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[Infographic] How to Take the Ransom Out of Ransomware

[Infographic] How to Take the Ransom Out of Ransomware

Ransomware like CryptoLocker has infiltrated countless businesses, encrypted files and demanded a po ...

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[Infographic] How to Take the Ransom Out of Ransomware

Ransomware like CryptoLocker has infiltrated countless businesses, encrypted files and demanded a pound of flesh for their safe release. With no relief in sight and new variations ...

[Infographic] Cloud for Business Continuity: Separating Fact From Fiction

[Infographic] Cloud for Business Continuity: Separating Fact From Fiction

There are many benefits to using the Cloud for backup and recovery but there are also a number of fa ...

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[Infographic] Cloud for Business Continuity: Separating Fact From Fiction

There are many benefits to using the Cloud for backup and recovery but there are also a number of factors prohibiting its adoption, including concerns about costs and security. Thi ...

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Cloud Solutions for Business Continuity: Are You Keeping Up with the Jones?

Understanding Cloud Solutions To understand the use of Cloud-based solutions for backup and recov ...

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Cloud Solutions for Business Continuity: Are You Keeping Up with the Jones?

Understanding Cloud Solutions To understand the use of Cloud-based solutions for backup and recovery, Unitrends recently conducted their 3rd annual survey of a broad range of IT ...

New Rule of Recovery #2:  Recovery should be so easy your boss can do it.
So easy your boss can do it

New Rule of Recovery #2: Recovery should be so easy your boss can do it.

Today we continue with our blog series on Unitrends 7 New Rules of Recovery by diving into the rule ...

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New Rule of Recovery #2: Recovery should be so easy your boss can do it.

Today we continue with our blog series on Unitrends 7 New Rules of Recovery by diving into the rule about recovery user experience.  Rule #2: “It should be so easy your boss can do ...

Take the Ransom Out of Ransomware
Don't pay for ransomware

Take the Ransom Out of Ransomware

2016: The Year of Ransomware Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts victim’s files with unbr ...

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Take the Ransom Out of Ransomware

2016: The Year of Ransomware Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts victim’s files with unbreakable encryption and demands payment, typically around $200 to $500 in bitcoin ...

7 New Rules for Recovery
Time to Re-imagine recovery

7 New Rules for Recovery

Our digital world is transforming.  We believe it’s time for backup, recovery and business continuit ...

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7 New Rules for Recovery

Our digital world is transforming.  We believe it’s time for backup, recovery and business continuity to transform as well. We have recently launched our 7 New Rules for Recover ...

Does World Backup Day Really End?

Does World Backup Day Really End?

It's been a great week commemorating World Backup Day here at Unitrends this week, but it really got ...

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Does World Backup Day Really End?

It's been a great week commemorating World Backup Day here at Unitrends this week, but it really got me thinking, should World Backup Day really end? As an IT Professional, is ther ...

Don’t EVER . . . Freak Out . . . (and resort to) Floppies

Don’t EVER . . . Freak Out . . . (and resort to) Floppies

Today is the day, World Backup Day!  Throughout the week, my colleagues have been reviewing some pre ...

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Don’t EVER . . . Freak Out . . . (and resort to) Floppies

Today is the day, World Backup Day!  Throughout the week, my colleagues have been reviewing some pretty entertaining backup tips from Chad Brody in a Spiceworks’ article entitled S ...

Sales Guy’s Backup Best Practices

Sales Guy’s Backup Best Practices

This article originally appeared on Spiceworks blog,  The Pepper, and is posted on the Unitrends b ...

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Sales Guy’s Backup Best Practices

This article originally appeared on Spiceworks blog,  The Pepper, and is posted on the Unitrends blog with their permission. It was written by Andrew Baron. In an effort to repa ...

Get Your World Backup Day Poster

Get Your World Backup Day Poster

As we countdown to World Backup Day on March 31, it’s the perfect time to remind your users about th ...

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Get Your World Backup Day Poster

As we countdown to World Backup Day on March 31, it’s the perfect time to remind your users about the importance of protecting their (and your) data. IT pros know best—you shoul ...

Free Tools to Help You with Your Backup and Recovery Goals

Free Tools to Help You with Your Backup and Recovery Goals

How much backup and storage capacity do I have?  How quickly can I recover my the critical VMs in my ...

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Free Tools to Help You with Your Backup and Recovery Goals

How much backup and storage capacity do I have?  How quickly can I recover my the critical VMs in my data center?  How can I build a customized DR plan so that I can recover quickl ...

What You Need to Know About Unitrends Instant Recovery (Part 1)

What You Need to Know About Unitrends Instant Recovery (Part 1)

Arguably one of the most useful and relevant features of the Unitrends solution, it’s important we r ...

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What You Need to Know About Unitrends Instant Recovery (Part 1)

Arguably one of the most useful and relevant features of the Unitrends solution, it’s important we review what you need to know about Unitrends Instant Recovery. The scope of Unitr ...

How to monitor your backup appliance using Nagios

How to monitor your backup appliance using Nagios

Nagios has been a major player in open source monitoring for years. There are thousends of plugins c ...

