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With the increase in the number and types of threats to IT infrastructure, Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) is becoming an important part of business continuity programs. Hurricanes are becoming more numerous, new and more powerful variants of ransomware are being distributed, an...
I just recently published a Customer Success Story for the County of Montcalm that highlighted the resourcefulness of their IT manager.  Eric McLaughlin is the IT Director and the only member of the county’s IT department. He is required to protect over 30 servers for county department...
I just recently published a Customer Success Story for the County of Montcalm that highlighted the resourcefulness of their IT manager.  Eric McLaughlin is the IT Director and the only member of the county’s IT department. He is required to protect over 30 servers for county department...
Your backup and DR solution costs too much.  Every few years, you get the illustrious job of reviewing your backup and disaster recovery strategy. Sure you could just renew your current contract, or try to pit another vendor against the incumbent, but when is the last time you took a h...
Your backup and DR solution costs too much.  Every few years, you get the illustrious job of reviewing your backup and disaster recovery strategy. Sure you could just renew your current contract, or try to pit another vendor against the incumbent, but when is the last time you took a h...
While most of our customers use Unitrends Cloud for remote data protection and a disaster recovery site, Development Guild, an HR consulting firm in Boston already had a VPC (Virtual Private Cloud) in AWS (Amazon Web Services) and wanted to use that to protect their on-premises workloa...
While most of our customers use Unitrends Cloud for remote data protection and a disaster recovery site, Development Guild, an HR consulting firm in Boston already had a VPC (Virtual Private Cloud) in AWS (Amazon Web Services) and wanted to use that to protect their on-premises workloa...
Backup is in the middle of a renaissance. We know … you’re thinking that is unlikely, backup solutions are “boring”.  What you may not realize is that backup and recovery and DR solutions are at the forefront of machine learning and AI technology invention and adoption. Ser...
Backup is in the middle of a renaissance. We know … you’re thinking that is unlikely, backup solutions are “boring”.  What you may not realize is that backup and recovery and DR solutions are at the forefront of machine learning and AI technology invention and adoption. Ser...
AI advancements are already being integrated in IT solutions that make administrators faster and more efficient at their jobs. AI is beginning to automatically perform tasks that now require human intelligence, such as identifying and automatically recovering from ransomware and recogn...
AI advancements are already being integrated in IT solutions that make administrators faster and more efficient at their jobs. AI is beginning to automatically perform tasks that now require human intelligence, such as identifying and automatically recovering from ransomware and recogn...
[Preface: This is an excerpt to the 7 Shortcuts to Losing Your Data (and Probably Your Job) white paper and the 7 Shortcuts to Losing Your Data (and Probably Your Job) webinar; click on the respective links to get access to the Resource Center or to get access to a pre-recorded webinar...
While most of us may use a monitoring tool or collection of tools to help manage backup and recovery planning, there are gaps in what we know about the allocation of storage across the infrastructure. These gaps come to light when attempting to understand your data footprint and how st...
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 lose critical data are likely to file for bankruptcy within a year. Think FEMA is exaggerating? Take a look a...
What Problems Do IT Pros Face? The industry has talked about the rise of cloud backup for years now. But what do the numbers show? Who’s actually using the cloud for backup and disaster recovery, and who’s just talking about it? What are the cloud backup challenges preventing some orga...
What Problems Do IT Pros Face? The industry has talked about the rise of cloud backup for years now. But what do the numbers show? Who’s actually using the cloud for backup and disaster recovery, and who’s just talking about it? What are the cloud backup challenges preventing some orga...
After last month’s WannaCry outbreak, a new strain of ransomware yesterday spread like wildfire across parts of Europe and as far as Britain, The United States, Australia and India. Though most are calling it “Petya” (a malware that has been around since 2016) due to arguments over its...
Despite what you may think, Apple’s exclusive OS X operating system is not naturally safe from new mac ransomware threats. A new ransomware variant is now targeting Apple’s Mac computers, and although it is crude, it is certainly effective. What’s inside the guts of t...
Let’s start with the facts. On May 12th, 2017, a new ransomware variant known as WannaCry spread throughout the internet. It notably infected 60 organizations that were part of the UK’s National Health Service, shut down operations at FedEx, and brought Spain’s Telefonica to a halt. De...
Unitrends vs. Rubrik: How to cut through the marketing.   This type of post is something you should always be skeptical about – one vendor comparing its solution to another vendor’s. That said, the goal here is to help IT pros understand how to compare technologies ami...
IT professionals are heroes, doing whatever it takes to ensure that the infrastructure that helps keep their business running is available 24 x 7 x 365. Automated provisioning, introduced in Unitrends Backup Software version 10,  is designed to address this challenge – increase I...
