Unitrends Acquires PHD Virtual; Builds Powerhouse in Data Protection and Disaster Recovery

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Unitrends Acquires PHD Virtual; Builds Powerhouse in Data Protection and Disaster Recovery

Insight Venture Partners' portfolio companies join forces to create data protection platform ideally suited for small and mid-market organizations

COLUMBIA, S.C., December 16, 2013 – Unitrends, the leading provider of all-in-one backup, archiving, instant recovery and disaster recovery solutions, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire  PHD Virtual Technologies, an innovator of virtual backup and disaster recovery assurance solutions. Both companies have primary investments from Insight Venture Partners, a leading global private equity and venture capital firm. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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This acquisition will give Unitrends the ability to leverage PHD Virtual's proven technology platform and data protection products, which are perfectly suited to meet the unique demands of small and medium-size businesses (SMBs/SMEs). Combined, Unitrends and PHD Virtual serve more than 10,000 customers worldwide and have more than 8,000 global channel partner representatives. With data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments and the freedom to choose a deployment model (appliance, software or cloud), Unitrends' enhanced product portfolio provides customers with a more affordable and easier-to-use array of data protection solutions.

"The small and mid-size companies that power today's economy have significant data protection and disaster recovery needs that have largely gone unmet," said Mike Coney, president and CEO of Unitrends. "Unitrends and PHD Virtual, both of whom have built their businesses serving this broad market and understand its unique requirements, will join forces to develop a platform that offers the most robust data protection and disaster recovery solutions available on the market today. PHD Virtual's unique disaster recovery product, ReliableDR, combined with Unitrends' cutting-edge virtual and physical instant recovery technologies, will be an excellent accelerator for our growth strategy in this market."

"The worlds of data protection and disaster recovery are merging and the combination of Unitrends and PHD Virtual is a real game-changer," said James Legg, president and CEO, PHD Virtual. "Our combined product portfolio is a one-stop shop for SMBs, with solutions spanning backup, replication and disaster recovery. Our customers will benefit from Unitrends' excellent product capabilities, such as support for physical, virtual and cloud environments, as well as the company's industry expertise and global footprint."

"Both Unitrends and PHD Virtual have proven track records with their powerful, cost-effective and easy-to-use data protection products," said Mike Triplett, managing director at Insight Venture Partners. "Given their success to date, we believe this merger will position the combined entity for accelerated growth with a broader offering that will serve the SMB/SME market extremely well."

About PHD Virtual Technologies

PHD Virtual provides the best value in data protection and recovery assurance for virtual and cloud environments. More than 6,500 customersworldwide rely on its solutions that reduce the risks and costs of recovery, are easier to use and far more affordable than competitive alternatives. PHD Virtual has been transforming data protection and recovery assurance since 2006. For more information, please visit:http://www.phdvirtual.com/

About Unitrends

The trusted provider of all-in-one backup solutions, Unitrends enables its customers to focus on their business instead of backup. The company's family of scalable, all-in-one appliances and software solutions for backup, archiving, instant recovery and disaster recovery protects corporate data, over 100 different versions of servers, operating systems (including Windows, Hyper-V, VMware, Mac OS, Linux, AIX, Solaris and many others), SAN, NAS, hypervisors (including Hyper-V and VMware) and applications (including Exchange, SQL, Oracle and many others).  Unitrends is the preferred choice of IT professionals because the company sets the standard in virtual, physical and cloud server data protection with instant recovery that enables complete system recovery in less than five minutes while Unitrends' pricing offers the lowest TCO in the industry. Unitrends' regionally-based support team boasts a 98% customer satisfaction rate. Visit http://www.unitrends.com.

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PHD Virtual is sponsoring the Nordic VMUG User Conference in Copenhagen

PHD Virtual will be showing their Virtual Backup and Data Recovery Assurance products at the Nordic VMUG.
The conference is held at Bella Center  in copenhagen on December 3, 2013.

Read more and register here

 

Proactive Citrix NetScaler Intelligence

As Citrix continues to evolve the functionality of the NetScaler device to include more support for the entire IT infrastructure - the more critical it is to know how the device is performing. You may have many questions that your device or associated tools cannot easily answer...

How are the web servers performing? Are there too many requests from traffic for a particular server? What is the latency of XenApp and XenDesktop sessions? How is the network performing? Are users experiencing high round trip times on requests? Is a particular server overloaded? Which types of devices and applications are being requested?

