Backblaze Announces Availability of Mac Online Backup

Palo Alto, California – April 14, 2009 – Backblaze makes available an unlimited online backup service for Apple Mac computers that automatically backs up all data for just $5 per month. Access the service at

Irreplaceable photos, curated music collections, home videos, carefully developed web sites and graphic designs are just a few of the items that are critical to backup. Backblaze backs up all of these – and any other data on users’ systems with the following features:

Effortless Setup
Backblaze backs up all data, thereby not requiring the complicated process of deciding which files and folders to backup. The entire installation process is: Click download. Enter email address and password. Click Install.

Automatic Backups
All data is continuously backed up so users need not remember to start backups. As files are added or changed,they are automatically backed up over the Internet, automatically picking up from where they left off.

Complete Security
Data is secured using military‐grade encryption on the computer, sent over an encrypted connection, and stored encrypted. Furthermore, users have the option to add their own encryption key.

Easy Restore
Files can be browsed online and users can restore a single file, all files, or anything in between. Users can choose to download files to any computer or request a DVD or USB drive with their data be sent to them overnight.

External Drive Backup
Thousands of Mac users provided feedback during the beta phase and Backblaze has implemented many of the suggestions including the addition of robust USB and Firewire drive support. A new overview shows attached external drives, along with drive type (Standard, Boot Camp, Time Machine), and the option to select the drives for backup. Users can continue to backup unlimited data, including external drives, for just $5 per month.

With half of the founding team heralding from Apple, Backblaze is deeply committed to the Mac platform. The service has been designed natively for the Mac platform, integrated into the Mac System Preferences, and developed for the Mac community. Backblaze is available today to help the 94% of users who do not regularly backup their computers.

Backblaze offers a free 15‐day trial and is just $5 per month per computer. The service supports Intel‐based Mac computers running Mac OS X 10.4 Leopard and newer and Windows XP, Vista, and 7. Backblaze is available in 11 languages at

Sharpcast’s Popular Mobile Software, SugarSync, Now Available on the BlackBerry

SAN MATEO, CALIF., March 26, 2009 – Sharpcast, Inc. today launched a public beta of SugarSync for BlackBerry®, its popular mobile solution for syncing, sharing, accessing and storing data between a BlackBerry, the Internet, and other computing devices. The new application is available for download today at With this latest release, SugarSync now offers the broadest mobile device coverage for file synchronization — supporting BlackBerry, Apple iPhone, and Windows Mobile platforms. Sharpcast is the only company in this application category to offer support for BlackBerry devices. Combined with the existing laptop, PC and netbook support, SugarSync continues to evolve as a flexible, complete solution for always-connected consumers and busy professionals trying to organize, manage and access all their data across many digital devices.

SugarSync for BlackBerry is the ultimate mobile application for people on the go. Using the BlackBerry, all files and folders can be remotely accessed from home or office PCs / Macs and shared with friends and colleagues. In addition, many file types can be edited in real-time from the BlackBerry* and synced back to the Internet and other devices. Snap photos from the BlackBerry phone and sync and share them instantly.

“Three years ago, the BlackBerry was primarily an email appliance and cell phone, and the iPhone didn’t even exist. Today, these devices are essentially mini computers,” said Laura Yecies, chief executive officer at Sharpcast. “What’s the point of all that power without all your data at your fingertips? SugarSync for BlackBerry is ideal for professionals who want to stay connected to critical files and collaborate on time sensitive projects. Now, the device often affectionately called the ‘Crackberry’ will become all the more addictive.”
About SugarSync for BlackBerry

Now BlackBerry users have the same broad set of features that other SugarSync users enjoy along with an additional new real-time editing feature. The editing feature works on newer BlackBerrys. With the document editor and SugarSync, you can access your synced files, edit them on your Blackberry, and sync them back to your other PCs, the cloud, and/or share them with colleagues.
Features Include

