Online Backup for 94% of Users Who Risk Data Loss

Palo Alto, California – June 2, 2008 – Backblaze announces the easiest online backup service for individuals and businesses. The service asks no questions, just automatically backs up your computer. Request an invitation at and protect your computer in time for June’s Backup Awareness Month.

Despite computer backup solutions having been available for decades, a Harris Interactive survey conducted on behalf of Backblaze released today finds 94% of people do not regularly backup (once a day or more). Reasons users often provide for not backing up include, “I don’t have time,” “It is too complicated,” and “It is too expensive.” Regardless of the cause—a computer virus, a hardware or software problem, or other malfunction—when data is lost, it is typically unrecoverable.

To address these concerns and help people backup, Backblaze makes backing up easy and affordable. Backblaze requires no configuration and no technical skills because it simply backs up all user data whenever they are online. For just $5 per month, users never need to worry about the safety of their data again. Backblaze’s founders have worked together over the last decade building companies that protected more than 10 million consumers and 5,000 enterprises worldwide. With this background the team has developed an online backup system that

* Offers a free, unlimited backup, 15-day trial
* Installs instantly with no credit card required
* Automatically backs up all data
* Encrypts files and their transmission
* Provides unlimited storage for just $5 per month
* Restores files easily via the Web or on DVD or USB hard drive
* Will not slow computer usage
* Is available in 11 languages.

The Backblaze service is available today in private beta. Get your invitation at About Backblaze Founded by a team of serial entrepreneurs and located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Backblaze’s mission is to ensure that all computer data is backed up. Backblaze provides the easiest service to backup data online. Visit for more information or to backup your own computer.

This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of Backblaze between May 27 and 29, 2008 among 2,761 U.S. adult computer users (aged 18+). No estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated; a full methodology is available.