Consumers and small businesses continue to utilize service to recover invaluable files
Boston, MA — March 13, 2008 — Carbonite, the leading online backup service for consumers and small business, announced today it had surpassed 200 million files restored through the Carbonite Online PCBackup™ service.
"I've never had a business before where you actually get fan mail every day," said Carbonite founder and CEO David Friend. "Thirteen percent of our customers have had to do a complete restore and 46 percent have restored at least some of their files. When you've lost your files, the $50 for Carbonite seems like such an insignificant amount. So a lot of people send us their thanks. We've now saved over 200 million files. That milestone represents a lot of happy customers."
Since it was founded in 2005, Carbonite has backed up more than three billion files in addition to the 200 million files restored.
Carbonite has experienced rapid growth due to the simplicity of the Carbonite Online PCBackup™ product. Carbonite 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 users' PCs or their Internet browsing. Data is encrypted and compressed before leaving the local computer and is transmitted to Carbonite's secure data center using HTTPS (SSL) for total privacy.
"The simplicity of Carbonite shines through in the number of customers able to easily use Carbonite to backup and restore their files," Friend said. "We've built the simplest backup service on the market while also offering users who want advanced options the ability to take on advanced backup management tasks like scheduling."
Carbonite announced Carbonite Release 3.5 in February. Carbonite Release 3.5 includes a file migration wizard, file versioning and advanced file type selection, backup scheduling, and incremental backup.
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 three billion files, has restored more than 200 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.