updated 05:20 pm EDT, Tue August 28, 2007
Carbonite coming to Mac
Carbonite today announced the third major release of its Online PC Backup service, Carbonite Release 3.0, as well as plans for a Mac version. Carbonite Release 3.0 features a new interface with numerous refinements suggested by existing users, and is designed to simplify appearance customization in the Carbonite interface. Additionally, a new suite of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) allow marketing users to provision and manage users' accounts through existing systems. Release 3.0 also incorporates an adaptive bandwidth management system that can more than double backup speeds, according to the company. Carbonite Release 3.0 is due to ship for Mac in October in English, French, German, Japanese, and Chinese with more languages in the works (pricing was unavailable).
Carbonite offers enhanced online help, new account management pages, and an enhanced file restore process that features a tab showing progress as well as a recovery log displaying pending/recently restored files and the option to stop the restore process at any point.