Fallout of the Backblaze Storage Pod post

By | September 25th, 2009

Three weeks ago we published how to build a Backblaze Storage Pod, the cloud storage hardware we use for our unlimited online backup service, and gave away the design to anyone who wished to build their own. We thought a few people might find it interesting. Perhaps some might even want to try to build….

Petabytes on a budget: How to build cheap cloud storage

By | September 1st, 2009

To get the latest updates and informationon ALL of the Storage Pod versions. Click Here. At Backblaze, we provide unlimited storage to our customers for only $5 per month, so we had to figure out how to store hundreds of petabytes of customer data in a reliable, scalable way—and keep our costs low. After looking….

Photographer portfolio saved by Backblaze

By | August 31st, 2009

Thousands of photographers use Backblaze to protect their digital photos, in part due to the recommendation of some great photo sites such as Photojojo, Stuck in Customs, Digital Composting, TWIP, NSLog(); and many others. This week one of our customers sent us a note to show some of the 400 GB of photos recovered from….

Backblaze release and

By | August 31st, 2009

Backblaze has made a new release available. Users will start being automatically upgraded later this week. Below are the enhancements in this release: Release Date: 8/31/09 Windows Version: Mac Version: Auto-Update: All Users Complete Snow Leopard Support (Mac) * Re-written installer to support Snow Leopard security model. * 64-bit support for higher performance…..

Backblaze supports Snow Leopard

By | August 31st, 2009

Apple launched OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard on Friday and not only is it faster and smaller, but also adds a few new features and core services. But for many, the price of just $29 seemed to be the primary reason to upgrade. So, were these really enough for people to rush out and buy the….

Backups in Baghdad: Protecting data around the world

By | August 24th, 2009

“Jason”, not his real name, is an electrical engineer contracting for the military. I wanted to share the comments and photos he sent us about his experience with Backblaze in Bagdad: My being here is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I don’t want something like a hard drive failure to sour it. My….

MacWorld Brings Back Steve Jobs

By | August 12th, 2009

Sometimes its the little things that warm my heart. In January, many of us hoped to see Steve Jobs on stage as the keynote for the MacWorld event. We decided to show our support by making “Bring Back Steve Jobs” posters and passing them out the morning of the keynote. Today a very cool time….

Syncplicity shutting off Mac users

By | July 17th, 2009

Backblaze welcomes all Syncplicity users with a 15% off coupon! While synchronization and backup are not the same, some users try to use sync’ing as a form of backup. Synchronization provider Syncplicity had a Mac version in beta for a while…but last week announced they are pulling the plug on it because of technical issues…..