Carbonite Brings Leading Cloud Backup to Comcast Business Services

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Wednesday, February 20th 2013
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Carbonite Business Now Available on the Upware Marketplace from Comcast Business

BOSTON, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), a leading provider of cloud backup solutions for consumers and small businesses, announced it has been selected to participate with Comcast on Upware™ from Comcast Business, which launched today. Together, Carbonite and Comcast will deliver cloud solutions for small businesses that may be conveniently purchased and managed from one central location.

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The Upware™ marketplace is a suite of cloud-based business solutions that can be purchased through one easy-to-use web portal. It contains a carefully selected list of third-party, cloud-based business applications from industry-leading companies in key categories such as data backup, data security, document collaboration and web collaboration. Upware is designed to meet the needs of small and medium businesses looking to use cloud-based solutions to simplify their IT systems, control costs and increase productivity. 

Carbonite Business cloud backup solutions are designed specifically for small businesses.  Carbonite Business offers real-time automated computer backup, low flat-rate pricing and a variety of features designed to address the unique needs of small businesses, including budget, security and accessibility requirements.  Now, Comcast Business Class customers can purchase Carbonite Business directly on the Upware marketplace from Comcast Business, making it easy to ensure simple online backup is a part of their business' software suite.

"Carbonite is excited to partner with Comcast Business Services to ensure small businesses have access to the best cloud backup solutions available.  We see great synergies in our efforts to provide easy-to-use technology that enables small businesses to focus on what matters most – growing their business," said Peter Lamson, Senior Vice President of Cloud Backup, Carbonite.  "Small businesses generate crucial business data and documents but rarely have the resources or the time to protect it.  Carbonite Business and Comcast deliver easy-to-use, superior data protection at a price designed for small business budgets."

"As we reviewed what is critical to small and medium business customers, cloud backup was a must.  We carefully selected all of the vendors on the Upware marketplace from Comcast Business and believe that Carbonite delivers an excellent backup solution for SMBs that is easy to use and affordable," said Kevin O'Toole, senior vice president/general manager, new business solutions, at Comcast Business Services.

Carbonite allows small businesses to back up data from an unlimited number of computers, external hard drives, NAS devices and Windows servers, with Carbonite Business plans starting at just $229 per year. Comcast Business Class customers avoid cumbersome processes of manually backing up and storing data offsite, with fast and easy installation of Carbonite Business, and backing up happens automatically and continually in the background.  Comcast customers also gain access to advanced features, including: