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mbx.com +1 847.487.2700 | SALES: 800.560.1195 | SUPPORT: 888.440.1617 | 1200 Technology Way, Libertyville, Illinois, 60048 | MBX Systems © 2020 11 UNITRENDS BACKUP APPLIANCES SET PERFORMANCE RECORDS WITH MBX CHALLENGE: In developing its third-generation appliance platform, which can be used to back up both virtual and physical servers, Unitrends' #1 goal was to apply newer technologies to enable customers to shorten backup windows, speed data recovery, and protect more data on a daily basis. SOLUTION: MBX orchestrated a complete platform modernization that helped Unitrends achieve its new performance benchmarks, maintain affordability, and reap other benefits ranging from component consolidation to improved hardware reliability. Next-generation appliance engineering Major hardware performance gains Innovative use of flash storage Component consolidation over 12 SKUs Custom faceplate design Custom end user configuration Budget-conscious platform development Near-100% defect-free assembly International logistics & support Business Storage MBX Benefits Tiered Flash Storage and MBX-Engineered Enhancements Drive 12-SKU Recovery-Series U nitrends introduced its first integrated hardware/so ware backup appliance in 2004 and has been a leader in the market ever since. The company's plug-and-play Recovery-Series backup appliances simplifies data protection for environments ranging from remote offices to SMBs, as well as enterprise data centers. In early 2015, Unitrends unveiled dramatic performance and scalability improvements in its Recovery-Series family of purpose- built backup appliances. The company's third-generation hardware delivered advances including 300% faster backups, 125% faster restores, 1 TB to 97 TB of raw storage capacity, and category-first use of tiered flash storage to crank up performance. The upgrade prompted one analyst to declare that Unitrends exemplified "intelligent design" in backup appliances. The behind-the-scenes engineering partner in that design was MBX Systems, the custom server appliance builder that also manufactures, brands, ships and supports Unitrends' current 12-SKU Recovery-Series platform. MBX orchestrated a complete platform modernization that helped Unitrends achieve its new performance benchmarks, maintain affordability, and reap other benefits ranging from component consolidation to improved hardware reliability. "This was a major refresh of our core hardware-based product line, and we needed a strong third-party engineering team that could help us execute our product roadmap," said George Eisenhower, Director, Manufacturing Operations, at Unitrends. "We had been working with MBX on smaller projects since 2011, and we knew they had the design expertise, quality controls and support processes to handle a product launch of this scale."

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