September 12 2016

Company Extends its Lead in Business Continuity Solutions

Unitrends, a leader in enterprise-level cloud-empowered business continuity solutions, today announced three new business continuity products. Unitrends Boomerang for Microsoft Azure, Unitrends Enterprise Backup for Microsoft Azure, and Unitrends Cloud Backup for Office 365 enable organizations to capitalize on the agility and economics of the cloud, simplify the backup and recovery process, and gain complete confidence in the recovery point to come. The new offerings enable Unitrends customers to benefit from the global scale of Microsoft Azure and backup data residing in Microsoft Office 365, the SaaS applications that millions of enterprises now rely on for collaboration and productivity.

“Business continuity is top of mind for our customers, as they increasingly look to the cloud for either the full solution, or to add that extra layer of protection. Also, as a result of explosive data growth, they need to keep a sharp eye on containing costs,” said Cary Warner, CMO at Aperio IT, a Unitrends partner. “Unitrends offers the industry’s broadest range of continuity solutions that enables our company to meet the unique needs of each client.”

Ryan McGee, senior product marketing manager, cloud platform marketing, Microsoft Corp. said, “When it comes to protecting digital assets, organizations and service providers need cloud-based solutions they can trust. Microsoft Azure provides Unitrends with the enterprise-grade security and agility required to support its customers as they look to streamline their business operations.”

“The new Unitrends products coming to the Azure Marketplace work seamlessly, giving customers full confidence in their ability to recover when systems go down,” continued McGee. “Similarly, Unitrends’ new Office 365 backup recovery makes it easy for enterprises to back up their data for Exchange Online, SharePoint and Microsoft OneDrive.”

Unitrends’ new products, available through Microsoft and Unitrends resellers, help customers meet their specific requirements for protecting their fast-growing digital assets and include:

  • Unitrends Boomerang, now available for Microsoft Azure, protects VMware virtual machines in the cloud: Boomerang makes it fast, easy, and cost effective to replicate VMware virtual machines (VMs) in Microsoft Azure for disaster recovery or VM migration. Boomerang 2.0, available today, adds Microsoft Azure capabilities to the proven Amazon Web Services implementation, enabling users to choose between the top two hyperscale clouds with a single click. Boomerang’s “Pilot Light” architecture takes full advantage of the cost-effective Azure Storage for backups—only converting their VMs to native Azure Virtual Machines when needed for disaster recovery. In the event of a system outage, one click converts backups to native Azure Virtual Machines and spins them up in minutes. One more click returns applications, data, and network configurations to the datacenter as ready-to-run VMware VMs. This approach results in Boomerang being the lowest cost disaster recovery solution for VMware on the market – from software, network, and cloud usage fee perspectives. Free trial.
  • Unitrends Enterprise Backup for Microsoft Azure provides an extra layer of backup protection for on-premises backups, and fills the fast-growing need for complete cloud workload backups: Getting copies of backup data offsite is necessary for many enterprises who require long-term data retention for regulatory reasons, and is critical to any disaster recovery plan.  Unitrends Enterprise Backup for Microsoft Azure adds a new option to Unitrends portfolio of cloud continuity solutions. Customers can now deploy Unitrends software into Microsoft Azure as an offsite target for backup copies from any Unitrends virtual or physical appliance. The software replicates datacenter backups in Microsoft Azure to provide data retention and business continuity in the face of disaster or ransomware attacks.

To ensure continuity for cloud workloads, an often overlooked precaution, users can quickly provision Unitrends Enterprise Backup from the Microsoft Azure Marketplace as a virtual machine in Microsoft Azure. From a single, super-intuitive management console, Unitrends Enterprise Backup manages backup and recovery for multiple clouds within a Microsoft Azure instance, streamlining an otherwise complex continuity challenge. General Availability for Unitrends Enterprise Backup for Microsoft Azure is slated for early autumn.

  • Unitrends Cloud Backup for Office 365 provides full, automatic protection for purpose-built Microsoft SaaS applications: Microsoft Office 365 usage is growing at 63 percent per year, as organizations recognize the advantage of SaaS solutions for running their businesses. However, the need to backup user data for fast recovery is not always well understood. Unitrends Cloud Backup for Office 365, available this month, helps to avoid the potential loss of data and ideas due to system crashes or accidental deletions. The software provides complete protection for SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, and OneDrive – covering emails, folders, contacts, and more – with unlimited retention. Unitrends Cloud Backup for Office 365 takes snapshots multiple times daily, and enables fast, self-service restore via an intuitive user interface.


About Unitrends

Unitrends is trusted by IT Leaders and Pros who know that in today’s digital world protecting their ideas and keeping their business running is non-negotiable. To address the growing volume and value of digital information, the company’s award winning portfolio of Continuity Solutions enables customers to capitalize on cloud economics, reduce their overall spend on IT, and have 100% confidence in the recovery point to come. Unitrends’ Continuity Solutions are backed by a customer support team that consistently achieves a 98% satisfaction rating and are sold through a community of thousands of expert technology partners, service providers and resellers worldwide. Visit

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