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How to monitor your backup appliance using Nagios

Nagios has been a major player in open source monitoring for years. There are thousends of plugins created by the community to monitor almost everything. We have created a Nagio ...

New Whitepaper: Your “Must Do” Backup & Recovery Checklist

New Whitepaper: Your “Must Do” Backup & Recovery Checklist

With the New Year in full swing, have you kept your New Year’s Resolutions?  One resolution that is ...

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New Whitepaper: Your “Must Do” Backup & Recovery Checklist

With the New Year in full swing, have you kept your New Year’s Resolutions?  One resolution that is worth making (and keeping) is taking stock of your data recovery and business co ...

What to Consider with Unitrends SAN Direct Backups

What to Consider with Unitrends SAN Direct Backups

Backups are simple, right? Ideally, that’s true. However, backups can be a secondary process often o ...

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What to Consider with Unitrends SAN Direct Backups

Backups are simple, right? Ideally, that’s true. However, backups can be a secondary process often overlooked and often far more intricate than initially perceived.  One area in pa ...

What You Need to Know About Unitrends Instant Recovery (Part 3)

What You Need to Know About Unitrends Instant Recovery (Part 3)

In part 1 and part 2 of this mini-series, we covered VMware and Hyper-V Instant Recovery respectivel ...

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What You Need to Know About Unitrends Instant Recovery (Part 3)

In part 1 and part 2 of this mini-series, we covered VMware and Hyper-V Instant Recovery respectively, and what you need to know about each. Now in the 3rd and final blog of this s ...

What You Need to Know About Unitrends Instant Recovery (Part 2)

What You Need to Know About Unitrends Instant Recovery (Part 2)

In part 1 of this mini-series, we reviewed what you need to know about Unitrends VMware Instant Reco ...

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What You Need to Know About Unitrends Instant Recovery (Part 2)

In part 1 of this mini-series, we reviewed what you need to know about Unitrends VMware Instant Recovery. In part 2, we’ll look into Unitrends Hyper-V Instant Recovery and highligh ...

How to send mail notifications to Office365

How to send mail notifications to Office365

If you are an Office365 customer there are a number of steps you need to configure to send mail noti ...

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How to send mail notifications to Office365

If you are an Office365 customer there are a number of steps you need to configure to send mail notifications from your applications or Unitrends Appliance to your Office365 domain ...

RTO/RTA: How to measure RTO compliance of your backups using Powershell

RTO/RTA: How to measure RTO compliance of your backups using Powershell

A few weeks ago we reviewed common acronyms used in Business Continuity and explained how to find ou ...

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RTO/RTA: How to measure RTO compliance of your backups using Powershell

A few weeks ago we reviewed common acronyms used in Business Continuity and explained how to find out if your backups are in compliance with your RPO policy. You can read the first ...

Recovery Assurance – Which Job is Right For You?

Recovery Assurance – Which Job is Right For You?

Let’s assume that ReliableDr is up and running in your environment and connected to all of the hosts ...

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Recovery Assurance – Which Job is Right For You?

Let’s assume that ReliableDr is up and running in your environment and connected to all of the hosts and Unitrends appliances that you will be including in the DR plan.  We went ov ...

Automate multiple Instant Recoveries from your backups using Powershell

Automate multiple Instant Recoveries from your backups using Powershell

When you hit a disaster you want to recover all your important VMs as soon as possible but usually g ...

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Automate multiple Instant Recoveries from your backups using Powershell

When you hit a disaster you want to recover all your important VMs as soon as possible but usually going through UI to individually restore VMs and define their new location is a s ...

Using Unitrends FLR for SQL Server Granular Recovery

Using Unitrends FLR for SQL Server Granular Recovery

Unitrends FLR (File level Recovery) provides an instant virtual copy of a VM backup accessible using ...

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Using Unitrends FLR for SQL Server Granular Recovery

Unitrends FLR (File level Recovery) provides an instant virtual copy of a VM backup accessible using CIFS or iSCSI without having to do a restore. You can start FLR from Satori ...

Recovery Assurance – How to Configure ReliableDR

Recovery Assurance – How to Configure ReliableDR

This is the third part in the Recovery Assurance series where I show how to configure ReliableDR to ...

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Recovery Assurance – How to Configure ReliableDR

This is the third part in the Recovery Assurance series where I show how to configure ReliableDR to connect into your infrastructure.  My goal is to give you a general overview of ...

Recovery Assurance – Where Should I Deploy the ReliableDR Server?

Recovery Assurance – Where Should I Deploy the ReliableDR Server?

This is the second part in the Recovery Assurance series where we decide the best location for the R ...

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Recovery Assurance – Where Should I Deploy the ReliableDR Server?

This is the second part in the Recovery Assurance series where we decide the best location for the ReliableDR server.  The first part of the series, How to Design a DR Plan Using R ...

Your “Must Do” Backup and Recovery Checklist

Your “Must Do” Backup and Recovery Checklist

As businesses move into the New Year, it's a natural time to take stock of Business Continuity and R ...

