Success Stories

Learn why IT professionals choose Unitrends Backup, Replication, and Disaster Recovery Solutions

University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico

The Manager of IT Services, UNM said "While systems from any of the top three vendors would be a dramatic improvement over our current state at that time, after participating in various demos, viewing online resources and other comparisons, Unitrends provided the best offering of features, capabilities, flexibility and the most intuitive GUI (graphical user interface). Unitrends also had a licensing model that fit our needs now and allowed for the flexibility as our backup clients may change in the future."

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Data Sales Company

Data Sales Company

Data Sales Company looked around the industry and settled on Unitrends Boomerang . “Unitrends Boomerang has the same or better feature set of other much more expensive solutions.” related Jason Breckner, IT Manager. Unitrends Boomerang is the choice of companies looking to migrate their VMs out of their data center or protect their VMs in the cloud.

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The Harris Center for Mental Health

The Harris Center for Mental Health

Like most not-for-profit, patient-oriented healthcare providers, The Harris Center does not have as much money as they would like to fund their IT department. “We are currently understaffed by 4 positions in our IT Department.” says Rick Hurst, IT Infrastructure Manager. “We are also making changes within our infrastructure to be more compliant with HIPAA. We are implementing policies and procedures to enhance security.” At the same time they are supporting an extremely diverse set of operating systems and applications including four versions of Windows, five versions of SQL, 45 VMs and 25 physical server. As understaffed as they are they did not have time to invest in a creaky backup and continuity system. They were using Symantec Backup Exec and tapes, a labor intensive and not always successful process.

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Last Updated: 03/20/2017
Categories: Success Stories Recovery-Series Health Care Backup & Recovery 


Integrity Network Solutions

Integrity Network Solutions

“Prior to selecting Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance we used a software solution, which we then installed on other manufacturers’ hardware. We constantly fought issues with drivers and/or software updates, and firmware revisions.” said Richard Barker, CEO and President of Integrated Network Solutions. “Prior to introducing them to Unitrends, our previous kludgey solution meant that backup schedules and rotations were often neglected by many of our clients. Before our many favorable experiences with Unitrends, our backup solutions consisted of unreliable backup to disk and/or tape.”

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West Burlington, IA

West Burlington, IA

Bradley Newberry, IT Director is a one-man operation. He has to support multiple servers running both Windows and Linux applications, many desktop PCs and several police cars. “Sometimes there is not enough of me to go around. says Newberry. “I am a one man IT shop so staffing is always an issue.” Prior to Unitrends, West Burlington was using Barracuda Backup. “I was backing up one of the Virtual Machines using Barracuda Backup and was unable to restore it due to a known issue with the appliance software. I knew I had to find a better solution.”

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Gila Regional Medical Center

Gila Regional Medical Center

“We had a Backup Exec solution that was implemented prior to my employment. The solution was archaic, non-scalable, and didn’t really perform to my expectations. After reviewing several vendors and solutions Unitrends provided not only a simple backup and recovery solution but also a solution that lent itself well to our cyber security and data protection policies and future plans.” said John Little, GRMC Enterprise System Architect

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Last Updated: 03/06/2017
Categories: Success Stories Recovery-Series Health Care Backup & Recovery 


Life

Life's Abundance

Life's Abundance overcame a ransomware issue when an employee clicked a bad attachment. The malicious software disabled 2 workstations and many accessible file server shares. Using Unitrends Recovery Services, within 2 hours they were fully operational again.

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Last Updated: 03/03/2017
Categories: Success Stories Recovery-Series Retail 


Healthcare Solution Brief

Healthcare Solution Brief

Healthcare is a unique industry. From the need to be available 24x7x365 to the ultra-proprietary content of the electronic health records (EHRs) they need to protect, healthcare institutions face a unique set of requirements for data protection and business continuity.

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Education Solution Brief

Education Solution Brief

From constricted budgets to needing to protect large numbers of devices and users, educational institutions face a unique set of requirements for data protection and business continuity. Unitrends has a long history of protecting the IT assets of the education industry, with institutions ranging from small local school districts to major universities using thousands of Unitrends products daily. This white paper will discuss the unique challenges of the education industry and demonstrate how Unitrends meets those needs with our product features.

