Backblaze is faster than…

By | November 7th, 2011

Meet the Backblaze Peloton. From Wikipedia: The peloton travels as an integrated unit, like birds flying in formation, each rider making slight adjustments in response to the riders around him or her… I would say we started a Backblaze biking group because of the inherent efficiency, teamwork, and performance of a well-executing peloton; that this….

Job: Director of Product Marketing

By | November 2nd, 2011

Does it pain you when people lose data? Want to help promote an online backup service that has helped save a marriage, save Christmas, save a photographer’s portfolio, and even bring down an Argentinian counterfeiting crime ring? Come be our Director of Product Marketing and lead customer acquisition programs! We need someone who is creative….

Job: Sr. Systems Administrator

By | November 2nd, 2011

UPDATE: this position has been filled by Kirk! Do you like Big Data? Big red boxes? The Backblaze online backup service has nearly 20 petabytes of customer data stored and adds about a petabyte every month. We like people who have the creativity to come up with new ways of building bigger and cheaper cloud….

Backblaze 2.0: Unlimiting unlimited

By | October 26th, 2011

Backblaze has always provided unlimited online backup: Unlimited storage and Unthrottled bandwidth. Today I am very excited to announce: Backblaze 2.0 – a performance release that makes the service more unlimited, faster, and even easier to get all your data safely backed up. There are 16 updates that we think you’ll love. I want to….

The 1.35 petabyte Backblaze Salt Pod

By | October 19th, 2011
I like salt in my drives, but prefer pepper

Researchers have discovered that a pinch of table salt can get more data onto spinning hard drive platters. A lot more: 6 TB in a single platter! Considering the latest drives have up to 5 platters, that would be 30 TB in a single hard drive. Put 45 of those drives into a Backblaze Storage….

Get well Amit!

By | October 6th, 2011
Amit Gupta

Several years ago a guy sent us an email saying he liked our service and was planning on recommending Backblaze on his newsletter, Photojojo. We’d never heard of him or his newsletter but we said, “Great!” Shortly thereafter he wrote “Backblaze: Backup Software You’ll Actually Use” and almost 10,000 people showed up to try the….

A small tribute to Steve Jobs

By | October 5th, 2011
A small tribute to Steve Jobs

One of our support guys sent an email to the company a few minutes ago saying Steve Jobs died. After a moment of disbelief there was some shock, then sadness. Steve Jobs wasn’t one in a million. He was one in a billion. And while we had never met him, he had a profound impact….

Sean has a new friend. His name is Guido.

By | September 28th, 2011

A single Backblaze Storage Pod weighs nearly 150 lbs and takes two people to rack it. Each time Sean has gone to the data center to rack new pods (which happens every two weeks) he needed to bring another person for assistance. In the interest of giving Sean a hand, we bought him a friend…..