Data protection leader commemorates recognition with competitive trade-up program for Acronis, Altaro, Dell, Nakivo and Veeam customers

BURLINGTON, MA – August 4, 2014 — / — Unitrends, the fastest-growing multi-environment data protection and disaster recovery company, today announced that its Unitrends Certified Recovery Suite™ (UCRS) received the “Best-in-Class” ranking in DCIG’s 2014-2015 Virtual Server Backup Software Buyer’s Guide. Published today, DCIG’s latest Buyer’s Guide evaluates 26 virtual server backup software solutions to assist readers with purchasing decisions.

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UCRS is a bundled software solution comprised of Unitrends Enterprise Backup™, a software-only virtual appliance; Unitrends Virtual Backup™, backup software for VMware® vSphere™, Microsoft® Hyper-V® and Citrix® XenServer; and ReliableDR™, a recovery assurance product providing 100 percent automated disaster recovery testing and pushbutton failover. Available through partner sales channels, as well as direct from Unitrends, UCRS provides SMBs and large enterprises with the flexibility to select the right solutions set for their specific virtual and physical backup, archiving and disaster recovery needs at an all-inclusive price.

According to DCIG’s 2014-2015 Virtual Server Backup Software Buyer’s Guide, UCRS is a “powerful new virtual backup software solution that demands the attention of all size organizations – large or small.” DCIG notes that UCRS “provides organizations with the single solution they need to achieve next-generation, virtual server data protection while also giving them the pre-existing backup capabilities they need to protect their non-virtualized applications.” DCIG also names Unitrends among the “industry’s virtual server backup software heavyweights.”

“Unitrends is hyper-focused on providing customers with the flexibility to choose the virtual – as well as physical – data protection solutions that best accommodate their IT infrastructures,” said Mike Coney, president and CEO of Unitrends. “Being ranked first in DCIG’s Virtual Server Backup Software Buyer’s Guide is especially meaningful to us because it validates the investments we’ve made in our virtual offerings. We’ve greatly expanded our virtual solutions portfolio over the last nine months, and, as a result, we’ve seen demand soar and growth accelerate. Virtual data protection will remain a top priority for us in the months and years to come.”

Unitrends Free Trade-Up Program Kicks Off
In the latest demonstration of its commitment to virtual data protection, Unitrends also announced today the commencement of its Unitrends Free Trade-Up Program. Current Acronis®, Altaro Software, Dell™ vRanger, Nakivo® Inc., Veeam® Software, VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP) and VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced (VDPA) customers who switch to Unitrends can receive up to six free licenses of Unitrends Virtual Backup by purchasing three or five years of maintenance, support and price protection. The promotion ends on September 30, 2014.

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About Unitrends
Unitrends provides virtual, physical 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. Visit

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