Wolters Kluwer replaces Carbonite with CrashPlan to protect mobile workforce


This case study of Wolters Kluwer nv is based on a August 2014 survey of CrashPlan customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The product works great and the support is excellent.”


  • Deployed CrashPlan to:
    • Prevent data loss from lost/stolen laptops, hard drive crashes, etc.
    • Be part of broader data security/privacy compliance effort
    • Be part of broader disaster recovery/business continuity plan
    • Increase mobility/remote work of employee base

Use Case

  • Describes their CrashPlan deployment as a public cloud—data stored in Code42 public cloud; however encryption keys are stored onsite in a master appliance.
  • Replaced the following solutions with CrashPlan:
    • Manual backups to USB or external drives
    • Carbonite
  • Solved the following business problems with CrashPlan:
    • Backing up/restoring data on laptops and desktops
    • Supporting data/device/OS migration and refresh
    • Accessing and restoring data in case of disaster/data loss
    • Complying with data security/privacy regulations and policies


  • Has seen the following business benefits as a result of their CrashPlan implementation:
    • Increased reliability and consistency of endpoint backups
    • Reduced cost of managing an endpoint backup system/hardware
    • Seen fewer support tickets from end users in relation to backup/restore
    • Seen fewer IT hours spent restoring data
    • Increased end-user productivity

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