Backblaze was always safe from Heartbleed

By | April 15th, 2014

You may have heard about “Heartbleed“, a security bug found last week that affected about 2/3rds of all websites. Backblaze is safe The Backblaze website was never vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug. Your email address, password, credit card information, and all of your backed up data have always been safe. You do not need to….

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….

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….

Data center outage

By | February 5th, 2014

*UPDATE — 2/12/2014 — The post mortem on the data center outage is complete. The outage started when the Emergency Power Off (EPO) system was activated. The outage began on 02/05/2014 at 9:08 am PST and lasted 1 hour and 43 minutes until 10:51 am PST. At this point the Backblaze servers started recovering and….

Comcast Secure Backup & Share shut down

By | November 30th, 2013

Comcast, the largest high-speed Internet provider in the U.S. with over 20 million subscribers, launched an online backup service called Secure Backup & Share in 2010 through a partnership with Mozy. This Thanksgiving weekend, Dec 1, 2013, Comcast Secure Backup & Share is shutting down and deleting all customer data. Comcast Secure Backup & Share….