Unitrends Recovery Appliance Is Essential To IT Departments
Updated September 21, 2016

Unitrends Recovery Appliance Is Essential To IT Departments

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Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

The Unitrends appliance has been a great asset to the IT department with servicing the data backup and recovery needs for the entire organization.
  • We have a multitude of operating systems and both virtual and physical servers that are backed up, and the Unitrends appliance is able to back up all of them.
  • The data restore process is simple and has always been reliable.
  • The data backup process is extremely fast where we are able to back up both virtual and physical servers in both our buildings within a very aggressive time schedule since we are very nearly a 24x7 environment.
  • I would like to see added functionality in the appliance where you could restore a server to work on the Unitrends appliance for disaster recovery purposes.
  • Would like the agent upgrade feature to be more reliable when upgrading the agents on the servers.
  • Would like to be able to acknowledge and delete error messages from the appliance since some errors are informational versus something actually being wrong.
  • Would like live snapshots throughout the day versus daily backups where a file can be restored throughout the day.
  • It has greatly improved restore time of entire servers and files within a very short time versus with tape backup it could sometimes take a day or two to restore.
  • The cloud backup option has eliminated the need for storing physical backups offsite and has eliminated the offsite storage cost.
We selected Unitrends due to unique features, cost of appliance, cost of service, and excellent reviews.
It is well suited for mixed environments, virtual and physical servers, like the one we have in my organization. I don't think it would be a good fit with organizations that have extremely large SANS.

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery 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