Cloud Storage on a Budget. B2 Launches With Support, Integrations, an SLA, and More

By | June 28th, 2016

Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage 1.0 is out of Beta and available for organizations large and small to reliably, yet inexpensively, store their data in the cloud. B2 not only provides cloud storage at 1/4th the cost of leading providers, it also comes with a 99.9% Service Level Agreement (SLA), free and premium support options, and a growing list of partners who have created integrations to sync, backup, or archive data to the B2 cloud.

A Quick Look at How to Backup Your iPhone

By | June 21st, 2016

It seems hard to believe but the iPhone is still less than ten years old. Before the launch of the iPhone on June 29, 2007 a “smartphone” was basically just a glorified email reader attached to a rudimentary cell phone. Times certainly have changed. Today with up to 128 GBs of storage the iPhone has….

Backblaze Release 4.1 – What’s in a Name?

By | June 14th, 2016

Introducing release 4.1, the latest update to our Backblaze Personal Backup and Backblaze Business Backup clients. This is our first major release with our new product names. What new names, you say? Our initial product, delivered 8 years ago, was Backblaze Online Backup, a good name. Over time we added a second product, Backblaze for….

Data Backup: Are You a Hero or a Zero?

By | June 2nd, 2016
Backup Frequency Chart

June is Backup Awareness month, and Backblaze being a data backup company, is keen to have folks be, well, backup aware. During the year we publish blog posts and articles on data backup and spend marketing money spreading the word – back up your data. We’re not alone as there are plenty of other companies….

One Billion Drive Hours and Counting: Q1 2016 Hard Drive Stats

By | May 17th, 2016

For Q1 2016 we are reporting on 61,590 operational hard drives used to store encrypted customer data in our data center. There are 9.5% more hard drives in this review versus our last review when we evaluated 56,224 drives. In Q1 2016, the hard drives in our data center, past and present, totaled over one billion hours in operation to date. That’s nearly 42 million days or 114,155 years worth of spinning hard drives. Let’s take a look at what these hard drives have been up to.

Goodbye to our $25.00 On/Off Switch

By | April 15th, 2016

Looking at the image above you can almost hear Hal saying “I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that”. By coincidence, we heard “I’m afraid I can’t do that” any time we suggested to our Storage Pod designers that we replace the on-off switch in our Storage Pods. You know the one: the Frozen….

Backblaze B2 — Big File Beta

By | April 6th, 2016

With the 20,000+ people that have signed up for B2, we have received a lot of feedback, and have been working diligently to incorporate it. If you like big files…really big files, you’ll really like this release — the B2 Big File Beta — but there’s a lot more to like. Let’s take a look.