Marketing Intern: Natalie

By | July 9th, 2012

Welcome Natalie, our very first intern here at Backblaze. Natalie brings her youthful enthusiasm to our marketing department for the summer. Where are you originally from? Born and raised in Fremont, California. Currently going to school at UC Davis, and loving it. Aggie Pride! What are you studying in school? I’m currently an undergraduate pursuing….

Technical Support Engineer: Adam

By | July 2nd, 2012
Adam: Customer Support

Adam–Backblaze’s own Mac Genius. Like the rest of us, Adam has been a loyal customer to Backblaze. After nearly three years of an intense love affair and a shared interest in making your life easier, Adam and Backblaze have officially tied the knot, as he is now on board the Backblaze team. Welcome Adam! Where….

IT Infrastructure Manager: Ben

By | June 26th, 2012
IT Infrastructure Manager

Join us in welcoming Ben to Backblaze, he’s our shiny new IT Infrastructure Manager extraordinaire and part of our “cloud computing superheroes” team. Let’s get to know a little about him. Where are you from? I am a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. What attracted you to Backblaze? Backblaze values and utilizes technology….

Backblaze release 2.0.6

By | June 25th, 2012

Backblaze has made a new release available. Below are the enhancements in this release: Release Date: 6/04/12 Version: 2.0.6 Auto-Update: All – Included “Safety Freeze” feature. Stops all changes to an account if various issues are detected (such as a removed or overwritten Backblaze data directory) to add additional protection for user backups. – First-time….

VIZIO, Backblaze and friends…

By | June 15th, 2012

It’s nice to have friends. You’ve probably heard of VIZIO and maybe some of those other companies in the picture above, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon and the rest. And there’s Backblaze right in the middle – cool huh? That’s Matt McRae, the CTO of VIZIO, introducing their new PC lineup, All-in-Ones, Notebooks, and Thin + Lights…..

10% now back up daily, 90% to go!

By | June 12th, 2012

Five years worth of data 10% percent may not seem like a lot, but in the world of online backup it’s a milestone. For the last 5 years Backblaze has had the folks at Harris Interactive ask “How often do you backup all the data on your computer?” To our dismay, daily backup of the….

Heroes Assemble…at Draper University!

By | June 11th, 2012
Backblaze Online Backup and Draper University Street Sign

Backblaze would like to welcome the Draper University of Heroes to the neighborhood! Last year Tim Draper, the Founder and Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, bought the Benjamin Franklin Hotel in San Mateo with a dream of renovating the building and turning it in to a University for Entrepreneurs. The Draper University of Heroes….

Netflix, you flatter us.

By | June 6th, 2012
Netflix Open Connect

Inspired by the Backblaze Storage Pod, Netflix builds their own Flixapod. Ok it’s not really called that. It’s called the “Open Connect Appliance Hardware”. Netflix designed a 36-hard drive custom chassis filled with the most popular movies and deployed at every datacenter near their customers. Not only will this this reduce the load on Internet….