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-key/private-key encryption system and digital certificates to
establish a secure connection between the client and server over which data
can be transmitted.
SSL has recently evolved into the TLS protocol, but both protocols are still
in use. When you see a website that starts with https inst... (more)
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)
Knoa® Software, a provider of end-user experience and performance management
software, has announced a series of successes in key markets including
pharmaceutical, wholesale, telecommunications, commercial banking and
additional markets. Twenty percent of the Fortune 50 companies currently
license Knoa End-User Experience and Performance Management (EPM) software
and solutions, as does 15 of the Fortune 100, and 28 of the Global 500. Based
on demand for EPM, Knoa has accelerated opening offices in Asia, Latin
America and Europe.
"We have been working with some of the largest, mo... (more)
It was at Netscape, in the early days of the internet, when co-founders Lou
Montulli and Jeff Whitehead first worked together and began to notice how the
amount of their data was constantly growing, but the process for adding
storage and protecting that data wasn't improving over time.
"Zetta is a company that's trying to revolutionize storage," is what Lou says
at the beginning of the video above - but what does a revolution in storage
The three things that make Zetta unique:
1. Recovery Optimized Backup
Data that's backed up to Zetta is ready to be restored at a moment... (more)
By Nick Mueller, Zetta.net
Because companies depend on their IT infrastructure, they can't wait hours or
days for access to files from an offsite backup following a data disaster.
This is especially true when the definition of a data disaster can be a pinky
finger that accidentally deleted a client document, a server crash, or
tornado that takes down a whole data center.
So, when you're looking for a backup solution, include live DR as part of the
Here's how to determine your DR needs:
1. Know Your RPO and RTO
As with any major backup decision, the place to star... (more)