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….
When Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed at San Francisco Airport on July 6th, we all watched in horror at the wreckage on the TV screens and could barely imagine anyone could have walked away. Amazingly, as details began to emerge, it sounded as though there may be many who made it. One of the first….
Release Date: 7/11/13 Version: 2.3 Auto-Update: No A core tenet of the Backblaze philosophy is that backups have to work seamlessly in the background. As such, we’ve always focused on performance: providing unlimited bandwidth, automatic bandwidth management, and writing the applications natively on Windows and Mac in high-performance “C” code. In this latest release, we….
The leaked presentation about PRISM detailed the ability for the NSA to collect emails, photos, videos, and more from nine companies including: Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Apple. There has been a tremendous amount of debate about whether PRISM allows “direct” access to these companies’ servers, somewhat limited access through some type of intermediate portal, or….
Similar to the statements by Google, Facebook, Apple, and others, I will say that prior to Thursday’s news articles, none of us at Backblaze had heard of the NSA’s PRISM. Backblaze is not even included on the list of “Current Providers” in the leaked slide presentation. However, since some of our customers have written in….
Backblaze would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the people affected by Hurricane Sandy. We hope your recovery and return to any semblance of “normalcy” is swift. Many of our customers are located in the areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy and thus many of you may need to recover lost data from our online….