Backblaze is a company that provides cloud storage and data backup services. It was founded in 2007 by Gleb Budman, Billy Ng, Nilay Patel, Brian Wilson, Tim Nufire, Damon Uyeda, and Jones.
The firm's two primary products are B2 Cloud Storage and Computer Backup, which are aimed at the commercial and consumer sectors.
In addition, Backblaze launched a new project, Backblaze B2 cloud storage, in September 2015. It is focused on software integration for many types of enterprises.
Backblaze has four data centers, three situated in the United States and one in the European Union.
The files are encrypted on the user's PC, then transferred to Backblaze via an encrypted SSL connection, and stored in the encrypted format. Encryption had to be an option for B2. Some scenarios would require encryption, while others would not.
Backblaze B2 saves the information you access. For example, you can upload just encrypted data and use a third-party integration to encrypt data before sending it to Backblaze B2 or keeping data without encryption.
Data in Backblaze B2 can be protected from ransomware by employing object locks and third-party integrations, which make the data non-erasable and non-modifiable for a user-defined period.
Backblaze B2 provides users with 10 GB of free storage and unlimited storage for paid customers with no maximum file size.
MEGA is a cloud-based service that can be accessed from any device or platform with Internet access. MEGA was created on January 20, 2013, exactly one year after the US government infamously destroyed Megaupload.
It was formed by Kim Dotcom, Mathias Ortmann, and Bram van der Kolk, the same guys who founded Megaupload. Dotcom excelled at marketing and fundraising despite not being engaged in MEGA's design or technical execution. He sold most of his shares and stood down as a Director within a year to pursue new interests.
MEGA is one of the safest clouds available since it uses 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) key derived from your password to encrypt and decrypt your files and folders. This means that when a user uploads a file, only the user, not Mega's servers, may decrypt the data. It also contains a security feature that requires two-factor verification, making it safer to use.
MEGA offers 15 GB of permanent free storage and up to 50 GB of storage space including 35 GB of temporary storage to its users. They also provide users with features such as file sharing, file versioning, and secured shared links that open with a key.
MEGA also offers their applications across all platforms and has a maximum storage space of 16 TB.
Clients are also provided with annual transparency reports.
The following table highlights the major differences between Backblaze B2 and MEGA.
|Offers 10 GB of free storage||Offers 15 GB of permanent free storage up to 50 GB of storage space including 35 GB of temporary storage|
|Unlimited storage space||Maximum storage space of 16 TB|
|No maximum limit for file size||No limit for file size|
|Supports remote access||Does not support remote access|
|Cannot generate reports||Annual transparency reports are presented to clients|