Carbonite Online PCBackup™ Receives Acclaim From Reviewers

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Boston Globe reviewer concludes "Carbonite is just about flawless. Just install it, launch it, and forget about it."

Carbonite is simple to use

Carbonite, Inc., the leading provider of online backup services to consumers and small businesses, continues to receive acclaim from technology reviewers for its Online PCBackup product.

The May 1 edition of the Boston Globe featured a Tech Lab review by reporter Hiawatha Bray titled, "Backups are a breeze online." Bray's article states, "We'd give Carbonite the edge, thanks to its brain-dead simplicity and slightly lower price."

Bray concludes, "Carbonite is just about flawless. Just install it, launch it, and forget about it."

The full article can be seen at: http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2008/05/01/backups_are_a_breeze_online/ with a TechLab video featuring Carbonite available as well.

Several other outlets have given the Carbonite product accolades.

  •     PC Today's April issue noted "Carbonite is simple to use," and "Carbonite does what it needs to do--and does it well."
  •     PCBackupReview.com's review of Carbonite stated, "This service gets my highest recommendation. When you consider price, ease of use, and functionality, nothing beats it."
  •     Technology columnist Al Winchell from the Ft. Myers News-Press found Carbonite's restore process to be easy. "There are many reasons for my enthusiasm for Carbonite not the least of which is I can personally attest to the fact that when I was ready to download my XP data from Carbonite to my new Vista hard drive, it performs flawlessly."
  •     Last month, Carbonite was featured today in USA Today's Money section and a video podcast edition of Talking Tech with writers Jefferson Graham and Ed Baig reviewing the Carbonite product. Graham concluded the Talking Tech video podcast, "The beauty of Carbonite is that it's unlimited, you can put in as much stuff as you want and don't have to worry." Baig noted, "Carbonite is a great deal at 50 bucks per year."

Carbonite earlier this year announced it had surpassed 200 million files restored for customers and has backed up more than three billion files total since it launched in 2006.

"The best measure of a product is the comments and reviews from users and we're thrilled to see such positive reviews of Carbonite Online Backup," said David Friend, Carbonite's CEO. "We set out to create a backup product that would be simple and easy-to-use for all consumers, and these recent reviews prove we are achieving our goal."

About Carbonite
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 online backup services. So far the company has backed up more than three billion files, has restored more than 200 million lost files for its customers and has a large data center where capacity is measured in petabytes. There are Carbonite users in nearly 100 countries.

Founded in 2005, Carbonite believes that computer users should not have to think about online 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 Web site, major US retailers and international distributors. For more information, please visit http://www.carbonite.com.

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