EU Region FAQ EU Region FAQ

EU Region FAQ

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Backblaze has added a new data center to the EU region. Here are some answers to questions that people wonder about.

Where is it?

The new European datacenter is located in Amsterdam.

What does this mean for me if I am in the EU or in or near Europe?

This means that transfer rate for Backblaze Backup and B2 should have less latency and as a result get better transfer rates per thread.

When will it be available?

The 27th of August, 2019.

How can I create an account in the EU region?

When creating an account, you can click the region drop down beneath the email address field and select the EU region.


Will the service be faster for me if I am located in Europe?

If you are located in or near Europe, there should be less latency to the datacenter in Amsterdam, which means that you should be able to get more bandwidth per thread.

Can I transfer existing data to the EU region automatically?

There is not a way to transfer data that is currently in an American datacenter to the EU datacenter. You will need to upload data to the EU datacenter if you wish to utilize it.