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 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 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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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

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Unitrends Continues on its March to $100 Million Annual Revenue with Record Growth for 18th Consecutive Quarter

 

Columbia, S.C., July 10, 2013 – Unitrends, the leading provider of all-in-one backup, archiving, instant recovery and disaster recovery solutions, today reported tremendous growth in Q2 2013, marking the company’s 18th consecutive record quarter. Unitrends achieved 67 percent growth in bookings, Q2 2013 over Q2 2012, and added nearly 800 new customers throughout the first half of 2013. The company now serves more than 4,000 customers worldwide and, despite rapid expansion, has maintained a customer satisfaction rating exceeding 98 percent.

Click to Tweet: Record Setters: Q2 marks the 18th consecutive record quarter for unified #dataprotection leader @Unitrends_Inc http://bit.ly/10LwOhp“Unitrends has been so successful these past few years because we’ve taken the time to identify core metrics across all key areas of the business and have put the resources in place to support each one,” said Mike Coney, president and CEO, Unitrends. “It’s easy to put a laser focus on revenue and sales, but customer support, cutting-edge technology,  industry-leading channel programs and strategic partnerships must also be prioritized equally. That has been our mission since I became CEO in 2009, and, as a result, we’ve experienced record growth for 18 consecutive quarters and show no signs of slowing anytime soon.”Additional highlights from Unitrends’ record-setting first half of 2013 include:

  • More than 30,000 downloads of Unitrends Enterprise Backup™, the company’s software-only backup and recovery virtual appliance, since the product launched in June 2012.
  • 168 percent growth in new channel deal registrations, Q2 2013 over Q2 2012.
  • More than 5,000 UniRewards members since the loyalty program formally launched in February 2013. With UniRewards, partners and resellers can earn rewards points for engaging in various activities that support Unitrends’ products and services and then redeem those points for cash.
  • More than 80 employees hired across all organizational functions, including several in-country staff supporting Unitrends’ expansion in the U.K., France and Germany. To accommodate Unitrends’ rapid growth, site expansions took place at Unitrends’ headquarters in Columbia, S.C., as well as at its sales and marketing hub in Burlington, Mass.

Technology Innovation
Unitrends continued to enhance its product portfolio, already known for delivering unified data protection across heterogeneous environments at the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry. Innovative, new features added in Q2 include:

  • Integrated global deduplication and WAN acceleration: Resource-optimized, source-based deduplication between on-premise appliances and off-premise or cloud-based solutions, resulting in higher performance and 400 percent more storage space than competing products.
  • Expanded support for Microsoft® environments: Data protection for Microsoft Exchange 2013 and Microsoft SharePoint® 2013.
  • SAN direct backups: LAN-less backups to reduce backup windows and recovery time objectives (RTOs).
  • Enhanced disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T) archiving support: Long term data archiving support now available for Fibre Channel tape drives, in addition to SAS and SCSI tape drives.
  • Unitrends Enterprise Backup user experience enhancements: Simplified Microsoft Hyper-V® and VMware® vSphere™ storage wizard for easier setup, as well as more granular navigation, recovery and reporting of Hyper-V and vSphere virtual machines.

Strategic Partnerships
Unitrends has customized its Unified Data Protection offering for the Cisco Unified Computing System™ (UCS). The dynamic combination of Unitrends Enterprise Backup and Cisco’s integrated compute platform results in a first-of-its-kind solution that transforms data centers by bringing computing, networking, storage access and virtualization together with backup, archiving, instant recovery and disaster recovery. Unitrends’ support for the Cisco UCS fabric will be generally available in the second half of 2013.

Industry Recognition
Unitrends’ high-velocity growth, innovative technology and unrivaled customer support were recognized by a variety of awards programs in Q2, including:

  • Best of Columbia, S.C., AwardsWinner in the “Computer Software and Services” category.
  • Network Products Guide’s Hot Companies and Best Products Awards: Named a silver winner in the “Company Growth of the Year” category and received an honorable mention in the “Hot Companies” category.
  • The American Business Awards: Named a finalist in the “Fastest Growing Tech Company of the Year” category (winners will be announced on September 16, 2013).
  • Red Herring Top 100Finalist for the Red Herring Top 100 North America list.
  • ICMI Global Call Center Awards: Finalist in the “Best Customer Experience Program” category.

For more information on Unitrends and its enterprise-class data protection solutions for heterogeneous environments, please visit www.unitrends.com.

About Unitrends

The trusted provider of all-in-one backup solutions, Unitrends enables its customers to focus on their business instead of backup. The company’s family of scalable, all-in-one appliances and software solutions for backup, archiving, instant recovery and disaster recovery protects corporate data, over 100 different versions of servers, operating systems (including Windows, Hyper-V, VMware, Mac OS, Linux, AIX, Solaris and many others), SAN, NAS, hypervisors (including Hyper-V and VMware) and applications (including Exchange, SQL, Oracle and many others).  Unitrends is the preferred choice of IT professionals because the company sets the standard in virtual, physical and cloud server data protection with instant recovery that enables complete system recovery in less than five minutes while Unitrends’ pricing offers the lowest TCO in the industry. Unitrends’ U.S.-based support team boasts a 99% customer satisfaction rate.

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