David Raissipour senior vice president of Engineering at Carbonite

David Raissipour, senior vice president of Engineering at Carbonite

Carbonite Launches Expanded SMB Backup, DR Portfolio

Carbonite's new portfolio of backup and DR solutions is aimed at helping SMB customers cut downtime via bare metal and server image backup.

Carbonite (CARB) announced the launch of several software and hardware disaster recovery solutions aimed at helping SMB customers to protect and back up their network infrastructure.

The expanded portfolio consists of five new backup appliances and the latest version of Carbonite Server Backup, called Carbonite Server Advanced. The backup solutions range in size from 4TB to 8TB each, while Carbonite Server Advanced is available as a software-only offering, a hybrid solution or in mini-tower and rack-mount formats. All of the offerings include server image backup and bare metal recovery options to help customers cut down on costly downtime due to failover.

“Carbonite’s disaster recovery solutions provide bare metal recovery that will quickly restore a server to its original state, even to dissimilar hardware,” said David Raissipour, senior vice president of Engineering at Carbonite, in a statement. “With options that include granular database backup, separate local and cloud retention policies and control over scheduling, we’re providing small businesses with a complete solution that ensures their critical data is safe from disaster, security threats and human error.”

With Carbonite Server Advanced, customers can use granular database recovery so they can back up and restore databases and individual Exchange mailboxes without having to restore an entire system image. The solution also allows administrators to set separate retention policies for local and cloud backups and customize optimal recovery point objectives with backup schedules. Customers can choose to safeguard servers with Carbonite Server Advanced or protect both servers and workstations with the Carbonite Advanced Pro Bundle, which includes Carbonite Pro workstation backup.

The new backup appliances are being sold exclusively though Carbonite’s channel partners, distributors and national service providers, according to the company. Each offering includes all-in-one hybrid backup capabilities as well as a centralized dashboard for managing devices. Carbonite hardware is included in the annual subscription alongside the company’s service, support and cloud storage starter pack, so there are no per-device license fees.

Carbonite’s eagerness to expand its business continuity portfolio is in line with a study the company published earlier this year, in which 87 percent of respondents said they believe business continuity solutions are a worthwhile investment.

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