Carbonite Brings Leading Cloud Backup to Comcast Business Services
Carbonite Business Now Available on the Upware Marketplace from Comcast
BOSTON, Feb. 20, 2013
BOSTON, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), a
leading provider of cloud backup solutions for consumers and small businesses,
announced it has been selected to participate with Comcast on Upware™ from
Comcast Business, which launched today. Together, Carbonite and Comcast will
deliver cloud solutions for small businesses that may be conveniently
purchased and managed from one central location.
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The Upware™ marketplace is a suite of cloud-based business solutions that can
be purchased through one easy-to-use web portal. It contains a carefully
selected list of third-party, cloud-based business applications from
industry-leading companies in key categories such as data backup, data
security, document collaboration and web collaboration. Upware is designed to
meet the needs of small and medium businesses looking to use cloud-based
solutions to simplify their IT systems, control costs and increase
Carbonite Business cloud backup solutions are designed specifically for small
businesses. Carbonite Business offers real-time automated computer backup,
low flat-rate pricing and a variety of features designed to address the unique
needs of small businesses, including budget, security and accessibility
requirements. Now, Comcast Business Class customers can purchase Carbonite
Business directly on the Upware marketplace from Comcast Business, making it
easy to ensure simple online backup is a part of their business' software
"Carbonite is excited to partner with Comcast Business Services to ensure
small businesses have access to the best cloud backup solutions available. We
see great synergies in our efforts to provide easy-to-use technology that
enables small businesses to focus on what matters most – growing their
business," said Peter Lamson, Senior Vice President of Cloud Backup,
Carbonite. "Small businesses generate crucial business data and documents but
rarely have the resources or the time to protect it. Carbonite Business and
Comcast deliver easy-to-use, superior data protection at a price designed for
small business budgets."
"As we reviewed what is critical to small and medium business customers, cloud
backup was a must. We carefully selected all of the vendors on the Upware
marketplace from Comcast Business and believe that Carbonite delivers an
excellent backup solution for SMBs that is easy to use and affordable," said
Kevin O'Toole, senior vice president/general manager, new business solutions,
at Comcast Business Services.
Carbonite allows small businesses to back up data from an unlimited number of
computers, external hard drives, NAS devices and Windows servers, with
Carbonite Business plans starting at just $229 per year. Comcast Business
Class customers avoid cumbersome processes of manually backing up and storing
data offsite, with fast and easy installation of Carbonite Business, and
backing up happens automatically and continually in the background. Comcast
customers also gain access to advanced features, including:
oWeb-based administrative dashboard: This simple dashboard can be accessed
from any computer connected to the Internet and lets the account
administrator check the backup status for multiple computers, invite new
users, and monitor the company's backup storage level.
oExternal hard drive and NAS (network attached storage) backup: Businesses
can add files and folders saved on an external drive to their online
backup and also back up their NAS devices.
oWindows Server backup: With Carbonite BusinessPremier, users can back up
servers running Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2011.
oPrivate Encryption Key Management: Carbonite Business users have the
option to manage their own private encryption key, which allows businesses
to experience the benefits of online backup while remaining HIPAA
Carbonite Business plans are available now on Upware from Comcast Business at
Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), is a leading provider of online backup
solutions for consumers and small businesses. Subscribers in more than 100
countries rely on Carbonite to provide easy-to-use, affordable and secure
cloud backup solutions with anytime, anywhere data access. Carbonite's backup
solution runs on both the Windows and Mac platforms. The company has backed up
more than 300 billion files, restored nearly 20 billion files, and currently
backs up more than 350 million files each day. For more information, please
visit www.carbonite.com, twitter.com/carbonite, twitter.com/carbonitebiz, or
About Comcast Business Services
Comcast Business Services, a unit of Comcast Cable, provides advanced
communication solutions to help organizations of all sizes meet their business
objectives. Through a modern, advanced network that is backed by 24/7
technical support, Comcast delivers Business Class Internet, TV and Voice
services for cost-effective, simplified communications management.
Launched in 2011, the Comcast Business Class Ethernet suite offers
high-performance point-to-point and multi-point Metro Ethernet services with
the capacity to deliver cloud computing, software-as-a-service, business
continuity/disaster recovery and other bandwidth-intensive applications.
Comcast Metro Ethernet services are significantly faster than standard T1
lines and other legacy technologies, providing scalable bandwidth from 1 Mbps
up to 10 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) in more than 20 major US markets.
For more information, call 866-429-3085 or visit
About Comcast Cable
Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone
provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides
these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an
advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings
customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology
company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
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