Carbonite's New Enhanced Server Backup Includes Local and Cloud Storage Hybrid
Carbonite's Business Offerings Expand to Deliver Hot Database and System State
Backup with Fast, Reliable Built-in Cloud Storage
BOSTON, July 23, 2013
BOSTON, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), a
leading provider ofcloud backup solutions for small businesses and consumers,
announced that it is bringing enterprise-class database server backup
capabilities to the small business market with the introduction of Enhanced
Server Backup. Enhanced Server Backup delivers the best of both worlds – the
speed of local backup plus the ultimate safety of cloud backup.
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Seamless Local/Cloud Redundancy
With the addition of Enhanced Server Backup, Carbonite now provides a seamless
backup experience across all platforms, ranging from PCs, Macs, mobile
devices, and now databases including Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server,
MySQL, Oracle, and SharePoint. Enhanced Server Backup brings the ability to
back up the Windows System State, including Active directory, System volume,
Certificate server, Boot files, Internet Information Services (IIS), and
Registry, means that a server can be restored in its entirety, with no need to
reconfigure the operating system or reload applications. This capability is
similar to bare metal disk imaging and also offers the advantages of a
file-based backup solution.
Simple, Unlimited Server Backup Pricing
Keeping track of licenses can be a burden for small businesses. Since there
are no limits to the number of computers or databases that can share one
subscription, IT managers are free to back up every computer and database in
the company, not just the most critical servers.
Secure High-Speed Server Backup
Speed was a primary goal in the design of Enhanced Server Backup and it is
optimized for cloud backup performance. Based on the available bandwidth and
system resources, the backup rates of Enhanced Server Backup may reach speeds
in excess of one gigabit per second. All data is uploaded to the cloud using
an SSL connection. For complete data privacy and regulatory compliance,
businesses can use AES-256 encryption for both local and cloud storage with
"Two years ago we introduced our Carbonite Business end-point backup
solutions. Since then, more than 50,000 small businesses have chosen Carbonite
to protect their PCs, Macs, and file servers. With the addition of Enhanced
Server Backup, we now provide enterprise-class database and system state
backups so that our customers can rely on one vendor for all their backup,
archiving and data protection needs," said David Friend, CEO and Chairman of
Carbonite. "By combining Enhanced Server Backup with our current end-point
backup solutions, we are providing comprehensive protection for small
businesses – securely, affordably and supported by our 200+ person, U.S.-based
technical support organization. No company can match the range of backup
solutions that Carbonite now provides. We continue our commitment to
disruptive pricing by including a minimum of 250 GBs of cloud storage with
every subscription. Storage may be shared between all a business's
computers. Additional cloud storage costs less than 9 cents per gigabyte per
Built on Proven Technology
Carbonite's Enhanced Server Backup is built on the robust open source Amanda
platform, which has an estimated installed base of over one million
computers. Enhanced Server Backup offers:
o"Hot backup" technology to take frequent snapshots of live databases
without slowing down response time for users, including Microsoft SQL
Server, Exchange Server, SharePoint, Oracle and MySQL.
oThe ability to capture the complete Windows system state, including Active
Directory, system volume, certificate server, boot files, internet
information services (IIS), and registry.
oReal-time reporting across backup sets for performance tuning and
oActive notifications via email or a Windows event log and usage reports
across multiple systems via the dashboard.
oThe ability to run on both Windows and Hyper-V.
oSimple, straightforward graphical interface.
oUnlimited backup sets to both cloud and local devices, providing an extra
layer of redundancy.
Server Backup Management Made Easy
Enhanced Server Backup also enables users to better manage their backup with a
range of configuration settings:
oSet incremental or differential backups reducing the time and size of
oManage data transfer compression rate.
oManage the retention period of a backup.
oManage bandwidth allocated to backups.
oRun backups manually or on a set schedule that is right for the business.
"Carbonite will now be challenging a number of entrenched local-backup
software and systems providers by offering a fully integrated hybrid
solution," added Friend. "We believe that small businesses are moving to the
cloud for an extra layer of data protection, which is why our Enhanced Server
Backup includes more than enough cloud storage for the typical small
business. Carbonite will win this market by providing a solution set that
covers all the computers in a business, including workstations, laptops, NAS
devices, mobile devices and production database servers. And we are doing
this at truly disruptive price, in many cases 25% of competitive offerings."
"I had been looking for a new backup system for my new company that would meet
our business requirements – we had been backing up to disk, but it didn't
always work and was a frustrating manual process," said Lee Itson, System
Administrator at Waunakee Remodeling, a Madison, WI-based home remodeling
company with 50 employees. "What I like about Carbonite Enhanced Server Backup
is that you set it up and it just works. I've had no problems with it, and it
works seamlessly with our Exchange server. I can concentrate on other things
without worrying about whether my backup system is working."
Availability, Pricing and Free Concierge-Level Support
Enhanced Server Backup includes free Valet Installation, including
configuration and testing for an unlimited number of backup sets. With the
release of Carbonite Enhanced Server Backup, small businesses can now back up
their servers, databases and an unlimited number of computers for $999.99 per
year, including 500GBs of cloud storage. Existing Carbonite BusinessPremier
subscribers may add Enhanced Server Backup for $399.99. Additional Managed
Services can be purchased for a low, per-use fee by calling Carbonite's
To learn more about how Carbonite's suite of business backup solutions can
assist small businesses with all of their backup needs, contact the small
business team at 855-CARB-BIZ (1-855-227-2249) or BusinessTeam@carbonite.com.
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Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), is a leading provider of online backupfor
small businesses and consumers. 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
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