Think Tank NTG Services Their Customers by Using Unitrends All-in-One Data Protection Solutions

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Midwest Technology Services Provider Relies on Unitrends’ Cost-Effective Disaster Recovery Solutions and Support

Cost control is among the biggest challenges facing Think Tank NTG’s education and local government customers

Unitrends, the leader in affordable, heterogeneous, vertically integrated, disk-based all-in-one data protection appliances, today announced that Think Tank Network Technology Group (Think Tank NTG), a regional information technology services provider based in the Chicago area, serving customers throughout the Midwest for over 20 years, relies on a Unitrends for reliable, easy-to-use backup and archiving.

Prior to January of 2009, when Think Tank NTG began using Unitrends, their customers relied on tape backups for their data protection solution. Given the rising costs of tapes, administration overhead, slow backup/restore speeds, and the overall lack of reliability with tape media, Think Tank NTG was looking for an affordable disk-to-disk offsite backup solution, to expand their portfolio of data protection offerings.

“Cost control is among the biggest challenges facing Think Tank NTG’s education and local government customers,” said Tony Liotta, Systems Engineer, Think Tank NTG. “In researching the alternatives, none offered the necessary scalability, speed, ease-of-use and cost control that the Think Tank NTG school district and other public sector customers required. This made our choice of Unitrends simple. With seamless integration and outstanding support, we know we made the right choice.”

After implementing Unitrends for several school district customers, Think Tank NTG is successfully protecting a full range of IT systems, including Windows 98, NT, 2000, 2003, 2008, Netware 6.5, Linux, AIX and MAC, as well as GroupWise, various accounting software, Student Data and numerous SQL databases.

“Think Tank NTG is widely recognized as having one of the finest engineering teams in the region,” said Maria Ellison, senior vice president, support, Unitrends. “Think Tank NTG is a total solutions provider for the design, integration, support and sales for all their customers’ computer technology needs. With over 20 years of servicing the Midwest, they required a solid solution for data protection and disaster recovery. Unitrends is pleased to provide Think Tank NTG with the data protection solution that is critical to their business. Think Tank NTG believes in long term relationships and will be there long after the sale to support their customers, which fits in with our business model.”

For more information, please view the complete Think Tank NTG Success Story or view their customer testimonial video.

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 A virtual appliance free trial is also available for download.


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