Unitrends Launches New Set of Backup/Recovery Appliances

NEW-PRODUCT NEWS: The new appliances solve a specific business problem for organizations that lack local recovery infrastructure. Without that infrastructure, even small outages of a single machine force more complex remote recoveries, which can increase downtime and reduce technician efficiency.

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Enterprise backup and continuity solutions provider Unitrends on April 4 announced a set of new Unitrends Recovery Series MAX appliances that give IT departments and managed service providers what it calls “a complete data-recovery environment.”

The new appliances solve a specific business problem for organizations that lack local recovery infrastructure. Without that infrastructure, even small outages of a single machine force more complex remote recoveries, which can increase downtime and reduce technician efficiency. Both MSPs and enterprises with distributed remote locations suffer from this challenge.

Recovery Series MAX not only provides data protection and recovery software but comes equipped with supercharged computing power and block-agent recovery to enable on-the-box recovery and hosting of failed applications on site. These appliances, sized at 1TB to 8TB, also deliver Unitrends’ advanced enterprise-level features, such as ransomware protection, proactive analytics and self-healing hardware.

Unitrends Recovery Series MAX is a series of three new high-powered appliances available under two different configurations: three under the Unitrends brand and three under the Unitrends MSP brand. They are specifically designed to handle use cases requiring much more compute power than traditional appliances. These newest members of the Unitrends Recovery Series family are equipped to host failed-over applications, run sandboxes for software testing and provide high performance backup and recovery.

Unitrends Recovery MAX appliances come standard with features normally reserved for backup and recovery appliances 10 times their size. For example, every Unitrends Recovery MAX comes with Intel Xeon D-1541 processors, built-in, dual 1GB and 10GB Ethernet ports, 128GB SSD cards and 32 or 64GB of memory. Storage options include 2TB, 4TB or 8TB of usable capacity.

All of the Unitrends Recovery Series backup and recovery functionality is included in Recovery MAX, including automatic ransomware detection, WAN optimization technologies such as global adoptive deduplication, encryption and bandwidth throttling, and 24X7 coverage by Unitrends award-winning customer support.

In addition to the 15 original models, Recovery MAX brings the total number of Unitrends Recovery Series hardware appliances to 18. They are available in models from 2TB to 120TB, sized to meet a wide range of backup needs. All 18 models 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 more than 10,000 devices from a single user interface. 

All members of the Recovery Series family include pre-integrated software that streamlines data transfer from on-premises to the cloud for archiving and disaster recovery services.

To make the move to the cloud easier, Unitrends now offers up to two years of free cloud storage and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) with the purchase of a five-year contract.

Unitrends, a Kaseya company, is based in Boston. For more information, go here.

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