20 Billion Files Restored

By | December 6th, 2016

On September 1st we asked you to predict when Backblaze would reach our 20 Billion Files Restored mark. We had a ton of entrants!! Over two thousand people hazarded a guess. It is our pleasure to announce that we’ve finally hit that milestone, and along with it, we’re announcing the winners of our contest. Before….

Backblaze Restore Rename & Downloader Update

By | December 2nd, 2016

The latest Backblaze Personal Backup enhancement centers around our free web restore process. Disaster recovery (when folks need to restore all of their data) is actually not the most common use of Backblaze restores. What’s more common? Small downloads of just a couple of files. Folks often find themselves either saving over a document or….

Joe Joins the Datacenter Team

By | November 30th, 2016

The Backblaze datacenter team continues to expand and we have a new hire in Joe! Joe’s joining us as a Datacenter Site Manager and will be learning the ropes with our core datacenter team in Sacramento! He hails from a local alt-weekly newspaper and enjoys cycling, but lets learn a bit more about Joe shall….

A History of Hard Drives

By | November 17th, 2016

2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the venerable Hard Disk Drive (HDD). While new computers increasingly turn to Solid State Disks (SSDs) for main storage, HDDs remain the champions of low-cost, high-capacity data storage. That’s a big reason why we still use them in our Storage Pods. Let’s take a spin the Wayback Machine and….

Tech to Track: Cloud computing and public utilities, new gear from MS and Apple and more

By | October 28th, 2016
Tech To Track

Here’s another installment of Tech to Track, a list of cool technology links we’re interested in and thought we’d share with you. What cloud computing and public utilities have in common A Florida resident, David Gewirtz regularly weathers battering storms like the recent Hurricane Matthew. He makes an interesting comparison between public utilities and cloud….

Tech To Track

By | October 12th, 2016
Tech To Track

Welcome to a new Backblaze blog feature we’re calling “Tech To Track.” Each installment gives us a chance to round up links we think are particularly cool or interesting and present them here with a bit of commentary. Unlimited cloud storage for your photos…if you have the right phone Google’s new Pixel smartphone has Android….

macOS 10.12 Sierra Upgrade Guide

By | September 20th, 2016

Apple on Tuesday released macOS Sierra 10.12. It’s a free upgrade, and many Mac users around the world will rush to install it. If you plan to join the crowd, please make sure to back up your computer before you do. Your data should be safe no matter what happens. Backblaze is here to help….

Tony Joins The Support Squad

By | September 16th, 2016

As we continue to grow, so does our support team! The latest addition is Tony, who’ll be joining us as a Junior Tech Support Technician. He’ll be helping folks make sure their backups are up and running as expected! Lets get to know Tony a bit better shall we? What is your Backblaze Title Junior….