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Online Backup Leader Carbonite Hires New Sr. VP Engineering

Cliff Boodoosingh, Editor on September 01, 2011
BOSTON, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), a leading provider of online backup solutions for consumers and small and medium sized businesses, today announced the appointment of Oussama El-Hilali as Senior Vice President of Engineering. With more than 20 years of experience in software development, data protection and data integrity, El-Hilali will build and manage the company's engineering organizations and will oversee new product development.

"We are pleased to welcome Oussama to the Carbonite team," said Carbonite Chairman and CEO David Friend. "Oussama brings a wealth of experience and proven success in data protection, which is at the core of Carbonite's business. We look forward to leveraging this expertise to lead our world-class engineering organization and ensure we continue to deliver on our commitment to secure online backup and recovery for our customers."

El-Hilali previously served as Vice President at Symantec for NetBackup™ Engineering, overseeing data protection and storage engineering. In this role, he was responsible for planning, development and release of Symantec's flagship NetBackup family of products to enable organizations to simplify information management while reducing data stores. He also successfully led the development and integration of the deduplication technology in NetBackup and other Symantec products.

Prior to this, El-Hilali was Director of Product Management at Veritas, where he helped enhance the company's data management products through product definition based on customer and partner interaction and technology acquisitions. Here, he led the product management team for NetBackup and helped set the disk backup strategy and initial disk option pricing for the organization. El-Hilali has also held senior consulting and software development roles at companies including Keane, Object Systems and Sanofi Diagnostics Pasteur.

El-Hilali holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Ripon College in Wisconsin and a Master of Science degree in Software Engineering from the University of Saint Thomas in Minnesota. Notably, he co-authored "Digital Data Integrity: The Evolution from Passive Protection to Active Management." 

About Carbonite

Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), is a leading provider of online backup solutions for consumers and small and medium sized businesses. More than 1.1 million subscribers in over 100 countries rely on Carbonite to provide easy-to-use, affordable, unlimited and secure online backup solutions with anytime, anywhere data access. Carbonite's online backup solution runs on both the Windows and Mac platforms. The company has backed up more than 100 billion files, restored more than 7 billion files and currently backs up more than 200 million files each day. For more information, please visit,, or

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