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Your “Must Do” Backup and Recovery Checklist

As businesses move into the New Year, it's a natural time to take stock of Business Continuity and Recovery assets and evaluate what areas need improvement in 2016.  It’s time to r ...

Recovery Assurance – How to Design a DR Plan With ReliableDR

Recovery Assurance – How to Design a DR Plan With ReliableDR

Every effective DR plan starts with a good design documenting the environment and how all of the dif ...

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Recovery Assurance – How to Design a DR Plan With ReliableDR

Every effective DR plan starts with a good design documenting the environment and how all of the different pieces work together.  This series is going to take you through the diffe ...

What Kind of Data Recovery Jedi are You?

What Kind of Data Recovery Jedi are You?

The Jedi Counsel Has Assembled… Do you feel the alluring pull of the Force? Perhaps you even feel t ...

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What Kind of Data Recovery Jedi are You?

The Jedi Counsel Has Assembled… Do you feel the alluring pull of the Force? Perhaps you even feel the midi-chlorians surging through your veins? If so, it’s time to put your Jedi ...

RPO, RPA: How to measure RPO compliance of your backups using Powershell

RPO, RPA: How to measure RPO compliance of your backups using Powershell

If you work in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity you will often run across these terms: ...

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RPO, RPA: How to measure RPO compliance of your backups using Powershell

If you work in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity you will often run across these terms: Recovery Point Objective (RPO) Recovery Point Actual (RPA) Recover Time Objec ...

You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

Running out of backup storage space?  Funny, when you deployed that new backup solution a few years ...

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You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

Running out of backup storage space?  Funny, when you deployed that new backup solution a few years ago you never thought you would use ALL of that space up.  Let’s face it, data i ...

Do You Want Your Data Hot or Cold?

Do You Want Your Data Hot or Cold?

Unitrends release 9.0 has brought about significant changes in the user interface to make administer ...

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Do You Want Your Data Hot or Cold?

Unitrends release 9.0 has brought about significant changes in the user interface to make administering your backup solution much more intuitive.  The new HTML based interface is e ...

How to create your own Powershell Cmdlets

How to create your own Powershell Cmdlets

  A few weeks ago we introduced Unitrends PowerShell Toolkit and how to query any REST API usi ...

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How to create your own Powershell Cmdlets

  A few weeks ago we introduced Unitrends PowerShell Toolkit and how to query any REST API using PowerShell and how to use a limited number of cmdlets that are currently avai ...

Agent or Agentless Backups of Virtual Machines

Agent or Agentless Backups of Virtual Machines

Over a decade ago, virtualization was just starting to take hold and using an agent to perform backu ...

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Agent or Agentless Backups of Virtual Machines

Over a decade ago, virtualization was just starting to take hold and using an agent to perform backup operations on a client was an unquestioned standard. Today, technology has giv ...

How to Create Unitrends Event Driven Backups through Scripting

How to Create Unitrends Event Driven Backups through Scripting

Have you ever wondered how you could create event driven backups through scripting? Back in Novem ...

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How to Create Unitrends Event Driven Backups through Scripting

Have you ever wondered how you could create event driven backups through scripting? Back in November, we blogged about one of the many ways Unitrends provides radical ease of us ...

Automating backup protection of Virtual Machines using Powershell

Automating backup protection of Virtual Machines using Powershell

Last week we explained how to get started with the Unitrends Powershell Toolkit and how to query any ...

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Automating backup protection of Virtual Machines using Powershell

Last week we explained how to get started with the Unitrends Powershell Toolkit and how to query any information from Unitrends APIs using Get-UebApi cmdlet. Today I am going to ...

Unitrends and Veeam: All-in-One PBBAs

Unitrends and Veeam: All-in-One PBBAs

Unitrends builds all-in-one PBBAs (Purpose Built Backup Appliances) that are deployed as either phys ...

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Unitrends and Veeam: All-in-One PBBAs

Unitrends builds all-in-one PBBAs (Purpose Built Backup Appliances) that are deployed as either physical appliances (from 1TB raw storage up to 187TB raw storage) or virtual applia ...

Unitrends and Veeam: Physical Protection

Unitrends and Veeam: Physical Protection

How can the subject of Unitrends and Veeam physical protection be interesting?  Unitrends protects o ...

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Unitrends and Veeam: Physical Protection

How can the subject of Unitrends and Veeam physical protection be interesting?  Unitrends protects over 200 versions of servers, storage, operating systems, and applications.  Veea ...

Unitrends and Veeam: Deep Virtual Protection

Unitrends and Veeam: Deep Virtual Protection

Deep virtual protection is a phrase Unitrends coined to describe the advantages of being able to pro ...

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Unitrends and Veeam: Deep Virtual Protection

Deep virtual protection is a phrase Unitrends coined to describe the advantages of being able to protect at both the hypervisor level (as Veeam and others do) while also being able ...

Unitrends and Veeam: Virtual Protection

Unitrends and Veeam: Virtual Protection

Unitrends offers a broader, more compelling, and better virtualization protection offering than Veea ...

