Joint Solution Provides Reliable Backup & DR Support for Physical, Virtual and Cloud Platforms

Columbia S.C., August 6, 2012 — / – Nexsan®a leading independent provider of data storage systems, today announced support for Unitrends Enterprise Backup, the all-in-one backup, archiving, instant recovery, and disaster recovery solution. The combination of Nexsan’s highly reliable, scalable,  and energy efficient  data storage systems with Unitrends all-in-one backup software appliance will deliver backup and disaster recovery for today’s modern IT infrastructure encompassing hundreds of operating systems to support physical, virtual, and cloud platforms.

Typical IT environments are not just physical or virtual but built around a heterogeneous mix of operating systems, applications and disparate infrastructure. To unify data protection, IT professionals need a scalable all-in-one backup and disaster recovery solution that leverages world-class data deduplication, bare metal recovery and data archiving. The Unitrends Enterprise Backup solution is a virtual appliance deeply integrated with Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere and can now be deployed with Nexsan E-Series™ SAN and NST5000 Unified Hybrid Storage to offer a solution providing flexibility and immense scalability for heterogeneous and disparate IT infrastructures.

Key advantages of the Nexsan-enabled Unitrends Enterprise Backup solution include:


  •           Industry-leading storage density with up to 240TB in a single 4U storage array that expands to meet capacity demands
  •           Reduced cooling costs and up to 85% energy savings with AutoMAID (Automatic Massive Array of Idle Disks) power savings technology
  •           Anti-vibration storage system design and Cool Drive Technology™ for stable system performance and increased reliability
  •           Unique Active Drawer Technology for uninterrupted I/O during maintenance


  •           Single server backup combined with multiple servers backup
  •           Support for over 100 versions of computers, storage, operating systems, hypervisors, and applications
  •           Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere incremental forever with on-demand synthetics
  •           Virtual support at the HOS (Host Operating System) level and virtual and physical support at both the GOS (Guest Operating System) and physical server level
  •           Integrated D2D2x (Disk-to-Disk-to-Any) data protection including archival support for disk, tape, SAN, NAS and archival and replication support for private and public single- and multi-tenant clouds
  •           Perfect balance of performance and capacity, based on workload and recovery requirements

“The Unitrends virtual backup and DR appliance provides a modern approach for protecting critical data across virtual, physical and cloud environments,” said Jim Caro, Sr. Vice President of Corporate Development & Global Alliances, Unitrends. “Combined with reliable, high-performance and efficient storage systems from Nexsan, IT professionals benefit from a unified solution that reduces the capital and operating costs of data protection.”

“Nexsan storage systems provide highly scalable, efficient, and reliable disk-based targets for backup,” said Victoria Grey, SVP, Marketing, Nexsan. “Nexsan E-Series packs incredible density with 2.4PB in a single rack along with half the failure rate of other systems. Combined with the next generation capabilities of Unitrend’s Enterprise Backup the solution offers customers a powerful, scalable, and cost effective solution.”

About Unitrends
The trusted provider of all-in-one backup solutions, Unitrends enables its small- and mid-sized and enterprise 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 VMware, Hyper-V, Xen) 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 the complete system recovery in less than 5 minutes while Unitrends’ pricing offers the lowest TCO and ROI in the industry. Unitrends’ U.S.-based support team boasts a 99% customer satisfaction rate. Visit and visit the Unitrends blog.

About Nexsan 
Nexsan® is a leading provider of innovative data storage systems with over 10,000 customers worldwide. Nexsan’s pioneering hybrid storage systems combine solid-state technologies, spinning disk storage and advanced software to deliver radical new levels of performance and capacity at lower cost. The company’s advanced technologies enable organizations to optimize traditional, virtual and cloud computing environments for increased productivity and business agility. With more than 28,000 systems deployed since 1999, the company delivers its data storage systems through a worldwide network of Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) and solution integrators. Nexsan is based in Thousand Oaks, Calif. For more information, visit

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Unitrends Inc.

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The Ventana Group
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