Happy 9th Birthday Backblaze

By | April 20th, 2016

Happy Birthday Backblaze

Backblaze turns 9 today! That’s right, back on April 20th, 2007 Backblaze was officially incorporated in Delaware. We wrote about our 5th birthday back in 2012, but we wanted to take a moment and look back at the last 4 years. We’ve been pretty busy.

Over the last 4 years:

  • The Backblaze team has grown by over 240%, and we’re still hiring.
  • Our Hard Drive Stats continue to be incredibly popular.
  • We’ve increased the number of customer files we’ve restored by 10x, from 1.2 Billion to over 12 Billion.
  • We’ve increased the amount of customer data we store by 10x from 20 Petabytes to over 200 Petabytes.
  • Backblaze Mobile apps made their debut for iOS and Android.
  • We’ve graced the Deloitte Fast 500 list with our presence – twice.
  • Backblaze Vaults launched and continue to revolutionize storage.
  • Embracing our open source roots we’ve released even more secret sauce with Reed-Solomon erasure coding.
  • We continued to deliver storage innovation to the open source community by delivering Storage Pod versions 3.0, 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0.
  • Launched Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage, the lowest cost Cloud Storage on the planet to complement our Backblaze Personal and Backblaze Business Backup products. Catblaze, launched shortly thereafter on April 1st, 2016.

We’ve got a lot of cool projects coming down the pipe, and we couldn’t be more excited to share them with you, but they’ll have to wait. On this 4/20, our birthday, even though your friends probably aren’t idiots, listen to our friend SecuriTay and remind them to back up their machines:

#420BackblazeIt #GetCloudy



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