Unitrends and Spiceworks Partner to Launch New Backup Advisor and Management Features

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Data protection vendor Unitrends will leverage new capabilities to help over 1.7M SMB IT Pros better manage backup and recovery in Spiceworks.

Unitrends is one of our most active community contributors. The company is known by IT pros not only for its backup and recovery solutions, but also as a vendor that listens to community members and actively participates in the conversation.

Unitrends, the leading provider of all-in-one backup, archiving, and disaster recovery solutions; along with Spiceworks™, the world’s largest and fastest growing social business network for IT, today announced a number of enhancements to Spiceworks that will make it easier for IT professionals to improve their network backup and recovery initiatives. The new features include the ability to manage Unitrends backup solutions directly through Spiceworks, and more easily access advice and best practices information from Unitrends experts via the new Spiceworks Backup Advisor. Together, the new capabilities – developed with the help of Unitrends – will deliver enhanced backup and disaster recovery capabilities to the 1.7 million IT professionals in Spiceworks.

Over the past two years, Unitrends has provided unbiased insight and advice on backup and disaster recovery to the Spiceworks community. “Unitrends is one of our most active community contributors. The company is known by IT pros not only for its backup and recovery solutions, but also as a vendor that listens to community members and actively participates in the conversation,” said Scott Abel, co-founder and CEO of Spiceworks.

The new management capabilities provide IT professionals in Spiceworks with integrated, worry-free Unitrends network backup. This includes the ability to automatically detect Unitrends devices and track when computers were last backed up successfully – all from within Spiceworks. In addition, the Spiceworks Backup Advisor provides advice and best practices information on backup and recovery to IT pros when they need it. Technical experts from Unitrends are also active in the Spiceworks community to answer everyday backup and recovery questions from users.

“We have found tremendous value in our relationship with Spiceworks and our involvement in the community. We are both passionate about our products, as well as committed to creating the best experience for our customers. When the offer presented itself, we jumped at the opportunity to enhance the Unitrends management experience for Spiceworks users and become the first official supporter of the backup advisor,” said Jennifer Sipala, Director of Marketing, Unitrends.

The new Unitrends management capabilities and Spiceworks Backup Advisor are now available to all Spiceworks users. To learn more about Unitrends within Spiceworks, visit http://community.spiceworks.com/pages/unitrends.

About Spiceworks
Spiceworks™, the social business platform for IT, connects 1.7 million IT professionals with more than 500 technology brands. By combining a Facebook-like community with free IT management software, Spiceworks helps businesses to discover, buy and manage $300 billion worth of technology products and services each year. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Spiceworks is backed by Adams Street Partners, Tenaya Capital, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Austin Ventures and Shasta Ventures. For more information visit http://www.spiceworks.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.

Free trials are available are available at: http://www.unitrends.com/index_try_it_free.html.

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Spiceworks is a trademark of Spiceworks, Inc. All other names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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