BOSTON — February 5, 2009 — Carbonite Inc., the leading provider of online backup services for consumers and small businesses, today announced the expansion of its capacity and the opening of a new data center to support the company's rapid growth. The new data center is in a collocation facility operated by Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a global provider of end-to-end Internet business solutions. As the anchor tenant of Internap's newest Boston-area data center, Carbonite's storage capacity will more than triple.
"We chose to locate our new data center with Internap because of their brand new facility with state-of-the-art security, power and connectivity," said Keith Cooper, president of Carbonite. "Internap is one of the few companies with the ability to accommodate our rapid growth."
The expansion is a timely investment aimed at positioning Carbonite for continued growth in the consumer and small business online computer backup industry. The company tripled in both revenue and subscribers last year. Since its inception, Carbonite has backed up more than 25 billion files and restored more than 2 billion files that otherwise would have been lost forever.
"Our plans call for continued growth in both the consumer and the small business segments," notes Cooper. "Consumers finally have a way to backup their photos, tax files, etc without having to do anything except sign up for the Carbonite service. Small businesses can actually slash their backup costs by using Carbonite which is a very compelling proposition in these trying economic times."
Key executives from both Carbonite and Internap, along with local dignitaries will celebrate the opening of the new data center on February 5, 2009 at 50 Inner Belt Road in Somerville with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house from 3 — 7 p.m. Gathering to mark the ceremonies will be Carbonite President Keith Cooper, VP/GM of Internap's Data Center Services Business Unit Mike Higgins, the Honorable Joseph A. Curtatone, Mayor of the City of Somerville, and many of the contractors who worked to build the new data center.
Carbonite launched its Online Backup 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. There are now Carbonite users in more than 120 countries.
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 businesses through numerous channels, including its corporate Web site, major US retailers and international distributors. For more information, please visit www.carbonite.com.
Internap is a leading Internet solutions company that provides The Ultimate Online Experience™ by managing, delivering and distributing applications and content with 100% performance and reliability. With a global platform of data centers, managed Internet services and a content delivery network (CDN), Internap frees its customers to innovate their business, improve service levels, and lower the cost of IT operations. More than 3,000 companies across the globe trust Internap to help them achieve their Internet business goals. For more information, visit www.internap.com.