DVDs were a fantastic storage medium, able to store an astounding 4.7 GB of data for a few dollars. That was 1995. Yahoo was the hottest company on the Web. Google, Facebook, and Twitter weren’t even a concept yet. DVDs had a good run. It’s time to call them dead. Netflix, iTunes, and Amazon streaming….
While I wish that everyone would backup their data, the reality is for many people it takes a specific event to occur. (Unfortunately, that moment for most people is data loss.) For Kirk, that moment was starting to work at Backblaze. In a crazy coincidence, immediately after starting work and signing up with our online….
I’m excited to announce we have hired a Director of Web Services (a position which morphed just slightly from the original title of Sr. Systems Administrator.) Below is a short interview with the latest addition to the Backblaze family: Kirk. Where are you originally from? Why did you move here? I was born in Washington….
I can’t believe we’re already over a week into 2012. In the interest of listening to the quote “perfect is the enemy of good”, I am publishing these thoughts on Backblaze in 2011 now rather than waiting until my hindsight is perfect, which may take another year or more. So, without further hesitation, here are….
Yes, that’s how blazing fast Backblaze is at backing up your data! At least according to @joerocklin who gets a Backblaze bike jersey for finishing: “Backblaze is faster than…” In addition to Joe’s answer, there were hundreds of other suggestions…many of which made us laugh out loud. Thank to everyone who submitted! For your perusing….
Congratulations to Kenneth Ames for winning the Backblaze CyberMonday raffle! He bought 1-year Backblaze Online Backup gifts for both his son and daughter in college. Helping ensure his kids don’t lose their school papers, photos, music, and other data got Kenneth a $250 gift card which he’s using to take a trip to Chicago. Hopefully….
Thank you for voting on your favorite billboard! The votes have been tallied across the Facebook poll, comments, blog feedback, Twitter responses…and the winner is: Kiss your lost files hello Lee Robertson wins one-year of Backblaze online backup by voting/retweeting. Congratulations Lee, thanks to everyone that voted…and look out for the billboard appearing on Highway….
We asked you to provide us ideas for a billboard and, wow, did you come through! You submitted about 200 ideas! It was incredibly difficult to narrow them down. But, after much deliberation, rigorous analysis, careful evaluation…and just some plain “I like that one!”…we came down to the six ideas below. Now it’s to pick….