Unitrends Gen 8 includes self-healing storage and disk density

Unitrends announced the new “Gen 8” release of its Recovery Series backup appliances. New efficiency built into the hardware appliances includes self-healing storage and disk density that stores more data in less space, saving up to 60 percent on power and cooling.

The Recovery Series appliances also come pre-integrated with new Unitrends Backup version 10.2 software that optimizes cloud replication performance and features a redesigned Backup Catalog that reduces the time IT administrators spend on repetitive task management for complex environments. The latest 10.2 software is available to all Recovery Series and Unitrends Backup customers.

“With each new iteration of our product, we push the limits to deliver the most functionally rich backup appliance that will simplify the lives of our customers,” said Joe Noonan, vice president product management and marketing, Unitrends.

“Our customers trust and depend on us to continually innovate to ensure the livelihood of their business, which is a huge responsibility that we don’t take lightly. That’s why we’ve added a broader range of models to our Recovery Series line, so our customers can choose the size that best fits both their storage and budget needs today with the flexibility to easily scale up or out tomorrow.”

Recovery Series appliances are now available in 15 models from 2 TB to 120 TB, sized to meet a wide range of backup needs. Disk density enables the appliances to store 20 percent more data in the same form factor and cut power and cooling costs by as much as 60 percent.

Self-healing storage in Unitrends appliances monitors and corrects sources of hardware failures. If necessary, the appliance notifies the customer and opens support tickets, expediting the remediation process.

“Exponential data growth has put IT teams under mounting pressure to control data center sprawl, optimize efficiency, and eliminate data center complexity without increasing costs,” said Diane Bierman, VP sales, MNJ Technologies.

“Unitrends Recovery Series appliances tackles all of these challenges in a cost-saving, all-in-one solution that enterprises can rely on to back up their mission-critical data.”

Gen 8 of the Recovery Series appliances includes pre-integrated software that streamlines data transfer from on-premises to the cloud.

To make the move to the cloud easier, Unitrends now offers six months of free cloud storage and disaster recovery with the purchase of a Unitrends appliance and Unitrends cloud services.

Additionally, customers have the option to subscribe to the Unitrends Pledge Program to future-proof their backup appliance investment and receive a replacement appliance every four years at no additional cost.

The Unitrends Pledge Program gives customers a cost-efficient way to accommodate data growth and minimize capital expenditure (CAPEX) costs while staying current with the most advanced hardware appliances.

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