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….
*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, 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….
In Jan 2011, we published that Backblaze was storing 10 petabytes of customer data. Today, Backblaze online backup stores 75 petabytes of customer data. Backblaze data storage has grown 750% in less than 3 years! You guys are truly storing an incredible amount of data ;-) Of course, all of this data is stored in….
Yesterday I attended the third Growth Hackers Conference put on by Gagan Biyani and Erin Turner. I attended the previous one, loved it, and signed up to attend this one as soon as tickets went on sale. My one regret? That I didn’t bring my whole team. Growth is a mindset (a “philosophy” James Currier….
Apple customers upgrading to OS X 10.9 Mavericks are complaining in droves about data loss on their Western Digital hard drives. WD has acknowledged the issue today in an email to its customers and is working to determine the root cause and a solution. Western Digital recommendation At this point, WD is recommending customers either:….
In 2007 Nirvanix saw that cloud storage was going to be a major necessity for companies in the future and believed they could differentiate from Amazon Web Services (AWS)’s S3 storage service by focusing on the enterprises that also wanted sales engineers, tech support, and other dedicated services. To pursue this mission, Nirvanix raised $70….
I’m very excited to announce that Brian Beach has joined Backblaze to continue innovating on our cloud storage. Brian was a 15-year veteran of TiVo, having joined the company when there were just a handful of people and no commercial product. He helped architect and develop both the TiVo box that millions of customers have….