During this live webinar you'll see how HyperThetical for NetScaler enables system and network administrators to:

  • Fully understand the key performance metrics of their XenApp and XenDesktop sessions including ICA latency, jitter and round-trip time (RTT).
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  • View detailed visualizations of NetScaler traffic and examine overall performance.
  • Fully understand and correlate availability and latency of servers and VIPs.
  • Track unique user activity paths.
  • Gather login/logout information for compliance.
  • See how the NetScaler is load-balancing traffic.
  • Share live reports that refresh with new data with no additional licenses required.
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“Having such a large remote workforce accessing a variety of applications makes it a necessity to have actionable insight into the performance of our NetScaler ecosystem. HyperThetical for NetScaler cracks the elusive black box of data which flows through NetScaler giving our team the actionable intelligence we need to help ensure a seamless delivery of applications to our users.”

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Katastrofsäkra med automatik! Hur ofta testar ni återställning av er backup?

PHD Virtual och ARJ Distribution sponsrar Technical User Group Sweden, i vår presentation om katastrofsäkring pratar vi om följande:

Denna presentation vänder sig till dig som levererar IT till verksamheter med höga krav på tillgänglighet. Vi kommer att belysa hur du med rätt rutiner och verktyg kan känna dig trygg med din virtuella miljö och att den fungerar om det oförutsedda händer. Vi går igenom olika lösningar från PHD Virtual som kan skapa trygghet och samtidigt kan minska arbetsbördan.

 

Vi rekommenderar er att delta på seminariet om ni har någon av nedanstående frågeställningar/funderingar:

*   Hur kan jag ta reda på verksamhetens krav på katastrofsäkring?

*   Kan jag garantera SLA-Kraven inklusive RTO/RPO?

*   Hur kan jag med små personalresurser upprätthålla höga SLA nivåer?

*   Hur får jag möjlighet att automatisera funktioner såsom IP-byte vid failover?

*   Hur kan jag simulera failover-scenarier utan att genomföra dem i fullskala och verifiera att de verkligen sker enligt plan?

*   Hur kan jag minska antalet produkter för att hantera failover?

*   Kan jag säkra/verifiera att min backup kan återläsas på ett enkelt sätt?

*   Hur kan jag flytta det reaktiva arbetet vi har och istället lägga detta på proaktivit arbete?.

*   Jag har funderat på funktioner/tjänster som borde katastrofsäkras men de är för dyra att katastrofsäkra idag.

 

Önskar ni läsa mer om produkten besök någon av sidorna nedan eller kontakta ARJ Distribution AB.

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Embotics Wins Best of VMworld 2013 Gold Award in the Public/Hybrid Cloud Computing Technologies Category

 

Ottawa, Ontario September 5, 2013 — Embotics, a leading provider of Cloud Management Software, today announced that it won a Best of VMworld 2013 Gold Award in the Public/Hybrid Cloud Computing Technologies Category for its flagship software, vCommander™ 5.0.

The official media partner for the VMworld Awards, TechTarget’s SearchServerVirtualization.com, announced the winners at the VMworld 2013 Conference in San Francisco held August 25 to 29. The Best of VMworld Awards recognizes the most innovative and high-performing products in the server virtualization, cloud computing and end-user computing markets.

TechTarget’s SearchServerVirtualization.com staff appointed a team of experts and editors who selected winning products from more than 160 entries. The team judged the products according to their innovation, value, performance, reliability and ease of use. The result: the panel of expert judges said, “Embotics can manage any cloud. Its ability to show the cost of running specific workloads helps users with chargeback and showback.”

“We are thrilled to have been recognized by TechTarget for a product that we believe can solve significant cloud management issues in a practical, easy and low cost way,” said Michael Torto, CEO of Embotics.

Those in attendance at VMworld were considerably impressed with Embotics’ cloud management software—specifically, the software’s ability to provide more accurate data regarding the consumption of resources within data centers, including rightsizing, SLA and performance, thus delivering in-depth analyses and reporting capabilities relating to performance, cost and governance.

This functionality paired with cross-hypervisor and cross-cloud abilities enables the consumption of Amazon EC2, VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V, transforming vCommander™ 5.0 to the now preferred option amongst vendors.

The validation of vCommander™ software as well as the focus on channel partners is aiding in the transformation to a Cloud Service Broker methodology—focusing on both the needs of the end consumer and the reseller. Channel partners are rapidly evolving their respective business models to support hybrid cloud computing—an agnostic, simple-to-use platform critical to market acceleration.

“The award represents the exact sentiment of the channel,” commented Dave Linzy, CEO of M7 Global Partners. “Embotics’ focus on creating superior technology coupled with its channel focus is a tremendous move forward in our industry. By enabling channel partners to transition to a full ITaaS ecosystem creating an accurate economic view of the virtual estate enables a vastly superior customer experience both internally and externally.”

For more information regarding the release of vCommander™ 5.0, or Embotics new Cloud Service Broker Platform, visit www.embotics.com

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