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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 — the emergency alert system only issued warnings half hour after the event had passed,” said technology analyst Wayne Rash, who wrote up the event and its impact on IT in eWeek. “I don’t think anyone could have planned for something this violent and this fast.” An event like this doesn’t just... (more)

Is Microsoft Azure Online Backup Overpriced?

0 0 1 432 2468 Ventana Public Relations 20 5 2895 14.0 1 utf-8 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE by Nick Mueller, Zetta.net What does $1,094 a month buy you from Microsoft Azure Online Backup? The answer is: 500GB of online storage, no platform support beyond Windows, extra charges to recover your data, and upgraded phone support - 4x higher overall costs and less functionality than alternative online backup solutions like Zetta. Of course, it's possible to lower that bill by choosing Microsoft's "standard" or "included" support levels, but IT managers who have experienced a ma... (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)

Where Is My Disk Space?

by Nick Mueller, Zetta.net Hello new users! The file system visualizer can be found at wheresmydiskspace.com - continue reading to learn more about the development of the tool and the visualization options. Before buying more storage space it's a good idea to make sure your existing space isn't filled with redundant or old data - or hundreds of downloaded cat videos. Disk capacity is increasing and while prices continue to drop, those savings are offset by demands for new capacity to store more and larger files. Not only does this mean more primary disk space, but 2x that amount... (more)

Reselling Online Backup

0 0 1 4 29 Ventana Public Relations 1 1 32 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Author:  Nick Mueller, Zetta.net 0 0 1 518 2955 Ventana Public Relations 24 6 3467 14.0 Normal 0 false false false false EN-US JA X-NONE The podcast below is a conversation between Mark Wertz, General Manager of Mizon, an IT services provider based in North Carolina and Art Ledbetter, Director of Channel Sales at Zetta. The following text is excerpted from their conversation. Podcast: http://bit.ly/YdgO2l "Backup is an ongoing IT task that all our customers need - and that they're all ... (more)