New integrated solution supports near-instant recovery after ransomware attack, achieved with only a simple command and without long-term cost or vendor lock-in

SAN MATEO, CA – September 28, 2021 — / — Backblaze, Inc., a leading storage cloud company serving nearly 500,000 customers across 175+ countries, announced Instant Recovery in Any Cloud—a solution to make ransomware recovery into a VMware and Hyper-V based cloud easy for any IT team.

Big ransomware payments gain a lot of attention—like the $5 million Colonial Pipeline recently paid. But few realize that ransomware victims often rely on backups to return to normal operations, not the decryption tools cybercriminals provide. Decrypting data simply takes too long. Victims may pay ransom to keep their data from being disclosed, but it is often the speed they’re able to bring backups back on line—more than any other factor—that determines their ability to recover.

Backblaze’s new Instant Recovery in Any Cloud provides businesses an easy yet massively flexible disaster recovery solution based in VMware and Hyper-V cloud architecture. Using an industry-standard automation tool, a pre-built code package creates a digital mirror image of previously deployed on-premises infrastructure, empowering IT managers to quickly bring up all the services they need when disaster strikes: orchestrated on-demand servers, firewalls, networking, storage, and other infrastructure in a compute environment of their choosing, drawing data over immediately from Veeam® Backup & Replication™ backups into a VMware and Hyper-V based cloud.

Put simply, it’s an on-demand disaster recovery plan—so businesses can get back to business with minimized disruption and without having to pay year-round for an array of in-case-of-emergency services.

“Most businesses know that backing up is critical for disaster recovery,” said Mark Potter, Backblaze’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). “But we see time and again that organizations under duress struggle with getting their systems back online, and that’s why Backblaze’s new solution can be a game-changer.”

Here’s why Instant Recovery in Any Cloud is huge for IT staff at any businesses. It is:

  • Accessible: Most robust disaster recovery plans are built for enterprise customers with enterprise budgets. Backblaze’s solution opens disaster recovery to a huge number of businesses that were left without affordable solutions.
  • Customizable: For savvy IT teams, this is essentially a cut and paste set-up—an incredibly small amount of work to architect a recovery plan, with code written to work with phoenixNAP compute but can be easily customized for other providers.
  • On-demand: The capacity is always there from Backblaze and the compute provider, but the customer doesn’t pay for it until they need it.

“For more than 400,000 Veeam customers, flexibility around disaster recovery options is essential,” said Andreas Neufert, Vice President of Product Management, Alliances at Veeam. “They need to know not only that their backups are safe, but that they’re practically usable in their time of need. We’re very happy to see Backblaze offering instant restore for all backups to VMware and Hyper-V based cloud offerings to help our joint customers thrive during challenging times.”

This solution is available for use today, and Backblaze shares the full story on their blog.

About Backblaze
Backblaze makes managing data astonishingly easy for businesses and consumers. The Backblaze Storage Cloud provides a foundation for businesses, developers, IT professionals, and individuals to store, back up and archive data, host content, manage media, build their applications, and more. With more than an exabyte of data under management, the company currently works with nearly 500,000 customers in over 175 countries. Founded in 2007, the company is based in San Mateo, CA. For more information, please go to

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