Backup and recovery solutions from Kaseya, a Unitrends company
Unitrends, a Kaseya company
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Storage Hardware Innovation of the Year
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With volumes of data growing multiple times faster than the IT professionals employed to manage it, administrators don’t have a second to waste on complex and clunky backup solutions.

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup appliances are pre-integrated and pre-tuned with backup software and storage. Appliances ship fast, with quick and painless setup. The new Recovery Series MAX appliances, in particular, deliver supercharged computing power for hosting of failed applications on site — perfect for managed service providers (MSPs). Storage options with Recovery Series MAX include 2, 4 or 8 TB of usable capacity. All 18 models of Recovery Series Max include advanced features such as disk density that enables the appliances to store 20 percent more data, predictive analytics to provide performance resiliency, self-healing storage, and the ability to manage over 10,000 devices from a single user interface.

Cloud backup

Cloud backup is made easy with Unitrends. Fully integrated into all Unitrends Solutions, cloud protection and recovery can now be made available at a fraction of the cost of other vendors.

Business uptime and data retention requirements are increasing. But most IT organisations don’t have the budget for a secondary site or the time to manage offsite storage. Fortunately, help is at hand. Both Unitrends Backup software and Recovery Series appliances provide easy and automated cloud backup with a self-service console for restoring files from multiple cloud backup vendors, including the Unitrends Cloud.

The Unitrends Cloud manages over 100 petabytes (PBs) of customer data in SSAE 16 certified cloud data centres in five countries. The company offers a range of cloud retention, recovery, and continuity services for its backup customers.

Unitrends Forever Cloud is designed to allow the businesses using it to easily and affordably meet retention and compliance requirements, by offering long-term, off-site retention. Through its Unitrends backup appliance, customers can automatically copy on-premises backups to the highly-available and secure Unitrends Cloud. They pay only for protected capacity, with pricing scaled to their chosen retention policy. Forever Cloud removes the burden of long-term retention management from the customer and extends on-premises retention to the cloud, reducing capital expense and operating costs, while providing a cost-effective alternative to sending tapes off site for long-term retention.

Unitrends Forever Cloud with Unlimited DRaaS

Unitrends Cloud offers three DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service) options: Unlimited DRaaS; Elite DRaaS and Premium DRaaS. DRaaS provides rapid spin-up of critical applications within the secure Unitrends Cloud at a cost significantly lower than building a second DR environment. Customers can mix and match DRaaS service levels based on their recovery goals and most critical servers to meet their objectives and budget.

Scalability is Key

Scalable backup is critically important of course, wherever enterprise data is stored. With enterprise backup scalability more important than ever, it means literal growing pains every time a business needs to protect more. Unitrends eliminates data growth pains by leveraging the capability of the new Gen 8 and MAX Recovery Series backup appliances to easily scale up, out, and to the cloud.

Recovery Series backup appliances are built to scale with each business. Organisations can increase their protected capacity by swapping in a larger appliance. Organisations can scale out by adding backup appliances within a single site or at remote office/branch office (ROBO) sites (or they can extend to the cloud). Integration is built in for the Unitrends Cloud and third party clouds like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure - all managed from a single, intuitive interface.
But wherever the organisation’s data lives, Unitrends backup appliances can protect it. The company’s Distributed Enterprise Manager allows administrators to manage thousands of Recovery Series appliances from one interface. Organisations can easily meet long-term retention and compliance requirements by storing archived data in the Unitrends Cloud at a retention policy customised for the business.

Whatever their current size and projected growth, there’s a Recovery Series backup appliance built for each business. SMBs can benefit from enterprise-grade functionality in appliances as small as 2 terabytes (TB). Medium sized businesses will find a range of backup appliances well-sized for their data and built on high-performance flash storage. Large enterprises may choose high capacity, 100 TB plus appliances that are also built on high performance flash storage.

Any size business can scale out with multiple appliances managed from a single pane of glass.
Unitrends scalable backup appliances deliver:
• More Flexibility: Deploy multiple Unitrends appliances at one site or across sites to protect up to 3.6 PBs.
• More Confidence: Integrated disaster recovery and long term retention in the Unitrends Cloud.
• Less Management Time: All sites and cloud are managed from a single pane of glass and intuitive user interface.

Dealing with Long-term Data Retention

Recent government regulations, like Sarbanes-Oxley, for example, require organisations to maintain and back up a variety of data they might otherwise have deleted. Multiple industries require corporations to store computer files for many years.

Keeping this data on-site and co-located with the primary data takes up valuable space and resources, and invites catastrophic data loss in the event of a disaster. Organisations need to get their backups offsite to a location specifically designed for cost-effective, secure retention that meets legal and compliance requirements. Unitrends long-term data retention solutions are easier to deploy and provide higher confidence that data is available with quick and easy recovery. Long-term backups can also be used for instant recovery in the case of disasters.

There are several ways to retain data for the long term depending on volume, the required speed of recovery, how many sites are involved, and budget. Unitrends backup solutions work with single site, multi-site, and cloud-based retention strategies.

Unitrends Forever Cloud Data Retention

Customers can quickly and easily access long-term retention and disaster recovery in the Unitrends Forever Cloud. It’s costly and time-consuming to use rotational media like tape and archive data off site. It’s also time-consuming to get this data back as and when required. Unitrends Forever Cloud long-term retention is incredibly easy and helps organisations meet compliance and regulatory requirements for data storage. It’s off-site and replicated across clouds for redundancy. Unitrends offers a predictable monthly cost even as data grows, versus public clouds that put the customer in uncertain budget position with constantly rising costs as data grows plus recovery fees.

Multi-Site Data Retention

A backup copy of data is of no use if it can be destroyed with the primary data by the same disaster. Two Recovery Series backup appliances or instances of Unitrends Backup virtual appliances can provide remote storage and greater data protection better than a single data protection strategy. Remote storage adds a layer of protection, especially ideal for industries that have geographic dispersion, such as local governments and retail.

All Unitrends appliances, whether local or remote, can be managed from one console as a single pane of glass, enabling users to easily manage backups exabytes in size. Unitrends also provides self-service role-based access control so users can manage their own backups without having access or visibility to others.

Single Site Retention

Unitrends all-in-one backup appliances are purpose-built to provide cost effective, radically easy to use comprehensive data and application protection. Unitrends backup appliances scale with each business. Scale up by moving to a larger appliance. Scale out by adding appliances within a single site. Protect up to 2 exabytes (EB) of data by deploying multiple appliances. With 12 models to choose from, Unitrends Recovery Series will fit different customers’ environments without forcing them to overpay for capacity they don’t need. Unitrends also provides a removable hard drive unit so users can easily transport backups off site for safe storage.

Storage Capability is Key

Unitrends is best-known for its ability to leverage high-availability hardware and software engineering, cloud economics, enterprise power with consumer-grade design, and customer-obsessed support to natively provide all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity. The result is a comprehensive set of offerings that allow customers to focus on their business rather than backup. The ability to provide innovative high-quality data storage and retention is critically important to any successful backup and recovery strategy – and Unitrends excels in supporting this potent blend of performance and innovation in delivering its data storage capability.