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Author:  Courtenay Troxel, Zetta.net With wild fires and extreme heat ravaging California, the central states pounded by damaging thunderstorms and tornados, and hurricane season just on the horizon, the possibility that your company could be impacted by a natural disaster should be top of mind. Even companies that do have disaster recovery (DR) plans in place often don't do them justice. They neglect to review or update DR strategies to account for any changes in the business or they overlook the need to periodically test the plans to see if they hold up during unforeseen downtime. Taking this reactive approach to DR can have devastating repercussions. Just consider this alarming set of statistics: 43% of businesses that close as a result of a natural disaster never reopen. (Source: U.S. Congress) 30% of companies said they "are not at all confident" in their abilit... (more)

Zetta.net Hybrid Cloud Backup Outperforms Appliance-Based Solutions

Zetta.net has announced that a report by analyst firm Storage Strategies Now highlights Zetta.net's second generation hybrid cloud backup solution, acknowledging that it outperforms, and eliminates the disadvantages of, appliance-based data protection systems. According to the report, appliance-based systems add extra hardware costs, present a single choke and failure point, and induce complications for distributed offices, particularly for managed service providers supporting hundreds of customers. The report asserts that Zetta.net's recent addition of Lean Local Copy makes "an... (more)

Why Companies Need Enterprise Cloud Backup

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, a... (more)

NetApp Backup: NDMP vs. Cloud

Author:  Jeff Whitehead, CTO, Co-founder, Zetta.net NetApp filers are versatile and high-performance storage appliances. They're so reliable that it's easy to forget things can go wrong - like a fire, theft, or major storm. The potential for an unknown disaster is what makes offsite backup a necessity, even for NetApp filers with internal redundancy.i> NetApp Backup With NDMP The traditional methods of backing up a NetApp - an NDMP dump of the WAFL file system - works, but it has a number of shortcomings: You Need a Second NetApp to Recover - since the NDMP dump is a binary image ... (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)