Ode to Macworld


Macworld Expo San Francisco It’s January. Normally at this time of the year we would just be getting back from CES and getting in to the swing of lining up our booth to exhibit at Macworld; but this year is different. Macworld is currently on hiatus, with no clear indication of when or if it….

How to Save Marketing Money by Being Nice

Raining Money on Google

We have tried a myriad of ways to promote the Backblaze online backup service. While most people sign up ‘organically’ – through a suggestion from a friend or after reading an article, we do spend many thousands of dollars monthly on Google Adwords alone. For years we have tweaked ad copy, keywords, targeting and more….

My Permanent Out-Of-Office Email

Taming the Email Monster

3,280. That’s how many emails I have in my inbox right now. Some of you probably have even more. Every day I receive a ton of emails and feel I am required to respond to every single one, and quickly. But on vacation in November I inadvertently had an experience that freed me from my….

We Need a Java Engineer!


Want to work at a company that helps customers in over 150 countries around the world protect the memories they hold dear? A company that stores over 100 petabytes (1/4th as much as Facebook) of customers’ photos, music, documents and work files in a purpose-built cloud storage system? A company that has grown over 917%….

Congratulations Eli the Intern


This past summer, Eli joined Backblaze as an Engineering Intern. He worked on a variety of projects including helping out with our Smart Stats data collection and analysis. Since going back to school, Eli has been very busy. He was a member of the winning team in the 2014 Siemens Competition in Math, Science &….

Office Manager Emily Joins the Backblaze Horde!


The newest addition to the crew at Backblaze, Emily breaks down her favorite hobbies and aspirations. They involve pets and World of Warcraft…what a combo! What is your Backblaze title? Office Manager If you didn’t have to work, what would you do? If I didn’t have to work, I would work! I would start my….

2014 Year In Review


Seven years ago we started on a mission to make storing data astonishingly easy and low-cost so that no one loses their wedding photos, curated music, work files, or any of the other items from their computers. In 2014, I’m proud to say we made a good dent in that mission. Here are a few….

Our 6 TB Hard Drive Face-Off


Backblaze is transitioning from using 4 TB hard drives to 6 TB hard drives in the Storage Pods we will be deploying over the coming months. With over 10,000 hard drives needing to be purchased over the next several months, the choice of which 6TB hard drive to use is critical. Let’s take a look….