Vultr, one of the world’s largest privately-held cloud computing company, and Backblaze, a world-renown specialized storage platform, announced an expansion of their partnership, now offering a range of integrated solutions of cloud compute and object storage.
What does the expanded alliance mean for clients?
Clients can utilize high-performance cloud compute instances from Vultr that connect with Backblaze B2 buckets via an S3 Compatible API, enabling users to scale their compute and storage needs up or down on demand. The joint solutions also offer predictable billing for compute and storage, with no-cost egress on data transfers between Backblaze and Vultr.
Building on the successful partnership initiated back in 2021, Vultr and Backblaze are providing a developer-friendly alternative to the complex solutions provided by the Big Tech clouds. Clients benefit from local access to high-performance offerings from Vultr, including Cloud GPUs (based on the NVIDIA HGX H100, A100, A40, and A16), Cloud Compute, Optimized Cloud Compute, and Bare Metal, with tight integration with Backblaze B2.
Additionally, Vultr and Backblaze also enable developers to get started and connect go-to software and hardware in minutes. Users can deploy highly customizable and scalable cloud infrastructure, thanks to both partners’ tech stack approach, which is compliant with stringent MACH Alliance standards, and built on API-first, composable infrastructure.
These joint solutions are available across multiple regions worldwide, with local accessibility for developer teams in over 30 Vultr cloud data center locations across six continents.
“Developers need more affordable and better alternatives to the Big Tech cloud providers to scale their applications. Together, Backblaze and Vultr offer everything developers expect in their cloud stack while freeing them from complex cloud infrastructure and unpredictable costs,” said Gleb Budman, Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of the Board at Backblaze.
How instrumental has the alliance been for clients?
The partnership between Vultr and Backblaze has enabled a growing number of customers to achieve workload acceleration at a fraction of the cost provided by the Big Tech clouds. When Can Stock Photo, managing over 70 million images and videos to clients worldwide, needed to scale services and infrastructure to provide seamless end-user experience to creators and agencies worldwide, they opted for the joint Vultr and Backblaze offering.
The company moved its image processing application from AWS EC2 instances to Vultr and migrated more than 600 terabytes of data from Amazon S3 and Glacier into Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage, with all image and video files now in hot storage, including archived files.
By doing so, Can Stock Photo processes videos 4x faster while cutting its infrastructure costs by over 50%. Monument, the leader in digital photo management, chose a lean infrastructure stack to run its AI software on Vultr, coupled with Backblaze B2 for its encrypted storage.
“Vultr’s mission is to make high-performance cloud computing easy to use, affordable, and accessible for businesses and developers worldwide. We are focused on being the cloud infrastructure platform of choice for the composable age, and are committed to open innovation through our ecosystem of partners like Backblaze, delivering a best-of-breed alternative to the walled gardens of the Big Tech clouds,” said J.J. Kardwell, CEO of Vultr.
Thanks to that setup, the cloud service quickly became the company’s flagship offering, drawing 25,000 active users. Black.ai, which builds advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and computer vision systems, leverages cloud compute resources from Vultr for artificial intelligence analysis and performant video storage, and services from Backblaze B2 to ensure predictable storage and bandwidth as developers build, test, and deploy applications at scale.
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