Unitrends Data Backup Appliances, Load Balancer & Workstations
Our other products include Unitrends Business Continuity Appliances, Load Balancers, High-end Workstations and Custom Appliances. A full list of the products can be viewed through the navigation links on the left of the page.
Unitrends backup appliances are designed from the ground-up to provide the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry. The Unitrends data protection appliances supports all types of storage: DAS (Direct Attached Storage), NAS (Network Attached Storage), and SAN (Storage Area Network). Unitrends appliances also directly support all types of computer platforms: servers, workstations, PCs, and notebooks.
Managing backup, archiving and disaster recovery is all about one pane of glass.
With an easy to use drag and drop interface, Unitrends have created a revolutionary grid-based tool for managing all aspects of data protection.
No more switching from window to window to manage your entire backup.
Unitrends' ground-breaking "iseGrid" technology allows an unlimited number of appliances, operating systems and clients to be managed behind one pane of glass.
Business Continuity and Backup
You know that unlike disaster recovery, business continuity means what you do daily to maintain service, consistency, and recoverability to your customers, suppliers, regulators, and others with whom you do business. Business continuity means that your business is up and running not only when there's a disaster - but on a day-to-day basis so that you can maximize your company's revenue and profits.
Litigation is a cost of business.Being unable to respond in an appropriate manner to regulation and potential litigation dramatically increases your overall costs. It's like lightning - you may think your odds of getting hit are low, but you're not stupid enough to walk around in a thunderstorm.
Disaster Recovery Challenge
You know that you should protect your business from disaster; that if you lost your data and systems that you have at worst little chance of recovering your business or at best a long slow crawl back to resuming your operations. And you know that a fire, flood, tornado, or hurricane can devastate with little or no warning. But there are other threats. A recent survey of IT executives from Infoconomy found that of the named perceived threats to business continuity that viruses were second only to internal system failure as the leading cause of concern.
Data Backup Solutions for Notebooks, PCs, and Workstations
Notebooks, PCs, and workstations - the devices at the "edge" of your IT infrastructure - represent a quandry for business and IT leaders. What some businesses do initially is to create a rule that all critical data must reside on centralized storage and servers. It's a simple, clean, and -- doesn't work. For convenience, performance, and a myriad of other reasons, people tend to work from their own dedicated computer resources.
Remote Office - Branch Office
While the data and systems in your central offices are protected, you want to make sure that your remote or branch office has its data protected as well. However, the challenges seem endless and include:
IT staffing: You have either no IT staff at your remote or branch office or that staff is extremely limited.
WAN bandwidth: You can't afford a tremendous amount of WAN bandwidth and yet you have quite a bit of data to protect. Even worse, the WAN bandwidth you lease is being used for your day-to-day operations and can't be dedicated to only being used for data protection.
SAN Data Backup Challenges and Solutions
You purchased a SAN in order to consolidate your storage, have a platform for server virtualization, and to take advantage of features such as thin provisioning and snapshots.
What you discovered was that your environment became even more complex in term of protecting notebooks, PCs, workstations, servers, and NASs as well as SANs. Frequent snapshots were possible but didn't protect against SAN failure or long latency viral infestation. And as the price of a terabyte drive went below one hundred dollars while SAN vendors price per terabyte stayed stubbornly high, it has become ever more important to protect all forms of computers and storage.
You made the business decision to pursue virtualization because you knew it would dramatically reduce your hardware costs and it would radically decrease your utility bills. You also saw it as a way to pursue higher availability at a much lower cost when compared to traditional clustering. You knew there was no magic - that the only way to handle an ever escalating regulatory environment was real physical data protection.
However, what you may not have counted on was the complexity that arose from virtualization. New administrative skills, different virtualization vendors, different versions of virtualization platforms with different licensing policies, mixed physical and virtual environments, a plethora of virtual machine images, and SAN vendors attempting to capitalize on the advantages of virtualization to achieve lock-in so that they can achieve higher margins for storage now and in the future - these are just a few of the challenges you face.
Running an application on one server gives you a single point of failure. Utilizing a load balancer moves the point of failure to the load balancer. All Loadbalancer.org solutions come with an easy-to-use web based wizard to get you up and running in minutes. The Loadbalancer.org product range provides various solutions to numerous server load balancing environments. Generally all Loadbalancer.org products will load balance any TCP or UDP based protocols.