1 Billion PCs at Risk

According to Forrester Research there will be one billion PCs in use by the end of 2008. 50 billion photos snapped by consumers in 2007. You’d think if we cared enough about our travels, kids, and memories to take those photos, we’d care enough to make sure we didn’t lose them. But it seems we don’t. Almost half of us have lost data and still less than one in four of us are doing regular backups.

At Backblaze, we hope to change that and make the world just a bit better. We’re creating an online backup solution that will be so easy our office dog Gromit could use it, so secure your bank will look like a social network, and so high-performance that you’ll swear your computer runs faster when you use it. Request a beta code—it might just save your memories.


About Gleb Budman

Gleb Budman is a co-founder and has served as our chief executive officer since 2007, guiding the business from its inception in a Palo Alto apartment to a company serving customers in more than 175 countries with over an exabyte of data under management. Gleb has served as a member of our board of directors since 2009 and as chairperson since January 2021. Prior to Backblaze, Gleb was the senior director of product management at SonicWall and the vice president of products at MailFrontier, which was acquired by SonicWall. Before that, he served in a senior position at Kendara, which was acquired by Excite@Home, and previously founded and successfully exited two other startup companies.