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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Unitrends?


We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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8 Answers
Solution Consultant at Anamtech
Top 5
15 June 22

Their pricing is okay, however, they need to bring it down a bit to be more competitive.

Systems Administrator at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
25 March 21

I think it's a decent platform to go with; I don't have any issues with it. I guess the one thing that I would say is get a bigger unit than what they recommend because if I had done that, I wouldn't need to be upgrading now; I could have stayed with the same size.

reviewer1471245 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Director at School District of Bruce
Real User
Top 20
10 December 20

With respect to cost, my advice is to get what you need.

Systems Engineer specializing in Data Protection at a government with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
22 October 20

Unitrends licensing depended on the number of CPUs you had, simple. It was competitive with other products. I think it was around $1000 a CPU a year. We have about 40 CPUs so It was costing us about $40,000 a year — that was our renewal price. I think the initial price may have been more. We didn't buy their hardware. We built our own and deployed their solution on our hardware, which was a blessing and a curse.

Lahiru Wickramasinghe - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager Technical Support at Ultrium Technologies
23 September 20

we are satisfied with the pricing and licensing options.

Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
23 June 19

Licensing costs appear high for hardware devices and software, when compared to other solutions. But in the long run, they're not, because you get free hardware replacement after three or five years. It's not an easy comparison, but it is more cost effective in the long run than most other solutions. You don't need new licensing every year. For hardware devices, you pay a per seat or per call licensing structure. There are no other hidden costs like you have with a lot of other products. The upfront licensing is very simple to understand.

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Senior Infrastructure Analyst with 51-200 employees
Real User
04 October 18

I have no advice about the pricing of the product.

it_user791514 - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
19 December 17

You should be aware how much the monthly costs are to use, what the initial costs for hardware are, and what the options to expand are, if needed.

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