In an industry that seems to pride itself on complexity, Unitrends makes backup easier with SLA policy automation introduced in Unitrends Backup Software version 10. You no longer need to concern yourself with the how of data protection, but on what and when. In our overview of Unitren...
Unitrends v10 Disrupts Enterprise Data Management with New Approach that Dramatically Increases IT Productivity and Confidence Unitrends announced today the release of version 10 for its Recovery Series backup appliances and Unitrends Backup virtual appliances, finally giving Enterpris...
Ransomware and Channel Partners Ransomware.  The word strikes terror in the hearts of unprepared channel partners.  And for good reason.  The growth and ubiquity and Ransomware is staggering.  More than 4000 Ransomware attacks have occurred each day since the beginning of 2016.  This r...
Unitrends is one of the few backup, productivity, and continuity vendors that offers a contractual SLA (Service Level Agreement) with respect to spin-up times in Unitrends Cloud.  We also offer a version of our Unitrends Cloud DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service) that has no contract...
Mike Vizard at IT Business Edge wrote a great article on our Ransomware detection feature.  There was one particular comment that caught my eye, to wit: Backup and recovery, for as long as anyone can remember, was considered one of those mundane tasks to be left in the hands of the low...
Mike Vizard at IT Business Edge wrote a great article on our Ransomware detection feature.  There was one particular comment that caught my eye, to wit: Backup and recovery, for as long as anyone can remember, was considered one of those mundane tasks to be left in the hands of the low...
Office 365 Backup Mistakes: 5 Surefire Ways to Lose Office 365 Data One of the most common Office 365 backup mistakes is assuming data protection isn’t necessary. There’s a misconception among some IT administrators that Office 365 doesn’t require backup because it runs in the cl...
Office 365 Backup Mistakes: 5 Surefire Ways to Lose Office 365 Data One of the most common Office 365 backup mistakes is assuming data protection isn’t necessary. There’s a misconception among some IT administrators that Office 365 doesn’t require backup because it runs in the cl...
WORLD BACKUP DAY | APRIL FOOLS EDITION On April 1st, Unitrends stunned the backup industry by announcing that it has made a strategic decision to embrace Ransomware and Ransomware-susceptible Windows as its base operating system for backup.  Unitrends announced that it would aband...
WORLD BACKUP DAY | APRIL FOOLS EDITION On April 1st, Unitrends stunned the backup industry by announcing that it has made a strategic decision to embrace Ransomware and Ransomware-susceptible Windows as its base operating system for backup.  Unitrends announced that it would aband...
World Backup Day on March 31 each year has a slogan ready-made by the calendar; don’t be an April Fool, backup your data. And that is what we do, we backup data day after day, month after month, year after year. All this backup activity begs the question, is a backup truly a backup if ...
World Backup Day on March 31 each year has a slogan ready-made by the calendar; don’t be an April Fool, backup your data. And that is what we do, we backup data day after day, month after month, year after year. All this backup activity begs the question, is a backup truly a backup if ...
Satan is a Ransomware as a Service and may be the easiest access point ever created to get into the ransomware business. Ransomware programmers continue to fine tune RaaS (Ransomware as a Service) opportunities for prospective cyber criminals. Since the introduction of the ransomware p...
[Preface: Unitrends has a quite a few customers who have a disaster but are reticent about publicly disclosing this information.  And yet new buyers quite often ask us for this kind of information.  For that reason I’m going to share stories about Unitrends customer disaster recovery e...
Open source Ransomware and Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) is making malware so accessible that even your grandfather can do it. For those who don’t know, Ransomware is a form of malware that locks up access to an enterprise’s data. Then ransomware distributors demand (untraceable bitco...
Unitrends this week released Enterprise Plus.  Why Unitrends Enterprise Plus?  Because our mission is to increase uptime and confidence in a world in which IT professionals must do more with less.  We didn’t say “IT professionals in small companies” or “IT professionals in large compan...
What is Unitrends Release 9.2? ­­­­­ It’s the latest release for our Recovery-Series physical purpose built backup appliances (PBBAs) and for our Unitrends Backup virtual PBBAs for VMware, Hyper-V, and XenServer – and recently launched support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsof...
What is backup self-service?  Rather than immediately jumping into TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), RTO (Recovery Time Objective), and other TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms) – let’s take a step back. What is self-service?  It’s simply the practice of some form of automation allowing one to s...
As Unitrends has grown in enterprise backup, we’ve increasingly been asked to support ROBO backup (Remote Office Branch Office backup). In one sense, we’ve always supported ROBO backup with physical Purpose Built Backup Appliances (PBBAs) deployed on physical appliances and virtual app...