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  • Online Storage Service Backblaze Now More Unlimited Than Unlimited

    Online Storage Service Backblaze Now More Unlimited Than Unlimited

    Online store and backup service provider Backblaze this morning released version 2.0 of its flagship product, bumping up the allowed file size for storage and backups up to ‘unlimited’ and bringing other enhancements to the table. The company has actually always provided unlimited storage – and “unthrottled bandwidth” – for five bucks a month, but now vows… Read More

  • BackBlaze Presents Their Bare-Bones, $7348, 135TB Storage Pod For Backup On The Cheap

    BackBlaze Presents Their Bare-Bones, $7348, 135TB Storage Pod For Backup On The Cheap

    We covered BackBlaze’s cloud-based backup system way back in 2008, when $5 for unlimited storage must have sounded like a Christmas present. Since then the business has matured somewhat, but one thing they nailed that perhaps has become more important is scaling the hardware. With cloud backup and media services firing on all cylinders, data storage space is more valuable than ever… Read More

  • Online Backup Startup Backblaze Was Almost Bought. Twice. What Went Wrong?

    Here’s something you will not read every time an acquisition deal collapses at the last minute: an account of what happened, and why it did. Let alone why it happened twice over. Backblaze, an online storage and backup startup based in Palo Alto, this morning published a blog post about not one but two acquisition deals that fell through, ‘breaking down the breakup’. They… Read More

  • Backblaze's Online Backup Solution For Macs Opens To The Public

    Backblaze, a cloud-based backup solution for Windows machines that we likened to the online equivalent of Time Machine when it first got onto our radar, is today its product for Macs to the public after it debuted a private beta version last December. Backblaze, available in 11 languages, costs $5 a month or $50 a year for unlimited online storage for backing up your hard drive, with a 15-day… Read More

  • Backblaze Brings Its Dead Simple Online Backup To The Mac

    Backblaze, an online backup service that I described as Online Backup With Time Machine’s Finesse, has released a Mac version of its software in private beta. TechCrunch readers can grab one of 500 invites here. Backblaze costs $5 a month or $50 a year for unlimited online storage for backing up your hard drive, with a 15-day free trial available. The service continuously monitors… Read More

  • Backblaze's One-Click Online Backup Opens To The Public

    Backblaze, the service I described as “Online Backup With Time Machine’s Finesse“, has launched to the public. The site tries to differentiate itself from the myriad of other online backup solutions available by emphasizing simplicity. Backblaze advertises a 3-click-setup, tucking away all but the most basic features behind an “advanced” menu (which includes… Read More

  • Backblaze: Online Backup With Time Machine's Finesse

    Every year millions of people lose their photos, documents, and music to the mechanical squeals of hard drive failure. Despite the consequences, few people ever get around to actually backing up their data – it’s just too much of a chore. For many, Apple finally hit the nail on the head with Time Machine, which lets users plug an external drive into their computers and forget… Read More