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Unitrends and Veeam: Virtual Protection

Unitrends offers a broader, more compelling, and better virtualization protection offering than Veeam.  Setting aside core continuity and backup features we've discussed so far in ...

Unitrends and Veeam: Recovery Assurance and Verified Protection

Unitrends and Veeam: Recovery Assurance and Verified Protection

Unitrends is the only company in the industry that offers recovery assurance (what Veeam calls verif ...

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Unitrends and Veeam: Recovery Assurance and Verified Protection

Unitrends is the only company in the industry that offers recovery assurance (what Veeam calls verified protection) for VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, and physical/virtual Wind ...

Unitrends and Veeam: Pricing

Unitrends and Veeam: Pricing

Death, Taxes and Veeam Price Increases Pricing was going to be the last blog in our Unitrends and V ...

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Unitrends and Veeam: Pricing

Death, Taxes and Veeam Price Increases Pricing was going to be the last blog in our Unitrends and Veeam Blog Series. However, with Veeam's upcoming price increase in January 2016 ...

VMware, Containers, and Backup

VMware, Containers, and Backup

[This is a companion post to VMware, Containers, Backup, and AWS that can be found at the Boomerang ...

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VMware, Containers, and Backup

[This is a companion post to VMware, Containers, Backup, and AWS that can be found at the Boomerang blog site.  The background for VMware containers is given in both; where they di ...

Data Recovery Wars – How to avoid the dark side

Data Recovery Wars – How to avoid the dark side

The Path that Leads to the Recovery Side  A long time ago in a CIO office not so far away, the ba ...

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Data Recovery Wars – How to avoid the dark side

The Path that Leads to the Recovery Side  A long time ago in a CIO office not so far away, the battle between data loss and data recovery started. Today, the data center landsca ...

Unitrends Cloud and Veeam Cloud

Unitrends Cloud and Veeam Cloud

Unitrends offers Unitrends Cloud.  Veeam does not offer a Veeam Cloud. Both Unitrends and Veeam o ...

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Unitrends Cloud and Veeam Cloud

Unitrends offers Unitrends Cloud.  Veeam does not offer a Veeam Cloud. Both Unitrends and Veeam offer cloud services program where a partner can build their own cloud with our s ...

Unitrends and Veeam: Continuity and Availability

Unitrends and Veeam: Continuity and Availability

Unitrends tends to promote continuity (and business continuity) while Veeam touts availability.  In ...

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Unitrends and Veeam: Continuity and Availability

Unitrends tends to promote continuity (and business continuity) while Veeam touts availability.  In fact, in Veeam's advice for Unitrends software users to switch to Veeam on their ...

VMware CBT Reset PowerShell Cmdlet

VMware CBT Reset PowerShell Cmdlet

A few weeks ago a new CBT bug KB2136854 was discovered in ESXi 6.0. We already wrote about it in thi ...

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VMware CBT Reset PowerShell Cmdlet

A few weeks ago a new CBT bug KB2136854 was discovered in ESXi 6.0. We already wrote about it in this post: VMware ESXi 6.0 Introduced A Changed Block Tracking Bug (2136854) – Why ...

MORE HIDDEN COSTS OF BACKUP

MORE HIDDEN COSTS OF BACKUP

Nobody Likes Surprises—Avoid Hidden Fees with Our New Whitepaper In today’s rapidly changing IT i ...

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MORE HIDDEN COSTS OF BACKUP

Nobody Likes Surprises—Avoid Hidden Fees with Our New Whitepaper In today’s rapidly changing IT industry, the need for data storage is growing exponentially. And with cloud stor ...

Backup and 10TB Drives

Backup and 10TB Drives

Western Digital's HGST group released today the Ultrastar He10 helium-filled 10TB hard disk drive.   ...

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Backup and 10TB Drives

Western Digital's HGST group released today the Ultrastar He10 helium-filled 10TB hard disk drive.  It's a 3.5" 7200RPM drive that at least for now moves Western Digital ahead of S ...

VMware ESXi 6.0 Introduced A Changed Block Tracking Bug (2136854) – Why Recovery Testing Is Critical

VMware ESXi 6.0 Introduced A Changed Block Tracking Bug (2136854) – Why Recovery Testing Is Critical

VMware vSphere is by far the most advanced hypervisor for backup and recovery. They pioneered critic ...

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VMware ESXi 6.0 Introduced A Changed Block Tracking Bug (2136854) – Why Recovery Testing Is Critical

VMware vSphere is by far the most advanced hypervisor for backup and recovery. They pioneered critical features for data access, speed, efficiency, and management that allow virtua ...

Unitrends and Veeam: Content-Aware Deduplication

Unitrends and Veeam: Content-Aware Deduplication

[This post wasn't originally in the Unitrends and Veeam series; I created it because of a great requ ...

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Unitrends and Veeam: Content-Aware Deduplication

[This post wasn't originally in the Unitrends and Veeam series; I created it because of a great request by a reader "Marcuscassius" to discuss content-aware deduplication.] Cont ...

DRaaS – in the end what matters is the Recovery SLA

DRaaS – in the end what matters is the Recovery SLA

In a previous post, we outlined key criteria to look for in Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) o ...

