Welcome Aaron: Systems Administrator

By | March 24th, 2014

Maybe we should say “Welcome Back Aaron”. You see, Aaron is a native Californian, from Sacramento, who moved to Austin Texas a few years ago. As much as Aaron liked living in “The Live Music Capital of the World” or “Silicon Hills”, he is really excited to be back home where he’ll be working in….

Looking for an excellent Java engineer

By | March 21st, 2014

Want to work at a company that helps customers in over 150 countries around the world protect the memories they hold dear? A company that stores over 100 petabytes (1/4th as much as Facebook) of customers’ photos, music, documents and work files in a purpose-built cloud storage system? Well here’s your chance. Backblaze is looking….

Storage Pod 4.0: Direct Wire Drives

By | March 19th, 2014

To get the latest updates and informationon ALL of the Storage Pod versions. Click Here. For the first time since the original Storage Pod, Backblaze is announcing a completely redesigned approach with the introduction of the first “direct wire” Storage Pod. This new Storage Pod performs four times faster, is simpler to assemble, and delivers….

100 Petabytes of Cloud Data

By | March 18th, 2014

Wow. Backblaze is now storing 100 petabytes of customer data in our cloud storage. 100 petabytes is a hard number to wrap our heads around, so… How much data is 100 petabytes? 100 petabytes 100,000 terabytes 100,000,000 gigabytes 100,000,000,000 megabytes Here are a few comparisons to help contextualize what 100 petabytes: * 1/4th as much….

Walt Mossberg Recommends Backblaze

By | March 17th, 2014

Last week venerable reviewer Walt Mossberg did an in-depth Backblaze review and said: “I like and can recommend Backblaze.” Walt Mossberg had been the head technology reviewer for The Wall Street Journal for approximately 25 years before leaving to start a dedicated technology site, Re/code, in January 2014. According to Wikipedia: Mossberg is widely regarded….

Work for Backblaze at Macworld

By | March 12th, 2014

You love Backblaze. You’ve woken up in the middle of the night asking yourself, “Self, why is it that I’m not working at Backblaze, I love those guys!” Well, here’s your chance! Backblaze has a big presence at Macworld (March 27-29th) this year and we want someone to come spend a day with us at….

Backblaze + Pebble

By | March 11th, 2014

Backblaze and Pebble? Talk about worlds colliding. I (Yev) love the Pebble, and I’ve been wearing one ever since my “Kickstarter Edition” watch shipped last year. More recently I’ve upgraded to the shiny and new Pebble Steel. Anyway, I’m also the social media guy at Backblaze, so I’m constantly monitoring the social-sphere for any mentions….

Welcome Matt: Sacramento Here I Come…

By | March 5th, 2014

We’d like to welcome Matt to our Operations team as a Data Center Technician. He’s our first employee to work day-in/day-out in our “new” Sacramento data center. Of course other Backblaze folks will visit and help him out on a regular basis so he won’t get too lonely. After all we don’t want him roaming….