Welcome Josh — Data Center Technician

By | May 11th, 2018

The Backblaze production team is growing and that means the data center is increasingly gaining some new faces. One of the newest to join the team is Josh! Lets learn a bit more about Josh shall we? What is your Backblaze Title? I’m a Data Center Technician in the Sacramento area. Where are you originally….

Securing Your Cryptocurrency

By | May 10th, 2018

$34 billion in bitcoins may have been lost because the information needed to trade or sell the currencies was misplaced or destroyed. This could have been prevented if the owners had securely backed up their keys. No matter how you manage your cryptocurrency, we look into the best ways to back up your keys so this doesn’t happen to you.

Cryptocurrency Security Challenges

By | May 8th, 2018

Anyone venturing into the fast-moving world of cryptocurrencies had better be prepared with solid information and a healthy dose of skepticism if they want to buy, sell, or trade currencies. In this post, we go over the basics required to be an intelligent participant in the cryptocurrency revolution.

Hard Drive Stats for Q1 2018

By | May 1st, 2018

For the most recent Hard Drive Reliability Statistics, as well as the raw hard drive test data, visit Hard Drive Data and Stats. As of March 31, 2018 we had 100,110 spinning hard drives. Of that number, there were 1,922 boot drives and 98,188 data drives. This review looks at the quarterly and lifetime statistics….

Welcome Steven: Associate Front End Developer

By | April 27th, 2018

The Backblaze web team is growing! As we add more features and work on our website we need more hands to get things done. Enter Steven, who joins us as an Associate Front End Developer. Steven is going to be getting his hands dirty and diving in to the fun-filled world of web development. Lets….

A Day in the Life of Michele, Human Resources Coordinator at Backblaze

By | April 26th, 2018

Most of the time this blog is dedicated to cloud storage and computer backup topics, but we also want our readers to understand the culture and people at Backblaze who all contribute to keeping our company running and making it an enjoyable place to work. We invited our HR Coordinator, Michele, to talk about how she spends her day searching for great candidates to fill employment positions at Backblaze.