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INTRODUCTION
VTL Use Cases

StarWind Storage Gateway
for Backblaze

For organizations that want to automate their IT infrastructure and media assets backups while keeping them instantly accessible and less expensive to store offsite than legacy LTO, our solution is StarWind Storage Gateway for Backblaze.

Access your data anytime and securely store it locally with flexible tiering and replication to Backblaze Cloud Storage. Unlock true backup potential and forget about the inconvenience of shipping physical tapes offsite since the Gateway completely automates tape backup and archive. Leave your established backup process untouched as Backblaze Storage Gateway integrates into it with zero changes. Get a faster, more reliable local backup and archive that scales to your needs and only gets more cost-efficient over time.

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HOW IT WORKS
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CALCULATOR: LTO VS B2
Calculator: LTO vs B2
Existing Data:
GB
Yearly Added Data:
GB
Daily Incremental Backup:
GB
How Many Years:
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TOTAL COST FOR 5 YEARS
To use the calculator you enter:
  • the amount of Existing Data you have on LTO Tape;
  • the amount of data you expect to add in a given year;
  • the amount of incremental data you backup each day.
Then you can use the slider to compare your total cost from 1 to 10 years. You can run the model as many times as you like under different scenarios.
Range is 1 GB to 10 PB
Range is 0 GB to 10 PB
Daily Incremental is too large for daily backup to cloud
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LARGE DATA
Backblaze Fireball is an import service for securely migrating large data sets from your on-premises environments into B2 Cloud Storage. Backblaze will send you the Fireball, a 70 TB hard drive array with 1 Gbps connectivity. Fill up the Fireball and return it back to Backblaze for a secure upload inside B2 data center.
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Benefits
Key Benefits

Simplicity

Solution integrates seamlessly and requires zero changes to the established backup and archive process. Fireball support allows moving backups of any size to B2 fast without any connectivity issues.

Reliability

The Gateway completely automates your backup and secures offsite archival by eliminating the involvement of the human factor and the need to ship physical tapes offsite.

Cost

It's not just less expensive than LTO. You get a backup and archive storage that scales to your needs and becomes more and more cost efficient over time.

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What The World Says About Us

StarWind gets praise for its solution's high level of customization in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for HCI



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Success Stories

We were able to build 2-node storage clusters based on virtualization in 19 hypermarkets without any problems and with high cost-efficiency.

Vass Sandor, IT Infrastructure Leader

By being able to virtualize our environment with StarWind, we were able to retire some old hardware, get our services highly available, reduce power consumption and heat in our server closet.

David Gardner, Information Systems Manager

We are satisfied with StarWind. The support is really fantastic. Whenever any issue arises, the response is very prompt, and solution is immediate.

Srinivas Kouda, Company’s Representative

StarWind got us off the clustered environment, which was a big help. So, I could regain control of my storage and reclaim and redistribute the space we desperately needed.

Ryan Fulton, Company’s Representative

Price + Simplicity. StarWind VSAN offers great pricing and allows us to get work done without expensive custom hardware. It also makes getting back online quick and easy after an outage or hardware failure.

Aaron Hayes, IT Manager

We chose StarWind Mainly because of the cost compared to other vendors. Simplicity of setup was also a major factor and I like the fact that you don’t need a vendor certified engineer to perform the installation.

John Harris, Windows System Administrator,
Department of Physics, University of Oxford

Because of recommendations of older colleagues, with StarWind, we got a reliable storage with no additional hardware. There was a need to increase IT infrastructure performance and we saw StarWind as the most cost-effective solution.

Željko Medić, Director of IT Department

StarWind is the best storage product I have ever used! It satisfies and exceeds requirements.

Joe Gursky, Director of IT
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