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Unitrends Recovers Salvation Army Data Center

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Unitrends, a leading provider of innovative, integrated solutions that protect and restore critical data and systems, announced that it has fully recovered 100 percent of the Salvation Armys IT infrastructure and nearly 500 GB of data in its Wisconsin and Upper Michigan data center. A water main break sent more than 2 million gallons of water into the organization’s basement-level data center, completely destroying the organization’s entire network infrastructure.

The organization’s disaster recovery solution – a Unitrends Data Protection Unit (DPU) – was found floating on top of the wreckage in more than six feet of water. Once the DPU unit was retrieved by a disk salvage company, and with IT provider DigiCorp at its side, the Salvation Army’s backup data was restored on replacement servers using the Unitrends DPU dissimilar BareMetal restore capabilities, automatically rebuilding the operating systems, applications and data from the ground up – regardless of the brand or model number of the replacement system.

“I can’t put a value on the Unitrends DPU. We got all the data back, which was a miracle, and it didn’t cost an arm and a leg. Without Unitrends and the tenacity of the disk salvage company, it would have been possible, but cost-prohibitive to try to recover the data,” said Rich Thorne, divisional IT manager, Salvation Army, Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Division.

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