Backblaze Online Backup Earns Prestigious Software Industry Recognition

SAN MATEO, Calif., April 12, 2013 — / — Backblaze, a leading provider of unlimited online backup, today announced that Backblaze Online Backup was named a finalist for the 2013 SIIA Software CODiE Awards for Best Cloud Storage & Back Up Solution. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier award for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for 27 years. The awards have over 75 categories and are organized by industry focus of Content, Education and Software.

This year there were 27 software categories, including twelve new and updated categories that reflect the continued growth and evolution of cloud computing, mobile, big data, and video. Winners will be announced during a special Awards luncheon on May 9 in San Francisco during the industry’s most comprehensive ISV conference, All About the Cloud.

The hallmark of the Backblaze service is how easy it is to set-up and use. For just $5/month, Backblaze online backup automatically and continuously backs up unlimited data – photos, music, movies, documents, and other valuable files – from a PC or Mac to the cloud ensuring those files are recoverable when faced with data loss or computer theft. Over the last 6 years Backblaze has safely backed up and stores nearly 50 Petabytes of user data and has restored over 3 Billion files for its customers.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for engineering and delivering a service that is so easy for the user while hiding the complexity inherent in backing up, storing, and restoring the irreplaceable files of our customers,” said Gleb Budman , CEO at Backblaze. “We want to thank the SIIA for being named a finalist in the Best Cloud Storage and Back Up Solution category.”

“The CODiE Awards competition was extremely competitive this year, and all of the finalists should be commended for their innovative products and services,” said Rhianna Collier , VP for the Software Division at SIIA. “We look forward to honoring the winners at our awards program in May at All About the Cloud.”
Details about each finalist are listed at

About SIIA
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 700 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA’s members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property.

The SIIA Software Division provides a forum for companies developing the applications, services, infrastructure and tools that are driving the software and services industry forward. For further information, visit

About Backblaze
Founded by a team of serial entrepreneurs with security, scalability and usability backgrounds, Backblaze’s mission is to ensure that all computer data is backed up. Backblaze was chosen as the Best Online Backup Service of 2013 by, picked as a 2013 SIIA CODiE Awards finalist, and selected as a winner of the AlwaysOn Global Top 250 private companies. Backblaze automatically, continuously, and safely backs up all data on a PC or Mac for just $5 per month, $50 per year, or $95 for two years. Visit for more information or to backup your own computer. Backblaze is a registered trademark of Backblaze, Inc.

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