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Carbonite's VP of Global Channel Sales to Participate in CompTIA ChannelCon 2014

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BOSTON, July 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carbonite, Inc. (Nasdaq:CARB), a leading provider of hybrid backup and recovery solutions for businesses, today announced that David Maffei, vice president, Global Channel Sales, will be presenting at CompTIA ChannelCon 2014, the premier partnering and training event for IT vendors, distributors and channel partners, Aug. 4-6 in Phoenix, Ariz., at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa.

Maffei, who will participate in two sessions during ChannelCon, is recognized for his depth of knowledge of and commitment to channel partners. The first, Partnering 2020: Putting the Channel in Focus, an invitation-only event coproduced by CompTIA and Channel Partners, will take place on August 5, 4-5:30 p.m. in the Grand Sonoran Ballroom A. Maffei, together with other leading channel executives will discuss the results of CompTIA's research on the future of the channel and will examine current business models, vendor strategies and channel enablement.

Maffei will also be part of the Channel Chiefs Power Panel on Wednesday, August 6, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Grand Saguaro Ballroom. He will be joined by Doug Erickson, vice president, worldwide partner programs and development, Juniper Networks Inc.; Brooks L. McCorcle, president, emerging business markets, AT&T Services Inc.; and Jeff McCullough, vice president, worldwide channels organization, indirect RTM and SMB segment, Hewlett-Packard Company. The panel will be moderated by Rauline Ochs, senior vice president, IPED & CRN Columnist, The Channel Company, and will discuss what the leading channel executives are seeing and hearing in the channel, and share their insights on top trends in cloud, mobility, security, business transformation, and more.

"I am honored to be taking part in two outstanding panels at CompTIA ChannelCon 2014," said Maffei. "ChannelCon is a great event, full of content that helps channel executives to dissect the state of the channel and prepare for the future. At Carbonite, we are committed to our channel partners and the small business market, and this event is a great avenue for us to share our perspective on the industry, highlight our dedication to the partner community and learn from some of the industry's top channel executives."

Attended by the "who's who" in the IT channel, CompTIA ChannelCon 2014 is one of the IT industry's most popular and rewarding partner and training events. It's also the first CompTIA event to welcome the participation of more than 9,000 new registered users now engaged with the IT association under its new open access model which launched earlier this year.

"ChannelCon is the IT channel event of the year, making it a great platform for speakers to share their insights and experience with hundreds of the industry's most progressive and innovative minds," said Kelly Ricker, senior vice president, events and education, CompTIA. "We're thrilled to have David Maffei speak at ChannelCon."

Follow all the activity around ChannelCon on Twitter via the hashtag #channelcon and via @Carbonite. Visit ChannelCon Registration to learn more or stop by the Carbonite booth, #103.

About CompTIA

CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through its educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications, and public policy advocacy. For more information, visit CompTIA online and on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Carbonite

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.

CONTACT: Press contacts: Megan Wittenberger Carbonite media@carbonite.com 617-421-5687 Steven Ostrowski CompTIA 630-678-8468 sostrowski@comptia.org Marie Rourke WhiteFox Marketing (for CompTIA) Marie@whitefoxpr.com 714-292-2199

Source:Carbonite, Inc.