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Author:  Henry Thiele, Tech & Learning The Belkin tablet stands are designed with comfort of use and ergonomics in mind. Each stand allows for a tablet to be held at multiple angles in a classroom environment. They can securely position and hold a tablet so that students can interact with the device in more functional methods beyond a desk or table. Quality and Effectiveness: Although they are complex in design, each of these stands is simple to use. These stands are also durable, light, stackable, and allow users to record footage from multiple angles. The Belkin Tablet Stand with Storage features an extra compartment for cables or other supplies. The case is translucent so it is easy to see what is stored inside. Ease of Use: These stands also provide ergonomic support for the user by providing multiple angles for holding the tablet. Teachers can use a quick, two... (more)

Secure Cloud Backup and Data Transfer: How It’s Done

Author:  Nick Mueller, Zetta.net The Internet is a dangerous place. There's a new story on Ars Technica about a corporate or government hack almost everyday. So for those interested in how an enterprise-grade secure cloud backup solution handles data encryption, here is some background on a few of the security protocols used to protect customer data here at Zetta: Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) / Transport Layer Security (TLS) SSL is an Internet security protocol developed by Netscape in the late '90s that is incorporated in browsers and web servers. The protocol uses the RSA public-... (more)

Simplifying Server Backups: Reducing Operator Intervention

by Gary Sevounts, VP Marketing at Zetta 72% of IT directors we surveyed recently think the biggest server backup challenge is complexity. Maintaining an effective backup process for critical data is a priority for many organizations, but despite rapid changes in technology in the last 10 years, the backup process has evolved little. What makes backup such a challenge? Backup Operator Intervention Finding the Right RPO and RTO Keeping Up With Data Growth Inability to Validate Backups This article is the first in a series that will offer some perspective on overcoming backup challen... (more)

Simplifying Backups: When a Backup Isn't a Backup

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE By Nick Mueller, Zetta.net If you are deciding on a new offsite backup solution to replace tapes in a medium-sized organization you have a lot of choices. Right now, many enterprises in the 20- 2000 employee range are choosing cloud backup services to leverage the much talked about scalability and cost savings. Of course, before getting to a shortlist of vendors, organizations face a strategic decision about which approach to take: An on-premise gateway to the cloud style solution A pure cloud Backup-as-a-Service Solution An on-prem... (more)

Two Totally Different Ways to Do SQL Server Backup and Recovery

This post is about how traditional database backup products work and how Zetta's new SQL server backup feature, which is part of our DataProtect solution, does the job in a distinctly different way. Both the solution and this post were created because finding a database backup solution for a medium-sized organization is painful. Database Backup Using "Full, Differential, and Log" Modes Most traditional database backup products use "full, differential, and log" based backup modes. So, what do these terms mean? A full backup is just what it implies - everything. A log is essentially... (more)