Obama Backs Backblaze – Throttling is Bad

By | November 11th, 2014

President Obama is now on the record stating that Internet providers have “a legal obligation not to block or limit your access to a website.” We agree and want to thank the President for following in our footsteps by telling the world that throttling is bad. Backblaze itself does not actively throttle our customers. The….

There’s Nothing to See Here – Backblaze 3.0

By | October 9th, 2014

When Backblaze 1.0 was introduced it was a good product that solved a problem. Over the years many people have used Backblaze to backup and restore billions of files. As with most software there were always things that could be done to improve the product and over time we added features such as Refer-a-Friend, Safety….

Backblaze release 1.5.0.311 (minor)

By | September 2nd, 2010

Backblaze has made a new release available and all users are scheduled to be automatically upgraded over the next two weeks. Below are the enhancements in this release: Release Date: 9/2/10 Version: 1.5.0.311 Auto-Update: All Users - Increased frequency of updating summaries in customer accounts (helps Transfer Backup State reflect accurate information). -  Minor security enhancements…..

Brian’s 10 Rules for how to write cross-platform code

By | December 15th, 2008

Introduction I’ve had a lot of success in my 20 year software engineering career with developing cross platform ‘C’ and ‘C++’ code.  At Backblaze, we just released the Mac beta version of our online backup service, so I thought it an apt time to discuss my 10 rules for writing cross-platform code. We develop an….