Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 21, 2006
Today, Carbonite, Inc., the only provider of inexpensive, “set and forget” online backup services to consumers, announced plans to launch a reseller partner program at the end of April. Carbonite invites potential resellers of all kinds, including national, regional and local outsourced IT services firms that cater to home, SOHO and small business PC users, to participate. Partners will be able to resell Carbonite’s comprehensive, inexpensive and easy-to-use PC backup services to their clients. Carbonite’s retail pricing ranges from $3-5/month per PC for unlimited backup capacity. This represents a simple, cost effective off-site backup method that home, SOHO and small business users can afford.
Beta Program Invitation
Carbonite is also inviting potential partners to participate in its exclusive beta test program in April. Those interested may sign up by clicking the “Affiliates & Partners” link at the bottom of Carbonite’s homepage: http://www.carbonite.com. The Company will use potential partners’ feedback to fine tune its reseller program prior to the launch of the Company’s flagship Online PC Backup service at the end of April. This service will backup all data (office documents, photos, music, etc.) on a customer’s PC and will be priced at $5 per month (or $49.95/year) with no pre-determined storage limit.
Launch of Carbonite’s Flagship Service
Carbonite expects this service will also become available at major retailers such as Staples, where its first product, PhotoBackup, can now be purchased. According to David Friend, CEO of Carbonite, “The demand for Carbonite’s first product, PhotoBackup has been robust. Initial demand has been spurred by our ease-of-use, but also by horror stories of people losing their data to disasters such as Hurricane Katrina. I’m confident that our comprehensive backup service, to be launched at the end of April, will be even more popular. For consumers who want safe, offsite backup of all their data along with ‘set and forget’ simplicity at a price they can afford ($5 per month or less), there is no better alternative to Carbonite.”
Carbonite was founded in 2005 in order to provide Internet-based Backup for Everyone™. Although data loss is a very common problem, few people backup their PCs. Burning CDs is tedious and error-prone. Outboard hard drives are expensive and vulnerable to theft, fire, and viruses. Business-oriented online backup services are too complex and expensive for consumers.
At Carbonite, we believe PC users shouldn’t have to think about backup. Our mission is to provide an inexpensive, reliable and truly easy-to-use solution for the mainstream PC user; one that is simple, safe and always on™.
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