FileCatalyst Integrates with Cloud Storage Provider, Backblaze, to Provide File Transfer Acceleration to Backblaze Users

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Ottawa, ON – FileCatalyst, an Emmy® award-winning pioneer in managed file transfers and a world leading accelerated file transfer solution, has announced a new integration partnership with leading cloud storage provider Backblaze.

Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage is the most affordable, high performance object storage on the planet. With storage pricing of $0.005 / GB / Month, B2 is less than ¼ the price of Amazon’s S3; B2 download pricing is $0.01 / GB, which is 1/5 the price of downloads from S3. Because of its ten year track record of providing cloud storage that’s astonishingly easy and affordable to use, Backblaze has been entrusted with over 500 Petabytes of data from customers in over 150 countries.

Backblaze has chosen FileCatalyst’s flagship solution, FileCatalyst Direct, to accelerate the file streaming and transfer tasks of B2 users. FileCatalyst Direct is a suite of client and server applications, immune to the effects of latency and packet loss, allowing for transfer speeds of up to 10 Gbps.

“Backblaze users have already stored over 500 petabytes of data,” said Elton Carneiro, FileCatalyst’s Director of Strategic Partnerships and Cloud Services. “FileCatalyst is excited to accelerate the movement of their next 500 petabytes.”

“We are thrilled to announce this new partner integration with FileCatalyst,” said Ahin Thomas, VP of Marketing for Backblaze. “Customers want options for rapid transfers of data and are often frustrated by the limitations of traditional networks. When you are uploading bobsled footage from PyeongChang, you want it available as fast as possible. With FileCatalyst & B2, we are happy to be able to provide a solution to make our customers’ vision, a reality.”

For NAB 2018 attendees in Las Vegas from April 7-12, learn more about FileCatalyst in booth SL11516 and Backblaze in booth SL10021.

About FileCatalyst
Located in Ottawa, Canada, FileCatalyst is a pioneer in managed file transfers and an Emmy® award-winning leader of accelerated file transfer solutions. The company, founded in 2000, has more than one thousand customers in media & entertainment, energy & mining, gaming, printing, military, and government including many Fortune 500 companies.

FileCatalyst is a software platform designed to accelerate and manage file transfers securely and reliably. FileCatalyst is immune to the effects that latency and packet loss have on traditional file transfer methods including FTP, HTTP or CIFS. Global organizations use FileCatalyst to solve issues related to file transfer including content distribution, file sharing, and offsite backups. To learn more visit www.filecatalyst.com or on Twitter @FileCatalyst.

About Backblaze
Backblaze delivers astonishingly easy and low-cost cloud storage and cloud backup services.  Their B2 Cloud Storage platform, at just $0.005/GB/month for data storage and $0.01/GB for data retrieval, offers developers, IT professionals, and MSPs, the lowest total cost, ready access, cloud storage anywhere on the planet – less than 1/4th the cost of all leading providers. Their award-winning Backblaze Computer Backup and Backblaze for Business cloud backup solutions are just $50/year/computer for unlimited, automatic data backup.  Backblaze has delivered affordable cloud storage services for over 10 years, currently manages over 500 petabytes of data from customers in over 150 countries, and is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the US. For more information on Backblaze please visit www.backblaze.com or on Twitter @backblaze.