Unitrends Unveils Next-Generation Physical Backup and Recovery Appliances with Tiered Flash Storage

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BURLINGTON, Mass. – January 15, 2015 – Unitrends today unveiled the next generation of itsRecovery-Series family of purpose-built backup appliances (PBBAs). With its new portfolio, which includes 11 models that scale from 1 terabyte (TB) to 97 TB of raw storage, Unitrends sets a new standard in backup and recovery performance with tiered flash storage and makes cloud adoption much more affordable for companies of all sizes.

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Tiered Flash Storage Boosts Performance
With the release of the next-generation Recovery-Series family, Unitrends becomes the data protection industry’s price/performance leader. The company is bringing the value of flash storage, at new unprecedented price points, to its Recovery-Series appliances ranging from 1U and above. Tiered flash storage delivers improved backup performance, faster restore and disaster recovery processes, and greater scalability and flexibility. Additionally, customers now have the ability to implement policies around flash cache usage to optimize performance as data grows and prevent performance degradation, even as appliances age.

In addition to tiered flash storage, Unitrends has made a number of product enhancements that drive superior performance, including upgrades to the hardware’s central processing unit (CPU), advancements in its memory and RAID, and improvements in compression capabilities. The result is unrivaled backup and disaster recovery performance both locally and in the cloud, including:

·         A 300 percent improvement in backup processing time
·         A 300 percent improvement in recovery point objectives (RPOs)
·         A 125 percent improvement in recovery time objectives (RTOs)
·         A 200 percent improvement in local archiving

“Leveraging SSD for tiered flash storage in purpose-built backup appliances will increase performance and potentially give Unitrends an edge in performance-intensive use cases,” said Dave Simpson, senior analyst, storage, 451 Research. “With its new appliances, Unitrends also made cost improvements and added features, including increased capacity using 6 TB enterprise drives, hardware RAID, and integrated archive and cloud, allowing companies to focus on their business, not their backup or recovery performance.”

Affordable Cloud Adoption
The Unitrends Recovery-Series family now caters to organizations of all sizes – from small businesses and remote office/branch office (ROBO) locations to large enterprises. The product line features three new low-cost physical appliances for small businesses and two new 3U form factor appliances, along with a 4U model, for enterprises with high-volume storage needs. Small businesses with a modest IT budget can purchase the Recovery-201 desktop appliance, which is priced at approximately $1,200, or the Recovery-602 or Recovery-603 1U half-height rack appliances, which start around $4,000. Companies with large storage requirements can choose from two new 3U appliances – the Recovery-933S, which includes 37 TB of raw storage, or the Recovery-936S, featuring 73 TB of raw storage – or the 4U 943S appliance with 97 TB of raw storage.

Additionally, Unitrends is making hybrid cloud adoption more affordable than ever by offering its No Limits Cloud™ service to Recovery-Series customers at price points suitable for entry-level companies. The No Limits Cloud replication service, along with the company’s Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)offering, comprise the Unitrends Cloud, which is augmented with Recovery Assurance for vSphere™ and Hyper-V® environments.

“Unitrends is revolutionizing the PBBA market once again with our third-generation Recovery-Series family,” said Mark Campbell, chief marketing and technology officer at Unitrends. “These flash-enabled devices are built from the ground up to handle the increasing demands of administrators coping with growing virtual and physical data volumes, compressed backup and recovery windows, and the incorporation of the hybrid cloud.”

Pricing and Availability
Unitrends next-generation Recovery-Series appliances are available now and can be purchased direct or through the channel. Pricing varies by appliance. For a limited time, customers can save up to 20 percent on select 2015 Recovery-Series appliances and obtain free hardware refreshes for life. For more information on this promotion, which ends March 27, 2015, please visit:www.unitrends.com/landing/nexgen.

Unitrends is leading the industry in investment protection by offering a unique “hardware forever pledge,” which gives customers a free hardware upgrade every three years when they purchase at least a three-year support contract. The Recovery-Series Pledge program gives customers peace of mind that they’ll receive the latest technology and benefit from greater capacity to support rapid data growth over the years.

Unitrends’ Recovery-Series appliances and cloud services are backed by an award-winning support team, which boasts a customer satisfaction rating exceeding 98 percent. For more information on the Unitrends Recovery-Series family, please visit: www.unitrends.com/products/physical-appliances/recovery-series.

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Unitrends makes 2014 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances

Announced this week, Unitrends establishes itself as force to be reckoned in the Disaster Recovery marketplace with its inclusion onto one of the most prestigious lists in the IT industry. Gartner provides analysis and evaluation of the leading providers that offer a range of traditional to innovative recovery capabilities. Being added to the “Magic Quadrant” along with receiving the highest rankings in the SMB to Mid-Market space on the 2014 DCIG report, Unitrends brand has quickly risen to the top of the class.  To see how the Unitrends competes against the rest of the backup vendors you can visit their website at http://www.unitrends.com/resources/competitive-analysis.  Below is the report on Unitrends from Gartners.