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North West Rural Electric Cooperative (NWREC)

North West Rural Electric Cooperative (NWREC)

The tape drive was starting to fail and the person who supported it was a one-man shop and he suddenly stopped returning phone calls. Tape gave us no way to easily verify the backups or restore single files. Now with Unitrends I don’t have to change tapes daily. I look in one place to make sure backups are taking place, easily test backups, and I can spin up a server on the appliance for recovery.

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Last Updated: 02/07/2017
Categories: Success Stories Recovery-Series Government Backup & Recovery 


Gerson Company

Gerson Company

The Gerson Company selected a Unitrends Recovery 714S hardware appliance “primarily for performance and reliability reasons.” They reported that “we were mostly dealing with the - Oops I just deleted a critical file,” types of backup issues until they were hit with a ransomware attack.

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Last Updated: 02/06/2017
Categories: Success Stories Recovery-Series Wholesale Backup & Recovery 


Union Grove, WI High School District

Union Grove, WI High School District

Union Grove High School had been running on outdated servers and storage so they scheduled a full upgrade during the summer to keep any negative impacts or downtime from disrupting the school program. However the upgrade caused a complete shut down of all applications because, unknown to the storage vendor, the controller that the SSD’s were attached to were incompatible with the latest version of VMware.

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Last Updated: 01/23/2017
Categories: Success Stories Recovery-Series Education Backup & Recovery 


Engelberth Construction

Engelberth Construction

Engelberth Construction felt they needed to do more to protect the data and applications of their company. They were using AppAssure by Dell but they had issues with space on their NAS and this approach did not offer any offsite backup solution. Since the company operated out of several locations they wanted to expand their recovery capabilities to include off-site backup file retention as well as instant recovery of failed applications if the primary site has a major issue.

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McLean County

McLean County

McLean County was previously using Backup Exec for its source of backup and recovery. Problems of slow backups, reliability and high costs were preventing the county government from having a secure IT infrastructure. The backup solution’s unreliable and slow performance was reducing productivity for not only the county government’s IT department, but also affecting the daily operations in several of the county’s offices. “Our County had been facing increasingly long backup windows, as our Friday night full backup processes were beginning to extend into Monday mornings. System performance for our 24x7 operations (jail, 911 and remotely connected partners) had been lackluster during these times, adding to user frustration,” Craig Nelson, Director of Information Technologies, McLean County said.

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Last Updated: 01/17/2017
Categories: Success Stories Recovery-Series Government 


SmartPak Equine

SmartPak Equine

SmartPak Equine had a challenge managing their tape backups. Their biggest challenge was staffing. They were using an old version of Symantec (Veritas) NetBackup and started looking to replace it because the system was very old and they were sick of the manual work of bringing home off-site archives weekly. SmartPak needed to get backup copies of their data off-site to another location, away from their single location in Plymouth, Ma.

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CSA Transportation

CSA Transportation

The existing Windows-based backup solution had very limited functionality, and a lack of centralized management features meant monitoring the system was difficult. More importantly, the lack of any bare metal backup and recovery capabilities meant that in the event of a server failure, recovery of critical services could take weeks. As the majority of CSA’s data and applications are located in its Toronto office, any disruption to those centralized resources could affect the ability of all the other locations across North America to carry out the company’s day-to-day activities while waiting for systems to be recovered from backup in Toronto.

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Last Updated: 01/13/2017
Categories: Success Stories Recovery-Series Transportation 


Mercedes Benz of Oklahoma City

Mercedes Benz of Oklahoma City

Mercedes Benz of Oklahoma City's greatest challenge was that they have just a single IT resource. They also needed a reliable backup solution that didn't burn a ton of management time. As MBOKC has only a single location, they wanted to use the cloud as both a secondary data storage location and a place where they could spin up their applications in the event of a disaster.

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Town of Kennebunk, Me

Town of Kennebunk, Me

The town’s long-standing backup solution, an HP Storage Server running Veritas Backup Exec was eight years old and had already been rebuilt several times. The Director of IT for the Town of Kennebunk was also given a challenge by the Town Board of Selectmen to consider what would happen to town data and services if there was a major flood since the Town Hall is located very close to the ocean. Additionally, the town is required to store all data for 7 years and was looking for a cost effective way to meet this requirement, something that the Veritas solution could not support.

