Carbonite has long been a trusted cloud backup provider made famous for their reliable, low cost online backups. Although Carbonite is a proven file recovery platform, one of their most persistent criticisms has been that of entire system recoveries (also known as “bare metal”). In these cases, Carbonite has proven very clunky and PAINFULLY slow.
In response to the limitations of cloud backups, Carbonite is now offering a hybrid solution with a local copy of your data that is then replicated to their cloud servers. If this solution works as advertised, it could provide users with the performance of local backups with the offsite security of cloud backups.
At $99/month, each network admin will need to decide how/if this solution fits within their backup scheme, but I can see this solution as a slam dunk for small business!