Welcome Mikael: Data Center Tech


As we cross 750 petabytes and march towards 800, we need more people in the data center helping us keep our over 100,000 hard drives spinning! To help us with that, Mikael came aboard! Let’s learn a bit more about Mikael, shall we?

What is your Backblaze title?
Data Center Tech.

Where are you originally from?
I grew up in Durango, Colorado.

What attracted you to Backblaze?
I loved what I had heard about the atmosphere and the type of work. And besides, who doesn’t want to live in California?

What do you expect to learn while being at Backblaze?
I hope to learn everything that Backblaze can possibly teach me.

Where else have you worked?
I worked for a large HVAC company for many years, and am so excited to be moving into a new field!

Where did you go to school?
I went to college at CNM, in Albuquerque NM.

What’s your dream job?
I have always dreamt of owning a small gaming store, the kind that sells magic cards and DnD dice.

Favorite place you’ve traveled?
I spent two weeks in Rome, and almost didn’t get on the flight home because I loved it so much.

Favorite hobby?
My all time favorite would be running Dungeons and Dragons games for my friends, but I also love video games, snowboarding, and napping.

Of what achievement are you most proud?
I once overwhelmed the support staff for Grinding Gear Games, the company that makes the ARPG Path of Exile.

Star Trek or Star Wars?
Can I say The Matrix?

Coke or Pepsi?
Coke for sure.

Favorite food?
Nothing beats biscuits and gravy.

Why do you like certain things?
Because if I didn’t, then I wouldn’t like them, and that wouldn’t be very fair to the things now would it?

Anything else you’d like you’d like to tell us?
I have been told that working with me is an adventure, so all I can say is I hope you are ready to roll initiative!

Welcome aboard Mikael. Thanks for rolling high on your initiative and joining our crew!


About Yev

Yev Pusin is the senior director of Marketing and sometimes Marketing chief of staff at Backblaze, which he joined in 2011. Yev has a degree in business and communications from the University of Iowa, where he developed an alliteration affinity. Yev enjoys writing in an amusing way about the "why" of things and how decisions are made, so that readers can learn and be entertained all at once. Follow Yev on: Twitter: @YevP | LinkedIn: Yev Pusin