There’s been a lot of chatter recently about Virgin moving towards an unlimited vacation policy. According to Sir Richard Branson in his recent blog post, he got the idea from an article about Netflix, who hasn’t had a vacation policy for the past several years. Basically, employees are free to take time off as they….
Funny thing about providing an online backup service that is currently storing over 100 Petabytes of customer data, sometimes people need their data back. In fact, nearly half (46%) of our customers restored one or more of their files in 2013 and that adds up. From when Backblaze first started until the end of May….
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….
We have a secret. A 500 Petabyte secret. Back in August 2012, Backblaze posted our need for a new data center. At the time we had about 40 Petabytes of storage and our current caged facility in Oakland was bursting at the seams. After our post, proposals rolled in from around the US — Utah,….
It All Started With A Meme I’m an avid redditor, though my karma doesn’t show it, and around the time the NSA PRISM story broke, I started seeing this image appear in my feeds: I’m also the social guy at Backblaze, so I felt it was my duty to post it. After receiving many tweets….
Many of you enjoyed the Part 1, Behind Backblaze video. Here’s Part 2, Behind Backblaze: Scaling Big Storage, which takes a look at our datacenter and the people behind it that make sure your data is safe and secure with Backblaze. For those of you who think this kind of stuff is really cool, Backblaze….
After almost four years in our original office in downtown Palo Alto, it was time to accept that we just couldn’t keep stuffing people in the space. Now I’m thrilled to say that we have found and moved into a fantastic new office! Thank you to all that responded to our request for office suggestions…..