Aparavi Active Archive and Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage Certified Interoperable

Backblaze joins Certified Cloud Destinations Program

a Gartner Cool Vendor in the multi-cloud data management space, today
announced that it has certified Backblaze
B2 Cloud Storage
with Aparavi’s Active Archive℠ Platform, validating
joint customers can achieve effective long-term data retention.
Backblaze has also passed a stringent set of test cases necessary to
fulfill the requirements for the Aparavi Certified Cloud Destinations
Program and achieve “Aparavi Certified” status.

Active Archive gives B2 users fine-grained control and the ability to
dynamically discover, index, classify, and prune unstructured data while
ensuring long term retention. Because Aparavi gives its customers the
ability to use the most strategic or cost-effective cloud storage for
their needs, to use multiple clouds, and to switch cloud vendors at any
time, this interoperability guarantee ensures archived files can be
moved into or out of B2 without requiring data to be brought on-premises

“Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage is both reliable and extremely
price-competitive with a pricing model that is completely predictable.
They offer an attractive alternative to other leading cloud storage
vendors,” said Jonathan Calmes, vice president of business development
at Aparavi. “Our Active Archive platform enables the easy movement to B2
Cloud Storage, and together offer a compelling storage and data
management solution for enterprises.”

“For over 12 years, Backblaze has earned customer trust by being open
and transparent. We appreciate Aparavi’s similar approach in providing
customers the power to manage and move their data across leading storage
clouds,” said Nilay Patel, vice president of product and sales at
Backblaze. “By focusing on empowering customer choice, Aparavi’s Active
Archive Platform enables customers to make choices based on customer
needs, not complicated infrastructure constraints.”

Backblaze has been a leading provider for cloud storage for over 12
years. Customers in more than 150 countries currently store more than
750 petabytes of data in Backblaze’s proven, scalable, high-density
storage architecture. Backblaze’s B2 Cloud Storage is a competitive
offering to Amazon’s S3, but at ¼ of the price. B2’s durability is an
industry leading 11 nines with industry standard SLAs governing

Aparavi Active Archive is an intelligent multi-cloud data management
solution designed specifically for unstructured data. Aparavi indexes,
classifies, retains, and archives unstructured data either on-premises
or in any cloud. Cloud freedom, combined with Aparavi’s technology to
reduce data up to 75 percent, delivers huge cost savings, agility, and
independence. Data is stored in an open-source, published Open Data
Format to guard against vendor lock-in and ensure data access forever,
while data classification and tagging, along with full-content search,
provides fine-grained control and enables regulatory and internal
compliance. The SaaS model allows fast integration along with best total
cost of ownership.

Aparavi has certified a growing list of cloud storage services in a
multi-step validation process to ensure users have flexibility in
choosing public and private cloud providers. Certified
Cloud Partners
also include Wasabi, AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google
Cloud Platform, and more.

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About Aparavi

Aparavi helps trail-blazing IT leaders master the growing volume of
unstructured data with a multi-cloud, intelligent, and open data
management platform. SaaS-based Aparavi Active Archive unlocks the value
of data today in order to prepare for the uncertainty of tomorrow. For
more information visit http://www.aparavi.com

About Backblaze

Backblaze delivers astonishingly easy-to-use and low-cost cloud storage
and cloud backup services. Their B2 Cloud Storage platform is just
$0.005/GB/month for data storage and $0.01/GB for general data egress.
Backblaze has also structured $0.00/GB data transfer partnerships with
Cloudflare, Packet, and Server Central. For over a decade Backblaze has
been the trusted cloud storage provider for customers in over 150
countries worldwide. Today, Backblaze stores over 750 petabytes of data
on their innovative high density storage pods uniquely arranged into
their vastly scalable and performant Backblaze Vault architecture. They
are known for their quarterly Hard Drive Stats reports, open-sourcing
their Storage Pod design, and generally being an open and transparent
company in the otherwise opaque cloud storage industry. For more
information on Backblaze please visit http://www.backblaze.com.


Victoria Grey
CMO, Aparavi
(323) 922-2010

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