Unitrends Release 7.2 Packs Simply Scalable Enterprise Data Protection Into an Intuitive and Easy-to-Use Design
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COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Unitrends, the leading provider of all-in-one backup, archiving, instant recovery and disaster recovery solutions, today announced the launch of Unitrends Release 7.2, the latest version of the next-generation software powering its Unified Data Protection offering of physical and virtual backup and recovery appliances. Unitrends 7.2 demonstrates the company's continued investment in providing even the smallest IT departments with enterprise-class data protection at a price point and level of simplicity that meets their needs.
"Storage, backup and disaster recovery demands are skyrocketing as data volumes grow, but unfortunately, IT staffing rates are not rising with them," said Dr. Mark Campbell, Unitrends' chief strategy and technology officer. "IT administrators at small and medium-sized enterprises are continuously challenged to do more with less. Our mission at Unitrends has always been to provide them with enterprise-class data protection for heterogeneous environments that is affordable, easy to use and intuitive. Smaller budgets and limited resources should not mean companies have to sacrifice data protection, and Unitrends Release 7.2 ensures that this isn't the case."
Enterprise-Class Functionality Wrapped in an Intuitive and Easy-to-Use Design
Unitrends Enterprise Backup, the company's software-only backup and recovery virtual appliance, and Unitrends Recovery Series, its family of scalable physical appliances, are proven solutions that provide Simply Scalable, heterogeneous data protection at the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) in the industry. Unitrends 7.2 adds to this unrivaled return on investment by providing IT administrators with a more intuitive user experience - freeing up valuable time and resources that they can devote to other pressing tasks. Unitrends 7.2's intuitive, easy-to-use new features include:
- A Replication Wizard: Enables quick and easy replication setup, as all replication functionality is managed on one appliance via a single user interface.
- Masters with Include: Provides increased granularity for data protection by enabling IT administrators to specify inclusion lists for Windows file-level master, differential and incremental backups. With this enhancement, users now have the ability to specify exactly what data they want to back up - down to a specific folder or file type - making backups a much simpler task.
- Legal Hold: Enables administrators to maintain retention control by specifying backup groups that should not be purged from the system for a specified number of days or indefinitely. This new capability ensures companies meet compliance requirements and service level agreements (SLAs).
- DNS/DHCP Support for Windows - Simplifies client management by removing the IP address requirement for backups.
- A Second-Level, Task-Based Menu: Includes task-based drop down options on the interface's Main Menu for increased ease-of-use.
Unitrends' Unified Data Protection offering already supports more than 100 different versions of servers, operating systems, storage platforms, hypervisors and applications. With Unitrends 7.2, companies now also receive expanded data protection support for Oracle 11g on Linux and Solaris, Debian 7.0 and Ubuntu 13.04 on Linux, and VMware resource pools. Administrators also now have the ability to exclude a subset of VMware virtual machine drives from backups, which significantly reduces backup size, saves storage space and increases retention.