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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. enterprise grade). 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)

Simplifying Server Backups: Reducing Operator Intervention

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 Licensed by the Largest Organizations in the World

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 Announces Appliance-Less Online Backup

Zetta.net, a provider of enterprise-grade online backup and disaster recovery solutions, has unveiled the next generation of its flagship cloud service. 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)

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)