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Should You Use Carbonite Pro Backup For Your Business?

carbonite-pro-backup-planThis is a common question asked by some of our site visitors: Should I use Carbonite Pro for my business? Our answer: It really depends on the number and type of hardware or devices that you are planning to backup.

As we have explained in detail in a previous article about Carbonite Business, the company has three main product offerings: Carbonite Pro, Carbonite Server, and Carbonite Personal. The Carbonite Pro and the Carbonite Server plans were both developed with the small- and medium-business (SMB) market in mind while the Carbonite Personal plan, which was originally developed for personal use, has been expanded (due to strong demand) to home-based businesses and home office use. Your choice of which of these plans to use for your business will be explained in this article so read on.

Do You Have A Home-Based Business Or A Home Office?

If you are a home-based business or have a home office and plan to backup only one computer, then your best option is the Carbonite Personal plan. With this plan, you can backup unlimited data for a fixed affordable price (starts at only $59.99) a year. Again, you read that right, unlimited backup for a fixed price per year per computer. This supports Mac and Windows computers. If you plan to back up two computers, you will have to pay for two subscriptions for this as this plan does not allow for sharing of backup and storage space.

Now, if you would like the two computers to share backup and storage space and manage and monitor the files for both computers under one browser-based dashboard, then you might like to consider the Carbonite Pro plan for your business. Read also: How to save money with a Carbonite offer code

If you are a home-based business or have a home office and plan to backup only one computer, then your best option is the Carbonite Personal plan.

You can learn more about Carbonite Personal plan here.

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Do You Plan To Backup Multiple Computers For Your Business?

If you have two or more computers or devices that you would like to backup and manage centrally under one browser-based dashboard, then the Carbonite Pro plan may be the right plan for your business. With the Carbonite Pro plan, you can back up an unlimited number of devices to a shared backup and storage account. The Basic plan, which starts at $269.99 a year, provides your business with 250 gigabytes (GBs) of storage. Of course if you need more backup space, you can add more to this at an affordable price of $99.99 a year per 100 GB.

If you have two or more computers or devices that you would like to backup and manage centrally under one browser-based dashboard, then the Carbonite Pro plan may be the right plan for your business.

The unlimited number of devices that you can backup with your Carbonite Pro Basic plan includes desktops, laptops, workstations, external hard drives, and Network-attached storage (NAS) devices.

Does Your Business Use Windows File Servers?

You might be asking: “What is a file server?” A file server is actually a computer that is attached to a network whose main purpose is to provide a location for shared access of computer files or business data. These computer files or business data can then be accessed by workstations that are connected to the computer network. Find out from your information technology (IT) guys if you use a Windows file server.

Now if your businesses uses Windows file servers and you would like to back these up too, then you will need to go with the Carbonite Pro Prime plan.

Now if your businesses uses Windows file servers and you would like to back these up too, then you will need to go with the Carbonite Pro Prime plan. This plan cost $599.99 a year and provides 500 GBs of shared backup storage space. You can also add additional backup space if you need at an affordable price of $99.99 a year per 100 GB.

Do You Plan To Backup Servers, Databases, And Live Applications?

If your business uses servers, databases, and live applications (such as SQL, Exchange, or Oracle) that you also want to be backed up in addition to all your multiple computing devices, then you might like to consider the Carbonite Server Pro Bundle plan. This plan can also backup Hyper-V, which is a hardware virtualization component of the client editions of Windows NT.

The Carbonite Server Pro Bundle plan costs $999.99 a year and provides your business with 500 GBs of shared backup storage for unlimited computers and devices. And yes, if you need additional storage space, you can add to this too ($99.99 a year per 100 GB).

If your business uses servers, databases, and live applications (such as SQL, Exchange, or Oracle) that you also want to be backed up in addition to all your multiple computing devices, then you might like to consider the Carbonite Server Pro Bundle plan.

You can learn more details about the Carbonite Pro plan here.

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This chart provides a comparison of Carbonite Pro plan vs. leading competitors in the market.

 

What If You Only Want To Backup Your Servers?

Now what if you ONLY want to backup your business servers and not your computers and other hardware devices? Then you might like to use the Carbonite Server plan. You can read more details about this here.

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4 Responses to "Should You Use Carbonite Pro Backup For Your Business?"

  1. Amanda says:

    This service is perfect for giant businesses. Having a cloud storage is very important because it maximizes your important data storage and security.

  2. Stan J. says:

    The Carbonite Pro is no doubt perfect for a small business. The prices are very affordable. The 250 GB of cloud storage is a good start off point for any small business.

  3. james l. says:

    Carbonite Pro is perfect for any small business because it’s able to back up limitless numbers of computers and external drives in the workplace at a flat affordable rate. This is a great way to keep all our files secure and protected.

  4. K. Jeanis says:

    Thank you for the Carbonite offer code. Carbonite Pro is exactly what we need. We’re now in the midst of expanding. Given that Carbonite Pro can backup unlimited number of computers and devices, we don’t have to worry about any additional cost.

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