Unitrends ReliableDR 4.0 Extends Award-Winning Enterprise Recovery Assurance to Hyper-V® Environments

New version provides automated backup certification and disaster recovery for Microsoft and VMware hypervisor environments

Burlington, MA, January 29, 2015

Unitrends today announced general availability of Unitrends ReliableDR™ 4.0, the industry’s first automated disaster recovery failover and testing solution for Microsoft® Hyper-V® environments. Version 4.0 extends the widely-sought recovery assurance capabilities previously available for VMware vSphere.
 
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The release of ReliableDR 4.0 is the latest in a remarkable succession of product innovation unveiled by Unitrends in the past three months. This incomparable technology advancement comes directly on the heels of the launch of Unitrends’ next-generation Recovery-Series family of purpose-built backup appliances (PBBAs) as well as Unitrends Release 8.0. A major upgrade of the software powering the company’s physical and virtual appliances, Release 8.0 introduced the industry’s most robust protection and recovery for Hyper-V environments.
 
ReliableDR 4.0 provides:
 
  • Guaranteed failover of virtualized applications and business services.
  • Automated certification that RPOs and RTOs will be achieved.
  • Fully automated application recovery testing.
  • Immediate detection and alerting of SLA deviations.
  • Detailed compliance and audit reporting.
  • Dramatically lower costs for DR testing by eliminating time consuming manual processes.
 
“IT professionals overwhelmingly choose Unitrends because of our steadfast maniacal focus on ensuring that they can recover their IT infrastructure quickly and safely,” said Mark Campbell, chief marketing and technology officer, Unitrends. “With ReliableDR 4.0, we now offer storage replication, Microsoft Hyper-V as well as VMware vSphere replication, and integration of ReliableDR with Unitrends Recovery-Series, Unitrends Enterprise Backup, and Unitrends Virtual Backup platforms.”
 
Pricing and Availability
ReliableDR 4.0 is available now. New customers can purchase ReliableDR direct or via a certified Unitrends reseller as an add-on module to Unitrends physical and virtual backup appliances. ReliableDR can also be purchased as part of the award-winning Unitrends Certified Recovery Suite (UCRS), a bundled software package for virtual and physical environments, as part of Unitrends’ industry award-winning hybrid cloud Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offering, or as a standalone software product for VMware vSphere environments.
 
For more information about Unitrends Reliable DR 4.0, please visit:http://www.unitrends.com/products/recovery-automation/reliabledr.  

 

About Unitrends

Unitrends delivers award-winning business recovery solutions for any IT environment. The company’s portfolio of virtual, physical and cloud solutions provides adaptive protection for organizations globally. To address the complexities facing today’s modern data center, Unitrends delivers end-to-end protection and instant recovery of all virtual and physical assets as well as automated disaster recovery testing built for virtualization. With the industry’s lowest total cost of ownership, Unitrends’ offerings are backed by a customer support team that consistently achieves a 98 percent satisfaction rating. Unitrends’ solutions are also sold through a community of thousands of leading technology partners, service providers and resellers worldwide. Visit www.unitrends.com.

 

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Highlights of our Recovery-Series family features include:

  • 11 new 3rd generation, all-in-one integrated appliance models with faster CPU clock speeds, AES-NI hardware encryption, increased I/O bandwidth, scaling from 1TB to 97TB of raw storage, 8GB to 256GB memory, and 2 to 16 CPU cores.
  • Solid State Drives (SSD)—1st integrated appliance (1U and larger) to include variable sized solid-state drives (SSDs) as a 2nd-layer read cache. As more backups are processed and replicated, data is cached in SSD cache, speeding up read requests and increasing data I/O. Overall, SSDs yield a 300% improvement in backup RPO by allowing more data to be protected per day, all while improving recovery times (RTO) by 125%. 
  • Recovery assurance including the industry’s only Windows VM and physical serverinstant recovery capability coupled with hypervisor-level instant recovery and auditing via our Recovery Assurance for vSphere and our ReliableDR features for the Recovery-Series.
  • Virtualizationdeep virtualizationphysical, and unified compute protection for over 100 versions of applicationsoperating systemsservers, and storage.
  • Unitrends Bridge™Convert physical systems to virtual systems, vSphere or Hyper-V, in a single click to external virtualization hosts. This is also the technology that powers all of our Windows and virtualization (vSphere and Hyper-V) based instant recovery.
  • Unified Bare Metal™One-pass dissimilar bare metal capability that performs both bare metal as well as granular file-level backup.
  • NDMP Backup and NAS BackupOptional NDMP NAS Protection provides enhanced storage integration for EMC and NetApp NAS devices with simplified backup management, improved performance, while maintaining access control lists (ACLs) on recovered files. This is in addition to our broad support of other NAS devices using standard CIFS or NFS protocols.
  • Cloud-empowered disaster recovery and business continuity your way—via ourUnitrends Cloud which offers No Limits Cloud™ storage with strict RTO SLAs and DRaaSfor Windows and VMware. But we don’t lock you in—we offer cloud disaster recovery even via third-party cloud solutions with our CloudHook functionality supporting Amazon, Google, Dropbox and many more.
  • Granular disaster recovery via local archiving—D2D2x (Disk-to-Disk-to-Any) including rotational disk, rotational tape, fixed SAN, and fixed NAS—so that you can build WAN bandwidth-saving disaster recovery and business continuity policies.
  • Our Pledge free hardware forever policy included with any 3 or 5 year support plan.
  • Predictive analytics that monitors and predicts hardware and software failures before they occur.
  • Our award-winning crazy-committed customer support who leads the industry with 98% customer satisfaction.