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DRaaS – in the end what matters is the Recovery SLA

In a previous post, we outlined key criteria to look for in Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offerings to give you the confidence that you are truly covered in the event of a ...

MEDITECH, VMware, and Backup

MEDITECH, VMware, and Backup

MEDITECH, VMware, and backup - how are these related? Unitrends Recovery-Series PBBA (Purpose Built ...

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MEDITECH, VMware, and Backup

MEDITECH, VMware, and backup - how are these related? Unitrends Recovery-Series PBBA (Purpose Built Backup Appliance) and our UEB (Unitrends Enterprise Backup) software both are ab ...

NEW WHITE PAPER: THE 5 HIDDEN COSTS OF BACKUP

NEW WHITE PAPER: THE 5 HIDDEN COSTS OF BACKUP

Discover How To Avoid Costly Surprises with Our New Whitepaper Think all cloud backup services ar ...

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NEW WHITE PAPER: THE 5 HIDDEN COSTS OF BACKUP

Discover How To Avoid Costly Surprises with Our New Whitepaper Think all cloud backup services are the same? Think again. Many companies offer what may seem to be incredibly aff ...

Unitrends and Veeam: Replication And WAN Acceleration/Optimization

Unitrends and Veeam: Replication And WAN Acceleration/Optimization

In the prior post in this series, various issues regarding deduplication were raised - and I recomme ...

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Unitrends and Veeam: Replication And WAN Acceleration/Optimization

In the prior post in this series, various issues regarding deduplication were raised - and I recommended a set of questions that all backup vendors - including both Unitrends and V ...

Unitrends and Veeam: Deduplication Technology

Unitrends and Veeam: Deduplication Technology

Deduplication is the backbone of modern continuity and data protection systems.  It's also one of th ...

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Unitrends and Veeam: Deduplication Technology

Deduplication is the backbone of modern continuity and data protection systems.  It's also one of the hardest to evaluate in the typical 30-day evaluation - because there are so ma ...

Cloud Cost Comparison Calculator – Cloud Backup Costs

Cloud Cost Comparison Calculator – Cloud Backup Costs

Cloud Backup Cost Comparison Calculator : Unitrends vs Amazon and Google Many organizations have ...

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Cloud Cost Comparison Calculator – Cloud Backup Costs

Cloud Backup Cost Comparison Calculator : Unitrends vs Amazon and Google Many organizations have recognized that cloud based backup is a superior solution for storing copies of ...

The Myth of Disaster Recovery Testing

The Myth of Disaster Recovery Testing

I had lunch the other day with a friend who manages a fairly large IT department. We were discussing ...

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The Myth of Disaster Recovery Testing

I had lunch the other day with a friend who manages a fairly large IT department. We were discussing disaster recovery testing and came to the conclusion that it is a myth. Compani ...

(Part 4 – Citrix XenServer Protection) Recovery Series and Unitrends Enterprise Backup 9.0

(Part 4 – Citrix XenServer Protection) Recovery Series and Unitrends Enterprise Backup 9.0

Who cares about Citrix XenServer? When I spend time on various forums related to hypervisor prefe ...

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(Part 4 – Citrix XenServer Protection) Recovery Series and Unitrends Enterprise Backup 9.0

Who cares about Citrix XenServer? When I spend time on various forums related to hypervisor preferences, I often see Citrix XenServer users having to justify their choice of hyp ...

Unitrends and Veeam: Scalability of Backup Software and Appliance Solutions

Unitrends and Veeam: Scalability of Backup Software and Appliance Solutions

Scalability is not mentioned in the Veeam page "advertising" Unitrends.  When I read Veeam's pitch t ...

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Unitrends and Veeam: Scalability of Backup Software and Appliance Solutions

Scalability is not mentioned in the Veeam page "advertising" Unitrends.  When I read Veeam's pitch to buyers to buy Veeam instead of Unitrends and noticed the absence of any discus ...

(Part 3 – Recovery Assurance for Windows) Recovery Series and Unitrends Enterprise Backup 9.0

(Part 3 – Recovery Assurance for Windows) Recovery Series and Unitrends Enterprise Backup 9.0

Automated recovery testing of physical Windows backup?   Wow! Yes, you read that right! In rel ...

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(Part 3 – Recovery Assurance for Windows) Recovery Series and Unitrends Enterprise Backup 9.0

Automated recovery testing of physical Windows backup?   Wow! Yes, you read that right! In release 9.0 and Unitrends Enterprise Backup Enterprise Plus Edition, you can now le ...

(Part 2 – RESTful API)   Recovery Series and Unitrends Enterprise Backup 9.0

(Part 2 – RESTful API) Recovery Series and Unitrends Enterprise Backup 9.0

Unitrends Backup 9.0 brings Out-of-the-Box Automation Support By now you have probably picked up ...

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(Part 2 – RESTful API) Recovery Series and Unitrends Enterprise Backup 9.0

Unitrends Backup 9.0 brings Out-of-the-Box Automation Support By now you have probably picked up on how proud we are of release 9.0 and our beautiful new Satori User interface.  ...

