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Gridstore, a provider of software defined storage solutions, has announced findings from a new study on the top IT pain points impacting today's mid-market enterprises. The study revealed that managing the storage lifecycle due to staggering data growth is a significant challenge for IT administrators. Organizations are faced with the need to both overcome storage limitations and the resulting complexity and expense of storage upgrades and over-provisioning storage to accommodate for this growth. According to IDC, over 1.8 zettabytes of data was created last year in the form of files, email and video and will account for 90% of all data created in the next decade. This data proliferation is impacting businesses of all sizes, yet the number of IT professionals available to manage all that data will only grow by 1.5 times today's levels. Key findings of the study foun... (more)

The Zetta Founders’ Story: From Netscape to Cloud Storage

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... (more)

Add Online Server Backup — Not Another Appliance

By Nick Mueller, Zetta.net Each of the prospective SME IT customers that we talk to everyday has a unique environment, a unique set of data protection challenges, and operates within a unique business context. During these conversations, after we get past the initial questions about bandwidth (5-10Mbps at the least) and data size (1TB or more), the discussion moves toward finding the optimum way to do server backup in their unique context. This is usually when the topic of competitors' solutions comes up. Thanks to the history of server backup development there are a lot of legac... (more)

Zetta.net DataProtect Chosen as a Finalist in 2012 Golden Bridge Awards

Zetta.net, a provider of 3-in-1 online server backup solutions, today announced that its appliance-free Zetta DataProtect online server backup and disaster recovery solution has been recognized as a finalist in the 2012 Golden Bridge Awards program. Zetta DataProtect 3.0 received finalist recognition in the program’s “Best New Products or Services: SaaS or Cloud Computing” category. The Golden Bridge Awards receives active participation from a range of industry voices, encompassing the best in organizational performance, products, services, innovations, executives and management... (more)

Zetta.net Redefines Hybrid Cloud Backup with Smart Cloud

Zetta.net has announced it is redefining traditional hybrid cloud backup with its unique, appliance-free approach featuring Smart Cloud and new Lean Local Copy technology. Zetta.net's Smart Cloud, which integrates the functionality of backup, snapshot and replication technology, abolishes the need for a local appliance. Smart Cloud, together with the new Lean Local Copy feature, advances the hybrid cloud model to deliver fast, reliable data backup and recovery at a fraction of the cost of backup alone. Zetta.net delivers enterprise-grade 3-in-1 backup, disaster recovery and arch... (more)