Yesterday I published a blog post comparing Unitrends Cloud, Amazon AWS Cloud, and Google Cloud.  And while it’s all really valuable information for comparing and contrasting these clouds, today I was told from one of our rock star sales people that I buried the lede – that I should have just announced that our infinite retention Forever Cloud now included for free DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service) recovery instances for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines.  Basically, what Jay Donovan told me was that I should have announced the fact that we now sell Forever Cloud with free DRaaS and then, well, dropped the microphone and walked away.

So let’s keep this short and sweet.  Forever Cloud is our Unitrends Cloud $0.10 per gigabyte per month storage offering.  What makes it awesome?  For one thing, you can buy it in 500GB “chunks” of customer-level data – and each one of those 500GB chunks has infinite retention (7 dailies, 4 weeklies, 12 monthlies, and infinite yearlies.)  We don’t care what your change rate is or how well your data deduplicates or compresses – it’s a flat $0.10 per gigabyte per month of customer-level data that we protect.  I show in this previous post why this is less expensive than Amazon AWS or Google Cloud at $0.0125 and $0.01 per gigabyte per month of storage where you have to pay for your own retention.

But that’s burying the lede.  Yes, we have a superior cloud offering with regard to pricing, SLAs, capabilities, etc.  But earlier this week, we announced that for every terabyte of Forever Cloud, we now bundle a DRaaS instance that allows spin-up of VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines – up to 5 DRaaS instances!

That means you get a 1-hour guaranteed SLA, white-glove recovery services from the best customer support team in the industry, and everything else that is Forever Cloud – and you get it with a free DRaaS instance per terabyte up to 5 DRaaS instances.

Oh…by the way…if you’re the 20% of buyers who don’t need extended retention but want disaster recovery by having an image of your local physical appliance in our cloud – you get up to 5 free DRaaS instances (depending upon the size of your appliance.)

Finally, do you want up to five free Windows physical servers or clients?  Use this opportunity to finally convert them to VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines and get it for free.  Or you can keep them as physical Windows servers or clients and pay for DRaaS on a per server and client basis.  Your choice.

So Jay – dropping the mic now. 🙂