July 23rd, 2015 by Lyle Smith
Unitrends Becomes a Google Cloud Platform Premier Partner
Unitrends has announced that it has been given the title of Google Cloud Platform Premier Partner. Building up to this given name, Unitrends had worked closely with Google Cloud Platform to build, integrate and optimize its Unitrends Free virtual backup appliance (currently in version 8.1) in order to support Google Cloud Storage, such as with the recently generally available Google Cloud Storage Nearline. As a result, Unitrends Free for Google Cloud Platform gives customers the ability to automatically copy local VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V backups to Google Cloud Storage, including Google Cloud Storage Nearline, for long-term retention and disaster recovery.
Unitrends Free is specifically designed for IT professionals looking for cost-effective protection for their small and growing businesses, early-stage virtualization projects, and home labs. The Unitrends Free for Google Cloud Platform data protection and business continuity software deploys as a virtual appliance in local client VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments, offering free hypervisor-level protection in addition to very affordable, secure, and highly durable redundant storage of backup copies in Google Cloud Storage, enabling quick and efficient offsite disaster recovery.
The main features of Unitrends Free for Google Cloud Platform include:
- Free vSphere and Hyper-V Backup for Unlimited Virtual Machines (VMs) and Sockets – Customers can protect up to 1.5TB of unique VM data, without limitations on retention, or the number of sockets and VMs protected.
- Instant VM Recovery – Users can quickly recover a VM directly from a local backup to reduce downtime. Instant VM Recovery also allows users to spin up local copies of their VMs for recovery verification, testing and development.
- Automated Daily Scheduling – “Set it and forget it” scheduling with daily recovery points keeps customers protected at all times – even when no one is around.
- Fast, Incremental Forever Backups – Changed-block tracking and incremental forever strategy ensure backups complete rapidly every day. Only changed data is processed after the first backup, enabling daily backups without consuming large volumes of storage.
- Unitrends Community Integration – Users benefit from limitless support provided by the Unitrends Community. Directly integrated into the Unitrends Free user interface, IT professionals can search the forum and collaborate to help one another, while also earning prizes and rewards.