New hybrid cloud DRaaS offering enables live spin-up of physical and virtual environments within the same cloud for seamless recovery of entire IT infrastructures

BURLINGTON, Mass, June 25, 2014 — / — Unitrends, the industry’s fastest-growing multi-environment data protection and disaster recovery company, today announced that it’s offering the industry’s first unequivocal Disaster Recovery Assurance to customers. With Unitrends’ new hybrid cloud Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)offering, which utilizes its proven ReliableDR, Unitrends Enterprise Backup™ and Unitrends Bridge™ technologies, the company now provides a first-of-its-kind, automated business continuity solution that guarantees full recovery of entire IT infrastructures in the cloud within hours of a declared disaster.

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DRaaS Meets Recovery Orchestration and Assurance
Unitrends is known for its robust portfolio of virtual and physical backup and recovery appliances and software that enable continuous data protection on-premise and instant recovery of environments ranging from physical servers to VMWare® and Hyper-V® virtual machines to converged fabrics such as Cisco Unified Computing System™ (UCS) servers.

Unitrends’ new hybrid cloud DRaaS offering enables customers to perform on-site backups with instant recovery of physical and virtual environments and then continuously replicate their data, systems and applications to the cloud through the company’s No Limits Cloud™ service.  In the event of a disaster or catastrophic failure, live virtual machines and physical systems are instantly spun up within the same cloud for complete recovery of entire IT infrastructures. This seamless recovery allows customers to prevent downtime and ensure business continuity.

ReliableDR, Unitrends Enterprise Backup and Unitrends Bridge, in combination with the company’s hybrid cloud DRaaS offering, provide customers with the industry’s first iron-clad Disaster Recovery Assurance service level agreement (SLA) guarantees. Leveraging these technologies, customers can instantaneously spin up VMware virtual machines and provide complete disaster recovery testing, governance and compliance. Customers are able to test recovery policies every day and quantify their recovery SLA requirements – resulting in a precise calculation of the time it will take to get back in business.

“We’ve combined several proven technologies into a unified and federated cloud offering,” said Mark Campbell, Unitrends’ chief strategy and technology officer.  “Unitrends empowers customers with the ability to orchestrate recovery processes to meet application recovery point objectives, recovery time objectives and SLAs. The result is audit and compliance proof to meet regulatory and legal requirements, 100 percent Disaster Recovery Assurance, and peace of mind that mission-critical applications are protected and can be run from the cloud when needed.”

Unitrends’ new DRaaS offering includes:

  • Annual or monthly subscription rates
  • On-premise appliances ranging from 1 terabyte (TB) to 97 TB, or software virtual appliance options for fast instant recovery of physical and virtual machines
  • Unitrends’ unique archiving hardware and software capabilities
  • Installation and cloud seeding services
  • No Limits Cloud storage, which provides continuous replication in the cloud up to the limit of the physical appliance or virtual appliance tier
  • DRaaS “white glove” service, which continuously assists customers through a disaster recovery event by helping them spin up infrastructure within hours to ensure business continuity
  • Disaster Recovery Assurance through Unitrends’ ReliableDR product for disaster recover testing, governance and compliance (available for an additional fee)
  • 24×7, award-winning Platinum Support
  • Next business day shipment of replacement in the event of a hardware failure
  • Simple trade-in policy to upgrade to higher storage tiers and appliance replacements

“While backup has become much easier over the years, recovery remains a complex process, especially for small and mid-sized enterprises that don’t have the budget or technical expertise to build a second data center,” continued Campbell. “This new DRaaS offering simplifies and automates recovery, and unlike competitive approaches that simply throw customers a lifeboat by failing over to another location when a disaster occurs, gives organizations the tools to absolutely guarantee business continuity.”

Pricing and Availability
Pricing for Unitrends’ No Limits Cloud and DRaaS offerings ranges from 18 cents per gigabyte (GB) per month to 32 cents per GB per month. Unitrends’ hybrid cloud DRaaS offering includes a local appliance, all necessary services, and the ability to replicate and spin up virtual machines in the cloud. Customers can easily add additional virtual machines for a fee. Disaster Recovery Assurance services through ReliableDR are available for $50 per virtual machine per GB per month.

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About Unitrends
Unitrends provides physical, virtual and cloud-based protection and recovery for every organization’s most valuable assets: its data and applications. Supported by a “crazy-committed” customer service model based on engagement, experience and excellence, the company consistently achieves a 98 percent customer satisfaction rating and helps everyone play IT safe by delivering the best cost-to-value ratio in the data protection industry.

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Jackie Gerbus for Unitrends, Inc.

Source: Unitrends