Unitrends Named an Innovator in Info-Tech Research Group's Virtual Backup Software Vendor Landscape Report recognizes Unitrends' innovative, easy-to-use and flexible backup and recovery solutions for SMEs


COLUMBIA, S.C., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 Virtual Backup Software Vendor Landscape. The report evaluated 14 vendors that offer virtual backup solutions with a strong market and/or reputational presence among large to mid-sized enterprises.

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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." The report called out Unitrends as "having flexible backup approaches and near continuous data protection."

Info-Tech Research Group evaluated Unitrends Enterprise Backup™, the company's software-only all-in-one backup and recovery virtual appliance. In September 2012, the solution became the industry's only native all-in-one Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 Hyper-V® role and Hyper-V 2012 Server backup, archiving, instant recovery and disaster recovery virtual appliance. Also last year, Unitrends was the first vendor to support Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and VMware® vSphere™ 5.1.

"Unitrends is a growing data protection company focusing on flexibility, offering virtual and physical appliances, as well as broad server storage, OS and hypervisor support, and providing multiple recovery and data protection strategies," said Chris O'Connor, senior research analyst at Info-Tech Research Group and author of the Virtual Backup Software Vendor Landscape. "Organizations looking for simplicity in deployment and management, as well as customizability in their backup scheduling capabilities should look at Unitrends."

Unitrends Enterprise Backup, offered in Free, Not for Resale and Enterprise editions, enables organizations to put a unified data protection solution in place – one that enables IT managers to safeguard data with ease, whether it's in a traditional data center, on virtualized assets or in the cloud.

"Each day IT is being asked to do more with less," said Dr. Mark Campbell, chief strategy and technology officer, Unitrends. "Virtualization reduces capital expenditure and increases potential IT agility, but often does so at the expense of greater complexity. The goal with our VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual backup appliances, along with our physical appliances, is to enable IT managers to easily protect virtual, physical and cloud environments at the lowest TCO in the industry."

All Unitrends' data protection offerings are backed by the company's customer support and engineering staff based in Columbia, S.C. In 2012, the company's customer satisfaction rating exceeded 98 percent for the year.

Info-Tech Research Group 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.

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. Visit www.unitrends.com.    

About Info-Tech Research Group
With a paid membership of over 25,000 members worldwide, Info-Tech Research Group (www.infotech.com) is the global leader in providing tactical, practical Information Technology research and analysis. Info-Tech Research Group has a fourteen-year history of delivering quality research and is North America's fastest growing full-service IT analyst firm.

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