June is Backup Awareness Month and 94% Of People Still Risk Data Loss

June is Backup Awareness Month. To celebrate, Backblaze giving away a 1-year subscription to Backblaze every single day and a chance to win a Nikon Coolpix P90 at the end of the month!

Did you lose data before and vow to never have it happen again? You love your photos, music, videos, and other items on your computer? You want to make sure you advise your friends, readers and/or customers to keep themselves protected too. Or maybe you know some of the data loss statistics:

* 10,000 laptops go missing at airports every week
* 46% of people need to restore data every year
* It costs $3,000 to attempt to fix a damaged hard drive

Every single day of June BackBlaze will randomly select one of the people who installed that day and give them a year of free Backblaze backup. And at the end of the month randomly pick one and award a brand-new Nikon Coolpix P90 to them and the person who referred them!

“For several years, Backup Awareness Month has been a time to examine whether your computer and those of your family and friends are being properly backed up,” said Gleb Budman, CEO of Backblaze, “To help people start backing up, we are giving away free 1-year subscriptions to Backblaze online backup every day this month.”

To be entered to win one of the 30 free subscriptions for unlimited backup, subscribe at BackBlaze.

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 www.backblaze.com.

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 www.backblaze.com.

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 www.backblaze.com 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 www.backblaze.com.

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 www.backblaze.com for more information or to backup your computer.

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 www.backblaze.com 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 www.backblaze.com. 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 www.backblaze.com 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.