Unitrends Cloud and Free VMware, Hyper-V, and Windows Spinup

Unitrends Cloud and Free VMware, Hyper-V, and Windows Spinup

Yesterday I published a blog post comparing Unitrends Cloud, Amazon AWS Cloud, and Google Cloud.  An ...

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Unitrends Cloud and Free VMware, Hyper-V, and Windows Spinup

Yesterday I published a blog post comparing Unitrends Cloud, Amazon AWS Cloud, and Google Cloud.  And while it's all really valuable information for comparing and contrasting these ...

Comparing Unitrends Cloud, Amazon AWS Cloud, and Google Cloud Backup

Comparing Unitrends Cloud, Amazon AWS Cloud, and Google Cloud Backup

Unitrends "Open Sky" policy means that we not only offer our own Unitrends Cloud, but we also offer ...

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Comparing Unitrends Cloud, Amazon AWS Cloud, and Google Cloud Backup

Unitrends "Open Sky" policy means that we not only offer our own Unitrends Cloud, but we also offer Amazon AWS Cloud as well as Google Cloud Storage Platform and other third-party ...

(Part 1 – Intro) Recovery Series and Unitrends Enterprise Backup 9.0

(Part 1 – Intro) Recovery Series and Unitrends Enterprise Backup 9.0

A few days ago, we announced the availability of Release 9.0 for our Recovery Series physical applia ...

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(Part 1 – Intro) Recovery Series and Unitrends Enterprise Backup 9.0

A few days ago, we announced the availability of Release 9.0 for our Recovery Series physical appliances and Unitrends Enterprise Backup software. While the PR was great, we could ...

It’s all about recovery

It’s all about recovery

Over the last ten days or so I have enjoyed reading the Unitrends and Veeam series of articles poste ...

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It’s all about recovery

Over the last ten days or so I have enjoyed reading the Unitrends and Veeam series of articles posted in this blog. There has been great information on all the points that software ...

Unitrends and Veeam: User Interface and Experience

Unitrends and Veeam: User Interface and Experience

" Don't be fooled by flashy interfaces and promises of future unification."  [Veeam web site referri ...

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Unitrends and Veeam: User Interface and Experience

" Don't be fooled by flashy interfaces and promises of future unification."  [Veeam web site referring to Unitrends] Veeam was one of the pioneers of building backup user interf ...

Detailed Analyst Rankings for Virtual Machine Backup Solutions (Unitrends vs Veeam)

Detailed Analyst Rankings for Virtual Machine Backup Solutions (Unitrends vs Veeam)

By now, you’ve no doubt read a few of the blogs in this series designed to help users wade through i ...

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Detailed Analyst Rankings for Virtual Machine Backup Solutions (Unitrends vs Veeam)

By now, you’ve no doubt read a few of the blogs in this series designed to help users wade through information that Veeam has posted about Unitrends on their website. If not, I cer ...

How to Sell Backup Solutions to Your CFO: Part 3

How to Sell Backup Solutions to Your CFO: Part 3

The regulatory consequences of data loss   In our two previous articles, we’ve examined s ...

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How to Sell Backup Solutions to Your CFO: Part 3

The regulatory consequences of data loss   In our two previous articles, we’ve examined several arguments that can help IT managers convince CFOs to invest in backup and ...

Unitrends and Veeam: Legacy Silliness

Unitrends and Veeam: Legacy Silliness

In this post I'm going to discuss some of the sillier aspects of Veeam's "advertising" of Unitrends ...

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Unitrends and Veeam: Legacy Silliness

In this post I'm going to discuss some of the sillier aspects of Veeam's "advertising" of Unitrends on their web site.  I use the term "silly" because Veeam is engaged in name-call ...

Unitrends and Veeam: Overview

Unitrends and Veeam: Overview

In the first post in this series, I gave my opinion as to why Veeam is talking about  Unitrends now ...

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Unitrends and Veeam: Overview

In the first post in this series, I gave my opinion as to why Veeam is talking about  Unitrends now on its web site.  I noted that  Veeam is a company that focuses on selling softw ...

Unitrends and Veeam: Why Veeam Is Talking About Unitrends Now

Unitrends and Veeam: Why Veeam Is Talking About Unitrends Now

Recently a few buyers made us aware that Veeam has some web pages asking people to switch from Unitr ...

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Unitrends and Veeam: Why Veeam Is Talking About Unitrends Now

Recently a few buyers made us aware that Veeam has some web pages asking people to switch from Unitrends to Veeam.  That’s fair enough; I actually think that more backup vendors sh ...

Dell: Where Backup Goes to Die

Dell: Where Backup Goes to Die

As you no doubt have heard by now, Dell is buying EMC for $67B which represents the largest technolo ...

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Dell: Where Backup Goes to Die

As you no doubt have heard by now, Dell is buying EMC for $67B which represents the largest technology take-over in history.  Dell already had $12B in debt; the Wall Street Journal ...

How to Sell Backup to Your CFO: Part 2

How to Sell Backup to Your CFO: Part 2

Going beyond the insurance metaphor   In our previous post, we examined how IT mangers ca ...

