Carbonite Database Backup Now Available for Resellers
Using Carbonite Database Backup along with the company's regular cloud storage, resellers can now offer a complete files-and-database backup service package to small businesses.Online file backup provider Carbonite, which made its reputation backing up consumer PCs but is steadily expanding into the small and midsize business market, revealed April 1 that it is making its Database Backup product available for online backup reseller partners to offer to their small-business clients. Using Carbonite Database Backup along with the company's regular cloud storage, resellers can now offer a complete files-and-database backup service package to small businesses. Carbonite Database Backup can back up a range of databases, virtual machines and applications. These include Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, SharePoint, Hyper-V, Oracle and MySQL. It also provides protection for an unlimited number of databases and live applications, the company said. Boston-based Carbonite extended its SMB cloud storage market share when it acquired open-source-based Zmanda last fall.
It's no secret why Carbonite and other storage providers are moving deeper into the enterprise marketplace. Despite the fast growth of unstructured data files, such as photos, video, documents and others, databases generally contain more information that is crucial to a business, including client data and financial records, email and payroll.