In light of our news this week regarding the end date for CrashPlan for Home, we know some people are nervous about moving to CrashPlan for Small Business. We understand–there are concerns that we might not be committed to that market. But if you’re on the fence about CrashPlan for Small Business, here are a couple of things we want you to know.
First, we’ve been splitting our engineering time between consumer and business customers, so neither has been getting our full attention. That’s simply what happens when businesses have multiple divisions and they all grow at the same time. Moving forward, CrashPlan for Small Businesses will have the benefit of our entire product team – all aligned to focus on small business owners and the consultants who help small businesses with cloud backup.
Second, if you were a fan of Home, then you’ll be a fan of CrashPlan for Small Business. Almost all of the features are there (except peer-to-peer, sorry!), plus it’s a better experience that lets you back up like you’ve been backing up for years. Yes, the standard pricing is more expensive than Home (and only after your exclusive discounts expire, which is more than a year from now) – but it includes unlimited file storage and compares favorably against other platforms from a feature/price point set. Plus, CrashPlan for Small Business has a dedicated support team with newly expanded hours (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday).
Finally, we’ve made switching from CrashPlan for Home to CrashPlan for Small Business easier than ever before. The migration tool helps you migrate your archives in a matter of minutes. There are no contracts to lock you in, you can cancel at any time and we will bill you once a month for only the devices you use.
We’ve had a really positive response from the customers who’ve already successfully migrated. We’d love to have the opportunity for you to experience that as well. As always, hit up Support with questions.
Learn more about CrashPlan for Small Business and see what our customers have said about us.
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