Carbonite Celebrates Backup Day by Helping Small Businesses Save Money on Cloud Backup

  Carbonite Celebrates Backup Day by Helping Small Businesses Save Money on
                                 Cloud Backup

PR Newswire

BOSTON, March 21, 2013

BOSTON, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As Backup Day -- a global movement
encouraging computer users to protect their digital files -- approaches on
March 31, a study from Spiceworks™ sponsored by Carbonite found that data
protection continues to be a challenge for small to medium sized businesses.
Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), a leading provider of cloud backup solutions,
reminds small businesses that backing up their files can be a cost- and
time-efficient practice that protects their most valuable data.

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Small businesses are unsure about data backup
A recent Spiceworks study found that 30 percent of small businesses believe
their backup plan is insufficient. And in fact, they may be correct -- 45
percent of respondents said their organization had experienced data loss and
14 percent were never able to restore their lost business information.

According to the study, one of the reasons small businesses lack a formal
disaster recovery plan is because they do not have the budget. When you
consider that it costs the average small business on average $9,000 to recover
their data, an affordable and reliable backup plan like Carbonite Business,
which starts at just $229 per year, is an inexpensive way to protect valuable
data before it is too late.

"The most important asset any business has is their data. Without it,
businesses can't keep track of inventory, can't invoice customers, can't run
payroll and can't ensure that their business goals are being met," said Pete
Lamson, SVP of Cloud Backup, Carbonite. "Backup Day is a good reminder to
take a look at your current data disaster plan and backup strategy so you can
protect your files before the unthinkable happens."

Carbonite offers affordable business data backup plans
Carbonite Business automatically backs up an unlimited number of computers for
an annual flat fee of $229 with 250GB of storage included. Carbonite
BusinessPremier backs up an unlimited number of computers and servers with
500GB of storage included for $599 per year. Should storage needs surpass the
GBs provided, businesses can easily add supplemental storage packs to expand
their protection. Plus, with its recent acquisition of Zmanda, a leading
provider of server and database backup, Carbonite is able to more fully
address the backup needs of small businesses.

For more information about Carbonite, and to start a free trial of Carbonite
online backup services for your small business this Backup Day, visit

About Carbonite
Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), is a leading provider ofonline backup
solutionsfor 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,,,

Media Contacts:
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Heather Gordon
Finn Partners for Carbonite

SOURCE Carbonite, Inc.

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