WHAT IS IT?
Unitrends Free Backup Software is a community-based free offering that protects VMware vSphere licensed environments as well as Microsoft Hyper-V environments. It protects up to 1TB of user data and is supported via a new generation of knowledge bases and forums.
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WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
“We want to build a community of IT professionals who use Unitrends Free as a vehicle for not only virtual backup, but also for business continuity,” Mark Campbell, the company’s chief technology officer, recently told eWEEK. “Additionally, we want to cultivate a community of channel partners who use Unitrends Free to increase their lead generation, profitability and recurring revenue. Free is a community-inspired, community-driven product that will play a key role in guiding the company’s future business continuity R&D efforts.”
WHAT’S UNDER THE HOOD
FREE vSphere and Hyper-V VM Backup—Hypervisor level protection for vSphere and Hyper-V for up to 1TB of production VM data.
Unlimited VMs and Sockets—no limits on the number of VMs or sockets protected by Unitrends Free.
Cloud Integration – to AWS S3, Google Cloud Storage, or Google Nearline for offsite disaster recovery.
Instant VM Recovery—quickly run a virtual machine directly from a backup to reduce downtime. Additionally, you can use Instant VM Recovery to spin up copies of your virtual machines for recovery verification or test and development purposes.
Automated Daily Scheduling—set it and forget it scheduling with daily recovery points keeps you protected, even when you’re not around.
Fast, Incremental Forever Backups—keep your environment protected EVERY DAY. Changed-block tracking and incremental forever backups ensure your backups complete fast and only process changed data after the first backup, so you can get backups done every day without a ton of storage.
Unitrends Community Integration—free forum support from the Unitrends Community. Directly integrated into the user interface, you can search the forum and work with our community to help each other and earn great prizes and rewards.