Unitrends Appliance and cloud based backup
Updated March 05, 2021

Unitrends Appliance and cloud based backup

Kelly Mumm | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

We use Unitrends to backup our Windows environment including SQL server and SharePoint. We have about 8 Windows servers from 2003-2012 that are backed up daily. We also backup an IBM iSeries using Unitrends. All the backups are then replicated to the Unitrends cloud.
  • Easy initial setup of the appliance.
  • It just works. I rarely have to go in and fix it.
  • It was the only appliance we found that did Windows, Linux and iSeries in one appliance.
  • The failure log does not provide any detail. You have to go into the UI to see what happened.
  • The new UI doesn't seem to be as full featured as the old flash based UI.
  • In the past we had no ways to do offsite backups other then physically sending disc. Unitrends automatically backups all my data to their secure cloud.
  • My critical iSeries data is backed up locally and in the cloud without having to buy a pricey IBM solution.

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I liked the professionalism of the Unitrends sales and support team. They had the right answer to all my questions and came back multiple times with offers of a hybrid cloud and appliance solution that fit our infrastructure and our budget. The other vendors wented to sell a cookie cutter package that was either too expensive or had no room for growth.
If you have a mixed environment that includes iSeries, Windows and Linux then Unitrends is great. It currently does not support bare metal Xenserver backups but that is something that is coming in the future.

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

Using Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

2 - Unitrends provides a backup solution that can protect all our data and systems. We use it on Windows, Linux and IBM iSeries.
1 - Basic IT skills. Unitrends support is really good and doing the heavy lifting.
  • Being able to spin up a backup on the Appliance
  • Cloud offsite data sync
  • IBM iSeries support
  • Spinning up a VM on the appliance after a failure
  • Bare metal recovery of a server after a crypto locker attack.
  • An additional appliance at another site that syncs backups.
It really comes down to pricing.