Unitrends Announces Certification For The Ubuntu Operating Environment

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Line of Heterogeneous Disk-to-Disk Backup and Recovery Appliances Now Supports Ubuntu the Fastest Growing Operating System on Desktops and Servers

Through our partnership with Canonical, Ubuntu users now have a powerful data protection solution with a compelling licensing model that eliminates restrictions on storage capacity or clients so that Ubuntu users have the protection they need for their data without the hidden costs of traditional data protection options.

Unitrends, the leader in affordable, vertically integrated, disk-based all-in-one data protection appliances, today announced that all of its backup appliances have been certified for use with the Ubuntu operating environment through a partnership with Canonical, the commercial sponsor of the Ubuntu project. Unitrends now supports Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix, Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop Edition, and Ubuntu 9.10 Server Edition and is actively working to certify Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

“Ubuntu has experienced phenomenal growth not only on the desktop but with the Ubuntu Server Edition as well,” said Dr. Mark Campbell, chief operating officer, Unitrends. “Through our partnership with Canonical, Ubuntu users now have a powerful data protection solution with a compelling licensing model that eliminates restrictions on storage capacity or clients so that Ubuntu users have the protection they need for their data without the hidden costs of traditional data protection options.”

“The Unitrends data protection appliance solution is a valued addition to the products that support the Ubuntu community,” said John Pugh, Software Partner Manager, Canonical. “Backup and recovery of data is a mission critical application for today’s business users and the Unitrends solution delivers both the superior performance and reliability Ubuntu users desire. We are pleased to partner with Unitrends in delivering this product response to our customers.”

Ubuntu is a community developed operating system that is and always will be free. It is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. Whether used at home, at school or at work, Ubuntu contains all needed applications, from word processing and email applications, to web server software and programming tools.

Availability
Unitrends appliances supporting disk-to-disk backup and recovery for Ubuntu are available now. Unitrends also offers a radically simple licensing approach with no client charges or limits for all of its appliances and its exclusive No Limits™ licensing for its Recovery-7 Series appliances. For more information, please visit: http://www.unitrends.com.

About Canonical:
Canonical provides engineering, online and professional services to Ubuntu partners and customers worldwide. As the company behind the Ubuntu project, Canonical is committed to the production and support of Ubuntu – an ever-popular and fast-growing open-source operating system. It aims to ensure that Ubuntu is available to every organization and individual on servers, desktops, laptops and netbooks.

Canonical partners with computer hardware manufacturers to certify Ubuntu, provides migration, deployment, support and training services to businesses, and offers online services direct to end users. Canonical also builds and maintains collaborative, open-source development tools to ensure that organizations and individuals can participate fully in innovations within the open-source community. For more information, please visit http://www.canonical.com.

About Unitrends:
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.

For a free trial of Unitrends for Ubuntu go to: Unitrends Ubuntu Backup Trial

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