Backblaze needs a new office

By | September 17th, 2010

Backblaze was founded in a small office where we planned to stay for six months. But we kept finding creative ways to cram more people in. Three years later…we’re bursting at the seams. So it is time to move out of our humble abode and move to…well, a slightly larger humble abode. Do you have….

Backblaze release 1.5.0.311 (minor)

By | September 2nd, 2010

Backblaze has made a new release available and all users are scheduled to be automatically upgraded over the next two weeks. Below are the enhancements in this release: Release Date: 9/2/10 Version: 1.5.0.311 Auto-Update: All Users - Increased frequency of updating summaries in customer accounts (helps Transfer Backup State reflect accurate information). -  Minor security enhancements…..

Broadband speeds – lies and statistics

By | August 18th, 2010

We love fast broadband speeds: faster upload speeds mean faster backups of your data to Backblaze. Often we salivate over claims of 10Mbps+ blistering connections. However, periodically customers email us saying “I can’t seem to backup as fast as my Internet connection implies.” Looking at the the customer’s Internet connection, we see it’s slower than….

Seagate ships 3 TB drives

By | July 1st, 2010

Wow. Seagate just announced the world’s first 3 TB drive. Called the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk, it’s big enough to hold about 1,000 full-length HD movies or 1 million digital photos or songs. It is also twice the size of the Seagate drives we used in the Backblaze Storage Pod when we published the design….