Wanted: Data Center Technician — Sacramento, CA

By | July 30th, 2018

Want to work at a company that helps customers in 156 countries around the world protect the memories they hold dear? Would you enjoy being part of a company that stores over 500 petabytes of customers’ photos, music, documents, and work files in a purpose-built cloud storage system? Well, here’s your chance. Backblaze is looking….

Welcome Summer Intern: Nelly

By | July 30th, 2018

We’ve had a great crop of interns this summer and the last one to join us was Nelly! She joins me in the marketing department and helped with a lot of my podcasting projects. One of her tasks over the three weeks that she was with us was to listen to almost 200 podcasts to….

Welcome Tina — Director of Engineering

By | July 27th, 2018

Backblaze is getting bigger, and our engineering team is no exception! We’ve brought on a lot of great talent over the last few months, and we needed someone to make sure that team was running smoothly and efficiently. To make sure that our engineers have the tools they need and to keep all the projects….

Hard Drive Stats for Q2 2018

By | July 24th, 2018

As of June 30, 2018 we had 100,254 spinning hard drives in Backblaze’s data centers. Of that number, there were 1,989 boot drives and 98,265 data drives. This review looks at the quarterly and lifetime statistics for the data drive models in operation in our data centers. We’ll also take another look at comparing enterprise….

Backblaze Cloud Backup Release 5.3 & EOL Announcements

By | July 19th, 2018

Backblaze announces an update to Backblaze Online Backup: Version 5.3! This is a smaller release, but does improve stability, security, and how Backblaze handles systems without a lot of RAM. This release also signals the beginning of the end of our support for a few older operating systems: Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X….