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How to Sell Backup to Your CFO: Part 2

Going beyond the insurance metaphor   In our previous post, we examined how IT mangers can use the “insurance metaphor” to convince CFOs to invest in backup and recovery ...

How to Sell Backup to Your CFO: Part 1

How to Sell Backup to Your CFO: Part 1

Using the insurance metaphor   If you’re looking to invest in backup and recovery technol ...

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How to Sell Backup to Your CFO: Part 1

Using the insurance metaphor   If you’re looking to invest in backup and recovery technology, chances are you’ll have to get sign off from multiple parties—including the ...

Free ESXi:  Top 5 Must-Have Free Backup Features

Free ESXi: Top 5 Must-Have Free Backup Features

How many times have you seen vendors marketing protection for your Free ESXi deployment only to be d ...

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Free ESXi: Top 5 Must-Have Free Backup Features

How many times have you seen vendors marketing protection for your Free ESXi deployment only to be disappointed by huge limitations in functionality or scalability? Even more frust ...

Disaster Recovery Services (DRaaS)– It’s a matter of confidence

Disaster Recovery Services (DRaaS)– It’s a matter of confidence

DRaaS – A short 5 character acronym that stands for Disaster Recovery as a Service. A service which ...

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Disaster Recovery Services (DRaaS)– It’s a matter of confidence

DRaaS – A short 5 character acronym that stands for Disaster Recovery as a Service. A service which is the life line for many businesses to ensure that they can operate without int ...

Deduplication Fact and Fiction at VMworld – or VMworld and Pinocchio

Deduplication Fact and Fiction at VMworld – or VMworld and Pinocchio

I’m walking around the sponsor/exhibitor area at VMworld and I literally heard a vendor to my left s ...

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Deduplication Fact and Fiction at VMworld – or VMworld and Pinocchio

I’m walking around the sponsor/exhibitor area at VMworld and I literally heard a vendor to my left say something about Unitrends.  I stop in my tracks.  It’s a backup vendor giving ...

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Release 8.2, Inline Adaptive Deduplication, Maximum Backup, and Suggested Backup

This week Unitrends begins shipping on a general availability basis our Release 8.2 for the Recovery ...

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Release 8.2, Inline Adaptive Deduplication, Maximum Backup, and Suggested Backup

This week Unitrends begins shipping on a general availability basis our Release 8.2 for the Recovery-Series physical appliances, our Unitrends Enterprise Backup (UEB) software, and ...

Unitrends Announces Unitrends Free for Google Cloud Platform

Unitrends Announces Unitrends Free for Google Cloud Platform

Up until today, IT admins with small virtualized environments had a choice to make when it comes to ...

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Unitrends Announces Unitrends Free for Google Cloud Platform

Up until today, IT admins with small virtualized environments had a choice to make when it comes to data protection.   They could either: Try to use a free backup tool. But man ...

Here’s what you need to know about Google Nearline

Here’s what you need to know about Google Nearline

In March, Google announced the beta release of its cloud storage service Nearline. Promising a durab ...

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Here’s what you need to know about Google Nearline

In March, Google announced the beta release of its cloud storage service Nearline. Promising a durable storage service for data archiving, online backup, and disaster recovery, the ...

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Thanks to Docker, Containers Are Everywhere

“Build, ship and run any app, anywhere.” That’s the simple promise from Docker, which is credited ...

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Thanks to Docker, Containers Are Everywhere

“Build, ship and run any app, anywhere.” That’s the simple promise from Docker, which is credited with popularizing the idea of software containers a couple of years ago. Many h ...

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Windows Server 2003 Will Die Soon and Yes, You Will Mourn

Ah 2003. George W. Bush was president, 50 Cent was topping the charts and Microsoft rolled out Windo ...

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Windows Server 2003 Will Die Soon and Yes, You Will Mourn

Ah 2003. George W. Bush was president, 50 Cent was topping the charts and Microsoft rolled out Windows Server 2003. On July 14, though, the product’s long run will end as Micros ...

Data Backup: Then and Now

Data Backup: Then and Now

Data storage and backup goes back to 1951 when the first generation of digital computing made use of ...

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Data Backup: Then and Now

Data storage and backup goes back to 1951 when the first generation of digital computing made use of rotating magnetic drums (for internal data storage) and punch cards (for extern ...

Announcing: Unitrends FREE Backup Software

Announcing: Unitrends FREE Backup Software

WHAT IS IT? Unitrends Free Backup Software is a community-based free offering that protects VMware ...

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Announcing: Unitrends FREE Backup Software

WHAT IS IT? Unitrends Free Backup Software is a community-based free offering that protects VMware vSphere licensed environments as well as Microsoft Hyper-V environments. It prot ...

Ransomware Attacks:  Should Enterprises Pay the Ransom or Play it Safe?

Ransomware Attacks: Should Enterprises Pay the Ransom or Play it Safe?

What do you do when your data is kidnapped? According to a 2014 UK research study, 41% of ransomware ...

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Ransomware Attacks: Should Enterprises Pay the Ransom or Play it Safe?

