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Unitrends, a provider of integrated and scalable backup solutions, today announced that its successful partnership with nexusSTOR has created a strong competitive advantage for the reseller. Kyle King, owner of nexusSTOR, extensively examined the other competitors Exagrid, Overland Storage and FalconStor to find “they are typically 30 percent more expensive and still have to rely on third party backup software.” “Deduplication has evolved beyond the ‘one trick pony’ stage; the smartest VARs and buyers have realized that they need affordable all-in-one backup appliances that can be deployed quickly and monitored and managed simply,” Mark Campbell, Chief Operating Officer, said. “Of course Unitrends offers deduplication; but more importantly we offer a family of integrated appliances that support backup, archiving, and disaster recovery starting as low as $2495 which ... (more)

VMware and Windows Quiescing for Crash-Consistent Backups

Unitrends offers VMware VADP-level backup protection in its backup appliances beginning with release 5.  One of the primary objections to using this for some Windows clients has been what’s known as the application-level quiescing problem – the fact that applications running within a Windows GOS (Guest Operating System) such as SQL or Exchange would not produce crash-consistent backups – in plain speak, when you went to recover you’d have to perform integrity tests to attempt to recover partial data for these applications. With VMware 4.1, this is now supported.  The tables and... (more)

How to Medal in Cloud Backup, No Trainer Required

Ah, the Olympics. The time when most of us sit on the couch, watch world-class athletes go for the gold, and consider dusting off our gym memberships. Maybe you’re wondering if it’s too late for you to compete in 2020—can archery really be that hard? Maybe you stopped watching when the diving pool turned green. […] The post How to Medal in Cloud Backup, No Trainer Required appeared first on Unitrends Blog. ... (more)

Snow, Backup, Disaster Recovery, and Continuity | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #Security

Niko - Snow, Backup, Disaster Recovery, and Continuity What do snow, backup, disaster recovery, and continuity have to do with each other? I work from Boston 4 days a week and we're in the middle of a blizzard. (Note: I commute to Boston.  I live 4 days a week at Unitrends' Boston/Burlington offices and 3 days a week at Unitrends' Columbia South Carolina offices.  So it's fair to note that given my South Carolina roots that a single snowflake could cause a massive panic attack.  Nevertheless, I think Winter storm Niko is a fairly big deal even to folks who have lived their whol... (more)

Enterprise Online Backup and Losing a Lady Gaga MP3

Recently there was an interesting blog post by Scott Raymond entitled “Where Are the Affordable Enterprise Online Backups?” I made a comment to it – to the effect that bandwidth and RTO (Recovery Time Objective) are incompatible.  That caused some other comments to be made.  I decided to write a bit longer post concerning the entire phenomenon on this blog. First of all, the term “enterprise online backup” is a bit misleading.  What the author of the post was complaining about was that there are no unlimited storage options with associated flat-rate pricing of the sort in the co... (more)