Unitrends - Simple and just works
August 26, 2016

Unitrends - Simple and just works

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

We use Unitrends to back up our servers and other critical devices across the organization. We needed a backup solution that was reliable, low maintenance, could replicate offsite, and could support a variety of devices. Unitrends met the requirements we were looking at. Since implementing it we have been very pleased with the product.
  • Backups are easy to set up. Once the schedule is set it just runs. A variety of devices and operating systems can be backed up making it a one stop solution.
  • Replication to their offsite location works very well.
  • Support is U.S. based and excellent. Whenever I have had to call for assistance the issue has been handled quickly. I also appreciate the proactive monitoring they provide, e.g. they may see a hard disk issue and will already be working on it before I even notice there's a problem.
  • Only issue I think I can really mention is I feel we've been through a lot of account reps. Doesn't really impact our use of the appliance, just can be a little difficult when trying to find a point of contact when the rep keeps changing.
  • The most positive impact is how quickly we have been able to restore data or entire servers with very little downtime and impact to our users.
  • It is an expensive solution for the appliance plus maintenance but we feel the price is worth it.
We had a very old version of Symantec in place that Unitrends replaced. We didn't upgrade it because we were looking for a separate appliance for our solution. We did look at Barracuda briefly and have nothing against it, it's a good solution in it's own right, we just found more positive reviews for Unitrends and the initial support was so good we decided on them.
If you have a mixed environment of physical and virtual servers, along with other devices such as NAS and SAN, and multiple operating systems this solution can handle the backups for them all. It can also handle SQL and Oracle backups. I've really liked the VMWare support on the appliance, that's where it has been the most beneficial for us.

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
Instant recovery
Recovery verification
Business application protection
Not Rated
Multiple backup destinations
Incremental backup identification
Backup to the cloud
Deduplication and file compression