Colocube Datacenter Services Extend the Data Protection of Unitrends On-Premise Appliances into the Cloud for Small and Medium Enterprises
Columbia, SC – March 30, 2010 — Unitrends, the leader in affordable, heterogeneous, vertically integrated, disk-based all-in-one data protection appliances, today announced that it has partnered with Colocube, a leading Atlanta-based IT hosting and colocation provider. Together, the companies will deliver cost-effective, cloud-based disaster recovery solutions for the small and medium-sized enterprise. The partnership extends the data protection of Unitrends on-premise appliances into the cloud for 24/7 disaster recovery availability.
“Unitrends has for years offered private cloud-based disaster recovery; as we have begun offering public multi-tenant cloud-based disaster recovery services we found that Colocube offered the type of world-class 24x7x365 day infrastructure our customers have come to expect from us,” said Dr. Mark Campbell, chief operating officer, Unitrends. “Their carrier-class facility enables us to assure exceptional service levels and backup and recovery speeds to our customers at an exceptional price point.”
“Unitrends helps organizations solve many of the traditional challenges and concerns when it comes to data protection including ease of use, manageability and reliability,” said Fred Tanzella, CEO, Colocube. “Companies will benefit from the security, performance, and continuous data availability of the cloud data protection services delivered through our partnership with Unitrends.”
The partnership allows Unitrends to integrate its all-in-one on-premise backup and archiving appliances with a muti-tenant cloud-based storage architecture implemented via a SAS 70 compliant cloud backup infrastructure hosted by Colocube. Unlike other cloud-based offerings, the combined Unitrends/Colocube solution delivers fast physical seeding of customer data into the cloud via next-day shipment of a fully-loaded on-premise appliance for data recovery. The service is monitored and managed through the same simple, easy-to-use Web 2.0-based user interface offered for all Unitrends appliances and monitored at all times by expert data protection staff at Colocube.
Colocube is a US-based hosting firm headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., specializing in high-performance IT hosting, colocation, disaster recovery and IP Services with a global presence. Colocube operates SAS 70 certified facilities and is carrier-neutral, offering the richest connectivity with over 80 providers in the most secure and reliable colocation facilities for customers’ mission critical operations. Colocube operates HPC (High Performance Computing) styled data center environments for its customers around the world. Operating HPC data centers includes coverage in many key areas such as Security, Networking, Power, and Cooling. For more information, please visit www.colocube.com.
Unitrends provides enterprise-level data protection, at the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry, through a family of scalable disk-based data protection appliances that integrate and protect existing heterogeneous computer and storage systems through a single, intuitive, graphical user interface. Unitrends uses a common backup and recovery engine for providing protection for over 100 different versions of operating systems and applications. This means you can support various versions of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware, Sun Solaris, Novell OES, Novell Netware, Novell GroupWise, Novell eDirectory, Linux, FreeBSD, Apple MacOS X, IBM pSeries/AIX, HP HP-UX, SCO UnixWare, SCO OpenServer, IBM iSeries/OS400, and SGI IRIX on notebooks, PCs, workstations, and servers and on DAS, NAS, or SAN storage – all using a single backup appliance.
Information about Unitrends can be found at http://www.unitrends.com.