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CarboniteProduct Overview

  1. About Carbonite
  2. Pros of Carbonite
  3. Cons of Carbonite
  4. Breakdown of core features

Carbonite product overview

Carbonite provides a robust data protection platform for businesses, including backup, disaster recovery, high availability, and workload migration technology. It supports organizations of any size in locations worldwide with secure and scalable global cloud infrastructure. Its solutions include Carbonite Endpoint Backup, Carbonite Information Archiving, Carbonite Server Backup, Carbonite Migrate, Carbonite Recover, and Carbonite Cloud-to-Cloud Backup.

The platform delivers all-in-one backup and recovery, physical, virtual, and cloud workload replication, and keeps a secondary copy of any system in the cloud. It enables businesses and home offices to run smoothly through a comprehensive suite of services with any time, anywhere accessibility. Additionally, its data protection and migration solutions give large organizations and SMBs uninterrupted access to critical business data. From onsite, cloud, and hybrid backup to document retention, Carbonite ensures secure and reliable protection for any type of data.

Pros of Carbonite

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  • It offers managed services for software maintenance and upgrades and support for compliance auditing, industry certification, and regulation needs.
  • It has hourly and forever incremental backups with flexible retention options—up to seven years.

Cons of Carbonite

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  • Carbonite has slow download speeds.
  • It provides protection to a limited number of devices.

Breakdown of core features

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Endpoint protection

Carbonite Endpoint brings all-around endpoint protection for the mobile workforce. It simplifies the administrative tasks associated with deploying protection across an entire organization, no matter the size, distribution, or sophistication of the environment. With this feature, organizations can better protect valuable data on employee devices, mitigate data loss and data breach, and restore lost data quickly. Carbonite Endpoint protects laptops and mobile devices from internal and external threats. It also has advanced features like device tracking and legal hold.

Disaster recovery

The platform offers disaster recovery for critical systems with a low tolerance for downtime through Carbonite Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service. This feature reduces the risk of unexpected downtime by securely replicating systems to the cloud, providing an up-to-date copy for failover when needed. Replication from the primary server to the cloud happens continuously at the byte level. When an outage that meets a pre-established failure threshold occurs, businesses can immediately fail over to the secondary environment. Carbonite measures total downtime or RTO in minutes and measures the recovery point, or RPO, in seconds, virtually eliminating the impact of the outage. By securely replicating critical systems from the primary environment to the cloud, the software ensures that an up-to-date copy is available for failover at any moment, minimizing downtime and costs.

With a self-service model, the business manages the installation, testing, reporting, management, and disaster failover. Carbonite Recover includes non-disruptive self-service tests and failover reports that show systems are recoverable.

Cloud backup

Carbonite Safe protects organizations from all the major causes of data loss. From complex databases and system state information to individual users’ files and folders, it secures data from common threats, like natural disasters, human error, hardware failures, and ransomware. Carbonite Safe automatically replicates files, folders, and application data and sends it to a protected, remote cloud location. Businesses have a secondary copy should the original become lost, overwritten, or corrupted.

Server protection

The software gives comprehensive and proven server protection for physical, virtual, and legacy systems with Carbonite Server. Deployed onsite, it stores copies locally as well as in the secure Carbonite cloud. This feature backs up data from physical and virtual servers to the backup server only once. After the full seed backup completes, only incremental backups are required. Carbonite Server replicates data to the cloud as soon as backup jobs are complete. It operates a control framework based on adherence to SOC 2 Type 2 standards. Furthermore, it supports compliance with several industry-standard regulations, including HIPAA, FERPA, GDPR, and GLBA.

(Last updated on 08/01/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)

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  • Enterprise-grade endpoint backup
  • Disaster recovery
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  • Centralized management
  • Automatic backups
  • Granular restore and site-level rollback
  • Real-time replication
  • Multiple recovery points
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