is this true, I can have 110GB cloud storage for 0.5$ per month? it sounds TGTBT
One way they can achieve that pricing is by using consumer drives, instead of enterprise drives. See https://www.backblaze.com/blog/vault-cloud-storage-architect...
Backblaze is quite transparent about how they do things. They publish their drive reliability numbers (including brand/model numbers), storage pod design, and how their sharding/redundancy works.
Seems like most cloud storage vendors just say "We do object storage right handwave and we have lots of 9s". Backblaze says they shard your data into 20 pieces onto 20 servers and can recover with any 17 of those pieces. More details at https://www.backblaze.com/blog/reed-solomon/
Sure that's not enough redundancy for some, but at least you know what to expect and can plan accordingly. I've not see any other cloud vendor do that. Please post URLs for similar info from other companies.
5x 1TB for like 50 bucks. Also skype minutes and office software
It's a much better deal than paying $80/year for 1TB of OneDrive if you have 2+ users.