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Unitrends marks five years on Inc. 5000

Spending a fifth year on Inc. Magazine’s annual ranking of the nation's fastest-growing privately-owned companies is certainly something to celebrate.

Unitrends announced today its position at No. 1184 on the exclusive list, with a special nod to its recognition on the Inc. Magazine Honor Roll, which includes organizations recognized on the Inc. 5000 list five or more times.  unitrends logo

"Our ranking on this year's Inc. 5000 list and inclusion in the Inc. 5000 Honoree Club is recognition of an unwavering focus on creating the highest quality data protection solutions that enable companies to recover more than just data," said Kevin Weiss, president and CEO of Unitrends. "Equally as important, it demonstrates that the path to financial success is dependent on constant innovation, world-class, award-winning customer support, and a vision of where this marketplace is headed and how we as a company will lead that change.”

This year has been key in Unitrends’ expansion, with worldwide growth of Unitrends Cloud and the Unitrends Enterprise Backup software. 


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Unitrends Shifts to 100 Percent Channel Sales Model

Unitrends announced today its immediately implementing a 100 percent channel-driven go-to-market strategy, which will enable it to invest millions of dollars into its channel ecosystem and cultivate new and existing partner relationships worldwide.

“The impetus behind our decision to move exclusively to a channel sales model was simple: we no longer wanted to compete with our partners,” said Kevin Weiss, Unitrends’ president and chief executive officer. “Over the past several years, we’ve developed strong channel partnerships by providing resellers with lucrative sales opportunities and cutting-edge solutions that address their customers’ individual backup and disaster recovery requirements. We are now solely focused on nurturing these relationships and forging new ones to build a world-class sales force comprised of brand ambassadors across multiple functional areas at partner organizations.”

Unitrends will unveil a new custom-built channel program in Q3 2015 focused on training and education. The program, designed from partner survey results and input, is structured to provide increased flexibility and power of choice over level of engagement. More information about the new partner program will be available here.

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Unitrends Releases Public Beta of Unitrends Free

Enterprise-level cloud recovery provider Unitrends released yesterday a public beta version of a market-changing edition of its data protection software: Unitrends Free.

Unitrends Free is a free backup solution designed for IT professionals seeking cost-effective protection for SMBs and other small environments.Unitrends logo

“Unitrends Free couples enterprise-class capabilities not found in other free tools with refreshingly uncomplicated navigation and performance monitoring capabilities. We are pleased to offer individuals and organizations with smaller environments or limited budgets the high-caliber data protection they too deserve,” CEO Kevin Weiss said. “With the Unitrends Community rallying behind the product, fellow users can also tap each other’s expertise and experiences to get the most out of Unitrends Free virtual backup and recovery.”

Features in Unitrends Free include hypervisor-level protection for up to 1TB of data, instant VM recovery, automated daily scheduling and cloud integration.

The software, and an opportunity to enter a Unitrends sweepstakes, is available here.

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Enterprise Management Associates Names Unitrends as Vendor to Watch

Cloud recovery solution provider Unitrends announced yesterday Enterprise Management Associates named it a “Vendor to Watch,” recognizing it as a company that delivers unique customer value by solving previously unaddressed problems. Unitrends logo

Unitrends specifically works to address limited IT resources and lack of effective products for SMBs and midmarket enterprises through its cloud-empowered, all-in-one business continuity solutions, including multi-environment backup, archiving, and DRaaS.

"Unitrends greatly lowers risk by automatically and non-disruptively testing the recovery process following backups or replication," said Jim Miller, senior analyst at EMA. "Recovery assurance quantifies the actual time to recover, and confirms whether recovery point and recovery time objectives are being met." 

Unitrends’ President and CEO Kevin Weiss said the company works to increase IT confidence and reduce stress for SMBs.

The “Vendor to Watch” report featuring Unitrends is available here.

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Unitrends Receives Major Growth Equity Investment from Insight Venture Partners

Unitrends logoWhile most all of the kids (and maybe even some adults!) were out trick or treating yesterday, Unitrends was busy announcing the fact that they have received a major growth equity investment from Insight Venture Partners.

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Oops…My Bad! 5 Blogs We Missed Last Week

Oops ladyHere we go again! As I do each week, I am really enjoying bringing our readers a quick round-up of the blog coverage I didn’t manage to get to during the week prior.
In addition, here at SMB Nation, we are in total crunch time mode gearing up for our annual fall event to be held this week in Las Vegas at the Rio! We have designed a brand new Web site specifically for this event, which you must check out today. For additional information on the new Web site, our cool XP Migrations video produced by Bigger Brains, and our fall conference, check out our blog post here. Hurry up, and get your registration in, as we are just about a couple of days away from this event…it’s go time!

Please take some time to peruse a few snippets of information that we didn’t get a chance to bring you last week….let us also know if there was something we might have missed, which is not mentioned in this entry…because as you know…we love news!

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Unitrends Launches Service Provider Program for BDR

538784 10151006214355426 233882944 nUnitrends said today that it is launching a new Service Provider Program, which equips hosting, managed services and cloud providers with the agile infrastructure needed to simply and cost-effectively offer onsite and offsite backup and disaster recovery services to their customers. 

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Unitrends Launches UniRewards Channel Partner Program

Unitrends logoYesterday, Unitrends expanded their UniRewards Channel Partner Program.  This program, which incentivizes sales of Unitrends solutions, has been in a pilot stage since October 2012, but is now open to all of the company’s 500+ global partner organizations.

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