COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unitrends, the leading provider of all-in-one backup, archiving, instant recovery and disaster recovery solutions, today announced it has been honored by Spiceworks, the world's largest IT community, in the fifth annual Spicies Awards. The Spicies recognize IT professionals and technology vendors in the Spiceworks Community who have gone above and beyond to help their peers and customers solve problems and stay informed. More than 2.2 million IT professionals and 1,200 technology companies are part of the Spiceworks Community.
For the first time, this year's awards program honored Spiceworks' partners, such as Unitrends. Katie Drucker, Unitrends' social community advocate and social media manager, received the "Advisor Award." This award, voted on by IT professionals in the Spiceworks Community, is given to "the go-to resource for straight-talk, practical insight and the nitty-gritty technology details IT professionals need to do their jobs."
"The Spicies Awards give more than 2.2 million IT professionals in the Spiceworks Community the chance to recognize the technology vendors that have helped them do their jobs," said Jay Hallberg, co-founder and vice president of marketing at Spiceworks. "Winners' contributions are helping them connect with IT pros in ways that are more personal and can lead to long-term relationships."
Jennifer Sullivan, vice president of marketing at Unitrends, said: "This recognition from Spiceworks is especially meaningful since it represents the voice of our IT peers. Thanks and congratulations go to both Katie and a host of support and engineering personnel who support the Spiceworks Community. Together, they exemplify Unitrends' commitment to fostering dialogue and innovation across the IT community."
The trusted provider of all-in-one backup solutions, Unitrends enables its customers to focus on their business instead of backup. The company's family of scalable, all-in-one appliances and software solutions for backup, archiving, instant recovery and disaster recovery protects corporate data, over 100 different versions of servers, operating systems (including Windows, Hyper-V, VMware, Mac OS, Linux, AIX, Solaris and many others), SAN, NAS, hypervisors (including VMware, Hyper-V and Xen) and applications (including Exchange, SQL, Oracle and many others). Unitrends is the preferred choice of IT professionals because the company sets the standard in virtual, physical and cloud server data protection with instant recovery that enables complete system recovery in less than five minutes while Unitrends' pricing offers the lowest TCO and ROI in the industry. Unitrends' U.S.-based support team boasts a 99% customer satisfaction rate. Visit www.unitrends.com.
Jackie Gerbus for Unitrends, Inc.