June was Backup Awareness Month and every day we chose one person who installed a free trial to receive a one-year subscription to Backblaze. We received a lot of great feedback from the daily winners, many being shocked to have won something and thrilled to have the security of knowing they were backed up. As….
One year ago I attended Cloud Camp, a gathering of early adopters of cloud computing. Primary questions there centered on: “How do we define cloud computing? Last Thursday I attended GigaOm Structure 09 and the discussions were full of cloud computing success stories, explanations of deployments, insights about how to scale bigger, offerings of cloud….
Nearly 1 of 2 people (46%) lose data every year according to a study of Backblaze customers. Shocking? It surprised me at first glance, but then I dug in deeper. Drive Failures According to a Google study of hard drive failures, disk drives over a year old have about a 1 in 10 chance of….
Today is the 5th day of Backup Awareness Month and these three people have already won their 1-year subscription to Backblaze online backup: June 1st: Rui Marques June 2nd: Tim Slater June 3rd: Michael Koch Each of them simply clicked the Start Backing Up button to get a free trial on that day and were….
Backblaze has made a new release available and some users are being automatically upgraded. Below are the enhancements in this release: Release Date: 6/5/09 Windows Version: 126.96.36.199 Mac Version: 188.8.131.52 Auto-Update: Some Users Minor release to address a few small issues including: Cloned Drive Primary Drive Selection A small percentage of (mostly Mac) users that….
Backblaze has made a new release available and all users are scheduled to be automatically upgraded. Below are the enhancements in this release: Release Date: 6/2/09 Windows Version: 184.108.40.206 Mac Version: 220.127.116.11 Auto-Update: All Users Cloned Drive Support In April, Backblaze released a dramatically improved system for supporting external drives. Previously when an external drive….
Backblaze is constantly listening to customer feedback and innovating internally. The new features, bug fixes, and underlying enhancements that result from these become available in various releases of the Backblaze service. One of the pieces of feedback we heard was that some of you wanted to know more about these releases. We listened and I….
For Backup Awareness Month, Backblaze conducted its 2nd annual user backup study. Well, we still have a ways to go as only 6% of consumers are doing regular backups. To celebrate Backup Awareness Month, continue spreading the message, and get people backing up their computers, we are giving away a Free 1-Year Subscription to Backblaze….