Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2018

By | January 22nd, 2019

We look at the hard drive failure rates for the data drive models in operation in our data centers in 2018 (now totaling over 750 petabytes and 100,000 drives). In addition, we’ll see how the new hard drive models we added during the year did, including our 12 TB HGST and 14 TB Toshiba drives.

Backblaze Cloud Backup v6.0: Larger Longer Faster Better

By | January 17th, 2019
Backblaze 6.0 - The Larger Longer Faster Better Release

This release for consumers and businesses brings a lot of new functionality to Backblaze Cloud Backup: Restore by Mail drives that are twice the size, archiving with Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage, up to 50% faster backups, and a network blocklist feature to help avoid data caps. All that plus more efficient and performant Mac and Windows applications along with mobile enhancements and SSO support with Google.

Welcome Janet: Sr. Product Marketing Manager

By | January 12th, 2019

As the Backblaze team grows, our marketing team is growing with it. To help expand our Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage business we needed some industry veterans, and we were lucky when Janet came on board! Lets learn a bit more about Janet shall we? What is your Backblaze Title? Senior Product Marketing Manager, B2 Media….

How We Optimized Storage and Performance of Apache Cassandra at Backblaze

By | January 10th, 2019

Conventional wisdom for Apache’s high-performance, scalable database has been to avoid wide partitions for risk of impacting database performance and storage limitations. Backblaze’s work with a Cassandra consultant shows how version 3.11 can dramatically decrease garbage collection, lower latencies, and require nearly 30% less space when using wide partitions versus version 2.2.

Wanted: Senior Android Developer

By | January 7th, 2019

You will lead the development of Backblaze’s Android application. Your responsibilities will include designing and implementing features as well as fixing bugs in a timely manner within project constraints. There are significant enhancements in the works, and you’ll be a part of making them happen. Qualifications 10+ years of overall experience in software programming with….