Unitrends: Great Product, Unbelievable Price.
March 11, 2021

Unitrends: Great Product, Unbelievable Price.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Modules Used

  • Unitrends Forever Cloud
  • Unitrends Backup Software

Overall Satisfaction with Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery is our current backup solution which replicates data to our main appliance and then replicates certain data sets to the cloud. The cloud backups are considered our permanent archive of data. The cloud storage is limited so we only backup the most critical data to the cloud.
  • Simple to setup.
  • Software just simply runs and does what it says it will.
  • Extremely reliable.
  • Very little maintenance to keep the backups working without interruption.
  • Cost per TB in the cloud could be better.
  • SQL backup is a separate process which is cumbersome during setup.
  • Peace of mind data is being safely stored off prem.
  • When we experienced a ransomware attack, we deleted files and simply restored.

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  • Veeam Backup & Replication and Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
Veeam, CommVault, and CA

CommVault and CA are very heavy programs that are difficult to maintain. Unitrends is very lightweight and easy to configure. The system is a turn-key solution that allows for data to be stored on-prem and then pushed to the cloud. Unitrends is significantly easier to configure and maintain.
Veeam is a true competitor. I feel as though Veam is a very robust solution that performs as well (if not better) than Unitrends in regards to backup and restore. However, if a corporation is looking for a total solution including on-prem storage device and cloud storage locations, Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery wins.
Best: Quick recovery needs, backup to an on-prem appliance, pushing archive data to the cloud. Organizations that need a quick solution that simply runs and does what it says it will do.

Less appropriate: Large/massive amounts of data being replicated to the cloud. Pushing data from on-prem to the cloud can be a challenge when creating the links.

Unitrends Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
Instant recovery
Recovery verification
Business application protection
Multiple backup destinations
Incremental backup identification
Backup to the cloud
Deduplication and file compression