Unitrends' Fast, Reliable Data Protection Appliance Critical To Hebron School’s Disaster Recovery Plan

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Indiana Public School System Protects Vital Records with Unitrends Recovery-300

From login to finish, the restore was about five minutes

Unitrends, the leader in affordable, heterogeneous disk-based all-in-one data protection appliances, today announced that Hebron Public Schools, a district located in Porter County, Ind. that covers a wide range of academic programs and excellent co- and extra-curricular opportunities, relies on a Unitrends Recovery-300 backup system for reliable, easy-to-use data protection and archiving.

Prior to using Unitrends disaster recovery and backup software, Hebron Schools was using a tape backup solution to protect its data, which seemed to be causing more problems than it was preventing. The slow restoration and tape unreliability caused frustration for Hebron School’s technology director John Lindemer.

"Many times tapes had stretched, went bad or the drive would not read the good tape because the drive itself was defective," said Lindemer. "I needed a solution that would restore data when I need it, and would not break down without warning."

Hebron was in need of an inexpensive, dependable product that guaranteed not only disaster recovery, but quick backups and a helpful support team. After researching the disk-based data protection solutions on the market, Hebron felt the only complete product that would accommodate their needs and protect their vital data, was an appliance from Unitrends. Unitrends would give them more bang for their buck and offered an easy-to-use management console for simplified operation. In 2009, after replacing its tape backup with Unitrends’ proven solution, Hebron’s data is finally secure and its data protection strategy entirely meets the school’s needs.

The proven solution was recently put to the test when Hebron’s athletic department attempted to reorganize some directories and unintentionally deleted important data. Unaware until the next day, Lindemer was able to go to the prior day’s backup and recover all the lost files.

"From login to finish, the restore was about five minutes," said Lindemer, who also praised Unitrend’s support system as "professional and complete."

"Schools and districts like Hebron have become increasingly dependent on advanced technology to manage and organize their data," said Maria Ellison, senior vice president, support, Unitrends. "They require protection for student management systems, accounting records, student and staff data, transportation tracking and cafeteria files. Unitrends is pleased to have Hebron Public Schools trust their critical data with our products and services, and their most recent data issue shows the power and reliability of Unitrends Higher Ed Disaster Recovery Solutions."

For more information, please view the complete Hebron Public Schools Success Story.

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 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. A virtual appliance free trial is also available for download.

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

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