The DVD is dead.USB flash drive restores are here.

By | January 25th, 2012

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….

Just in time: Backblaze saves new employee

By | January 19th, 2012

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….

Director of Web Services: Kirk

By | January 16th, 2012

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….

2011: A few of my favorite things…

By | January 9th, 2012

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….

And the winner is…Kiss your lost files hello.

By | December 6th, 2011
online backup billboard

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….