Tech Data Partners With Carbonite to Offer Cloud Solutions for SMBs

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CLEARWATER, Fla., Aug. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) and Carbonite, Inc. (Nasdaq:CARB), a leading provider of cloud backup solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and home offices, today announced a partnership to offer Carbonite's suite of cloud data protection solutions through Tech Data's TDCloud business unit. Carbonite's portfolio of solutions, including Carbonite Business, Carbonite BusinessPremier, and Carbonite BusinessPremier with Enhanced Server Backup, are available immediately to Tech Data's channel of solutions providers in the U.S. The announcement was made in conjunction with the company's TDCloud Partner Summit, being held this week at the Westin Tampa Harbour Island Hotel in Tampa, Florida.

"This partnership is beneficial for our SMB resellers looking to adopt a comprehensive suite of affordable and reliable data backup solutions," said Joe Quaglia, senior vice president, U.S. Marketing, president, TDMobility at Tech Data. "Carbonite's services for data collection add another SMB-focused solution to our growing TDCloud business unit. Carbonite's solutions offer critical protection for business development, with ease of use that is key for our SMB partners."

"We are excited to partner with Tech Data to help us further accelerate our ability to reach more channel partners," said Pete Lamson, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing at Carbonite. "With Carbonite, our channel partners are armed to help their small business clients focus on their core businesses—confident they can work with one provider to ensure all of their clients' critical data assets are backed up easily and affordably."

Carbonite's comprehensive cloud backup ensures trusted, secure and affordable online backup to protect small businesses' most important data, offering easy-to-use and secure solutions with anytime, anywhere access via any internet-connected device. Authorized Carbonite resellers gain access to the Carbonite web-based administrative dashboard to manage and monitor their clients' backups. Additionally, Carbonite's proprietary technology supports HIPAA compliance through automated off-site data protection with on-demand recovery, while ensuring strict data security and confidentiality.

Tech Data's TDCloud business unit is a team of cloud experts dedicated to supporting Tech Data's channel of resellers through education, enablement, and adoption of cloud and subscription-based services. TDCloud is powered by Tech Data's StreamOne platform, an automated technology that scales the business and operational scope associated with cloud and subscription services.

To learn more about TDCloud, contact the TDCloud team at (800) 237-8931, ext. 87663, email, or visit the TDCloud website.

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 120,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. To learn more, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Carbonite

Carbonite (Nasdaq:CARB) keeps small businesses and home offices running smoothly. Carbonite offers a comprehensive suite of affordable services for data protection, recovery and anywhere, anytime access. More than 1.5 million customers and 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, connect with us on Twitter @carbonite and @carbonitebiz, or visit our Facebook page.

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