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Last Updated: 01/12/2017
Categories: Hardware Success Stories Recovery-Series Government Backup & Recovery 


Genova Technologies

Genova Technologies

Recently Genova Technologies made the decision to use Microsoft Office 365 in the Cloud and this opened a new requirement for data protection. They were aware that only minimal data protection is included in Office 365 from Microsoft. Since they already had a Recovery 713S, it was natural for them to look to Unitrends to meet their new data backup and recovery challenge. They purchased Unitrends Cloud Backup for Office 365.

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Griffin-Spalding County Schools

Griffin-Spalding County Schools

After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Griffin-Spalding County IT Director Rod Smith realized that his School System’s network was easily susceptible to permanent damage if the data center was to crash. He realized that if the district did not invest in a reliable backup and disaster recovery solution, the schools would be at high risk for never fully recovering their data infrastructure. He needed an all-in-one backup solution that could protect the current 37 servers and 1.2TB of data in addition to a solution that could support the growing data center. “We didn’t have the funds to do the same level of backup as a large enterprise corporation,” Smith said. But we had heard some positive things about bare metal recovery of entire servers, and we realized that Unitrends was a possible fit.”

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Last Updated: 12/21/2016
Categories: Success Stories Recovery-Series Education 


The Boston Architectural College

The Boston Architectural College

The Boston Architectural College (BAC) wanted to continue to use tapes as their backup method but their Veritas Backup Exec had frequent issues with backups and archive jobs failing, and low retention due to insufficient space and inefficient deduplication. They enrolled in the Unitrends Pledge program and receive free hardware refreshes every three years. The BAC now has a solid backup and recovery strategy with Unitrends and that provides them with peace of mind.

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Goose Creek, SC Local Government

Goose Creek, SC Local Government

Goose Creek is a mid-sized city located in Berkeley County, South Carolina. The city government of Goose Creek utilizes around 200 network nodes along with 12 separate servers, all constantly being accessed by their staff of 250 employees. “The reason I chose Unitrends is the technology. I was very interested once I saw the demo. It looked very clean, very precise, and like it could do what they said it was going to do, “ Ryan Byrd, IT Director said. Unitrends user interface makes it easy to see the technology at work with the capability to manage all protected systems in one single view. This allows for proactive monitoring to view retention and backup capacity, but more importantly it’s easy to use for the unexpected occurrences.”

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Last Updated: 12/19/2016
Categories: Success Stories Recovery-Series Government Backup & Recovery 


Lamar County School District

Lamar County School District

With a mix of both virtualized and physical servers, Lamar’s main concern is data protection. They were using several manual methods including direct backup to disk. This was very ineffective and unreliable. Lamar's Director of IT worked with Unitrends at a previous job and wanted the same level of protection and ease of operations.

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Last Updated: 12/07/2016
Categories: Success Stories Recovery-Series Education Backup & Recovery 


Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company

Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company

Insurance, particularly medical insurance is a data intensive industry. After carefully examining the market, OMIC selected Unitrends for a complete backup, recovery and DR solution. OMIC backups from their Recovery Series appliance are archived to the Unitrends Forever Cloud and Unitrends DRaaS Services allows for rapid spin-ups of VMs for quick recovery in the event of a declared emergency. All these DR capabilities are easily tested and verified to meet compliance requirements using Unitrends Reliable DR testing.

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Calverley Supply Co Inc

Calverley Supply Co Inc

Calverley Supply Co. was using Backup Exec and an IBM-powered internal drive to back up its AIX, Windows and Novell environments. Terrie Turella, IT specialist at Calverley Supply, did not want to continue on with a risky tape backup, and the multiple tape solutions required to protect different environments were a burden on the IT department. “I did not find many options that protected our type of environment, and I knew tape backups were unreliable,” Turella said. Without a dependable disaster recovery solution in place, Calverley ran the risk of losing critical data used for everyday operations. When searching for a reliable backup and recovery solution, Turella struggled to find a cost-effective solution capable of protecting a heterogeneous environment.

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Last Updated: 12/01/2016
Categories: Success Stories Recovery-Series Wholesale 


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