Unitrends Virtual Backup 8.0 Boasts Faster Performance
UVB 8.0 offers more than 140 enhancements providing boosts to backup, archiving and replication performance, and eight times faster offsite backups.Data protection and disaster recovery specialist Unitrends announced the availability of Unitrends Virtual Backup (UVB) 8.0, a virtual appliance providing hypervisor-level protection for VMware, Microsoft and Citrix. Formerly known as PHD Virtual Backup, the solution, available through direct sales as well as channel partners, starts at $625 for two sockets, and the product is also offered as part of the Unitrends Certified Recovery Suite. The recovery suite is a bundled software package that lets organizations select the solutions set for their specific physical and virtual backup, archiving and disaster recovery needs at one price. The release introduces a new Web-based user interface (UI) as well as the company’s Intelligent Optimization, built-in intelligence based on industry best practices that automatically optimizes steps in the backup and recovery process, from expediting installation and daily backup management to full site recovery.
"The interface is vastly superior to anything else on the market we tested. It’s smooth and seamless and gives you instant visibility into the virtual machine protection status of your environment, but also lets you drill down for more detail," Darren Boeck, IT manager for Mcneilus Steel, said in a statement. "Creating ad hoc backups is a requirement in our environment and Unitrends Virtual Backup makes it simple. Backup performance is rock solid, and in our tests, Unitrends recovered virtual machines twice as fast as Veeam."