COLUMBIA, S.C., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unitrends, the leading provider of all-in-one backup, archiving, instant recovery and disaster recovery solutions, today announced three wins in the 2013 Best in Biz Awards program: gold winner for Support Department of the Year, silver winner for Fastest-Growing Company of the Year within the medium-sized class, and bronze winner for Website of the Year.
Best in Biz Awards is the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts and marks the latest in a series of signature accomplishments for Unitrends in 2013. Most recently, Unitrends received a major growth equity investment from Insight Venture Partners, reported Q3 as its 19th consecutive quarter of record growth, and announced new hardware, cloud and support services designed to provide the ultimate customer experience. The company also forged a significant distribution partnership with Tech Data Corporation and introduced Release 7.2 for its Recovery Series family of physical appliances and its Unitrends Enterprise Backup virtual appliance. To date, the company has added more than 1,100 customers and 125 new employees while maintaining its remarkable 98 percent customer satisfaction rating.
"We take great pride in these Best in Biz Awards as further acknowledgment of the fact that each day we are successfully delivering on a company-wide commitment to delight our customers," said Mike Coney, CEO of Unitrends. "Our go-to-market strategy is built completely around the customer experience, which starts in the way Unitrends' data protection technology is engineered and developed – with ease of use in mind – and extends to the way it's made available, through a simple pricing scheme that's affordable even for the smallest of organizations. We thank the Best in Biz Awards panel of judges for their consideration and this recognition."
The third annual Best in Biz Awards program, focusing on companies based or operating in North America, was the most competitive in its history, with the highest number of awards submissions to date and the most distinguished judging panel yet assembled. More than 500 entries were received this year, from a wide array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and geographic regions in the U.S. and Canada.
Best in Biz Awards 2013 honors were presented in more than 50 categories, including Company of the Year, Executive of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company of the Year, Support Department of the Year, Technology Department of the Year and Website of the Year. Winners were determined by an independent panel of 51 judges from top-tier news, business and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms.
"This year's Best in Biz Awards nominees offer services and products that reflect the most current trends in technology, from cloud computing through mobile devices to network connectivity," said Samara Lynn, lead analyst of networking and business at PC Magazine, judging her second Best in Biz Awards program. "Truly, all of the nominees and winners represent the ongoing innovation and trends in technology that we who cover the space see on a daily basis."
For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2013, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2013-winners.
About Best in Biz Awards
Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in three separate programs annually: North America, EMEA, and International. Entries are currently being accepted in the third annual Best in Biz Awards 2013 EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) program, until the final entry deadline on January 24, 2014. Any organization from any industry operating in EMEA may enter any of the more than 50 company, department or team, executive and product categories. For more information about the entry process and categories in the EMEA program, please visit: http://emea.bestinbizawards.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.