Backblaze doubles unlimited storage

By | April 1st, 2009

Since the company started, Backblaze has offered unlimited storage for its online backup customers. However, as users have taken more photos, downloaded more music, smashed VHS tapes into their DVD readers, and generally created more data, their needs have grown. As Nat Tumatch of Morespace, Wyoming says, Unlimited is too limiting. Do I look like….

Backblaze welcomes HP Upline customers

By | February 26th, 2009

HP is shutting down its Upline online backup service No official announcement has been made, but HP has sent its users a notice (shown below) saying it will shut down the service on March 31st. TechCrunch has reported about previous trouble the service had and the current shutdown. Backblaze is offering HP Upline users a….

Backblaze attending TechCrunch Cloud Computing Roundtable

By | February 4th, 2009

TechCrunch is holding its next roundtable on Feb 27th asking the question, Who’s Cloud Is It Anyway? Assembling 275 people together, TechCrunch intends to discuss whether clouds will be closed warring platforms or open, interconnected systems. Other questions I believe should be discussed include: * What is the appropriate level for a cloud to exist….

Faster broadband coming soon?

By | January 26th, 2009

Broadband connections in the United States are 10 times slower than those in South Korea. In fact, we are number 15 based on average connection speed, behind not only Japan, Finland, France and Sweden (which are all at least 3 times faster) but also countries including Iceland, Poland, and Portugal that are blessed with significantly….

Bring back Steve Jobs

By | January 7th, 2009

Jobs was sorely missed yesterday at Macworld. Loved for his hyperbole, showmanship, and black turtleneck, Steve bowed out of Apple’s last Macworld. Rumors circled that he was ill, Apple had nothing to announce, he was stepping down, etc. In the end, Steve issued a statement. Macworld would not be the same without Steve Jobs’ keynote…..

Listen to Backblaze on the radio

By | January 5th, 2009

Backblaze released our first radio commercial on Energy 92.7 last month. Listen to it here. And Ron Brinkmann on the MacBreak podcast selected Backblaze as a ‘pick of the week‘ last week and LightSource Photography Podcast recommended Backblaze to their listeners and a few months ago Back from the holidays and need some audio for….

Goodbye 2008. Hello 2009.

By | January 2nd, 2009

At the beginning of 2007, we set off on a mission to make sure no one ever lost data again. 2008 saw numerous milestones along this path, so I wanted to take a quick look back and a glance forward into 2009. Realizing that the #1 reason users did not backup was the difficulty in….

Storage is recession-proof

By | December 17th, 2008

While the economic crisis continues to be at the forefront of our minds, business at Backblaze is booming. I would like to attribute that explicitly to our execution, but there is another factor at play: storage needs are skyrocketing. Every day, consumers and businesses are generating more digital data both in unit volume (# of….