Free Trial Promotes the Importance of Data Backup
BOSTON — July 7, 2009 — Carbonite, Inc., the leading provider of online backup to consumers and small businesses, announced today a consumer education effort and distribution program with Sun Microsystems. The distribution deal provides a free 30-day trial of Carbonite Online Backup™ to Sun customers who upgrade to the latest version of Java or download it for the first time.
Consumers and small businesses rely on their computers to store pictures, video, music and financial records. Inevitably, online threats, hardware malfunctions and other disasters leave computer users vulnerable to data loss. Through this deal, Carbonite hopes to educate consumers and business owners about the importance of data backup to complement other tools, such as Java, that improve performance and safety for computer users.
"Many consumers and small businesses need to understand the importance of protecting their files and backing up their data," said Keith Cooper, president and COO of Carbonite. "This program will increase awareness of the importance of data backup among the millions of loyal Java users by providing a free trial of Carbonite Online Backup."
Sun's Java platform is freely available and powers over 800 million personal computers, providing consumers with a versatile, efficient, powerful and secure computing environment for work and play.
Carbonite Online Backup installs with just a few clicks and runs quietly in the background, continually backing up the irreplaceable files on a computer. It is completely automatic - once installed, Carbonite finds all new and changed files and continues to back them up whenever the computer is connected to the Internet. Storage capacity is unlimited - users never outgrow their Carbonite subscription no matter how much data they have. Data is encrypted before leaving the local computer and is transmitted to Carbonite's secure data centers using HTTPS (SSL) for total privacy.
Carbonite's industry-first offer of unlimited online backup space for a flat, low price revolutionized the market for consumer and small business backup services. Since 2006, the company has backed up more than 25 billion files and has restored more than 2 billion lost files for its customers. Carbonite backs up more than 100 million files every day to high-redundancy storage servers in its Boston; Somerville, Mass.; and Beijing data centers. There are Carbonite users in more than 120 countries.
Carbonite's mission is to provide an affordable, reliable, secure and easy-to-use backup solution for the mainstream computer user. Carbonite is available on both Windows and Mac. Carbonite is available directly at www.carbonite.com, and through major U.S. retailers and international distributors. For more information, please visit www.carbonite.com.