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Wasabi Technologies, Inc.
Blue Archive
IndustryCloud storage software
FoundedJune 1, 2017; 2 years ago (2017-06-01) in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
United States
Area served
Key people
ProductsWasabi Hot Storage
Footnotes / references

Wasabi is an object storage service, similar to services like Amazon S3 Storage, Microsoft Azure Storage, and Google Cloud Storage.[2] The company was founded in September, 2015 and launched its cloud storage product called "Hot Storage" in May, 2017.[3] The cloud storage product is 100% compatible with Amazon S3.[4]

Wasabi charges by the amount of storage used at a rate of $.0039 per gigabyte per month, with no extra charges for PUTs, GETs, and other operations or pricing tiers.[5]

Wasabi Hot Storage provides users with immutable "buckets." Data stored in an immutable bucket cannot be altered or erased, thereby eliminating the possibility of accidental or malicious loss of data.[6][7]

Wasabi launched with a single data center location in Ashburn, Virginia,[8]which some people have expressed concern with in online forums.[9]

On March 20th, 2018 Wasabi announced satellite-based cloud storage, collaborating on the SpaceBelt project to use satellites as data centers.[10]


Wasabi was founded in 2015 by David Friend and Jeff Flowers, co-founders of Carbonite, an on-line backup service, among other companies.[11] Wasabi is privately funded and has raised $8.9 million in May, 2017 and $10.8 million in August, 2017.[12]

In May 2017, Wasabi launched with its hot storage cloud storage solution. Initially called "BlueArchive" at its founding, the company was later renamed to "Wasabi," after hot Japanese horseradish.[13]



Wasabi organizes the bits on disk to minimize head movement, thereby increasing the data throughput of an individual drive, coupled with a parallelized architecture that allows data to be written to disks simultaneously.[14] A high degree of redundancy creates data durability of eleven 9's.[15]

Storage performance[edit]

Wasabi is built to be 100% AWS S3 bit-compatible with the same AWS API constructs for storage & identity management.[16] Its system architecture and design provides average time-to-first-byte (TTFB) performance that is less than 15 ms and sustained read/write speeds in excess of 5 gbps.[17]

Data protection & immutability[edit]

Wasabi users have the option to make their data buckets immutable.[18] An immutable object within Wasabi cannot be deleted or modified by any individual, including system admins and Wasabi employees.[19] Wasabi has active data integrity checking that dictates that all stored objects are read and checked for integrity every 90 days for the duration the object is stored.[17][20]

Internally consistent[edit]

Wasabi is "internally consistent",[17] meaning that data can be written and retrieved immediately thereafter rather than "eventually consistent," meaning that data that is written may not appear to be present immediately after writing.[21]


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  3. ^ Cline, Keith. "Wasabi - Taking on the Tech Giants with Hot Storage". Venture Fizz. Venture Fizz. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  4. ^ Kovar, Joseph F. (2017-05-03). "Wasabi, Founded By Ex-Carbonite Team, Plans To Attack S3 Storage Market With Disruptive Price, Performance". CRN. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  5. ^ Martin, Dylan. "Carbonite Founders Aim to Fight Amazon with Dramatically Cheaper Cloud Storage". BostInno. AmericanInno. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  6. ^ O'Dwyer, Michael. "Immutable Buckets: An Essential Data Protection Tool". Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  7. ^ O'Dwyer, Michael. "Why immutable buckets are a worthy risk management tool". Computer Weekly. TechTarget. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  8. ^ Lawson, Stephen. "How to size upa new cloud service like low-priced Wasabi". NetworkWorld. IDG. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Wasabi - Simple storage solution". Hacker News. Y Combinator. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  10. ^ Bray, Hiawatha (19 March 2018). "Data storage beyond the clouds: Wasabi promises a super-secure system in space". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  11. ^ Engel, Jeff. "Friend & Flowers Return With Wasabi, Take on Amazon in "Hot Storage"". Xconomy. Xconomy. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Wasabi Technologies, Inc | Crunchbase". Crunchbase. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  13. ^ "Wasabi - Taking on the Tech Giants with Hot Storage". VentureFizz. 2017-05-02. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  14. ^ "Wasabi Technologies takes on Amazon S3 pricing, performance". SearchStorage. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  15. ^ "NTP Software Partners With Wasabi to Offer Low-Cost, High-Performance File Repository Access - NTP Software". NTP Software. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  16. ^ Kepes, Ben. "Wasabi serves up some spicy AWS-killer claims". Network World. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  17. ^ a b c "Wasabi Technologies, Inc.: Private Company Information". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  18. ^ "Reevert Storage, Backup and Recovery Solution Now Supports Wasabi Cloud Storage". reevert Backup Appliance. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  19. ^ "Why immutable buckets are a worthy risk management tool". ComputerWeekly.com. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  20. ^ "What Does 11 Nines of Durability Really Mean?". Wasabi. 2017-12-07. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  21. ^ "Introduction to Amazon S3 - Amazon Simple Storage Service". docs.aws.amazon.com. Retrieved 2018-01-21.

External links[edit]

Category:Cloud storage Category:File hosting Category:Online backup services Category:Object storage Category:Technology companies based in the Boston area