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Unitrends Enterprise Backup 7.4: The Relentless Pursuit of Perfection

Release 7.4 for Recovery-Series physical appliances and Unitrends Enterprise Backup™ (UEB) will be generally available on later today.  Incredible thanks goes out to the many customers who participated in the beta phases of the release.  And a huge thank you to all of the people within Unitrends – from engineers to support to product management to marketing to sales and many others – who all worked together to make this available.

I’ve written extensively on why I’m absolutely stoked about this release.  I’ve written blog posts including:

In addition, there were some late improvements that were made in the last stages of beta – particularly around some security issues found in a situation in which there is successful penetration of the IT infrastructure firewall in which the physical or virtual appliance resides.

But I’ll bottom-line why I think this is an awesome release – and it is really focused on the contradiction of Unitrends.  We offer physical appliances that range from a few thousand dollars to well over one hundred thousand dollars [all USD.]  We offer software that begins at a few hundred dollars.  This pushes our engineering team because they have to offer features across an enormous span of customers.  The flexibility inherent in what we offer to customers is incredible – and what’s amazing is as our company grows how much more we’re able to offer to our customers.

That’s what gets me out of bed each morning – that ability to have a profound impact on people in IT who are tirelessly working on a whole set of business issues – and want data protection that works with their environment in an agile and adaptable fashion rather than having to change what they do to accommodate backup.

In release 7.4, we’re one step further in the journey that Lexus used to call out as “The relentless pursuit of perfection.”  And that’s awesome.  I love the quote, and the philosophy behind it.  Perfection is ultimately elusive – and yet the journey is what it makes it all worthwhile.

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