As I left the office last night, I noticed some subtle changes in the air, typical of an early fall afternoon. In the spirit of reflecting on change, I started thinking about Unitrends’ transformation over the past year.
One year ago, we were getting ready to announce a major growth equity investment from Insight Venture Partners. With this investment, we’ve acquired fellow Insight portfolio company PHD Virtual Technologies and Yuruware, an Australian innovator of data protection technology for Amazon Web Services, OpenStack and other public clouds. These acquisitions have transformed Unitrends from a backup vendor to a data protection powerhouse.
On the technology front, we made several important advancements that demonstrate our commitment to providing customers with the flexibility to choose the virtual as well as physical data protection solutions that best accommodate their IT infrastructures.
To keep pace with our rapid growth, we relocated Unitrends’ Corporate Headquarters to Burlington, Mass., from Columbia, S.C. in July. Burlington has served as the central hub for our sales and marketing operations since 2009 and is now home to more than 150 sales and marketing professionals.
While I’m naturally very proud of all we’ve accomplished, the industry is starting to take notice as well. We debuted in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances and claimed the top spot in DCIG’s 2014-2015 Virtual Server Backup Software Buyer’s Guide.
Today, Unitrends has offices in Burlington, MA; Columbia, SC; Morris Plains, NJ; Philadelphia; London; Madrid and Sydney. We’ve added nearly 100 employees thus far in 2014, bringing the total to more than 400 employees worldwide.
Despite our phenomenal growth, one thing that hasn’t changed is our extreme commitment to our customers, from their first interaction with our sales team, all the way to our customer support organization, which consistently achieves a 98 percent satisfaction rating.
On a personal note, I relocated to Boston this summer and know the coming winter might feel a little longer, and a lot harsher. As I brace myself for the colder months, I’m very excited to see what lies ahead for Unitrends.