The new Recovery Series MAX devices are designed to fill a gap in the Unitrends portfolio for economically-priced, modestly-scaled hardware with enough power to run entire backup infrastructures locally.

Kaseya Ltd.’s Unitrends BDR business unit has introduced a line of appliances designed to make on-premises recovery a practical option for smaller IT environments.

Targeted at SMBs and branch offices with just a handful of critical workloads to protect, the Recovery Series MAX family of appliances provides significantly more compute power, memory, and network throughput than earlier Recovery Series devices with the same storage capacity. The new systems are designed to fill a gap in the Unitrends portfolio for affordably-priced, modestly-scaled hardware with sufficient resources to run entire backup infrastructures on local hardware.

“It usually requires a decent amount of horsepower to do that,” says Joe Noonan, vice president for product management and marketing at Unitrends. “Our larger boxes that we have in the Recovery Series today have plenty of compute power to run workloads on them, so this was really to help out that smaller customer.”

Recovery Series MAX appliances are available in 2TB, 4TB, and 8TB editions. All three models come with Intel Xeon D-1541 processors, dual 1GB and 10GB Ethernet ports, 128GB SSD cards, and either 32 or 64GB of memory. That’s up to eight times the RAM of Recovery Series devices with the same amount of storage, says Noonan, adding that the new products have three times more processing power than comparably-scaled appliances as well.

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