Backblaze: The Strong Silent Type

Online Backup for Valentines Day

Our first “restory” is actually two stories, each lovingly crafted and delivered to Backblaze. And you thought online backup couldn’t be romantic…

A One Way Street

I think I should take this time to just tell you what our relationship is: a one way street.

Honestly, I don’t think about you at all. You just go and go—constantly running behind whatever I do, and whatever files I create—and I really don’t pay attention in the least.

What’s even worse is that you’re whom I go to first when there’s a problem. I take advantage of the fact that you’re always looking after me. I never even acknowledge you’re around until I lose something—then you’re my only hope. You would think after saving me so many times, I would show more gratitude. The truth is, I kind of like what we have going. You do all the work of following me around and making copies of what I leave behind, and I’ll forget about you until I need you. Deal? Deal.

– Aaron

I Couldn’t Ask for a Better Partner

We met on a dark and stormy night. I was scared. She was not. She had it all. Tons of reliable storage for all my back up needs. She had the confidence, the stamina, and the strength to take all my fears away! The storm raged on. The power kept going out. I knew then that I needed a solution to my backup issues. No therapist could help me. I had to jump in with both feet. I took the plunge and signed up for Backblaze.

Now, four months later, I sleep at night knowing she is taking care of my backup needs without any effort on my part. I feel safe and protected. And it just happens. After that initial uncertainty, I now love her simplicity, her total competence and loyalty to my data—keeping it secure and safe so I can rock my MacBook without reservation! I know now that every song I download and every video and picture I capture is safe and I will never lose anything ever again!

I couldn’t ask for a better partner. I am secure in my relationship with her and now I have the confidence to forge ahead with my files, my music, my pictures. All I need to do is just keep on keeping on and she does the rest.

– Michael

Giving the gift of Backblaze to back up your Valentine’s photos, videos, music, and more probably isn’t the most romantic present you can give—we understand. But remember, Backblaze will silently and reliably back up your Valentine’s files long after the chocolates have been eaten and the flowers have died. Such is the calling of the strong silent type.


About Andy Klein

Andy Klein is the Principal Cloud Storage Storyteller at Backblaze. He has over 25 years of experience in technology marketing and during that time, he has shared his expertise in cloud storage and computer security at events, symposiums, and panels at RSA, SNIA SDC, MIT, the Federal Trade Commission, and hundreds more. He currently writes and rants about drive stats, Storage Pods, cloud storage, and more.