Backblaze is committed to unlimited backup

By | February 3rd, 2011

These last couple days there has been much discussion in the media about whether the days of unlimited backup are over. Our answer is: No. Backblaze is committed to unlimited backups. There are 1 billion computers on this planet and less than 1% of them are backed up online. We provide an online backup service….

Hello, San Mateo! Our new office home

By | January 10th, 2011

After almost four years in our original office in downtown Palo Alto, it was time to accept that we just couldn’t keep stuffing people in the space. Now I’m thrilled to say that we have found and moved into a fantastic new office! Thank you to all that responded to our request for office suggestions…..

10 petabytes – visualized

By | January 5th, 2011

As we approached the end of 2010, our vp of engineering sent an email: Backblaze crossed the 10 petabyte mark in data storage for our customers. While l see us constantly adding storage for our online backup service, it was one of those moments that made me think, “Wow, that’s a lot of storage.” Ten….

Backblaze saves Christmas

By | December 21st, 2010

Every day Backblaze restores data for over 100 people. Sometimes people share the stories of their data loss and recovery. This story was so good, though, I just had to share it outright. Enjoy. Yesterday my wife was working from home; feverishly trying to finish a document she needed done today. She had been up….

A small Valley

By | December 16th, 2010

Yesterday a number of friends emailed me saying, “You’re on TechCrunch.” I quickly racked my brain, “Did we announce anything new yesterday…?” Then I looked and saw that what they actually meant more specifically was that my face was on TechCrunch, along with a wardrobe I was selling. Here’s the quick backstory: * My wife….

Server spring cleaning

By | December 14th, 2010

When we started Backblaze almost four years ago, we signed a one-year lease on a 1/2 cabinet in a data center. At the time that seemed like a fairly significant commitment. Over the years we grew very quickly, adding cabinet after cabinet. As such, we signed up for a large space with fantastic room for….

Digital 007 – outwitting the thief

By | December 2nd, 2010

Over the Thanksgiving weekend I noticed the following tweet from @DigitalRoyalty: My friend’s laptop was stolen. He tracked the thief via @Backblaze for weeks & finally identified him on Facebook & Twitter. Digital 007. I know our online backup service saves user data every day, but physical theft recovery? That certainly caught my attention and….

Give the gift of Backblaze

By | November 23rd, 2010

When we started Backblaze, our earliest customers said, “I love backing up my computer with Backblaze. It let’s me sleep peacefully. Now, how can I give this as a gift to my friends to help them as well?” Several holiday seasons went by during which we wished we had the ability to gift Backblaze. Finally,….