Meeting the neighbors in San Mateo

By | September 20th, 2012

Hard to believe it’s been almost two years that Backblaze has been in our office in downtown San Mateo. A few months back we had the opportunity to join the San Mateo Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown San Mateo Association. We thought this would be a great way for Backblaze to meet our neighbors….

Confessions of an awfulizer

By | September 11th, 2012

I came across the term “awfulizer” while reading a blog post from Daphne Gray-Grant. According to Daphne, an awfulizer is someone who imagines the worst possible thing that could happen. But an awfulizer is not someone who is paranoid to the point of inaction, instead they awfulize to comprehend the scope of the situation so….

Technical Support Engineer – Zack

By | September 5th, 2012

How long would you commute for your job, 30 minutes? An hour? 90 minutes? Well meet Zack, our newest member of the Backblaze Technical Support team. His commute is nearly 2 hours, each way, each day. Why? Let’s ask him… Tell us about your commute to work? I live in Napa now, so depending on….

Saving More Than Files With Backblaze

By | August 31st, 2012

While most people buy an online backup service to backup and restore their files, Backblaze provides a little more — our “Locate my Computer” feature. One customer shared an incredible story about what happened when the police recovered his laptop and in the process discovered $1 million in counterfeit cash. Then there was the story….

Technical Support Engineer: Christopher

By | August 23rd, 2012

Joining our customer support team is Christopher. He collects body art, brews his own beer and knows a whole lot about Macs and PCs — a perfect fit. Welcome Chris. Have you always been in the San Francisco Bay area? I was born in Oakland, California, but when I was young I lived abroad as….

Datacenter Technician – Dave (and Louie)

By | July 16th, 2012
Dave our Datacenter Guy

Please help welcome our new Datacenter Technician, Dave and his four-legged sidekick Louie. Dave started as a contractor a few months ago and has decided to join the Backblaze online backup operations team full time to provide our over 300 storage pods the TLC they deserve. Where are you originally from? Just up the road….

Marketing Intern: Natalie

By | July 9th, 2012

Welcome Natalie, our very first intern here at Backblaze. Natalie brings her youthful enthusiasm to our marketing department for the summer. Where are you originally from? Born and raised in Fremont, California. Currently going to school at UC Davis, and loving it. Aggie Pride! What are you studying in school? I’m currently an undergraduate pursuing….