Annalisa Joins the Support Crew

By | June 24th, 2016

As Backblaze continues to grow, we’re constantly on the lookout for talented folks in all of our departments. Our latest hire is Annalisa, who is joining our Support team as a Junior Technical Support Representative. Lets learn a bit more about Annalisa, shall well? What is your Backblaze Title? Junior Technical Support Representative Where are….

A Quick Look at How to Backup Your iPhone

By | June 21st, 2016

It seems hard to believe but the iPhone is still less than ten years old. Before the launch of the iPhone on June 29, 2007 a “smartphone” was basically just a glorified email reader attached to a rudimentary cell phone. Times certainly have changed. Today with up to 128 GBs of storage the iPhone has….

Backblaze Release 4.1 – What’s in a Name?

By | June 14th, 2016

Introducing release 4.1, the latest update to our Backblaze Personal Backup and Backblaze Business Backup clients. This is our first major release with our new product names. What new names, you say? Our initial product, delivered 8 years ago, was Backblaze Online Backup, a good name. Over time we added a second product, Backblaze for….

Meet The Interns: Alex

By | June 10th, 2016

It’s summer time and that means our latest crop of interns are coming! Our first intern started a week ago and has been hard at work in our datacenter, helping our operations department keep our storage pods spinning. Lets take a moment and learn more about Alex, shall we? What is your Backblaze Title? Datacenter….

All about FileVault: Encryption for your Mac

By | June 9th, 2016

FileVault keeps your data safe if your Mac is ever stolen or lost by encrypting the hard drive. What does that mean, though? Let’s demystify FileVault and find out more about how it works with things like Backblaze. What is FileVault? “FileVault” is Apple’s term for disk encryption. It’s been around in its current incarnation….

Wanted: Office Administrator

By | June 8th, 2016

Thank you for your interest, but this position has been filled.Please check out our jobs page for additional great opportunities at Backblaze. You will play a pivotal role at Backblaze! You will be the glue that binds people together in the office and one of the main engines that keeps our company running. This is….

Still $5/Month

By | June 7th, 2016
Backblaze Five Dollars

On June 2nd, 2008, when Backblaze was still just five guys hammering away on a big red box in a one-bedroom apartment turned office, Backblaze went into “Public Beta” with version With great fanfare we announced unlimited online backup of your Windows PC for just $5 a month, the Mac release was a few….

How to Securely Erase a Mac SSD

By | May 31st, 2016
How to erase an SSD

If you’re prepping your Mac for sale, trade-in or handing it down to a friend or relative, you should erase the hard drive first – that way your data won’t fall into the wrong hands. If your Mac is newer and has an SSD, you need to take additional steps. Securely erasing your Mac’s hard….