BOSTON, June 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carbonite, Inc. (Nasdaq:CARB), a leading provider of hybrid backup and recovery solutions for businesses, today introduced the Carbonite Appliance HT10, the first of its kind hybrid backup solution designed to meet the needs of small businesses. The Carbonite Appliance delivers the speed of local backup and the ultimate safety of the cloud, protecting businesses against data loss and minimizing downtime, at a disruptive, low cost. With the launch of the channel-exclusive Carbonite Appliance, Carbonite continues to prove its commitment to its partners and the small business market.
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For channel partners, the Carbonite Appliance is a cost-effective, easy-to-deploy solution that allows partners to provide centrally-managed local and cloud data backup to their small business clients. The Carbonite Appliance is fully managed by the channel partner, allowing partners to increase their interaction with clients, empowering them to strengthen existing relationships and providing the opportunity to drive revenue through business growth. With the new hybrid backup appliance, Carbonite is providing partners unparalleled control and a solution that is designed to keep their clients' businesses moving and take their own businesses to the next level.
"We are reinforcing our commitment to our channel partners and the small business market with the launch of the channel-exclusive Carbonite Appliance," said David Maffei, vice president, Global Channel Sales, Carbonite. "The Carbonite Appliance is a simple, secure hybrid backup solution that's just right for our partners' small business clients. The local data recovery and automatic cloud integration allow partners to protect their clients' most important asset – their business-critical data. The complete bare metal backup and recovery ensures small business clients can get right back to business."
The Carbonite Appliance provides partners and their small business clients with the following benefits:
- Hybrid Solution: Carbonite provides an appliance for local backups, and automatically copies all stored data to the cloud – ensuring businesses can get data back quickly and completely. The appliance includes 1TB of local storage plus 500GB of cloud storage.
- Simplicity: Setting up the appliance is done in three easy steps. Carbonite provides the partner with an intuitive interface that makes it easy to configure, monitor and manage the backup and restore processes.
- Affordability: No hardware fees, upfront costs or per-server license fees. The Carbonite Appliance meets small businesses' needs, as well as their budgets.
- Speed: Bare metal recovery ensures that a business can get back up and running quickly by restoring the full system, including operating systems, applications, databases and files to new or existing hardware.
- Security: Data is transferred using SSL encryption and stored with AES-256 encryption server-side.
David Levenson, owner of Creative Computer Consulting in Mass., uses the Carbonite Appliance to ensure that his clients have the ability to quickly recover from data loss or equipment failure.
"I believe in providing image backups – not just data backups," said Levenson. "A proper image backup includes the ability to do an image restore on different hardware. Restoring to dissimilar hardware with the Carbonite Appliance is easy and it decreases the impact of downtime on the business and has other benefits such as saving my clients' time, money and a lot of anguish."
Levenson finds the appliance easy to set up and manage, and says the feature set makes sense for many of his midsize business clients. Backup schedules and their statuses are easily accessed through a web-based dashboard that is accessible from any onsite computer.
"Many other appliances tend to be too complex and expensive for this particular market," said Levenson. "Other comparative solutions may incorporate many moving parts and administrative costs and the totals may exceed the cost of this appliance. The Carbonite Appliance is a simple and powerful solution that handles creating image backups of Windows Servers, storing them on the appliance, and sending all of that data to the cloud."
More information about the Carbonite Appliance is available at www.carbonite.com/hybrid-backup/how-it-works. Carbonite will also be demonstrating the solution at the upcoming Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 (Booth #1901). For more information, contact the Carbonite Channel Account Management Team at 877-391-4759 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or find a partner here: www.carbonite.com/partners/partner-finder.
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Carbonite (Nasdaq:CARB) is a leading provider of hybrid backup and recovery solutions for businesses. Carbonite offers a comprehensive suite of affordable services for data protection, recovery and anywhere, anytime access. More than 1.5 million customers, including 50,000 small businesses, trust Carbonite's secure, easy-to-use cloud backup solutions and award-winning U.S.-based customer support. For more information, please visit Carbonite.com, connect with us on Twitter @carbonite or visit our Facebook page.