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by George Crump, Storage Switzerland VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) implementation projects are going to be priorities for many IT Managers in 2013 and a key concern will be end-user acceptance. If the users don't embrace their virtual desktops they won't use them and the project is doomed to failure. The key to acceptance is to provide users with an environment that feels the same, performs better and is more reliable than their current stand-alone system. The storage system bears most of the responsibility in delivering that experience. IT managers who want to capitalize on the opportunity that the virtual desktop environment can focus on two key capabilities when they evaluate storage system vendors. The first is being able to deliver the raw performance that the virtual desktop architecture needs and the second is doing so in the most cost effective way po... (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)

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)

Eliminating Appliances in Online Backup and Recovery

By Nick Mueller, Zetta.net The famously neutral storage experts at Storage Switzerland wrote an article recently that asks the question, "Does Cloud Backup Need An Appliance?" The article explains that getting data offsite is a requirement to meet compliance directives or SLAs for many companies, and cloud backup is an increasingly viable option. While the conventional appliance-based approach to cloud backup may be popular, Storage Switzerland outlines several important factors that make newer, appliance-free backup and recovery an attractive alternative: • Choke point - A backup a... (more)

Zetta.net Achieves Distinct Cloud Storage Advantages Through Use of WebDAV

Zetta.net, a provider of 3-in-1 online server backup solutions, has announced that storage analyst firm Storage Strategies NOW reports that the company's use of the WebDAV (Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning) protocol is a distinct advantage for its Zetta.net DataProtect cloud infrastructure. The recent Delta Report authored by Storage Strategies NOW outlines how WebDAV delivers both the security and speed required by today’s customers of cloud-based data protection, making Zetta.net unique in terms of throughput and recovery availability. “WebDAV is latency independent an... (more)