Carbonite Server Backup Proven More than Twice As Fast As Leading Competitors

BOSTON, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), a leading provider of cloud solutions that keep small businesses and home offices running smoothly, today announced results of a third-party test that found Carbonite Server backup backs up and restores data more than twice as fast as its competitors. The results of the test, commissioned by Carbonite and conducted by The Tolly Group, compare the backup and restore speeds of Carbonite Server backup, Mozy Pro, CrashPlan Pro and SOS Online Backup.


“Data backup and restore speed are critical to small businesses. Businesses want to get their data backed up quickly so they can focus on running and growing their business, and they need to experience as little downtime as possible in the event of data loss,” said David Friend, Chairman and CEO, Carbonite. “We’ve thought for a while that Carbonite Server backup is the industry leader in speed, and the third party tests confirm that Carbonite Server backup led the pack. Carbonite’s server backup solutions back up data 2.4 times faster than our nearest competitor, and restores data 29 times faster than the slowest competitor.”

In order to test Carbonite Server backup against Mozy Pro, CrashPlan Pro and SOS Online Backup, The Tolly Group ran tests using a 54.6GB dataset that included multimedia, office documents, compressed archives, web server data, and system files and applications. Carbonite Server backed up and restored the data faster than all other vendors tested. Carbonite’s speed advantage in the backup tests ranged from 2.4 to 12.5 times faster, and restore speeds were 3.1 to 29 times faster than competitors.

Backup Test
Vendor Average Time to Complete Backup Carbonite in Comparison
Carbonite Server 1 hour 53 minutes FASTEST SOLUTION TESTED
CrashPlan Pro 6 hours 22.5 minutes 2.4 times faster
SOS Online Backup 7 hours 54.5 minutes 3.2 times faster
Mozy Pro* 25 hours 30 minutes 12.5 times faster
Restore Test
Vendor Average Time to Complete Restore Carbonite in Comparison
Carbonite Server 1 hour 7 minutes FASTEST SOLUTION TESTED
CrashPlan Pro 5 hours 59.5 minutes 3.7 times faster
SOS Online Backup 5 hours 13 minutes 3.1 times faster
Mozy Pro* 39 hours 3 minutes 29.4 times faster
*Due to global deduplication, Mozy Pro was only able to complete one full backup and restore, while the

others were each tested twice.

Carbonite Server Backs Up Small Businesses’ Most Critical Data
Many small businesses rely on the data on their servers to run their business, and Carbonite Server solutions protect their valuable data so they can get back up and running quickly in the event of data loss or disruption. Carbonite Server is a fully integrated hybrid solution that backs up a range of databases, virtual machines and live applications, including Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, MySQL, Oracle, and SharePoint. Carbonite Server also backs up the Windows System State, including Active directory, System volume, Certificate server, Boot files, Internet Information Services (IIS), and Registry, so a server can be restored in its entirety, with no need to reconfigure the operating system or reload applications.

To learn more about how Carbonite’s suite of solutions can assist small businesses with all of their data protection needs, contact the small business team at 855-CARB-BIZ (1-855-227-2249) or

About Carbonite
Carbonite (NASDAQ: CARB) keeps small businesses and home offices running smoothly. Carbonite offers a comprehensive suite of affordable services for data protection, recovery and anywhere, anytime access. More than 1.5 million customers, including 50,000 small businesses, trust Carbonite’s secure, easy-to-use cloud backup solutions and award-winning U.S.-based customer support. For more information, please visit, connect with us on Twitter @carbonite or visit our Facebook page.

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