Unitrends has released version 9.0.0-12 of their Unitrends Enterprise Backup product.

The 9.0.0-12 release delivers new enterprise-level capabilities and performance enhancements. These features are described in this document. 
Thank you for your interest in Recovery-Series and UEB 9.0.0-12 Release Notes



Crossroads Systems Releases StrongBox VM - Archive Has Never Been Simpler

Hassle-free data protection, preservation, and archive without dedicated hardware

Free trial of StrongBox VM available at

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS) today announced general

availability of StrongBox VM, the company's virtual machine (VM) version of its award-winning StrongBox storage gateway.

Organizations using StrongBox VM can now transform their existing resources into simple-to-use, yet powerful network-attached



StrongBox provides protected nearline and archive storage for unstructured data. By combining flash, disk, and LTFS tape,

StrongBox helps businesses protect data on-site, off-site, or in the cloud. StrongBox VM provides all the same features as the

original StrongBox and can be deployed in less than an hour using a company's existing VMWare ESXi servers. This allows

customers to quickly create file and object-based shared storage for local and distributed architectures without the requirement

of dedicated hardware.


Key product capabilities include:

  • Seamlessly integrates with existing IT infrastructure to create nearline and archive storage with multi-copy data protection, secure replication, and self-healing functionality
  • Installs in less than an hour
  • Intelligently manages file and object storage while saving customers thousands of dollars in hardware purchases and maintenance fees
  • Combines the best of flash, disk, tape, and cloud storage technologies to deliver performance that meets defined quality of service (QoS) levels

Customers can turn an existing tape library into a NAS for nearline and archive storage, or use StrongBox VM as a gateway to replicate data off-site or to the cloud with no local tape required.

Businesses can experience the power of StrongBox VM with a free 90-day, no strings attached trial. To request your StrongBox

VM trial, visit


"Customers asked us for the power of StrongBox with the flexibility to run in VM environments, and now they have it," said David

Cerf, executive vice president of strategy and business development at Crossroads Systems. "StrongBox VM easily turns any

library into a NAS for file or object storage. This new StrongBox option is yet another example of Crossroads' commitment to

reducing the cost and complexity of today's ever-growing data storage."

For technical specifications and additional information on StrongBox VM, visit


About Crossroads Systems

Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS) is a global provider of data storage solutions. Through the innovative use of new

technologies, Crossroads delivers customer-driven solutions that enable proactive data security, advanced data archiving,

optimized performance, and significant cost-savings. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Austin, TX, Crossroads has been

awarded more than 100 patents and has been honored with numerous industry awards for data archiving, storage, and

protection. Visit



Here is the the latest version of ScrewDrivers, v4.8.03

Some new features within ScrewDrivers 4.8.03 includes:

•Enhanced compression for print data (hence, decreasing print time by 74%),

•Advanced print features are now available for printers that offer finishing features,

•Ability to reset printer defaults after each print job,

•Improved control for IT admins for log rotations and size management, and

•New Simplify License Server with significant enhancements in the reliability and speed of license checkout requests.


AUSTIN, TexasSept. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS) today announced that Shibuya Crossing AB, a Kista, Sweden-based reseller, is the latest to join the company's growing global network of distribution partners. Shibuya Crossing will now offer its customers the StrongBox gateway solution from Crossroads.

The ultimate storage solution for unstructured data, StrongBox uses intelligent storage management that meets application and workflow requirements. It creates the perfect balance of storage performance and economics by fusing storage technologies (SSD, HDD, tape and cloud) into a seamless tier of storage.

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New Unitrends Licensing model for Unitrends Enterprise Backup


Since the 1:st of September 2015 Unitrends has introduced a new licensing model for their Unitrends Enterprise Backup (UEB) software.

This will mainly affect new customers but existing customers that choose to do the transition from UVB to UEB will also in some way be affected of this change.

UEB can today (september 2015) protect VMware and Hyper-V environment and support for XenServer is on the way (Late Q4 2015).

The license model has five different levels providing increased functionality


On every level except Free is it possible to install and use File level agents in your VMs for getting a file type backup instead of a snaphot backup. These agents can be used free of charge on all VMs protected by socket license. All levels except free has 24/7 support.

If you need to protect a physical Server you can buy a Server license at the same cost as a socket license.
(It does not matter if the physical server has 2 Sockets it still counts as one server license).

Below is some clarification to the chart above.

Unitrends Free:
Protecting with snapshot based backups unlimited number of VMs up to 1TB protected raw data.

Unitrends Essentials:

Protect up to 10 resources. (Hypervisor Sockets or Server) You an have 4 socket VMware and up to 6 Physical servers in such an environment. You are also free to use as many fileagents you need on your VMs. 

Unitrends Standard
Protect unlimited number of resources. This level adds support for backup of NAS on file level and the possibiity to replicate backup data over a throttled WAN link to secondary location.

Unitrends Enterprise
Protect unlimited number of resources. Adds Exchange, SQL, Oracle,Sharepoint Application aware file agent.

Unitrends Enterprise Plus
Protect unlimited number of resources. Adds support for some models of NDMP NAS. It also adds unlimited ReliableDR recovery assurance. Unitrends ReliableDR is used for doing automated testing of Disaster Recovery and actual be able to prove that a certain it-service is fulfilling its RPO/RTO. 

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