Unitrends Introduces Added Rapid Recovery Capabilities for Small, Mid-Sized Enterprises

Update provides system, data protection, Hot BareMetal capabilities for

Linux, one-step file registry protection for Windows Active Directory,

faster data compression

Apr 18, 2006, 01:00 ET from Unitrends Corporation

    COLUMBIA, S.C., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Unitrends(TM)
 (http://www.unitrends.com), a pioneer in the development of Business
 Systems Continuity solutions, today announced the GOLD release of the Rapid
 Recovery System, providing higher performance, improved speeds and even
 greater data and system protection than ever before across multiple
 Operating System platforms.
     Among the enhancements announced today are increased capabilities to
 Unitrends' Hot BareMetal(TM) capability, at the core of its exclusive
 Continuous System Protection(SM), allowing Linux users, running
 SuSe/Novell, Red Hat, Debian, Gentoo and more, to capture an image of the
 entire operating system at any point in time, without having to first shut
 down the server application or interrupt operations. Also included is the
 ability to conduct a Windows-based BareMetal recovery to recover key data
 to heterogeneous hardware, giving IT personnel greater flexibility and
 lower cost options than ever before.
     The additions are the first major enhancements to the company's Rapid
 Recovery System since its introduction in December. Rapid Recovery enables
 small and mid-sized business (SMBs) to quickly recover entire systems as
 well as data or even individual files they need to be back in business from
 a system failure, a data disaster strikes, or simply a file is lost or
 accidentally deleted.
     "Linux users now have the ability to quickly recover from a system
 crash, without having to resort to cumbersome or intensive procedures,"
 said Mark Phillippi, Unitrends' Vice President of Product Technology.
 "Small and mid-sized organizations are increasingly taking advantage of
 Linux-based servers; providing them with the means to get back in business
 within minutes, instead of hours or days, means they no longer have to
 endure long periods of downtime when failures occur. This is key to their
 very ability to do business."
     Additional capabilities of the Unitrends' Rapid Recovery System include:
      *  Enhancements for Windows BareMetal recovery, significantly enhancing
         the ability to recover to dissimilar hardware;
      *  Expansion of the Continuous Exchange Protection (CEP) providing
         message-level recovery capabilities;
      *  Improvements in SQL Server backup and restore options, providing a
         simple and non-intrusive testing for Business Continuity and Disaster
         Recovery purposes;
      *  Additional support for Windows Active Directory, featuring single file
         registry backup;
      *  A new, exclusive operating system that powers Unitrends' Data
         Protection Units(TM) (DPUs) during the recovery process, with a strong
         focus on increased security; and
      *  An upgraded version of the company's RX9(TM) hardware-based data
         compression, giving Rapid Recovery appliances the ability to stream
         information at a sustained rate of more than 12 gigabytes per minute.
     The upgrades to Unitrends' Rapid Recovery System are integrated into
 the existing appliance and available at no additional charge to existing
 customers who have a current maintenance agreement. More information is
 available from the company's website, http://www.unitrends.com, or by
 calling 803.454.0300.
     About Unitrends
     Unitrends is the industry leader in Rapid Business Systems Recovery,
 and a pioneer in the protection of corporate-critical data. Unitrends' full
 line of integrated data and system protection appliances provide powerful
 backup and recovery capabilities, helping firms safeguard the information
 and operating systems that keep them in business. More information on
 Unitrends is available from the company's website, http://www.unitrends.com
 or by calling +1.803.454.0300.

SOURCE Unitrends Corporation