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Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE By Nick Mueller, Zetta.net If you are deciding on a new offsite backup solution to replace tapes in a medium-sized organization you have a lot of choices. Right now, many enterprises in the 20- 2000 employee range are choosing cloud backup services to leverage the much talked about scalability and cost savings. Of course, before getting to a shortlist of vendors, organizations face a strategic decision about which approach to take: An on-premise gateway to the cloud style solution A pure cloud Backup-as-a-Service Solution An on-premise gateway to the cloud style solution While the on-premise appliance/cloud approach has some convenient features, using a backup appliance as a second disk array for on-site backups while, at the same time functioning as the organization's gateway to the cloud creates a single point of failu... (more)

How Symantec Broke Backup Exec

By Nick Mueller, Zetta.net Symantec's Backup Exec 2012, released in February of this year, is causing a lot of frustration in the IT community and a lot of backup admins want to go back to the previous version. Assuming, of course, they don't look elsewhere for a backup solution. Here's a summary of the changes' causing frustration with Backup Exec 2012: Changing From a "Job-Centric" to a "Server-Centric" Approach Going from a "job-centric" approach to a "server-centric" one isn't inherently bad, but it's a mismatch for how backups were being done, by a lot of people. Specifically... (more)

Reducing Windows Server Backup Costs

by Nick Mueller, Zetta.net How can you free up to 70 percent of your backup budget in 2013? George Crump, lead analyst at Storage Switzerland, and Chris Schin of Zetta.net recently presented a whiteboard discussion on the challenges of Windows server backup and approaches that cut both cost and complexity. First, let's address complexity: Why Windows Server Backup is Complex The complexity starts with the fact that the Windows server platform is not homogeneous - there's usually at least 2008 and 2012 with R1 and R2 versions, with SQL, System State, and VSS done differently in eac... (more)

Zetta.net Introduces New MSP Lead Generation Program

Zetta.net, provider of 3-in-1 hybrid cloud backup, archiving and disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), has unveiled its new Managed Service Provider (MSP) Marketing Enablement and Lead Generation Program. Designed to accelerate partner success, the program offers multi-tiered support for MSPs based on Zetta.net's proven methodologies for increasing inbound leads, conversion rates and customer acquisition. "Marketing practices are experiencing disruptive change," said Gary Sevounts, vice president of marketing, Zetta.net. "Older techniques such as cold calling, spamming and tr... (more)

ATTO’s Celerity Fibre Channel Host Adapters Enable Mac Connectivity for EMC Storage Systems

ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, announced today that its 4Gb/s Celerity Fibre Channel Host Adapters have been qualified by EMC Corporation as E-Lab tested for use with the EMC® CLARiiON® and EMC Symmetrix® networked storage systems. ATTO's 4Gb/s Fibre Channel HBAs provide high performing SAN connectivity and robust multipathing and failover/failback functionality for EMC storage systems in Mac® OS X environments. With E-Lab qualification, Mac users can now use ATTO HBAs and EM... (more)