Backblaze Has the Guts to Declare Itself Ready

Launch adds enhancements, but simply getting out of "Beta" stands apart these days.


The online backup service Backblaze officially launched from testing today. The launch includes nice improvements, including unlimited free Web restores of your data. That removes a 1GB limit per download.

More notable is that the service cut the cord. Backblaze declared itself ready for primetime after only three months of public testing. That's gutsy in this day of endless Web Betas. Google is the worst, what with new services—including four-year-old Gmail—stuck in endless "testing."