Unitrends Unveils Boomerang, A Way to Move VMs between VMware and AWS

BURLINGTON, Mass. – November 13, 2014 – Unitrends today announced Boomerang™, a powerful new virtual appliance that enables virtualization administrators to simply and affordably move VMs from VMware® to Amazon Web Services (AWS). Leveraging technology from its May 2014 acquisition of Yuruware, an innovator of data protection technology for AWS and other public clouds, Unitrends’ new offering allows businesses of all sizes to cloudburst, protect and migrate virtual machines (VMs). 

Using Boomerang, virtualization administrators can leverage a hybrid cloud approach to protect and migrate VMs, and to work in the cloud or on-premise. Key features of the appliance include:

  • Cloudbursting – Frees capacity in on-premise virtual environments by temporarily sending VMs to run in AWS. Administrators can easily copy VMs from AWS when they are ready to bring them back to VMware.
  • Disaster Recovery and Backup – Replicates virtual environments and stores them in AWS. In the event of an outage, disaster or catastrophic failure, live VMs can be spun up to run in the cloud within minutes.
  • Migration – Automates migration from VMware to AWS. Virtual environments are automatically re-created in AWS, reducing the errors and costs associated with manual processes.

“Virtualization and cloud computing have disrupted the data protection landscape, and Unitrends believes companies of all sizes should be able to take advantage of these technology advances,” said Dr. Anna Liu, director, research and development, Cloud Products and general manager, Unitrends Australia. “With Boomerang, even the smallest organizations can leverage AWS for load balancing, disaster recovery and migration. Being able to adapt data protection strategies to meet evolving data center requirements is no longer a benefit reserved for large enterprises with massive headcounts and budget.”

“Boomerang exemplifies the high caliber of innovation we consistently bring to market to solve complex problems with simple, yet sophisticated data protection solutions,” added Unitrends’ CEO Mike Coney. “Architected to specifically address the needs of virtual-only environments, this new appliance enables organizations to protect and migrate data to the cloud as well as tap the power of AWS to gain more storage and processing speed in just minutes—on the fly. Boomerang gives organizations remarkable flexibility at an unbeatable price point.”

Pricing and Availability

Boomerang is now available for online purchase at: www.vmBoomerang.com. The first VM connected to Boomerang is free forever. Monthly subscription pricing is $29.95 per VM. An annual subscription is available for $19.95 per VM. Prior to purchase, administrators can trial Boomerang for unlimited VMs for 30 days at no cost.

To learn more about Boomerang, visit: www.vmBoomerang.com.

About Unitrends

Unitrends delivers award-winning business recovery solutions for any IT environment. The company’s portfolio of virtual, physical and cloud solutions provides adaptive protection for organizations globally. To address the complexities facing today’s modern data center, Unitrends delivers end-to-end protection and instant recovery of all virtual and physical assets as well as automated disaster recovery testing built for virtualization. With the industry’s lowest total cost of ownership, Unitrends’ offerings are backed by a customer support team that consistently achieves a 98 percent satisfaction rating. Unitrends’ solutions are also sold through a community of thousands of leading technology partners, service providers and resellers worldwide. Visit www.unitrends.com.

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