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Online Backup Leader Carbonite Named Tech Awards Circle Winner

Cliff Boodoosingh on July 15, 2010
BOSTON, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Carbonite®, a leading provider of online backup, has been selected as a winner of the Tech Awards Circle, taking Gold in the Consumer/Small Office, Home Office (SOHO) service category.  Winners were selected by an independent circle of publication reviewers/journalists from nominations based on a broad range of achievements from product and technology innovations to talented executive leadership and engineering innovators.

Tech Awards Circle celebrates the products, services, vendors and individuals making a difference in the industry today. The winners represent a broad range of achievements, from hardware to software to services in consumer/SOHO, SMB, midrange, and enterprise markets. Gold, Silver and Bronze awards were given out in each category.

"Despite overwhelmingly strong competition, Carbonite exhibited true industry excellence to be recognized among the top of the Tech Awards Circle," said Kevin Anderson, awards program coordinator. "Our judges were pleased at the level of submissions from all the vendors entering this year's competition, so to be named a winner of this prestigious award is a testament to the quality and innovation unrivaled in the high tech community."

"We are extremely honored to be recognized by the distinguished Tech Circle panel as a Gold winner in the Consumer/SOHO service category," said Carbonite CEO and co-founder David Friend.  "The idea of unlimited online backup for a flat $55 per year would have been unthinkable just 10 years ago.  Today it's become one of the hottest SaaS applications on the market, and every day Carbonite backs up over 150 million new files.  The technology to make this work smoothly and reliably has turned out to be incredibly difficult.  So I want to recognize the brilliant architecture that our CTO, Jeff Flowers, came up with and the engineering team who executed on this enormously complex technology."

Carbonite launched its online backup service for PC owners in 2006. In the last year, Carbonite enhanced its Remote File Access features beyond Web browsers to mobile accessibility through iPhone®, iPod Touch® and BlackBerry® smartphone devices. In January, the company raised approximately $20 million in a mezzanine financing round bringing total funding to approximately $67 million.

More information about Tech Awards Circle, including the full list of winners, is available online at or by email at

About Tech Awards Circle

In its second year, Tech Awards Circle was established to truly honor the 'best of the best' in technology. Tech Awards Circle is not affiliated with an analyst firm or a media company, both of which are directly supported by tech vendors through consulting relationships or advertising sales, so it is uniquely unbiased and immune to conflicts of interest. Entries are judged by an independent circle of journalists, including product reviewers, each with at least a decade of experience covering technology from consumer electronics to enterprise-class computing. For more information or to be added to the mailing list please visit

About Carbonite

The Carbonite industry-first offer of unlimited online backup service for a flat, low price revolutionized the market for consumer and small business backup services. Since 2006, the company has backed up more than 39 billion files and has restored more than 3.2 billion lost files for its customers. Carbonite backs up more than 100 million files every day to high-redundancy storage servers in its Boston and Somerville, Mass. data centers.

The Carbonite mission is to provide a simple, affordable, and secure backup solution for the mainstream computer user. Carbonite supports both the Windows and Mac platforms.  Carbonite is available directly at, and through international distributors. For more information, please visit

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