Carbonite Offers SMB Database Backup Through Channel
Cloud backup provider Carbonite (NASDAQ:CARB) is taking its Database Backup service to the channel with a reseller partner offering that lets VARs offer the service to their small business customers. The service addition comes at a time when small businesses find themselves at risk for losing data. A full 25 percent of small businesses with at least one database such as Exchange server or SQL server have lost or accidentally deleted data, according to a Carbonite study. Here are the details.
Resellers will now be able to sell the Database Backup service as an add-on to Carbonite’s Business Premiere cloud backup solution for small business. The solution will backup a range of databases, virtual machines and applications, including Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, Sharepoint, Hyper-V, Oracle and My SQL. It provides protection for an unlimited number of databases and live applications, according to Carbonite.
Carbonite’s survey revealed that 79 percent of small businesses said the ability to back up SQL databases ranks high in importance when selecting a backup solution. Sixty-six percent indicated that the ability to backup Microsoft Exchange ranked high in importance.
“Based on small business market needs, a cloud backup solution that safeguards both a business' computers and its critical databases is imperative,” said David Hauser , senior director of channel development at Carbonite. “But for resellers serving this market, being able to deliver a solution easily, affordably and securely implemented through one vendor is ideal. Our Database Backup solution provides Carbonite reseller partners with greater functionality that will help them better meet the growing needs of their small business clients all through one platform and provider.”