I spend a lot of time in the enterprise space but there's quite a bit going on in the SMB and the mid-market too, which are the hunting grounds of Unitrends. I recently talked to Joe Noonan about Unitrends' strategy and focus. You can see this data protection conversation here.
This week, Unitrends, now a Kaseya company, launched an interesting new appliance that will help SMBs, mid-sized organizations, and MSPs with their data protection mandates. One of the challenges in many smaller organizations, or decentralized offices, is having local infrastructure for quick data/application recovery.
You can go direct to cloud of course, but then you need to invoke a recovery process from the cloud and, depending on what you are trying to do, it can take time. Cloud is great for BC/DR but having a first line of defense on-site is also an efficient way of optimizing RPO/RTO. This is also important for MSPs servicing SMB and mid-market accounts.
The new models now include more compute capabilities and are designed for use cases like hosting failed-over applications, running "sandboxes" for software testing, and providing backup and recovery, of course.
I expect this solution to gain the favors not only of end-users but also of many MSPs who service SMB clients and can now provide their customers with "instant recovery gratification."