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A privately held company that has been around for over two decades, Unitrends has become more visible in the past two years, growing its installed base to over 10,000 customers (including 3,000 from the PHD Virtual acquisition). Unitrends targets mainly the midmarket with a series of integrated Recovery-Series backup appliances, which are also sold as software-only virtual appliance solutions called Unitrends Enterprise Backup. The vendor also offers cloud backup to its own data center. With the December 2013 PHD Virtual acquisition, Unitrends acquired two products: a VM-specific backup product, which has been renamed Unitrends Virtual Backup, and ReliableDR, an automated DR orchestration and testing tool, which is now integrated with both backup products, offering customers site recovery capabilities for private cloud and Unitrends’ cloud deployments.

Unitrends’ all-in-one appliances can support a wide range of operating environments and applications with comprehensive functions, and can scale up to 500 physical servers and 5,000 VMs (VMware and Hyper-V) per appliance. Multiple appliances, including those dispersed geographically, can be managed with a single user interface. Unitrends also provides postprocess, content-aware, byte-level deduplication on the target side. Unitrends Virtual Backup targets IT generalists in smaller environments with easier agentless management and a centralized Web interface across VMware, Hyper-V and XenServer.

Strengths

  • Unitrends Recovery-Series appliances and Unitrends Enterprise Backup software offer comprehensive features, and the integration with ReliableDR offers additional DR capabilities.
  • The vendor’s backup products have been well-tested in the field with over 10,000 customers.
  • Customers like the all-in-one licensing and centralized management of multiple appliances, including those dispersed geographically.

Cautions

  • Although Unitrends is currently committed to continued development of Unitrends Virtual Backup, customers and prospects should nevertheless check on its road maps before renewal and purchase.
  • Unitrends offers only NAS backup over NFS or CIFS.
  • The vendor’s backup products do not support array-based snapshots.

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Unitrends Named 2014 Best Channel Vendor by Business Solutions Magazine

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Company takes high honors for second consecutive year in the backup and disaster recovery category

COLUMBIA, S.C., January 7, 2014

Unitrends, the industry-leading data protection provider helping IT professionals play IT safe with an all-in-one complement of physical, virtual and cloud-based solutions, today announced that it has been named a 2014 Best Channel Vendor by Business Solutions magazine. Recognized for the second consecutive year, Unitrends achieved the same high marks as last year in every category in the backup and disaster recovery segment.Click to Tweet: Business Solutions names @Unitrends a 2014 Best Channel Vendor in the #backup and #disasterrecovery category http://ctt.ec/cK8dP+

From September 2013 to mid-October 2013, Business Solutions’ VAR subscribers were asked to rate their vendor partners on a scale of zero (worst) to five (best) in seven categories: service and support, channel-friendliness, channel program, product features, product reliability, product innovation and VAR margins. Unitrends scored a near-perfect 4.95 rating for its channel program and product reliability, followed by a 4.90 rating in all other categories.

After the numerical scores were tabulated, Business Solutions’ editorial staff applied an extra layer of evaluation to determine where there was a clear break between the best-in-class vendors and the rest of the pack.

“Peer recognition is a critical part of our partner eco-system here at Unitrends and underscores the depth of support we provide our partner community,” said Bob Gagnon, vice president of Channel Sales at Unitrends. “Our channel partners will continue to help us shape our partner program going forward and serve as the driving force of a highly-accelerated growth path in 2014.”

To learn more about Business Solutions’ Best Channel Vendors 2014 list, go to http://www.bsminfo.com/doc/best-channel-vendors-0001. To learn more about Unitrends’ award-winning channel program, visit http://www.unitrends.com/partners.

UNITRENDS IS THE #1 REPLACEMENT FOR SYMANTEC BACKUP

Unitrends replaces Symantec Backup Exec more than any other competitor.

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Well, aside from our insane customer support that drives a 98% customer satisfaction rating, unlimited cloud, hardware/software solutions for physical, virtual and cloud IT environments, plus our 100% capacity guarantee, Unitrends also offers:

  1. Cost Effective Capacity-Based Model & Simple Pricing – No hidden fees and no-limits appliance licensing coupled withflexible UEB software licensing models
  2. Lowest Total Cost of Ownership through a broad and cost effective family of all-in-one appliances
  3. 12 Granular Physical Appliances Supporting 0.4TB – 50TB Maximum Backup
  4. Instant Recovery: Physical On- and Off-Host Plus Unitrends Enterprise Backup 7.3 on/off on replication target as well
  5. Unlimited Integrated Cloud – Storage and Replication to Private/Unitrends Public Cloud
  6. Integrated Archiving: disk, tape, NAS, SAN – Rotational or Fixed

Bonus: We not only go overboard to help our customers, but we also don’t abandon existing customers dealing with migration challenges.

