BOSTON, July 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carbonite, Inc. (Nasdaq:CARB), a leading provider of cloud and hybrid business continuity solutions for small and midsized businesses (SMBs), today announced it has received top honors in the 2015 ChannelPro-SMB Readers' Choice Awards. Carbonite was named the gold award winner in the Best Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery category for the third year in a row. As the channel's only SMB-focused Readers' Choice Awards, this recognition confirms Carbonite's commitment to meeting the unique business requirements, work styles, and budgets of small and midsize businesses.
Cloud backup and disaster recovery planning is critical for today's SMBs. According to recent IDC research, the average estimated cost for an hour of downtime for an SMB ranges from $8,220 to $25,600, and typically an unplanned event can span for as long as 24 hours, which can be devastating to the livelihood of a small business. Carbonite mitigates the potential for such disaster by delivering powerful yet simple backup and recovery solutions for SMBs that ensure critical data is protected.
"Protecting data and ensuring continuous operations has never been more vital, so it is extremely gratifying to be selected by ChannelPro-SMB's readers – our partners - as the best cloud backup and disaster recovery vendor for the third year in a row," said Pete Lamson, senior vice president of Global Sales at Carbonite. "We look forward to working with our partners as we continue to develop and evolve the cloud and hybrid business continuity solutions they need to serve their SMB clients and drive their businesses."
The 2015 ChannelPro-SMB Readers' Choice Awards honor the most SMB-and partner-friendly products, technologies, services, programs and professional organizations in the channel today. Winning the awards reflects Carbonite's increased investment to serving the partner and small business communities.
"Our readers are a selective group, choosing technologies for their own businesses with all the care they take when recommending solutions to their SMB clients," said Cecilia Galvin, executive editor of ChannelPro-SMB. "It is always gratifying to see such a high level of participation in the survey on the part of our readers, which helps us compile the only rankings of this kind for SMBs and the channel companies that serve them."
Carbonite (Nasdaq:CARB) is a leading provider of cloud and hybrid business continuity solutions for small and midsized businesses. Together with our partners, we support more than 1.5 million individuals and small businesses around the world who rely on us to ensure their important data is protected, available and useful. To learn more about Carbonite, our partner program, and our award-winning backup, recovery & archiving solutions, visit us at Carbonite.com.