Why Consumer Design is Good For Business

By | July 20th, 2017

We know that business users sometimes ask, “Why can’t business software be as easy to use as consumer software?” At Backblaze, we believe it can be. We started our business to make backup easier for everyone, knowing that the primary reason why people don’t backup is that it is too complicated and too intimidating. Backblaze….

Two Factor Verification via Auth Apps

By | July 14th, 2017

Security is something we take very seriously at Backblaze. All Backblaze backups occur over HTTPS, are encrypted, and we even have private encryption key functionality available for those who wish to add another layer of protection. In 2015, we added two-factor verification (“2FV”) via SMS to our service, which allowed customers to use a mobile….

Sync vs. Backup vs. Storage

By | June 20th, 2017

Google Drive recently announced their new Backup and Sync feature for Google Drive, which allows users to select folders on their computer that they want to back up to their Google Drive account (note: these files count against your Google Drive storage limit). Whenever new backup services are announced, we get a lot of questions….

Data Backup: Minimizing The Impact of Ransomware

By | June 1st, 2017

The old adage “Backing up your data is important to plan for, as hard drives inevitably fail.” is as true as ever, but equally true now is the need to backup your data to thwart the increasing frequency of ransomware attacks. What is Ransomware? Ransomware is malicious software that blocks access to your data, by….

Backup Awareness Survey, Our 10th Year

By | May 31st, 2017
Backup Awareness

This is the 10th year Backblaze has designated June as Backup Awareness Month. It is also the 10th year of our annual Backup Awareness Survey. Each year, the survey has asked the question; “How often do you backup all of the data on your computer?” As they have done since the beginning, the good folks….

Back Up Your Tax Data Before It’s Too Late

By | April 6th, 2017
Backup Your Tax Data

Just filing taxes can be stressful enough. The last thing you need is a hassle with the IRS or your state’s Department of Revenue because you’ve lost or misplaced necessary paperwork. So how long should you keep your tax records? The IRS recommends you keep records for up to 7 years. Don’t let data insecurity….