COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unitrends, the No. 1 all-in-one backup, archiving, instant recovery and disaster recovery solution company, today announced support for the highly anticipated Windows Server 2012 release from Microsoft. This latest release puts Microsoft's virtualization offering in much closer parity to VMware. With Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, Microsoft offers customers premier manageability, scalability, ease-of-deployment and total cost of ownership. With the release of Unitrends Enterprise Backup™ earlier this year, the software-only version of the company's flagship Recovery Series physical appliances, Unitrends now offers the industry's only native all-in-one Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V role and Hyper-V 2012 Server backup, archiving, instant recovery and disaster recovery virtual appliance.
"Organizations of all sizes can take advantage of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V to improve the manageability, efficiency and scalability of their data center environments," commented Jerome Wendt, lead analyst and president of DCIG. "As this platform adoption occurs, data protection must take a priority, and Unitrends offers a highly competitive, economical backup solution that will nicely complement these new releases from Microsoft. Unitrends provides organizations with a cost-effective means to confidently protect the growing amount of data that organizations will likely store on Windows platforms as a result of Microsoft's increased presence in the virtualization space."
As a long-standing Microsoft partner, Unitrends invests heavily in engineering expertise to test and validate the latest upcoming versions of Microsoft software on Unitrends' infrastructure. Continuing on this long-standing tradition, Unitrends is committed to delivering platform support for Windows Server 2012. Unitrends solutions also maximize performance and recovery in mixed Microsoft application environments, including MS SQL Server, MS Exchange and MS Hyper-V.
From enterprise-class heterogeneity, including more than 100 versions of servers, storage, operating systems, hypervisors and applications, to its innovative Simply Scalable™ architecture that offers unified agent/agentless, image/file, archiving/replication, virtual Host Operating System/Guest Operating System and virtual/physical data protection, Unitrends is the best solution for Windows Server 2012.
"Just as Microsoft offers a free version of Hyper-V Server 2012, Unitrends offers a fully functioning free version of Unitrends Enterprise Backup software that protects up to four Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware vSphere® virtual machines," said Maria Pressley, chief evangelist, Unitrends. "Just like Windows Server 2012, Unitrends Enterprise Backup scales from a Free Edition to an Enterprise Edition, protecting hundreds of terabytes of cloud, virtual and physical data."
A free Unitrends Enterprise Backup™ NFR (Not For Resale) program for Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals and Microsoft Certified Professionals was also announced earlier this year. The NFR edition supports not only virtual environments but physical environments as well. It is available to Microsoft and VMware Certified Professionals. The NFR edition is time-limited for one year with a maximum of two sockets and two application-enabled servers. It may be renewed at no cost if the Microsoft or VMware Certified Professional proves that credentials have been renewed.
NFR licenses are available at http://www.unitrends.com/unitrends-enterprise-backup/nfr-version.
Learn more about Unitrends' Hyper-V solution: http://www.unitrends.com/documents/Strong-Data-Protection-for-Microsoft-Server-2012.pdf.
Visit the Unitrends Hyper-V Blog: http://www.unitrends.com/hyper-v-backup.
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 VMware, Hyper-V, Xen) 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 the complete system recovery in less than five minutes while Unitrends' pricing offers the lowest TCO and ROI in the industry. Unitrends' U.S.-based support team boasts a 99% customer satisfaction rate.
Jackie Gerbus for Unitrends, Inc.