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Data Protection Vendor Unitrends Revives Hospital's IT Infrastructure

Rappahannock replaces confusing and unreliable backup software with Unitrends backup appliances

Unitrends, the leading provider in integrated and scalable backup solutions, on Thursday announced that Rappahannock General Hospital terminated its use of Backup Exec and ARCserve in favor of Unitrends backup appliances for an instant improvement in backup, archiving and disaster recovery usability, reliability and performance.

Prior to deploying Unitrends' solution, Virginia's Rappahannock General Hospital had two tape-based backup software products, Backup Exec and ARCserve, which were necessary to protect their single information technology infrastructure. "The two backup software products were very confusing to use and were not helping me do my job in securing data," David Glosser, IS Engineer, Rappahannock General Hospital, said.

The backup software products were failing to protect RGH's mission-critical information technology infrastructure, which were responsible for protecting a growing amount of critical data from foundation and engineering software to physician practices and hospital information systems.

Rather than continuing to invest staff labor to resolve recurring issues with the tape solutions, RGH opted out of their Backup Exec and ARCserve licenses and replaced these backup software products with the Unitrends Recovery series backup appliances. Once implemented, Unitrends showed an immediate positive impact, dramatically lowering total cost of ownership and considerably increasing its return on investment.

Unitrends solution requires just one source for data protection to create an easy-to-manage backup and recovery process, and is the simple solution for quick, easy and reliable data protection that does not interfere with network or system performance.

"Unitrends gave us all the tools to manage and feel secure about our data backup needs," Glosser said. "We are thrilled with our latest upgrade, as well as the support we received."

"Healthcare is an important part of our business at Unitrends, and one in which we've been growing as more buyers realize the advantages of our backup solutions versus the operational and capital expenditure required for stand-alone backup software," Mike Coney, Chief Executive Officer, Unitrends, said. "Hospitals in particular just don't have the time or staff to invest in integrating, managing, and monitoring disparate backup software point products."

For more information, please view the complete backup solution success story for Rappahannock General Hospital at www.unitrends.com.

About Unitrends
Unitrends enables its customers the freedom to focus on their business instead of backup.  The company achieves this through scalable, all-in-one backup solutions that no other data protection vendor can provide.  Unitrends integrated backup appliance simply protects businesses’ IT infrastructures at the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry.  More companies every day join those who have discovered the customer-obsessed, enterprise-level data protection only Unitrends can offer.

Information about Unitrends can be found at http://www.unitrends.com.   A VMware-based virtual appliance free trial is currently available for download and a Hyper-V based virtual appliance free trial will be offered later in 2010.

More Stories By Mark Campbell

Mark Campbell is the COO of Unitrends. He originally joined Unitrends as its CTO in 2008. Unitrends enables its customers the freedom to focus on their business instead of backup. The company achieves this through a scalable, all-in-one backup solutions that no other data protection vendor can provide.  Unitrends integrated backup appliance simply protects businesses’ IT infrastructures at the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry. More companies every day join those who have discovered the customer-obsessed, enterprise-level data protection only Unitrends can offer.

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