Backblaze Inc. is a data storage and cloud backup company that offers individuals and businesses a straightforward and cost-effective solution for securely storing and protecting their digital data. Founded in 2007 by Gleb Budman and Brian Wilson, the company is headquartered in San Mateo, California, and has gained popularity for its user-friendly approach to data backup and storage.
At the core of Backblaze's services is its cloud backup solution, which allows users to automatically and continuously back up their files, documents, photos, and other digital assets to the cloud. The company's user-centric approach focuses on simplicity and ease of use, ensuring that customers can safeguard their data without the need for complex setups or technical expertise.
Backblaze's commitment to transparency is evident in its "Hard Drive Stats" reports, where the company openly shares data on the performance and reliability of the hard drives it uses in its data centers. This transparency reflects Backblaze's dedication to providing high-quality services and building trust with its customers.
The company also operates its own data centers and storage infrastructure, allowing it to offer competitive pricing without compromising on security or performance. Backblaze's approach to pricing is straightforward, with a flat fee for unlimited cloud storage, eliminating concerns about unexpected fees or usage limits.
In addition to its cloud backup services, Backblaze provides B2 Cloud Storage, which offers businesses scalable and cost-effective storage solutions for their applications, websites, and other data-intensive needs. This service appeals to companies seeking reliable cloud storage solutions without the complexity of managing their own data centers.