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Author:  Kiri Bowman, Business-Software.com Kiri Bowman of Business-Software.com speaks with with Vice President of Products Chris Schin and Chief Marketing Officer Gary Sevounts about how Zetta.net stands out from other enterprise cloud backup solutions. Tell me a little bit about Zetta.net. What business or IT challenge does your company solve? Gary: Zetta.net is an enterprise-grade backup and disaster recovery provider. We have been in business for over five years, and we have over 800 enterprise customers and managed service providers (MSPs) that use or resell our product, as is the case with MSPs. In terms of the IT challenges, the biggest issue companies' face is loss of business critical data. Zetta.net provides a secure and reliable cloud and local backup, archiving and disaster recovery solution to backup and restore data in the event of data loss. Today, ... (more)

SHI Feeds SMBs' Appetite for Cloud Backup with Zetta.net

Author: Courtenay Troxel, Zetta.net With the cloud in its sights as a fast-track strategy for growth, SHI International Corp. has partnered with Zetta.net to round out its expanding portfolio with an enterprise-grade cloud backup and disaster recovery (DR) solution. SHI, which has transformed over the years from a $1 million "software-only" reseller into a $4 billion global provider of information technology products and services, says cloud offerings are crucial to attracting small- and medium-size businesses, which are constantly looking for ways to reduce cost, increase effi... (more)

Cloud Backup & Disaster Recovery Predictions for 2014

Author: Nick Mueller, Zetta.net 2013 was a banner year for cloud backup adoption. It was also a year of wake-up calls: simple cloud backup doesn't constitute DR, transfer speeds are vital, and beware cloud as a commodity. Let's look to 2014 for more trends in cloud backup and DR in the cloud. 1. Cloud backup vendors with slow performance will fail This trend showed up in the news as well-known cloud backup vendors ceased production. Symantec Backup Exec Cloud was the biggest casualty of slow performance, and more cloud hosting products struggled or went down because they were not... (more)

Vizant Technologies Doubles Online Server Backup Performance

Zetta.net hasannounced that Vizant Technologies, headquartered near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has deployed Zetta.net's enterprise cloud backup solution to achieve twice the data transfer rate at half the price. Vizant Technologies is an independent payments industry consultancy and advisory firm that analyzes payment card transaction data. Founded in 2000, Vizant turned to Zetta's DataProtect online server backup to secure its fast-growing data, which had expanded to around one terabyte from client files that were retained and archived for up to seven years. Kevin Davis, Netwo... (more)

Recovering from Cryptolocker with Cloud Backup

Author:  Nick Mueller, Zetta.net In September, a new type of trojan ransomware, CryptoLocker, started making the rounds by way of email attachments and links on infected webpages. It won't destroy anything on your computers, just encrypt the data so you the user can't access it. Once the files are encrypted, a screen pops up directing the user to pay a ransom of $100 to $300 (or two Bitcoins) within three days to regain access to the files. Beyond the 72-hour deadline, the ransom rises to 10 Bitcoins (About $3000). CryptoLocker itself is not difficult to remove, the damage comes f... (more)