Online storage rally continues – Carbonite adds funds to Series A

Carbonite, provider of simple and cheap backup solution, has received an additional $3.5 million towards its Series A round of funding from its original investors. Earlier in February, Carbonite had received $2.5M from 3i and angel groups Common Angels and Keiretsu Forum.

Carbonite is one of the cheapest backup solutions around costing $5/month or $4.16/month(1 year plan) or $3.75 / month(2 year plan)  for unlimited data storage. Only limitation is from the side of the data that can be uploaded per day onto your Carbonite account. Currently users can upload at most 2 GBs per day, which can result in few days of backup time before all the data gets backed up on a typical machine for the first time. Carbonite’s desktop client takes the backup of your files when your machine is idle, so that it doesn’t slow down you machine.

It seems Carbonite wants to project itself as more of an backup solution instead of a backup+share+anywhere_file_access solution like BingoDisk or ProtectMyPhotos. Nevertheless a great solution for making unlimited backups.

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6 Responses to “Online storage rally continues – Carbonite adds funds to Series A”

  1. Eric Says:

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  2. Eric Says:

    If you are looking for a simplistic backup solution that does its job correctly and efficiently, then there is nothing better than IBackup . IBackup’s online backup services include applications for interactive and automatic scheduling of backups, incremental/full backups, encryption, open file support, MS SQL Server and Exchange Backups and many more.

    IBackup provides for an easy-user friendly interface to backup this data to the offsite/remote location on the IBackup servers. These data files are encrypted using superior 128-bit SSL encryption and 256-bit AES encryption on storage. IBackup comes with an extremely simple user-intuitive interface that makes it easy for novices to perform backups and restores. It also lays heavy emphasis on data security, supports Unicode, provides an extremely convenient web-based interface for consumers and supports advanced client utilities to help manage consumer data.

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  3. scott michnick Says:

    Look before you leap!

    Online Backup Smackdown

    Carbonite vs. SystemSafe

    Here it is…

    The Backup Smackdown! (click)

  4. Carbonite user Says:

    I have been unable to connect to the Carbonite server for 3 days. Tech support has failed to respond to my email. I thought it might be my Zone Alarm firewall, but even with it turned off, I still cannot connect to their server to resume backing up. I already paid for a 1-year subscription; as a result, it appears they are in no rush to resolve my problem.

  5. Vivek Puri Says:

    For me it works perfectly 😉

  6. StartupSquad » Blog Archive » Carbonite closes another big round. Raises $15 million Says:

    […] Carbonite has raised another $15 million in venture funding for it’s consumer facing data backup service. This was Series B round for the startup, led by Menlo Ventures. Carbonite had earlier raised $6 million in Series A from 3i and angel groups Common Angels and Keiretsu Forum. […]

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