What do you do when your data is kidnapped? According to a 2014 UK research study, 41% of ransomware victims were more than willing to cave in to the demands of ransom-takers than ...

Free As In Beer – And Backup

Free As In Beer – And Backup

Free is good, right? Well – not particularly. Free is good when the value of what you’re getting ...

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Free As In Beer – And Backup

Free is good, right? Well – not particularly. Free is good when the value of what you’re getting is awesome. When someone offers “free infinite backup” and you find out that it’ ...

Not Using the Cloud for Data backup and Recovery? Why not?

Not Using the Cloud for Data backup and Recovery? Why not?

Not Using the Cloud for Data backup and Recovery? Why not? Cloud backup – backing up your business ...

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Not Using the Cloud for Data backup and Recovery? Why not?

Not Using the Cloud for Data backup and Recovery? Why not? Cloud backup – backing up your business data to a remote cloud server as opposed to storing them locally on a physical d ...

7 Microsoft Hyper-V Backup Best Practices

7 Microsoft Hyper-V Backup Best Practices

Microsoft Hyper-V Backup and Restore Best Practices Follow the below 7 rules and you will be well o ...

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7 Microsoft Hyper-V Backup Best Practices

Microsoft Hyper-V Backup and Restore Best Practices Follow the below 7 rules and you will be well on your way to making sure that your hyper-v backups are safe and secure. Run Mi ...

Docker, Taylor Swift, and Protection

Docker, Taylor Swift, and Protection

Docker is hot. Red hot. Taylor Swift selling platinum albums and rejecting Spotify hot. But not s ...

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Docker, Taylor Swift, and Protection

Docker is hot. Red hot. Taylor Swift selling platinum albums and rejecting Spotify hot. But not since VMware’s early hypervisors has a product been so hyped with so little means ...

7 Critical Components of Disaster Recovery

7 Critical Components of Disaster Recovery

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 40% of businesses fail to reopen after ...

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7 Critical Components of Disaster Recovery

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 40% of businesses fail to reopen after a disaster (flood, fire, hurricane, blizzard or earthquake). Businesses that los ...

VMware, Amazon, and You: Who Conquers the Universe and Wins?

VMware, Amazon, and You: Who Conquers the Universe and Wins?

VMware and Amazon have not been particularly friendly to each other. VMware and Amazon both have ...

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VMware, Amazon, and You: Who Conquers the Universe and Wins?

VMware and Amazon have not been particularly friendly to each other. VMware and Amazon both have aspirations of building a cloud empire that will eventually rule the earth. How ...

Don’t Let Hardware Failures Cripple Your Business

Don’t Let Hardware Failures Cripple Your Business

Traditionally, companies have preferred storing data on external hard drives and on-premise data cen ...

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Don’t Let Hardware Failures Cripple Your Business

Traditionally, companies have preferred storing data on external hard drives and on-premise data centers, believing this is safer than trusting important business data to a third p ...

Does Windows 10 Passport Mark The Extinction of Passwords?

Does Windows 10 Passport Mark The Extinction of Passwords?

Along with Microsoft’s announcement of Windows Hello last week, a project code-named “Passport” has ...

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Does Windows 10 Passport Mark The Extinction of Passwords?

Along with Microsoft’s announcement of Windows Hello last week, a project code-named “Passport” has been announced as well. Passport allows IT staff, developers, and website author ...

Flash, Cloud, and Appliances: The Holy Server Backup Trinity

Flash, Cloud, and Appliances: The Holy Server Backup Trinity

Mark Campbell, Unitrends CTO and CMO, recently delivered a webinar - Flash, Cloud, and Appliances: T ...

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Flash, Cloud, and Appliances: The Holy Server Backup Trinity

Mark Campbell, Unitrends CTO and CMO, recently delivered a webinar - Flash, Cloud, and Appliances: The Holy Backup Trinity. Check out the slideshare below, along with the recorded ...

Windows 10 Hello – is facial recognition the end of passwords?

Windows 10 Hello – is facial recognition the end of passwords?

Last week Microsoft made yet more announcements about integrated features being introduced in upcomi ...

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Windows 10 Hello – is facial recognition the end of passwords?

Last week Microsoft made yet more announcements about integrated features being introduced in upcoming build of Windows 10. Their goal is to continue to personalize users’ computin ...

No Big Deal – We Won A Killer Content Award

No Big Deal – We Won A Killer Content Award

A couple weeks ago there was the annual Killer Content Award conference in Scottsdale, AZ. At the co ...

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No Big Deal – We Won A Killer Content Award

A couple weeks ago there was the annual Killer Content Award conference in Scottsdale, AZ. At the conference, we were honored as a 2015 winner for our “Build Your Own Data Apocalyp ...

Windows 10 Opens Up for Enterprises

Windows 10 Opens Up for Enterprises

Life without Windows seems impossible to imagine with more than 1.5 billion people across the world ...

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Windows 10 Opens Up for Enterprises

Life without Windows seems impossible to imagine with more than 1.5 billion people across the world connecting, working and playing on this popular Operating System (OS). Almost th ...