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World Leading Carbonite Online Backup Service Solves Australian Home PC Backup Hassles

  • 20 March, 2008 13:39

<p>Carbonite Online PCBackup – the leading consumer backup service in the United States and Canada – is now available in Australia from Avalanche Technology’s new subsidiary, Carbonite Australia Pty Ltd.</p>
<p>Carbonite Australia will initially sell the Carbonite service to consumers and small businesses via its website (, with plans to sign up a network of resellers as demand grows. Australian PC users can purchase a one year subscription to Online PCBackup for just A$59.95 (including GST) or a two year subscription for A$109.95 (including GST).</p>
<p>Carbonite Online PCBackup is not only the simplest and most affordable backup service on the market today, but its advanced “set and forget” capabilities mean users never have to think about manual backups again. Carbonite installs with just a few clicks and runs continually in the background, encrypting and securely backing up all new and changed files in a secure, offsite location whenever the PC is connected to the Internet. Storage capacity is unlimited and it’s easy to recover your files if anything ever happens to the computer.</p>
<p>The latest version of Carbonite even includes a wizard to help users migrate files from an older computer to a new system. The wizard simplifies the process of uploading files onto the new machine, easing even complex restores such as uploading files from the Windows XP file structure onto the radically different Windows Vista operating system.</p>
<p>International Executive Vice President of Carbonite Inc., Floyd Bradley, said Carbonite is delighted to be represented in Australia by such a high calibre partner as Avalanche Technology.</p>
<p>“The Australian market represents a tremendous opportunity in the Asia Pacific region and we look forward to working with Avalanche to expand Carbonite’s presence in Australia. The addition of Australia to our regional network of Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, New Zealand, South Korea and Indonesia marks an important step in establishing Carbonite as the leading online backup service across the Asia Pacific,” he said.</p>
<p>Director of Carbonite Australia, Peter Cameron, is delighted to have secured the Carbonite distribution and confident the new service will be a winner in the Australian home user market. “With recent research showing that 68 per cent of PC owners back up their computers either sporadically or not at all, this solution takes all the hassle out of protecting your valuable photos, financial data and music. It takes just a few minutes to sign up at our website, and at A$5 a month, it’s a very small price to pay for complete peace of mind,” he said.</p>
<p>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 revolutionised the market for consumer and small business backup services. So far the company has backed up over 2 billion files, has restored more than 200 million lost files for its customers and has a large data centre where capacity is measured in petabytes. There are Carbonite users in over 100 countries.</p>
<p>Founded in 2005, Carbonite believes that computer users should not have to think about backup. The company's mission is to provide an affordable, reliable, secure and easy-to-use solution for the mainstream computer user. For more information, please visit</p>
<p>About Carbonite Australia Pty Ltd.
Carbonite Australia is part of the Avalanche Technology Group of Companies. Carbonite Australia is the distributor of the Carbonite online PC backup service.
For further information please contact:
Peter Cameron Carbonite Australia 03 9581 0802
Shuna Boyd BoydPR 02 9418 8100</p>

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