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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)

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)

Knoa Software Licensed by the Largest Organizations in the World

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)

The Zetta Founders’ Story: From Netscape to Cloud Storage

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 look like? 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)

The Key to SMB Offsite Backup Isn’t Backup, It’s Recovery

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 features checklist. 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)