Managing a Remote Workforce

While Backblaze has customers all around the globe, the company itself is a pretty small enterprise with just over 50 employees. Many of those employees are actually remote. 75% of Backblaze employees work from the main Backblaze office (San Mateo), 15% are datacenter employees, and 10% working remotely full-time. Many companies that were the pioneers….

Building a Competitive Moat: Turning Challenges Into Advantages

This post by Backblaze’s CEO and co-founder Gleb Budman is the second in a series about entrepreneurship. You can choose posts in the series from the list below: How Backblaze got Started: The Problem, The Solution, and the Stuff In-Between Building a Competitive Moat: Turning Challenges Into Advantages From Idea to Launch: Getting Your First….

Hiring a Content Director

Thank you for your interest, but this position has been filled.Please check out our jobs page for additional great opportunities at Backblaze. Backblaze is looking to hire a full time Content Director. This role is an essential piece of our team, reporting directly to our VP of Marketing. As the hiring manager, I’d like to….

Hard Drive Stats for Q1 2017

In this update, we’ll review the Q1 2017 and lifetime hard drive failure rates for all our current drive models, and we’ll look at a relatively new class of drives for us – “enterprise”. We’ll share our observations and insights, and as always, you can download the hard drive statistics data we use to create….

Protecting Your Account

Editor’s Note: This is a copy of an email sent to our customers on 4/28/17. The Backblaze login database has in no way been compromised. That said, we have seen a number of automated login attempts to our site and wanted to alert our users of the risk. See below for more info. ===== Dear….

Deleted or Changed A File You Need Back? Backblaze Can Help!

How to Restore Lost Files

Sometimes we like to spotlight some of our most-used functionality. This particular feature of Backblaze’s Personal Backup can get you out of a bind: Suddenly find yourself looking for a missing file? Or have you opened a file only to find out that it’s changed? Having a local backup can get you recover quickly. If….

Steel To Tin: The First 10 Years of Backblaze

Today Backblaze celebrates turning 10 years old. Tin is the traditional gift for a ten year wedding anniversary: a sign of strength and flexibility. Getting to this point took not only the steel to make the servers, but tin as well. How things have changed: 2007 2017 Team Five Founders in a Palo Alto apartment….