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Article · Nov 8, 2016

Carbonite unveils E2: The complete hybrid backup solution for small businesses

Carbonite unveils E2: The complete hybrid backup solution for small businesses

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Carbonite's newly-released E2 hybrid backup solution is perfect for small companies that are serious about protecting critical business data from computer viruses, accidental deletions, theft and natural disasters. The completely preconfigured E2 hybrid backup solution is powered by industry-leading EVault technology and there are no upfront hardware costs. It's easy to set up and manage, and it supports a broad range of platforms. That's why E2 is the right choice for your small business.

I recently caught up with Jessica Couto, Carbonite's Vice President of U.S Channel Sales & Marketing, and Tom Powers, Carbonite's Senior Program Manager, to record a Carbonite Podcast and discuss the amazing features and capabilities of E2. Here are some excerpts from that conversation:

Let's start with the basics: What is the E2 hybrid backup solution from Carbonite?
Tom Powers:
The E2 Hybrid backup solution is what we consider to be the best all-in-one hybrid backup solution available to small businesses and we're extremely excited about it. As many people listening to the podcast may know, we purchased EVault about 10 months ago, and EVault has a very strong record of enterprise-grade technology. Carbonite is very well known for offering very simple, consumer-based software that is very easy to use. We spent the last 10 months working with a very talented engineering team to build the best of both worlds. With E2, we're offering enterprise-grade software with a very strong, high-horsepower back end that is very easy to set up. It's basically everything a small business needs to deploy a comprehensive backup and disaster recovery strategy for virtually every environment. It covers a broad range of platform support that we've never seen for small businesses at Carbonite, and again the offering model is so simple and so easy we think it's going to be a great solution for a lot of customers.

Click here to listen to Jessica and Tom offer more details about the powerful new E2 hybrid backup solution from Carbonite.

Can you talk a little bit about E2's hardware-as-a-service model?
Jessica Couto:
With our hardware-as-a-service model, there's no initial investment on behalf of the customer, so it's very helpful for budget-conscious small customers. Hardware-as-a-service also means that if anything happens to the hardware, we'll replace it. We'll also swap it out after a couple of years of use when the newer model comes out. In a sense, you're borrowing or leasing that hardware until you're done using it. There are no initial upfront costs, no initial upfront investment but customers still get all of that great functionality and technology at their fingertips.

What does Carbonite mean when it refers to E2's protected footprint pricing model?
In addition to the simple hardware-as-a-service model, the offering model is really simple. The pricing is based on half a terabyte and one terabyte, and that's protected footprint. That is basically whatever is on the customer's server locally and you're guaranteed a year of backups for what we're provisioning for you. Whether you purchase half a terabyte or one terabyte, you will have a year of backups. You don't have to worry about what hits our cloud, and you don't have to worry about whether your configurations need to be specialized to support your model. It's preconfigured, auto-configured, one year of backups based on what's locally there.

E2 combines the speed of local data protection with the reliability of the cloud - a solution that's ideal for most small businesses. For more product details and information on how to purchase E2, give us a call at 855-227-2249.


Mark Brunelli

Senior Writer

Mark Brunelli is a Senior Writer on the Corporate Marketing team at Carbonite. He blogs about Carbonite happenings and IT industry trends.

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