B2 Cloud Storage Roundup

By | November 9th, 2017
B2 Integrations

Over the past several months, B2 Cloud Storage has continued to grow like we planted magic beans. During that time we have added a B2 Java SDK, and certified integrations with GoodSync, Arq, Panic, UpdraftPlus, Morro Data, QNAP, Archiware, Restic, and more. In addition, B2 customers like Panna Cooking, Sermon Audio, and Fellowship Church are….

Welcome Carlo!

By | November 2nd, 2017

As Backblaze continues to grow, we need to keep our web experience on point, so we put out a call for creative folks that can help us make the Backblaze experience all that it can be. We found Carlo! He’s a frontend web developer who used to work at Sea World. Lets learn a bit….

Happy Halloween!

By | October 31st, 2017

Thank you so much to everyone who entered our Halloween Video Contest. We had a lot of fun watching the videos and have chosen a winner! There were many strong entries, but in the end we gave in to our love of Stranger Things. Which fits, because after years of hearing backup stories, some of….

Hard Drive Stats for Q3 2017

By | October 26th, 2017
Q3 2017 Hard Drive Stats

In Q3 2017, Backblaze introduced both 10 TB and 12 TB hard drives into our data centers, we continued to retire 3 TB and 4 TB hard drives to increase storage density, and we added over 59 petabytes of data storage to bring our total storage capacity to 400 petabytes. In this update, we’ll review….

Improved Search for Backblaze’s Blog

By | October 24th, 2017

There’s a lot of great content on the Backblaze blog, and we wanted to make it easier for visitors to find it. We had a list of requirements for how we wanted to improve site search on our blog. Here’s what we discovered on our mission to improve site search.

Backing Up Linux to Backblaze B2 with Duplicity and Restic

By | October 19th, 2017

Linux users have a variety of options for handling data backup. The choices range from free and open-source programs to paid commercial tools, and include applications that are purely command-line based (CLI) and others that have a graphical interface (GUI), or both. If you take a look at our Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage Integrations page,….

How to Compete with Giants

By | October 17th, 2017

Perhaps your business is competing in a brand new space free from established competitors. Most of us, though, start companies that compete with existing offerings from large, established companies. Your job is to come up with a better mousetrap — not the first mousetrap. That’s the challenge Backblaze faced. In this post, I’d like to share some of the lessons I learned from that experience.