Unitrends Named an Innovator in Info-Tech Research Group’s Windows/Linux Backup for SMEs Vendor Landscape

March 21, 2013


Columbia, SC  Mar. 21, 2013 – Unitrends, the leading provider of all-in-one backup, archiving, instant recovery and disaster recovery solutions, today announced it was named an “Innovator" in Info-Tech Research Group’s Windows®/Linux® Backup for SMEs Vendor Landscape. The report evaluated 11 vendors that offer a backup solution that supports Windows/Linux environments; is capable of basic functionality, including compression, encryption and bare metal restores; and responds to changes in IT with support for virtual environments, cloud backup and the restoration of data to dissimilar hardware.

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According to the Vendor Landscape, companies recognized in the Innovator category have “demonstrated innovative product strengths that act as their competitive advantage in appealing to niche segments of the market.” Info-Tech Research Group evaluated Unitrends Enterprise Backup™, the company’s software-only, all-in-one, backup and data recovery virtual appliance, and recognized it as a “flexible backup solution designed to provide an optimal user experience without comprising functionality.”

“Cloud integration and solid restore capabilities are key features for Unitrends Enterprise Backup,” said Chris O’Connor, senior research analyst at Info-Tech Research Group, and author of the Windows/Linux Backup for SMEs Vendor Landscape. “Unitrends also offers simplicity in deployment and management. Small and mid-sized enterprises should consider this product if they want a solution that can scale to meet their distinct needs and level of expertise.”

Unitrends Enterprise Backup – offered in Free, Not for Resale and Enterprise Editions – equips organizations with all-in-one data protection across physical, virtualized and cloud-based environments. For maximum flexibility and agility, it also supports more than 100 different versions of servers, storage platforms, operating systems, hypervisors and applications at an affordable cost. With innovation at its core, Unitrends Enterprise Backup’s distinguishing features include similar and dissimilar physical and virtual bare metal recovery, instant recovery using failover virtualization, incremental forever data protection strategies, global deduplication, near-continuous data protection, replication and archiving. It was also the first solution to support Windows Server® 2012 Hyper-V® and VMware® vSphere™ 5.1. 

“Many backup vendors today will claim that they support hybrid data centers, but supporting heterogeneity means more than protecting data across physical, virtualized and cloud-based environments,” said Dr. Mark Campbell, chief strategy and technology officer, Unitrends. “It also means supporting various versions of operating systems, servers, applications, storage platforms and hypervisors – and maintaining that support, regardless of whether the product is years old or new on the market. We are committed to providing IT with true flexibility though heterogeneous solutions that adapt to agile IT environments – and do so at a level of simplicity and affordability that small and mid-sized enterprises require.”

In addition to offering innovative, enterprise-class data protection, Unitrends’ complete backup and data recovery product portfolio is backed by a strong commitment to customer support. Based in Columbia, S.C., Unitrends’ support staff earned a customer satisfaction rating exceeding 98 percent in 2012.

Info-Tech Research Group’s Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category.

To download Unitrends Enterprise Backup Free Edition, please visit http://www.unitrends.com/unitrends-enterprise-backup/download.