Special Offer to Symantec Backup Exec Customers

For a limited time, Symantec customers can name their own price on Unitrends appliances plus get 20% off select services and free installation services.

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Unitrends New Appliances & Purchase Programs Released

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Unitrends, the leading provider of all-in-one backup, archiving, instant recovery and disaster recovery solutions, has 3 new new hardware appliances, along with a new cloud and support services that enable resource-constrained IT administrators to manage ever-increasing data storage and backup demands without increasing operational expenditure. Designed to provide the ultimate customer experience, Unitrends’ innovative new services provide unified data protection, flexible purchasing options, upgrades and discounts, as well as regionally-based customer support, among other benefits. Together, these new services increase the return on investment customers can expect from Unitrends’ solutions, which already deliver heterogeneous data protection at the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) in the industry.

RECOVERY 863

“The Recovery-863” is actually a bundle of two 833 units, meant for large organizations. The 3U form factor units supports byte-level deduplication with an unformatted usable physical storage capacity of 31TB (metadata and data). It is organized in a staged RAID-1/ RAID-6 configuration, which supports the parallel commit of metadata with backup streams. It comes with dual power supplies and hot-swap user-replaceable drives.

RECOVERY 824
The Unitrends Recovery-824 possesses backup, archiving, and disaster recovery capabilities. The 824 can protect up to 13 TB of data and applications. Standard features are instant recovery and deduplication

RECOVERY 313
The Unitrends Recovery-313 possesses backup, archiving, and disaster recovery capabilities. It protects up to 3TB of both data and applications. Included standard are instant recovery and deduplication functionality.

Recovery Series Pledge Program – Guarantees customers a new appliance at their original capacity every four years, with a next-day shipment service level agreement (SLA).

Recovery Series Pledge Plus Program – Protects customers from rampant data growth by guaranteeing them a new appliance of up to double their original capacity every four years, with a next-day shipment SLA. Unitrends is the only vendor in the industry offering a 100 percent capacity growth guarantee after four years.

With the Recovery Series Pledge Plus and Pledge Programs, customers can now reap all of the benefits of Unitrends’ latest hardware without having to do an expensive upgrade. These new specialty services, in addition to Unitrends’ Unified Data Protection offering and Simply Scalable™ architecture, provide customers with enterprise-class data protection across heterogeneous environments at the lowest TCO in the industry.

No Limits Licensing™ Meets No Limits Cloud™
Unitrends was the industry’s first data protection vendor to offer No Limits Licensing, which enables customers to protect rapidly growing IT environments without worrying about “backup tax,” such as fees associated with protected system count, operating systems or applications. Beginning today, the company now also offers No Limits Cloud, a new unmetered cloud service that enables customers to replicate up to their entire on-premise appliance for one low price. Data deduplication techniques and Disk-to-Disk-to-Any (D2D2x) on-premise granular archiving are integrated with Unitrends’ cloud replication offering, enabling customers to optimize their wide area network (WAN) bandwidth.

No Limits Cloud is an alternative to Unitrends’ existing Standard Cloud service, a metered offering at a monthly rate of 25 cents per GB.

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  • Instant recovery of virtual machines.
  • Granular recovery of files, folders and data.
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Cisco’s UCS Server Platform & Unitrends UEB – The Perfect Fit

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The Cisco Unified Computing Systems (UCS) portfolio configured with Unitrends Enterprise Backup™ provides small and medium businesses (SMBs) with the opportunity to maximize their technology investments. Protect heterogeneous data locally on-premise or back up securely to off-premise public or private clouds. The integrated solution provides the most reliable data protection backup solution in the industry in any one of the following cloud deployment models – locally, private, public as well as a mix of offerings.

Cisco’s UCS Server Platform cuts operating costs by standardizing data centers. The idea behind the system is to reduce total cost of ownership and improve scalability by integrating the different components into a cohesive platform that can be managed as a single unit. With Unitrends Virtual Appliance (Unitrends Enterprise Backup), we give customers one distinct reasons to review our product that no one else can offer:

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We’re the only DR Solution that does the following: We back up all the UCS proprietary configuration data aka service profiles

  1. Networking attributes
  2. QoS
  3. BIOS configuration
  4. FW versions
  5. NIC firmware
  6. HBA firmware
  7. RAID firmware

Unitrends protects everything the UCS systems provision, PLUS these service profiles.

Why Such a Perfect Fit…?

In a word: Unified

Cisco UCS (Unified Computing System) delivers an integrated solution for physical computing, networking, storage access, virtualization, and cloud

Unitrends delivers Unified Data Protection™ with an integrated solution for backup, archiving, replication, and failover virtualization for physical, virtual, and cloud

End-to-End Unification

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