New VIZIO PCs to offer Backblaze to dramatically simplify data backup
Backblaze is the exclusive online backup service available via the VIZIO “V” button
San Mateo, California – June 15, 2012 –Backblaze, a leading online backup provider, today announced they have partnered with VIZIO, America’s #1 LCD HDTV Company*, to provide the Backblaze online backup service via the VIZIO “V” button on the VIZIO All-in-One, Notebook and Thin + Light PCs. Users of these new, elegantly cool, VIZIO PCs will be able to press the “V” button on their keyboard and signup instantly for the Backblaze online backup service for a small monthly fee. Once the service has been downloaded and is active, any data created and stored on the VIZIO PC, including photos, videos, music, spreadsheets, documents and more, will be automatically and continuously backed up to the Backblaze storage cloud.
"I have been following Backblaze for years, so it is exciting to finally ship a product we can partner with them on," said Matt McRae, CTO of Vizio. "Every VIZIO PC customer will be amazed by the elegant user interface and automatic service that seamlessly protects their valuable, irreplaceable content."
The hallmark of the Backblaze service is how easy it is to set-up and use. There is no need to select which files to back up as all data is continuously and automatically backed up, and Backblaze provides unlimited cloud storage for backing up files, including connected external drives. If data is lost via a hard drive crash, a stolen or lost system, or a file or folder being accidently deleted, that data can be safely and easily restored for free from a web browser. Users also have the option of having their data sent on a USB flash drive or an external hard drive for an additional charge. The Backblaze service also includes the “Locate My Computer” feature that assists in locating a stolen or lost VIZIO system.
“Only 10% of PC and laptop users today backup daily and 29% have never backed up all the data on their systems. People are losing irreplaceable data every single day,” said Gleb Budman, CEO and Co-founder of Backblaze. “It’s fantastic to see VIZIO taking a leadership role in making data backup a core part of the PC experience and I am excited to partner with a company which shares our focus on making elegant easy-to-use products that consumers love.”
VIZIO PC users can use the “V” button to download and activate a free fully functional 15-day trial of the Backblaze online backup service. They can purchase the Backblaze service using a one-time 20% discount off their initial purchase of the service from Backblaze which is regularly priced at $5 a month, $50 a year or $95 for 2 years per computer.
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* IHS iSuppli Corporation Research Q2 2012 Market Tracker Report of Q1 2012. In IHS’s Q2 2012 Market Tracker report, they reported the attached results that VIZIO was #1 in US LCD shipments in Q1 2012.
Data from 5th annual Backblaze State of User Backup survey conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of Backblaze May 31–Jun 4, 2012 among 2,209 respondents. Survey respondents consisted of U.S. adult computer users (aged 18+), weighted to the U.S. adult population of computer users. No estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated; a full methodology is available by contacting Backblaze at email@example.com.