Unitrends Community Edition
Unitrends delivers business recovery solutions for IT environments. 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. Unitrends’ solutions are also sold through a community of thousands of leading technology partners, service providers, and resellers worldwide.
Unitrends first year placement in Gartners Magic Quadrant for Backup / Recovery software was 2014. In the report, Gartner states that by 2016, 20% of organizations, up from 12% today, will employ only snapshot and replication techniques, abandoning traditional backup/recovery for the majority of their data; by 2018 50% of organizations will have augmented with additional products or have replaced their current backup application compared to what they employed in 2014. EMC and Commvault are still leading the Magic Quadrant but according to Unitrends they will accelerate right and higher in 2015 and beyond. As you can see in the Magic Quadrant they are caching up.
Unitrends Kick-offs their FREE VM Backup Community Edition.
Goals for Unitrends Community Edition are:
- Up to 1TB of protected capacity
- Unlimited VMs, sockets, and retention
- Automated scheduling
- New Unitrends Community forum
- Earn points and other rewards
- Want every bit of feedback – negative or positive
In Basic to give the community free backup that is simplified, but is not crippled. Make sure that they engaged and evolving the product together as a community. You will never have to pay for Community Edition. If you decide to purchase a full version of Unitrends Enterprise Backup virtual appliance, which offers a wide range of advanced data protection features for physical and virtual machines, you will be able to migrate your backups from the Community Edition appliance. The Unitrends Community Edition installer automates deployment. No guesswork required! As always it comes with great manuals. Unitrends Community Edition deploys as a Linux ‐ based VMware (ESXi 5.0, 5.1, 5.5) or Hyper-V (Windows Server Hyper‐V 2012 and 2012 R2) virtual machine. Keep in mind Both .NET Framework 3.5 and 4 must be installed on the server. The appliance performs hypervisor ‐ level backups of the virtual machines you choose to protect. The forums are a key component of the Community Edition. Forums are moderated by Unitrends employees.
If you want to enter the beta program. Reach out to Unitrends. You’ll get an email with NDA click-through. Everybody that downloads gets a t-shirt and up to $200 prizes for most engaged testers.