Unitrends Annouces Appointment Of Sentral Systems As Exclusive Distributor Throughout United Kingdom
May 8 2006 – Columbia, SC – Unitrends™, a leader in the development of Business Systems Continuity solutions for small to mid-sized businesses (SMB), today announced the immediate appointment of Sentral Systems, Ltd. as the company's distributor in the United Kingdom for its Rapid Recovery™ systems. The announcement marks Unitrends' first major expansion into the international market, and is consistent with its strategic growth plan to deliver a powerful, turnkey appliance to the SMB market that protects their data and their systems, allowing them to get back in business quickly when their systems inevitably fail.
Sentral works with approximately 350 different firms throughout the U.K., the large majority of them Internet Service Providers or data center service providers. As such, those firms have a significant reach into the SMB market that can immediately benefit from Unitrends' Rapid Recovery System, which provides organizations to quickly recover from a disaster as simple as a lost or deleted file, a server failure or even a complete site failure.
"The Rapid Recovery appliances incorporate the most complete ability we have seen in the area of Business Systems Continuity enabling organizations to get back in business quickly and simply," said Ray Felton, Sentral Systems' Technical Director. "Increasingly, businesses realize that simply protecting just the data is simply no longer enough. They must quickly recover customized operating systems and applications, saving them significant time over a manual recovery. Unitrends has demonstrated its leadership in providing solutions that meet these needs, at an attractive price, allowing us to gain strong traction in selling to this market."
Felton praised Unitrends' turnkey Rapid Recovery appliances, which provide a wide range of functions, including disk-to-disk data protection, electronic data vaulting, Continuous System Protection and Hot BareMetal™, giving end-users the ability to recover a crashed operating system with customized passwords, permissions and settings within minutes, instead of the hours or days it routinely takes when restoring from initial installation CDs. He said that Sentral's customers deal with companies that require high information availability; as such, he said, Unitrends' Rapid Recovery system is ideal for ensuring that systems will be available at the time companies need it most.
"Sentral Systems is an ideal partner for Unitrends as they have the expertise and the resources to deliver quality solutions for their customers," said Mike Ladd, Unitrends' Vice President of Sales, "By choosing to make the Rapid Recovery System available throughout the U.K., Sentral is speaking volumes about our ability to deliver a product that solves customers' challenges today, and scales with them to help meet their emerging needs as they grow."
Founded in 1989, Unitrends is a pioneer in the protection of corporate-critical data and a leader in business recovery solutions. Unitrends provides powerful backup, recovery and complete data-protection products and services that are cross-platform, scalable and simple to use. More information on Unitrends is available from the company's website, www.Unitrends.com, or by calling 803.454.0300.