CloudHook

The easy and affordable solution for
backup and archiving to the cloud.

Easy & Affordable Solution for
Backup & Archiving to the Cloud

  • Provides an easy to use, scalable, low-cost offsite storage option.
  • Easily copy and archive backup data offsite to third-party cloud provider.
  • Assure fast, automated reliable recovery from archived backups in the cloud.
  • Archive from multiple source locations.
  • Choose specific VM backups for archiving or keep all in synch.
Flexible backup and recovery to the cloud for SMBs
Unitrends CloudHook™ gives small and mid-size businesses an optimal means to back up and archive data to the cloud. It was designed from the ground up for no-hassle cloud backup, archiving and recovery with third-party cloud storage providers such as Amazon, Google, Rackspace and Open Stack/Swift or S3 compatible providers. Unitrends CloudHook combines on-site control and recovery of backups with the added assurance of offsite backups and archiving to the cloud.

Unparalleled ease of use
Unitrends CloudHook eliminates the complexity associated with using a gateway appliance to reach the cloud, and helps you avoid the headache of managing your own offsite facilities. Simply choose the cloud storage provider that works best for you, and start backing up to the cloud in minutes.

Unmatched affordability
With Unitrends CloudHook all you need is the cost effective Unitrends Virtual Backup Appliance and a cloud storage account. There’s no need to pay for offsite storage, maintenance, facilities or cloud gateway appliances. And, with most cloud storage starting at 3 cents per GB per month, Unitrends CloudHook is your best value for affordable cloud backup and recovery.

Ultimate flexibility
Unitrends CloudHook lets you choose the cloud backup and archiving storage option that’s best for you. Select from popular public cloud storage options like Google, Amazon, Rackspace or any OpenStack/Swift or S3 compatible provider.

Seamless backup and archiving to the cloud. Unitrends CloudHook enables a Unitrends VBA to backup directly to cloud storage. You can use cloud storage as your main backup storage target, and avoid managing backup storage completely. Or, for a more robust data protection strategy with faster RTO’s, you can use one Unitrends VBA to backup to local storage, and another VBA to backup to cloud storage for an offsite copy of your backups. Once the initial backup is made, Unitrends delivers a fast, efficient means of backing up VMs over the Internet. And with Rollback Recovery, you can recover full VMs from cloud storage in just minutes because it only transfers changes between the existing VM and the cloud backup data.

Unitrends CloudHook makes it easy. CloudHook comes as a built in option with Unitrends Backup and Recovery (6.2 & above) for VMware or Citrix and installs in a matter of minutes. You simply set up a VBA for your cloud backups with a choice of cloud storage providers such as Amazon, Google, Rackspace or any OpenStack/Swift or S3 enabled provider. With just one click from your hypervisor console, you can then backup your VMs locally as well as to your off-site storage provider.

Only CloudHook delivers these key advantages...


Built in Data Reduction. Optimizes performance over low bandwidth, high latency WAN connections, incorporating change block tracking (vSphere only), source-side deduplication, compression and local caching to send as little data as possible to the backup target.

Assured Security. Delivers government grade encryption for data in transit over the WAN and data at rest on the backup target.

Rollback Recovery. Optimized for quick and efficient recovery over the WAN from the cloud, Rollback Recovery restores only changes between the existing VM and the backup.

Flexible Retention. Meets compliance standards and retention requirements with UVB’s Full backup mode, enabling flexible, long-term retention.

True Forever Incremental Backups. With UVB’s backup mode, after your first backup, you never have to complete any periodic or synthetic full backups again, ensuring the most efficient WAN data transfer to cloud storage.


Supported Cloud Storage Providers

Here is a quick introduction to cloud storage providers supported by Unitrends CloudHook and links to view each provider’s pricing.

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is storage for the Internet. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers. Amazon S3 provides a simple web services interface that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. It gives any developer access to the same highly scalable, reliable, secure, fast, inexpensive infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites. The service aims to maximize benefits of scale and to pass those benefits on to developers.
Additional information on Amazon S3 and Pricing

Google Cloud Storage's proven cloud infrastructure provides highly available, robust storage for your mission-critical data. Store, access and manage your data on Google’s storage infrastructure. Take advantage of the scale and efficiency we have built over the years providing quick and easy access to your data around the world with hosting choices in multiple regions.
Additional information on Google Cloud Storage and Pricing

Rackspace Cloud Files, powered by OpenStack®, provides an easy to use online storage for files and media which can be delivered globally at blazing speeds over Akamai's content delivery network (CDN). Whether your storage needs are modest—or monumental—you enjoy triple redundancy, an easy-to-use control panel, and Fanatical Support from day one. And because we built Cloud Files on OpenStack, if you ever want to move to another provider, you can.
Additional Information on Rackspace Cloud Files and Pricing

OpenStack/Swift
Unitrends CloudHook can also be used with any provider utilizing the OpenStack/Swift storage platform. If you wish to use a supported OpenStack/Swift provider, please consult with the provider regarding their setup and pricing requirements.