Welcome Chris, Sys Admin & Backup Maniac

By | June 27th, 2014

Let’s welcome Chris as a Senior Systems Administrator for Backblaze. Born and raised in San Jose, California, Chris joins Backblaze after stints at VMWare, Sunrun and a couple of other local organizations. Tell us how you backup your photos, music, data, etc. on your home computer? It depends on what the type of file is….

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:….

Candace Sails Her Way to Backblaze

By | June 12th, 2014

Let’s welcome Candace as she joins Backblaze as a Senior Software Engineer, initially assigned to our Mobile products group. Previously she had worked with our CTO, Brian and yet she still decided to join us ;-) What’s your favorite hobby? I love both cooking and sailing. Over the last year I’ve been working my way….

Next Batter: James, Partner Program Manager

By | June 4th, 2014

James started at Backblaze several months ago as a contractor and recently accepted our invitation to join Backblaze as an employee. We hired him not only for his partner management skills, but because he said he would manage the Backblaze softball team. Now all we need is a Backblaze softball team. Are you from the….

Welcome Ariel: Nomad, Couch Surfer

By | May 27th, 2014

Ariel has a beautiful home in Oregon, yet we lured him to the San Francisco Bay Area to work for Backblaze as our new Purchasing and Inventory Manager. As he gets settled into the Bay Area, Ariel has become somewhat of a nomad, making the couch de jure his latest home. He doesn’t have to….

Marketing Intern: Lisa

By | May 7th, 2014

Lisa joins us as a Summer Intern in our marketing department while on break from her studies at McGill University in Montreal Canada. As an intern, she’ll spend a couple of months trying to organize what marketing has spent the last year messing up. Let’s all wish her good luck. What are you studying at….

Lasers, Forklifts, and the Backblaze B

By | April 18th, 2014

Backblaze had a large presence at Macworld 2014 this year, and we had a great time at the show. We love going to Macworld and spreading the good word about online backup. We spoke with lots of interesting people, met with tons of Backblaze users, and even got some of them on film. One of….

Anthony: Technical Support Technician

By | April 14th, 2014

A couple of months ago we highlighted Nathan who had just joined our support team. Nathan mentioned he knew Anthony, who was quiet, smart, technically savvy and looking for work. We added Anthony to the list of candidates vying for an open technical support position. Interviews ensued and after multiple rounds, Anthony had elevated himself….