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[Preface: Unitrends has a quite a few customers who have a disaster but are reticent about publicly disclosing this information.  And yet new buyers quite often ask us for this kind of information.  For that reason I’m going to share stories about Unitrends customer disaster recovery events that have occurred; but I’m going to do […] The post Recovering data after a 100 year flood appeared first on Unitrends Blog. ... (more)

What is Backup Self-Service? Automation and Role Based Access Control

What is backup self-service?  Rather than immediately jumping into TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), RTO (Recovery Time Objective), and other TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms) – let’s take a step back. What is self-service?  It’s simply the practice of some form of automation allowing one to serving oneself.  It can but does not need to include […] The post What is Backup Self-Service? Automation and Role Based Access Control appeared first on Unitrends Blog. ... (more)

ROBO Backup (Remote Office Branch Office) for the Distributed Enterprise

As Unitrends has grown in enterprise backup, we’ve increasingly been asked to support ROBO backup (Remote Office Branch Office backup). In one sense, we’ve always supported ROBO backup with physical Purpose Built Backup Appliances (PBBAs) deployed on physical appliances and virtual appliances (VMware, Hyper-V, and XenServer) and with Unitrends Cloud; on the other hand we’ve […] The post ROBO Backup (Remote Office Branch Office) for the Distributed Enterprise appeared first on Unitrends Blog. ... (more)

Fake News, Fake Backup Appliances

Fake news, fake backup appliances.  What do they have in common?  One is hoaxes, propaganda, and disinformation delivered via e-mail campaigns, social media, and other techniques designed to mislead its readers.  The other is fake news. I’ve recently seen a rash of software backup tool vendors sending IT professionals advertise that they  should use their […] The post Fake News, Fake Backup Appliances appeared first on Unitrends Blog. ... (more)

AWS Went Down, Black Swans, Antifragility, Backup and Continuity [Part 3]

[Preface: This is the third in a four-part series that uses the AWS outage as a springboard to discuss our technology vision for backup and continuity.  Part 1 discussed the AWS outage of February 28, 2017.  Part 2 discussed the concept of black swans and this AWS black swan in particular.] What is an antifragility, […] The post AWS Went Down, Black Swans, Antifragility, Backup and Continuity [Part 3] appeared first on Unitrends Blog. ... (more)