Introducing: Restore Return Refund

free usb and flash restore drives

We’d like to introduce you to the Backblaze “Restore Return Refund” Program, which is an exciting addition to our Restore By Mail service, and supplements our free web and mobile restore options. Simply put, if you order a flash drive or hard drive restore and then return the drive to us within 30 days we….

Storage Pod 5.0 Hack: One Power Supply

Backblaze Storage Pod

In November we introduced and open sourced the design to Storage Pod 5.0. Extensively redesigned using our Agile hardware design process, Storage Pod 5.0 was the least expensive storage solution we’ve ever designed, until now. With one simple hack, you can now have 180TB of storage for about a $0.05 a gigabyte if you build….

A Fast Finish and a Visionary Start

Storage Visions

Backblaze finished 2015 by being one of 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America, and we’ve started 2016 by being selected as a visionary that delivers innovative storage solutions. A good finish to 2015 and a great start to 2016. Finishing Fast in 2015 For the last 21 years, Deloitte has compiled and published….

Top 5 Blog Posts of 2015

Top 5 in 2015

In 2015 over 2 million people visited the Backblaze blog. Thank you. Of the 94 blog posts we published in 2015 the following were the 5 most popular. As you take stock of 2015 and plan for 2016 we invite you to enjoy these posts and subscribe to our blog to receive even more great….

B2, or not B2, that is the question

Cloud Storage vs Cloud Backup

Since we announced B2 Cloud Storage, many of our existing online backup customers have joined the B2 Beta program and started working with B2. That’s great, but we also know that many more of our customers are still on the sidelines trying to decide if B2 is right for them. Their dilemma: B2, or not….

VP of B2 Sales: Return of the Nilay


Following the trend of founders coming back to their companies (Alexis Ohanian to Reddit, and Jack Dorsey to Twitter), Backblaze is thrilled to have one of our founding team join us again. Nilay Patel is coming back to Backblaze as the VP of Sales for Backblaze B2. He’s been away for some time working on his….

Clones and Clouds: The Force Unites

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Whether you’re responsible for an empire, a republic or just a group of rebels, keeping your computers fully armed and operational is important. Just as important is keeping your data current and available even when your base is destroyed or your computers are trapped in carbonite. Things can change quickly in our galaxy. Not everyone….

B2 Cloud Storage Opens Public Beta

B2 Public Beta

Starting today Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage has moved to Public Beta, meaning anyone can sign up and immediately start using the service. We announced the B2 Private Beta a couple of months ago and since then over 15,000 people helped find bugs, stress APIs, suggest features and more. Now it’s time to take the next….