Lisa Forgets Her ID, Backblaze to the Rescue!

By | July 31st, 2014

In may, our intern Lisa joined me (her brother) at Backblaze for a month-long internship. Lisa goes to school at McGill University in Montreal, so we don’t get to see each other very often, and what better way to do some sibling bonding than to order her around the office. One of the brother-sister activities….

Scheduled Maintenance (7/22/2014)

By | July 21st, 2014

Tomorrow (7/22/2014) from 7-5PM California Time, Backblaze will be undergoing scheduled maintenance. During this time, we will be updating a cluster, resulting in more stability and speed for some of our earliest customers. During this maintenance, the following parts of our service will be affected for some of our users: Access to the My Account….

Seeking: Data Protectors

By | July 18th, 2014

Thank you for your interest, but this position has been filled.Please check out our jobs page for additional great opportunities at Backblaze. The Backblaze Operations Team continues to grow. We’ve sworn to protect our customers from data loss, and need some help to continue our rapid growth! If you think you have what it takes,….

The Backblaze of Pizza?

By | July 8th, 2014

Backblaze and pizza? Two great tastes that taste great together, right? Recently, one of our employees checked out a pizza place near his home called “Blaze Pizza“. The next day he wrote to the company: “Blaze Pizza” is basically the Backblaze of pizza: They offer one size of pizza, but unlimited toppings for one flat….

The High Cost of IRS Hard Drive Failure

By | June 26th, 2014

In 2011, Lois Lerner’s hard drive crashed and took some emails with it. Unfortunately for Lois she happened to be working as the Director of the IRS’ Exempt Organizations Division. Now there’s a congressional inquiry in to the IRS and at the heart of that investigation is that very same broken hard drive. Bloomberg writes:….

Today Show: Cryptolocker Continues To Hold Data Hostage

By | June 19th, 2014

Last October we wrote a blog post about a new piece of ransomeware called Cryptolocker. At the time it was a relatively new virus, and was not yet affecting as many people as it is now. As of March, Geek.com reports that Cryptolocker’s “… masterminds have raked in somewhere in the neigborhood of $30 million,….

Introducing: Flash Drive Restore Boxes

By | May 29th, 2014

We’re excited to announce that our 128GB USB flash drives will now be shipped in tiny little restore boxes that will come to your door with all your lost data eagerly awaiting to return home. To some of us in the office, these little restore boxes look like tiny flash drive coffins, with the USB….

Backblaze Launching Refer-A-Friend

By | May 20th, 2014

Help Your Friends and Yourself You back up your computer. You go to bed every night, wrap yourself up in a blanket burrito and think about how peaceful your life is now that you have an online backup; and hard drive crashes no longer loom in the back of your mind. Sometimes you think about….