Backblaze Named to Inc.’s Inaugural Power Partner Awards

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Selective list highlights B2B partners that support startups across all business functions and empower growth

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Backblaze Inc. today announced recognition from Inc. Business Media for the inaugural Power Partner Awards, honoring B2B organizations across the globe that have proven track records supporting entrepreneurs and helping startups grow. The list recognizes firms in marketing and advertising, health and human resources, financial planning, engineering, logistics, and security, as well as other areas of business.

“We strive to make data storage astonishingly easy and we work closely with our partners to make that possible,”says Gleb Budman, co-founder and CEO of Backblaze. “Being included on the inaugural list of Inc. Power Partners is a great acknowledgment of the work our team is doing to support all of our partners every day.”

All companies being recognized received top marks from clients for being instrumental in helping leadership navigate the dynamic world of startups. These B2B partners support entrepreneurs across various facets of the business, including hiring, compliance, infrastructure development, cloud migration, fundraising, etc., allowing founders to focus on their core missions.

“Trusted B2B partners provide guidance and expertise that founders rely on at various steps of their organization’s journey. Partners that possess a demonstrated ability to deliver quality support are at the core of entrepreneurship and help bring big ideas to life,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. Business media.

As the leading independent storage cloud, Backblaze offers a radically easy approach to data storage that enables all types of businesses and organizations to access the solutions the cloud can provide. Services like Universal Data Migration and Cloud Replication allow businesses to move and manage their data free from the closed ecosystems of traditional cloud providers.

Additionally, Backblaze has a large number of integrations and partnerships with best-of-breed companies that allow joint customers to eliminate fees and streamline processes. Companies can use their existing or preferred tools, saving time, stress, and budget. With Backblaze, many customers have been able to retire aging tape systems, serve terabytes of data around the globe, and deliver a better experience to their users easily and affordably.

Inc. partnered with leading global social and media intelligence platform Meltwater to develop a proprietary methodology that uses sentiment from online conversations about organizations and translates it into numerical scores. Companies were evaluated on commitment, reliability, trust, creativity, supportiveness, and other virtues that offer value to clients. Inc. also conducted surveys to gather client testimonials as part of the process.

The November 2022 Issue of Inc. magazine is available online now at and will be on newsstands beginning November 8, 2022.

About Inc. Business Media

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community they need to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit

About Backblaze

Backblaze makes it astonishingly easy to store, use, and protect data. The Backblaze Storage Cloud provides a foundation for businesses, developers, IT professionals, and individuals to build applications, host content, manage media, back up and archive data, and more. With over two billion gigabytes of data storage under management, the company currently works with more than 500,000 customers in over 175 countries. Founded in 2007, the company is based in San Mateo, CA. For more information, please go to

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