Unlimited online backup service to be sold by largest Japanese software vendor

San Mateo, CA, April 16, 2012 –/– Backblaze, a leading online backup provider, announced that beginning today its online backup service will be available in Japan through Sourcenext, the country’s largest software vendor. The Japanese language version of Backblaze provides a zero-configuration online backup service with unlimited storage to protect the photos, movies, music, work documents, and more on consumer and business laptops and desktops.

Backblaze online backup takes less than a minute to setup – requiring nothing more than entering an email address, password, and clicking a download button. Once installed, the service automatically backs up all data on the computer (excluding the operating system and applications.)

Features of the service include:

  • Automatic online backup – no need to pick and choose files or remember to backup
  • Unlimited storage – no limits so users do not need to worry
  • Automatic and unthrottled bandwidth – backup as fast as user’s connection permits
  • External drive backup – protect data even if it is on external USB or Firewire hard drives
  • Locate My Computer – assists in locating a lost or stolen computer
  • Easy restore – recover files to any computer or order a USB hard drive or flash drive
  • Mac and PC – seamlessly supports Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Mac OSX 10.5, 10.6, and 10.7

Sourcenext has obtained the No.1 position in 6 categories in the GfK PC software sales ranking in 2011, selling tens of millions of units of software. In addition to an immensely popular online store, Sourcenext sells products through over 40,000 retail establishments. “The success of Sourcenext has been driven in large part by our ability to pick excellent products for the Japanese market,” said Noriyuki Matsuda, founder and CEO, “In 2010, we picked Evernote as our leading software from the U.S. to bring to Japan. In 2012, we picked Backblaze.”

94% of computer users do not back up their computers[1] and 1 in 2 lose data every year[2]. “Backblaze has been laser-focused on helping users never lose their digital memories,” said Gleb Budman, Backblaze co-founder and CEO,”I am very excited about partnering with Sourcenext to help every Japanese computer user protect their data.”

Visit to try the online backup service for free.

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. Backblaze provides a free trial and automatically backs up all data for just $5 per month per computer. Visit for more information or to backup your own computer

[1] Data loss statistic based on percentage of Backblaze customers that needed to restore data.
[2] This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of Backblaze between June 28-30, 2011 among 2257 respondents

Gleb Budman
Backblaze, Inc.
(650) 352-3738

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