Backblaze: The Strong Silent Type

By | February 12th, 2013
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….

Software Engineer: Monika

By | January 21st, 2013
Welcome to Backblaze Monika

Bringing with her a Masters of Science degree from MIT and a handful of patents, Monika joins Backblaze as a Software Engineer. She’ll initially work on the server side of our service and she’s already busy checking in new code. Welcome Monika. How did you get into computers? I took a Basic language course in….

Welcome Ric, Datacenter Guy Extraordinaire

By | January 14th, 2013

The assembly of our kick butt Operations team continues with the addition of Ric. Keeping 40+ petabytes of customer data safe and happy takes talent and we went all the way to Sacramento to find Ric. Here’s his story. Where are you originally from? It may sound a little morbid, but whenever I’m asked this….

Cats, computers and calamity

By | January 7th, 2013

Cats can be so darn cute, and popular. Don’t take my word for it, there are thousands and thousands of cat videos on YouTube with millions and millions of views. I would guess if you added up all the “cat views” they’d easily surpass Bieber and PSY. Please don’t spend your time figuring out if….

We’re Still Here!

By | December 21st, 2012

Well folks, we made it! It turns out we skirted another “world-ending” event. Even though Gangnam Style did hit 1,000,000,000 views on 12-21-2012, the world did not end as was expected (sure, it wasn’t a real prediction, but we got a kick out of it). As a way of celebrating the continuance of this fine….

If the World Doesn’t End December 21st…

By | December 5th, 2012
Mayan pyramid with Backblaze robot and dinosaur

It’s good to have a backup plan. If the Mayans are to be believed, their calendar is ending this year on December 21, 2012 and the world is ending with it. There’s been some previous end of the world speculation before; but this one has Mayan science on its side! Plus Nostradamus also predicted the….

Wanted: Black Friday Drive Farmers

By | November 21st, 2012

Hard drive prices shot up due to the flooding in Thailand, and still haven’t returned to “pre-flood” levels. Since we are determined to keep our commitment to unlimited online backup, we’re constantly looking for good deals on drives. We just found Costco will have a fantastic deal on hard drives this weekend. The deal starts….

Thank you for Believing in us!

By | November 20th, 2012
Thank you coffee mugs.

With the thanking season fast approaching, we wanted to take a moment and give thanks to all of our loyal fans, evangelists, customers, blog readers, employees, and everyone else that has helped us along the way! Backblaze is now more than 5 years old, and we couldn’t have done it without all of you. When….