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Zetta.net, a provider of enterprise-grade online backup and disaster recovery solutions, has announced the results of a Storage Switzerland lab review that validates Zetta DataProtect as the next generation enterprise-grade server backup solution for small and medium sized enterprises that doesn't require appliances and can be deployed within minutes. The Storage Switzerland video review demonstrates the ease in which Zetta DataProtect was deployed and configured. From day one, it ran flawlessly on both Windows and Mac platforms. Granular data recovery was also simple with several options. The easiest method was mounting replicated file systems of backed up servers as web drives on a local system and just dragging and dropping the files that were needed. "One of the key benefits was the speed with which we were able to get the system up and running, due to its 'app... (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)

How to Get Full Value in a Flash Upgrade

Author:  Eric Slack, Senior Analyst, Storage Switzerland Companies that need to improve application performance, for example, in server virtualization or VDI environments, frequently come to the conclusion that flash is the best strategy. SSD technology is becoming the "go to" solution for enhancing the performance of these kinds of critical production applications. After realizing that a flash-based solution is warranted, the next question involves implementation. What is the most cost-effective way to add solid state flash technology into an existing production environment? For ... (more)

Astute Networks Named a 2013 Emerging Technology Vendor by CRN

Astute Networks,Inc., a provider of Networked Flash, today announced it has been named a 2013 Emerging Technology vendor by UBM Tech Channel's CRN Magazine. The annual list highlights hot tech startups making an impact on the channel and impression on the tech industry as a whole. These up-and-coming technology vendors have recently introduced a new product or technology that is not only innovative, but generates the high margins solution providers require in today's competitive marketplace.  Astute Networks was singled out for the second year in a row for its innovative ViSX a... (more)

Belkin Introduces Air Shield Case for iPad Protection for Students

Belkin, a provider of technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments, today announced the expansion of its education product line with the introduction of the Belkin Air Shield Case for iPads. The Air Shield Case provides exceptional durability for robust iPad protection, designed to guard against the daily wear and tear of student transport between classrooms, and to and from school. Air Shield technology features a rigid, protective shell with shock-absorbing edges and corners to protect an iPad from accidental damage. The case has been ... (more)