Carbonite, Inc. today announced the appointment of Avalanche Technology Group Pty. Ltd. as its Australian publisher. Carbonite Online PCBackup™ is the leading consumer backup service in the United States and Canada.
Boston, MA and Melbourne, Australia — March 20, 2008 — Carbonite, Inc. today announced the appointment of Avalanche Technology Group Pty. Ltd. as its Australian publisher. Carbonite Online PCBackup™ is the leading consumer backup service in the United States and Canada. The product will be soon available for purchase in Australia from Avalanche at AUD 60.00 (including GST) for a one-year subscription and at AUD 108.00 (including GST) for a two-year subscription.
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 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.
"After Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, New Zealand, South Korea and Indonesia, we are delighted to announce the addition of Australia to our Asia Pacific distribution network by partnering with Avalanche Technology," said Floyd Bradley, Carbonite's EVP International. "The Australian market represents a tremendous opportunity in the region and we look forward to working with Avalanche to expand Carbonite's growing presence in Australia."
"We are very excited to be appointed the Australian distributor of Carbonite which we believe will be a winner in the Australian home user market," said Peter Cameron, Managing Director of Avalanche Technology Group. "Carbonite has a great reputation as an affordable Internet-based backup solution which is simple to install and to use. With so many people now storing their valuable photos, financial data and music on their PCs, Carbonite can give them peace of mind that they are protected from losing that precious information in a simple, no fuss way."
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 over 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 website, major US retailers and international distributors. For more information, please visit www.carbonite.com.
Established in 1997 and based in Melbourne, Avalanche Technology is a wholly-owned Australian company that distributes innovative business software solutions to the Australian and New Zealand markets. The products, which focus on real business needs, provide outstanding technical solutions and exceptional value for the client.
Avalanche is the Australian distributor of Grisoft's AVG antivirus software and the Australia/New Zealand distributor of FinePrint Software's pdfFactory. Avalanche has an 1100-strong reseller network across Australia and New Zealand. For more information, please visit www.avalanche.com.au.