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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's notice because it's identical to the data on your company's network and individual endpoints. Your data is never converted to a proprietary backup format (like with appliance-based solutions) or just dumped into buckets (like with that South American river storage). 2. Bandwidth Conservin... (more)

Securing Government Desktops from Cyber Threats

Cyber attacks on government systems are increasing at an exponential rate. Over a three-year period, government agencies reported a 400-percent increase in attempted incursions into federal systems. While there is no current data on the number of attempts to compromise intelligence and defense computer systems, they are no doubt under similar stress as foreign governments, terrorists, and malicious hackers target classified data and government documents, attempt to shut down networks and destroy valuable infrastructure, and steal intellectual property. One of the least understoo... (more)

Protecting IT Assets From a Hurricane: A How To Guide

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 assets? 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)

Zetta.net Hybrid Cloud Backup Outperforms Appliance-Based Solutions

Zetta.net has announced that a report by analyst firm Storage Strategies Now highlights Zetta.net's second generation hybrid cloud backup solution, acknowledging that it outperforms, and eliminates the disadvantages of, appliance-based data protection systems. According to the report, appliance-based systems add extra hardware costs, present a single choke and failure point, and induce complications for distributed offices, particularly for managed service providers supporting hundreds of customers. The report asserts that Zetta.net's recent addition of Lean Local Copy makes "an... (more)

Belkin Tablet Stand with Storage

by Eugene Kim, PC Mag Belkin has developed the Tablet Stand with Storage with education and ergonomics in mind. It not only provides comfortable positions for propping up and typing on tablets, but also gives students a small compartment for toting supplies from classroom to classroom. Design and Features The Tablet Stand with Storage is designed with gentle curves, sturdy plastic, and grippy rubber surfaces. It has a wide base and lip, suitable for larger tablets like the iPad, and a translucent storage compartment. The lip on the front allows you to prop tablets upright, which... (more)