Backup and Recovery Reviews
Reviews of enterprise and SMB solutions that are purpose built for backup, recovery and archiving duties.
by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Unitrends Enterprise Backup Review

Unitrends offers its backup solution in two options: a virtual appliance and a physical one. We already took a look at the physical appliance, in which we determined that it offers great value from an ROI perspective with its tremendous capacity per dollar ratio as well as a web-based interface that's intuitive to use. For this review, we will be taking a look at Unitrends Enterprise Backup (UEB), an affordable heterogeneous, enterprise-class, scalable data protection software-only backup solution, which is available as a virtual appliance for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere. Additionally, with Unitrends' Simply Scalable technology, Unitrends Enterprise Backup gives companies an efficient and reliable way to automate regular backups and offers great protection for data and systems residing on virtual, physical and cloud-based infrastructure.

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by Kevin OBrien

Unitrends Recovery-943 Backup Appliance Review

The Unitrends Recovery-943 Backup Appliance has 97TB of raw capacity and robust connectivity options, and it incorporates standard features found on existing Unitrends Recovery appliances such as backup, archiving, instant recovery, and disaster recovery functionality. In the past, these recovery appliances have been configured and marketed to small and medium businesses. These smaller organizations face complex backup requirements and don't have the dedicated resources and expertise needed to apply multi-platform backup-administration and as such have been Unitrends target-market. The Recovery-943 is however a step-up from previous Unitrends options with three times the storage capacity of its predecessor and the ability to scale the functionality of the Unitrends RecoveryOS to the enterprise market.

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by Josh Shaman

HP StoreEver LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 Review (EH970A)

HP's LTO-6 Ultrium 6250, the sixth and latest iteration in the Ultrium tape drive series, is designed for server customers using DAS environments who require superior data transfer rates and long-term cost efficiency over other forms of storage. The Ultrium 6250 hosts a major update over previous generation models with its 6GB/s SAS interface that connects directly to SAS-based-servers. Additionally, the Ultrium 6250 has backwards-compatability, writing to and reading fifth generation tapes and reading fourth generation tapes. The latest sixth generation tapes now have an expanded capacity that ranges up to 6.25TB of uncompressed data. With a ratio of 2.5:1, that still provides users with 2.5TB of compressed data, which is 1TB more than LTO-5 offered.

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by Josh Shaman

Imation RDX Media Secure USB 3.0 Review (RDX-USB3)

The Imation RDX Media Secure Docking Station and its paired RDX cartridges featuring Media Secure Client software provide users with an alternative to tape storage solutions and standard external hard drives used for backup purposes. The RDX Docking Station furnishes users with the speed of USB 3.0 connectivity and the long-term scalability tapes have historically provided. The cartridges have wide-ranging capacity offerings and beyond that, they come in both standard and encrypted models allowing users to choose the features that they need to meet budget or compliance restraints. That said, the Imation RDX Media Secure is positioned for the SMB market and this particular iteration can meet the backup needs of either a workstation or a small server group.

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