Unitrends Appoints Philip Eliot Chairman of the Board

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Growing Data Protection Company Places Seasoned Expert in Top Leadership Role

Unitrends is an impressive company with a strong history of technology innovation and operational excellence

Unitrends (http://www.unitrends.com), the leader in affordable, heterogeneous disk-based data protection appliances, today announced that it has named existing board member, Philip Eliot, as its chairman of the board. A leading expert in building company growth and efficiency, Eliot was named to the top Unitrends board position as part of the Company’s recent additions to its world-class leadership team.

“Philip is an innovative leader with a strong track record in managing the unique challenges of rapidly growing organizations like ours,” said Mike Coney, president and CEO, Unitrends. “We are delighted to have him as our chairman and look forward to the insight and vision he brings as we transform Unitrends and take it through our next phase of growth."

In addition to his role as Unitrends’ Chairman, Eliot is a Principal of Paladin and focuses on investments in technology-driven companies in a variety of industries. Mr. Eliot has been working with early-stage technology companies since 2000, when he joined FBR Technology Venture Partners ("FBRTVP"), a $200 million venture capital fund focused on software and telecommunications companies in the mid-Atlantic region. Prior to joining Paladin, he was a Vice President at Core Capital Partners, where he led investments in software and infrastructure companies including SilverStorm Technologies (acquired by QLogic, NASDAQ: QLGC) and RulesPower Corp. (acquired by Fair, Isaac; NYSE: FIC). Mr. Eliot began his career as a consultant at Dean & Company, working in the telecommunications and utilities industries as well as the firm's private equity practice. Mr. Eliot received a B.A. in Physics with Honors from Harvard University.

“Unitrends is an impressive company with a strong history of technology innovation and operational excellence,” said Eliot. Unitrends’ growth is accelerating as customers continue to recognize the value of its heterogeneous approach to disk-to-disk data protection, and I look forward to helping the Unitrends team further its growth and success.”

About Unitrends
Small and medium businesses have the same critical reliance on the integrity of their data as enterprises, but often can’t afford the operational expenditure of a dedicated staff or the capital expenditure of replacing their IT infrastructure. Unitrends provides enterprise-level data protection, at the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry, through a family of scalable disk-based data protection appliances that integrate and protect existing heterogeneous computer and storage systems through a single, intuitive, graphical user interface.

Unitrends uses a common backup and recovery engine for providing protection for over 100 different versions of operating systems and applications. This means you can support various versions of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware, Sun Solaris, Novell OES, Novell Netware, Novell GroupWise, Novell eDirectory, Linux, FreeBSD, Apple MacOS X, IBM pSeries/AIX, HP HP-UX, SCO UnixWare, SCO OpenServer, IBM iSeries/OS400, and SGI IRIX on notebooks, PCs, workstations, and servers and on DAS, NAS, or SAN storage – all using a single backup appliance.

Information about Unitrends can be found at http://www.unitrends.com.

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