Carbonite Adds Hybrid Support for Exchange Server, Office 365
Carbonite Server Backup also supports servers—both physical and virtual—databases, live applications, NAS drives, Hyper-V, and external hard drives.Business continuity provider Carbonite is connecting an important dot to its cloud storage service: Microsoft Office 365, which is expected to grow to 30 percent market share in U.S. small businesses in 2015. The Boston-based company, which markets to small and medium-size businesses, said Feb. 4 that it has added hybrid support for Microsoft Exchange Online in Office 365, which aims to provide SMBs data protection in a familiar environment as an increasing number of business processes move to the cloud. The new support is included in Carbonite's latest version of Carbonite Server Backup, made available for download on Feb. 4. Carbonite Server Backup also supports servers—both physical and virtual—databases, live applications, NAS drives, Hyper-V, and external hard drives. IDC has predicted that adoption of Office 365 will double to 30 percent of all U.S. small businesses in 2015. As a result, hybrid backup of cloud-based data is becoming increasingly important in this market. While most cloud providers, such as Microsoft and AWS, offer protection from infrastructure failure, they cannot protect against user errors, malware attacks, or other drivers of data loss.
Carbonite Server Backup's job is to ensure that cloud-based email and other Exchange data in Office 365 are always available.