The Name behind Carbonite is quite interesting, Carbonite is the substance in Star Wars which Han Solo gets frozen in, it preserves Han Solo for a long time, so the name Carbonite was chosen because the service supposedly keeps your files “frozen” on their servers which keeps them protected indefinitely.

What’s interesting is that carbonite doesn’t really differentiate between enterprise users and home users, normally with online backup services, they offer large storage quotas to home users, because they know home users will never be able to upload a significant amount of data, and then they price enterprise users by bandwidth and storage used. Carbonite is unique in that it offers both enterprise and home users the same plan.