by Nick Mueller, Zetta.net
An epic server backup battle is being waged right now in IT shops at small
and medium-sized businesses all over the world. The battle is really just the
choice between tapes, disks, D2D2T, and online server backup (which includes
many sub-battles like appliance-based vs. no appliance & consumer vs.
Disk-to-Tape (D2T) has been the backup approach/medium of choice for a long
time. However, tape isn't a good match for disaster recovery. And, as the
amount of data involved scaled - backup times have begun regularly exceeding
their available windows.
If you're using Disk-To-Tape as your backup solution, and are looking to
improve it by moving to Disk-To-Disk-To-Tape (D2D2T), consider for a moment
an argument for online server backup - you might just end up changing sides.
Disk-to-Disk-To-Tape (D2D2T) helped address many of D2T'... (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)
Zetta.net, a provider of enterprise-grade online backup and disaster
recovery solutions, has unveiled the next generation of its flagship cloud
Zetta DataProtect 3.0 brings enterprise-grade cloud data protection for
small and mid-size enterprises in a single managed service that requires no
appliances and can be deployed within minutes. It simplifies and automates
backups of critical IT assets and enables businesses to access and instantly
recover critical files, directories or entire file systems from anywhere via
the Web. Advanced security, high redundancy and a high-... (more)
by Nick Mueller, Zetta.net
When the local news starts reporting that a tropical storm or hurricane will
make landfall near your town, do you know how to protect your company’s IT
If you do, congrats! This post isn’t for you.
If not, here are some suggestions.
A Weather Warning Is When You Implement The Plan, Not Start It
A hurricane — or a similar event, like the June 29, 2012 “derecho” that
slammed the eastern United States can strike without warning.
“In the greater Washington, D.C. area, where I live, the derecho was so
rare and so violent that no one saw it coming — t... (more)