbes; a mentor for Teens in Tech; and holds four patents on security.

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