Backblaze and Carahsoft expand public sector access to

SAN MATEO, Calif., June 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — backblazeInc. (Nasdaq: BLZE), the leading independent cloud storage platform, and Carahsoft Technology Corp.the trusted provider of government IT solutions®, today announced a partnership. Under the agreement, Carahsoft will serve as Backblaze’s Master Government Aggregator® to bring Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage to federal, state and local government purchasing programs; Health care; and educational institutions through Carahsoft’s reseller partner network and public sector procurement vehicles, including National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA) and OMNIA Partners contracts.

“Public sector decision makers refer to budget, pricing models and transparency top barriers to cloud adoption“, Nilay Patel, vice president of sales and partnerships at Backblaze noted. “That’s why this partnership is so exciting: our services are offered at a fraction of the price of other options, and we’ve long been known for our transparent and reliable approach to working with clients.”

The recent launch of Backblaze backblaze Reserve B2— a capacity-based package — has led to rapid growth in the availability of their services through the channel. Recent research shows that public sector CIOs driving cloud adoption (creating a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.3% over the past five years) are increasingly looking to optimize their spend in the cloud as they face a return to work”fiscal stimulus” with on-site IT expenses coming back into the picture. Through the partnership with Carahsoft, Backblaze can help meet this need.

“Backblaze’s ease of use, affordability, and transparency are just some of the key benefits of its robust cloud storage and backup services,” said Evan Slack, sales director for emerging cloud and virtualization technologies at Carahsoft. “We look forward to working with Backblaze and our reseller partners to help agencies better protect and secure their business data at great prices.”

For resellers who currently have an account with Carahsoft and wish to begin offering Backblaze services, the process will be business as usual. Immediate quote requests should be emailed to [email protected] for details. Resellers without a Carahsoft account who wish to sell Backblaze services can create an account on the Carahsoft site. For more information on the partnership, Backblaze shared a detailed announcement about their Blog.

Backblaze’s cloud storage platform is available through Carahsoft’s NCPA contract NCPA01-86 and OMNIA Partners contract #R191902. For more information, contact Carahsoft’s Backblaze team at [email protected]

About Backblaze

Backblaze makes it surprisingly easy to store, use and protect data. The Backblaze Storage Cloud provides a foundation for businesses, developers, IT professionals, and individuals to build applications, host content, manage media, back up and archive data, and more. With over two billion gigabytes of data storage under management, the company currently works with more than 500,000 customers in more than 175 countries. Founded in 2007, the company is based in San Mateo, California. For more information, visit www.backblaze.com.

About Carahsoft

Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted government IT solutions provider®, supporting public sector organizations in federal, state and local government agencies and the education and healthcare markets. As a Master Government Aggregator® for our vendor partners, we provide solutions for cybersecurity, multicloud, DevSecOps, big data, artificial intelligence, open source, customer experience and more. Working with resellers, systems integrators, and consultants, our sales and marketing teams deliver industry-leading IT products, services, and training through hundreds of contract vehicles.

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