As Carbonite's customer base grows, so does the size and security of data center.
Carbonite Inc., the leading provider of online backup services to consumers and small businesses, announced today it has signed a lease with the Markley Group to triple the floor space of its Boston data center. The expanded space will allow Carbonite to continue its current customer growth rate through the end of 2008, by which time it expects to have other data centers in operation.
"Even though disks and other equipment are getting smaller and data densities are increasing rapidly, we still need a lot more space to handle our rapidly growing customer base. So we are expanding the size of our Boston data center by a factor of three," said Carbonite CEO David Friend. "We've been very happy with our relationship with the Markley Group. We get the benefit of very sophisticated building security — 24 hour guard, fingerprint ID, uninterruptable power, and so forth. We also benefit from low-cost access to multiple Internet backbones with automatic failover in the event that our primary carrier has problems. Later this year we'll be opening data centers in other cities, but meanwhile we now have enough space in our Boston data center to carry us through 2008."
Carbonite's Boston data center is located in New England's largest and most secure commercial facility, managed by the Markley Group. Since acquiring the Boston building, Markley has invested more than $46 million in the One Summer Street facility, developing it into the preeminent data center/telecommunications facility in the entire New England region. It features separate AC power feeds from multiple power companies and has uninterruptable diesel backup power. The facility is guarded 24 hours per day, seven days per week and requires fingerprint ID and document presentation to gain entry.
Carbonite Online PCBackup™ installs with just a few clicks and runs quietly in the background, continuously backing up all data files. It is completely automatic — once installed, Carbonite finds all new and changed files and continues to back them up whenever the PC is connected to the Internet. Storage capacity is unlimited — users never outgrow their Carbonite subscription no matter how much data they have. Carbonite never interferes with the speed of the user's PC or Internet browsing. Data is encrypted before leaving the local computer and is transmitted to Carbonite's secure data center using HTTPS (SSL) for total privacy.
Carbonite launched its Online PCBackup™ service in May 2006. Carbonite's industry-first offer of unlimited backup space for a flat low price revolutionized the market for consumer and small business backup services. So far the company has backed up more than 2.5 billion files, has restored more than 160 million lost files for its customers and has a large data center where capacity is measured in petabytes. There are Carbonite users in nearly 100 countries.
Founded in 2005, Carbonite believes that computer users should not have to think about backup. The company's mission is to provide an affordable, reliable, secure and easy-to-use solution for the mainstream computer user. Carbonite is available to consumers and small business through numerous channels, including its corporate Web site, major US retailers and international distributors. For more information, please visit www.carbonite.com.