COLUMBIA, S.C. , Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unitrends, the leading provider of all-in-one backup, archiving, instant recovery and disaster recovery solutions, today announced that it has been honored by Spiceworks™, the world's largest IT community, in its annual Spicies Awards for the second consecutive year. Now in its sixth year, the Spicies Awards recognize IT professionals and technology vendors in the Spiceworks Community who have gone above and beyond to help their peers and customers solve problems and stay informed. More than 4 million IT professionals and 2,300 technology companies are part of the Spiceworks Community.
For the second consecutive year, the Spicies Awards recognized representatives from the standout technology partners who have gone out of their way to make the Spiceworks Community the largest of its kind. Jennifer Sipala, Unitrends' director of marketing, received this year's "Artist Award." Voted on by IT professionals in the Spiceworks Community, the "Artist Award" is given to the Spiceworks' partner who "masterminds unique and creative ideas to engage and entertain SpiceHeads in a way that is refreshing, memorable and authentic. The Artist goes the extra mile (or kilometer) to reach SpiceHeads in a way that shows they truly understand their hearts and minds. And they manage to straight-talk-the-talk with SpiceHeads in a way that makes them feel like a person, not a prospect."
Last year, Katie Drucker, Unitrends' social community advocate and social media manager, received the program's "Advisor Award," which is given to "the go-to resource for straight-talk, practical insight and the nitty-gritty technology details IT professionals need to do their jobs." As a lifetime achievement award winner in 2012, Drucker was recognized with an honorable mention in the "Advisor Award" category this year.
"Thank you and congratulations to both Jennifer and Katie for making Unitrends a fan-favorite among the very IT professionals we count as customers," said Jennifer Sullivan, vice president of global marketing at Unitrends. "Our mission is to deliver an unrivaled experience at every point in the customer lifecycle and being recognized by the Spicies Awards for the second consecutive year really validates our efforts in this area. We're honored to be a valuable contributor to this engaged community."
The 2013 Spicies Awards winners were honored at Spiceworld Austin, which took place October 29 and 30. More information about this year's winners is available on the Spiceworks blog. For more information on Unitrends and its enterprise-class data protection solutions for heterogeneous environments, please visit www.unitrends.com.
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' regionally-based support team boasts a 98% customer satisfaction rate. Visit www.unitrends.com.
Jackie Gerbus for Unitrends, Inc.