Carbonite Announces Online Backup Partnership With LaCie
BOSTON, Nov. 20
BOSTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Carbonite, Inc., the leading provider of
online backup to consumers and small businesses, announced today it has signed
a partnership agreement with LaCie, a leading manufacturer of computer
peripherals, to power LaCie One Year Online Backup. The one-year unlimited
online backup, powered by Carbonite, is bundled with the purchase of eligible
LaCie consumer external storage hard drives.
"We are very pleased that LaCie decided to power its external hard drive
online backup with Carbonite," said David Friend, co-founder and CEO of
Carbonite. "We take pride in our mission to offer the most secure and
simplistic backup solution available. LaCie's dedication to quality data
storage products is a natural extension to our backup service and we look
forward to similar partnerships in the future."
Launching this month, LaCie One Year Online Backup will be available worldwide
to PC users who purchase a LaCie consumer external hard drive, with a version
for Mac users to be released at a later date. Available at no charge for the
first year, LaCie One Year Online Backup will offer unlimited backup of
photos, music, financial records and other irreplaceable files. After the
one-year subscription included with purchase, users will be able to continue
backing up their LaCie hard drive for just $99.95 per year.
"Taking into account the quality of information users place on our drives, we
wanted to go beyond our expertise in hardware to provide the best options to
our customers," said Philippe Spruch, LaCie CEO. "LaCie One Year Online Backup
provides one year of unlimited online backup to showcase the importance of
backup strategies that keep data safe and our dedication to helping users get
LaCie One Year Online Backup installs with just a few clicks and runs quietly
in the background, continually backing up the selected folders whenever the
computer is connected to the Internet. Data is encrypted before leaving the
local hard drive and is transmitted to the secure data center using HTTPS
(SSL) for total privacy. The automatic data encryption and backup occurs while
the computer is idle and does not interfere with the computer's or external
hard drive's performance.
LaCie Online Backup is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish,
German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese and Swedish. Users in multi-lingual
countries such as Canada, Belgium and Switzerland have their choice of
language at the time of the PC setup process.
Located in the US, Canada, Japan, Australia, Europe, Singapore, and Hong Kong,
LaCie is the leading manufacturer of computer peripherals for PC, Apple, and
Linux users. LaCie creates external storage solutions and color monitors that
help professionals and everyday users easily manage their digital lives. LaCie
has differentiated its products through original designs and leading-edge
technology. Established in France in 1989, LaCie is listed on Euronext under
FR0000054314 (LAC). For more information, visit www.lacie.com.
Carbonite launched its Online Backup service in May 2006. Carbonite's
industry-first offer of unlimited backup space for a flat low price
revolutionized the market for consumer and small business backup services. So
far, the company has backed up more than 4 billion files, has restored more
than 300 million lost files for its customers and has a large data center
where capacity is measured in petabytes. There are Carbonite users in more
than 120 countries.
Founded in 2005, Carbonite believes that computer users should not have to
think about backup. The company's mission is to provide an affordable,
reliable, secure and easy-to-use solution for the mainstream computer user.
Carbonite is available to consumers and small businesses through numerous
channels, including its corporate Web site, major US retailers and
international distributors. For more information, please visit
SOURCE Carbonite, Inc.
Contact: Tim Wieland, Airfoil PR for Carbonite, +1-248-304-1414,
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