Welcome Alex!

By | March 1st, 2018

As we sail past 500 petabytes of data stored, our Operations Department continues to grow. To that end we’ve added a brand new member to our Operations and Engineering teams, Alex! He straddles the line between Ops and Engineering, working on both internal and external systems, making sure they run smoothly. Lets learn a bit….

Wanted: Senior Systems Administrator

By | February 28th, 2018

We’re looking for someone who enjoys solving difficult problems, running down elusive tech gremlins, and improving our environment one server at a time. If you revel in being stretched, learning new skills, and want to look forward to seeing your co-workers every day, then we want you! Backblaze is a small (in headcount) cloud storage….

The Challenges of Opening a Data Center — Part 1

By | February 27th, 2018

In this series we’ll talk in general terms about the factors that an organization needs to consider when opening a data center and the challenges that must be met in the process. In Part 1, we look at the different types of data centers, the importance of location in planning a data center, data center certification, and the single most expensive factor in running a data center, power.

Ode to ‘Locate My Computer’

By | February 22nd, 2018

Description: Locate My Computer is a service that is provided to every Backblaze cloud backup customer for free. The service has a long history of helping users not only recover their data but also their physical computer, sometimes with much bigger outcomes. Like the time it led to the discovery of $1 million in counterfeit money.

Backblaze and GDPR

By | February 15th, 2018

Over the next few months the noise over GDPR will finally reach a crescendo. For the uninitiated, “GDPR” stands for “General Data Protection Regulation” and it goes into effect on May 25th of this year. GDPR is designed to protect how personal information of EU (European Union) citizens is collected, stored, and shared. The regulation….

Early Challenges: Making Critical Hires

By | February 13th, 2018

Hiring success shouldn’t be defined by finding and hiring the right person, but instead by the right person being successful and happy within the organization. Let’s look at who you need to hire, when to hire them, where to find them (and how to help them find you), and how to get them to join your company.