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INFINIO SELECTED AS A 2014 RED HERRING TOP 100 GLOBAL

Recognized as a leading private company by Red Herring

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 24, 2014 – Infinio, a market leader in storage acceleration for virtualized data centers, has been recognized as part of the Red Herring Top 100 Global awards. The list highlights the leading private companies from North America, Europe, and Asia, as announced today by Red Herring.

“We’re honored to be named to this prestigious list, and are excited to be nearing the end of a great year for the company,” said Arun Agarwal, Infinio co-founder and CEO. “We’re set up for even greater success in 2015, and appreciate Red Herring’s recognition of our achievements so far.”

Red Herring’s Top 100 Global list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work. 

“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across the globe to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Infinio embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Infinio should be proud of its accomplishment.”

Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track records and standing of startups relative to their peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models from around the world.

About Infinio

Infinio Systems, Inc. is a market leader in storage acceleration for VMware vSphere environments, offering a software-only solution to improve the data storage performance of virtualized environments without the need for expensive storage hardware upgrades. Based in Cambridge, Mass., the company enjoys strong financial backing from tier-one venture capitalists including Bessemer Venture Partners, Highland Capital Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Osage University Partners. Infinio is an Elite-level VMware Technology Alliance Partner, a Citrix-Ready partner, an EMC Business Partner, a NetApp Advantage Alliance partner, and was a finalist in the 2013 “Best of VMworld” awards for “Best New Technology.” More information is available at www.infinio.com .  

 

Social media links:

 •LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/2737338   

•Twitter: https://twitter.com/Infinio 

•Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Infinio/251586748307348  

 

 

Recovery Series and Unitrends Enterprise BackupTM Release 8.0

originally posted at Unitrends Blog

Today, we announced a new major release – v8.0 – for all Unitrends enterprise-class physical and virtual appliances.  Enterprise IT and Hyper-V administrators will absolutely want to read further, but don’t worry vSphere users.  We have some additional functionality right around the corner for you too. Read the full release notes here.

NDMP NAS Protection

Our customers have made it very clear – one size doesn’t fit all. Simple flexibility is the key to making their lives easier. As a result, Unitrends enhanced its storage integration for EMC and NetApp NAS devices to include NDMP support. This is in addition to our broad support of other NAS devices using file-level methods, providing users with supported arrays the option to leverage tighter storage vendor integration to simplify backup management, improve performance, and maintain access control lists (ACLs) on recovered files. Read more on this here.

Unitrends BridgeTM for Hyper-V

Whether protecting at the hypervisor level (virtual) or at the guest level (physical or deep virtual), you can recover full machines in minutes, not hours:

  • Windows Instant Recovery to Hyper-V (physical or virtual)

The Unitrends Bridge technology now supports one-click P2V transformation from a Windows guest backup to a standby virtual machine running on Hyper-V.  Now you can leverage your existing, low-cost Hyper-V infrastructure, your VMware infrastructure, or even the Recovery Series appliance itself to spin up physical systems as VMs – in minutes – after a failure or planned P2V migration.

  • Hyper-V Instant Recovery

Reduce RTOs down to just a couple minutes for your Hyper-V HOS backups by simply booting the VM directly from your Recovery Series or UEB backup storage. What used to take hours to recover a full VM only takes minutes. You can even recover the VM to a different Hyper-V host or recover from replicated backups offsite for fast disaster recovery. Learn more about Unitrends Bridge & Hyper-V Instant Recovery here.

Protection for Hyper-V Shared VHDXs

Leverage the deep virtualization capabilities of Release 8.0 to handle one of Hyper-V’s unique technologies – shared VHDXs – without sacrificing your recovery capabilities. Shared VHDX configurations allow virtual machines to share data from the same virtual disk. You can only protect them with guest-level access, which Unitrends offers. And with Unitrends Bridge, you can still recover in minutes. More details about our Hyper-V protection is available here.

Complete Hyper-V SMB 3.0 Protection

Hyper‐V servers 2012 and higher can host virtual machines with disk storage located on SMB 3.0 shares. With release 8.0, you can protect these VMs at the hypervisor level. No agent required!

UEB Cloud DRaaS

UEB virtual appliances have always provided a means to copy backup data offsite to the Unitrends Metered Cloud.  Now, you can leverage the new Unitrends Cloud DRaaS offering with Recovery Assurance to be able to spin up critical machines in the Unitrends Cloud in the event of a disaster.

Complete Support for HP-UX 11

HP-UX 11 was added to the supported list of operating systems for large scale, enterprise compute platforms. This addition to the interoperability matrix shows that Unitrends is committed to scaling with our customers.

Complete Support for Mac OS 10.9

Release 8.0 continues to build on the broad range of applications and operating systems that Unitrends supports.  Added to the list is Mac OS 10.9, providing rich data protection for many business needs.

Microsoft SQL Server Performance Enhancements

Get faster SQL backups and better storage footprint due to a rigorous tuning process that helps Unitrends protect more and drive down TCO for the mid-market, release after release. Additionally, significant performance enhancements were also made for those protecting hundreds of databases.

Unitrends has released patches for ShellShock Bash Vulnerability for Version 6.x and 8.x

Read more about the software bug here

Here is the link to the 6.x Patch:

http://60bf65c55307ef77a225-4f6545ce6981f8c926da9e81891d6106.r70.cf2.rackcdn.com/phdvb_bash_patch.zip

How to patch version 8

To upgrade version 8.x you need to:

Login to the VBA VM Console
Choose Command Shell option:

Type the following commands:

sudo apt-get update
then
sudo apt-get install -y bash

Note: The fix will be included in version 8.0.3

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