2014 Year In Review

By | December 17th, 2014

Seven years ago we started on a mission to make storing data astonishingly easy and low-cost so that no one loses their wedding photos, curated music, work files, or any of the other items from their computers. In 2014, I’m proud to say we made a good dent in that mission. Here are a few….

How Backblaze Achieved 917% Growth

By | November 17th, 2014

With 917% revenue growth over the last 5 years, Backblaze has just secured itself the 128th spot on the list of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States. The journey has been exciting but could have come to an abrupt end at various times. Let me share a bit about how we grew….

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….