* Remote file access and editing: Retrieve and upload files stored on other computers and the Internet (including Microsoft Office docs, music, videos, and more). Access files and edit them on the BlackBerry. Note: May require a BlackBerry document editor.*
* On-demand synchronization: SugarSync will detect the file changes and edits and present the opportunity to upload revisions back to the cloud (and to multiple synced computers).
* Shared Folders: Send files and folders of any size to anyone via an email sent directly from the BlackBerry, and collaborate on projects through a Web-based Shared Folder (also available on the BlackBerry).
* Powerful Photo Features: Easy browsing with a thumbnail wall display of photo albums, enjoy detail with high resolution photo viewing, and directly upload and sync photos taken with the integrated BlackBerry camera.

Pricing and Availability

SugarSync for the BlackBerry comes with a 45-day free trial. Paid plans begin as low as $4.99 per month. For more information, please go to SugarSync for the BlackBerry is available to download now at

*Note: Mobile file editing is currently limited to certain file types. Supported files require a separate document editor (pre-loaded on newer BlackBerry devices). BlackBerry devices without the editor still have full access to their documents in read-only format.

Backblaze Offers ‘Peace of Mind’ to 286 Million People Online Backup Solution Effortlessly Eliminates Stress for $5 Per Month

Palo Alto, California – September 16, 2008 – Even with hard drives crashing, viruses deleting data, laptops being stolen, and computer data destroyed every day – surprisingly, 286 million people (94% of broadband users) rarely backup their data because they fear the process is too complex. Today, Backblaze makes available an effortless online backup solution that enables people to never worry about losing their pictures, videos, music, documents and other computer files, ever again.

The service requires no configuration and simply backs up all computer data automatically to a secure, online location – so no matter what happens to a person’s computer, the data will always be safe with Backblaze. Individuals and businesses can visit to start protecting their data for just $5 per month for unlimited storage.

With Backblaze online backup, the entire installation and configuration experience is simply:

* Click Download
* Enter an email address and a password
* Click Install

At this point the computer starts to backup all data with the following available features:

* Free 15-day trial with unlimited storage
* Continued unlimited storage for just $5 per month
* Automatic backup of all data, including data on external USB and Firewire drives
* Military-grade encryption of all files and optional private encryption key
* Microsoft Outlook and open-file backup
* Restore to any computer via the Web or on DVD or USB hard drive
* Continuous backup with scheduled, idle-time, and manual backup options
* No slow down of computer use or Web browsing
* Availability in 11 languages.

Backblaze online backup, and peace of mind, is available today at

About Backblaze
Founded by a team of serial entrepreneurs with security, scalability, usability backgrounds, and located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Backblaze’s mission is to ensure that all computer data is backed up. Backblaze was selected as a winner of the AlwaysOn Global Top 250 private companies for game-changing technology and market value. Visit for more information or to backup your computer.


AN DIEGO, California – July 16, 2008 – Iomega Corporation, an EMC company (NYSE: EMC) and a global leader in consumer and small business data protection, today announced an industry first in integrating local and remote backup in a single product offering. Iomega external hard drives are now rolling out with a new downloadable software bundle that integrates EMC® Retrospect® Express backup and recovery software with Mozy™ online backup service, vastly improving the convenience of securely storing, protecting and accessing important files.

Mozy LogoToday’s announcement marks the first time that EMC-owned brands and market leaders Iomega, Retrospect and Mozy have united to offer consumers a single integrated hardware and software solution for nearline and online backup. EMC acquired Iomega in June, having previously purchased Dantz Development Corporation, makers of Retrospect backup software; and Berkeley Data Systems, the developers of MozyHome™ and MozyPro™ online backup software.

“Industry-leading Iomega storage devices provide tremendous capacity and dependability for storing all of a user’s files while Mozy and Retrospect Express work seamlessly with each other so the user has both regular local backups of all files as well as an extra level of security and remote access for files stored online,” continued Huberman. “This integrated product combination is the first example of EMC’s consumer and small business product division bringing computer users an unparalleled combination of the best hardware, software and services in the market today.”

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.

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