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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)

Online Server Backup Essentials

by Nick Mueller, Zetta.net One of the first questions we get asked by folks interested in Zetta's online server backup solution is, "How long will it take to ‘seed' our initial backup?" The answer is that it depends on three things: 1. How much data do you want to protect? 2. How much bandwidth does your office have available? 3. Would you prefer to have Zetta ship you an encrypted drive to "side-load" your data into our data centers? The vast majority of new customers choose to seed their backup via the internet. Once you've configured the lightweight software client we call Ze... (more)

NetApp Backup: Amazon Web Services vs. Zetta DataProtect

Author:  Nick Mueller, Zetta.net NetApp filers need backup - or rather, the critical data on them needs to be backed up. But traditional NetApp backups are expensive, complicated, and offer limited functionality. Expensive: A 2nd NetApp appliance, to use as a backup target, is a requirement. Complicated: The 2nd NetApp needs all the associated infrastructure and protection - offsite location, connectivity, and reliable power - as the filer it's protecting. Limited Functionality: The data is only readable by a NetApp filer, and can only be recovered to another NetApp. Even now th... (more)

Astute Networks Named a 2013 Emerging Technology Vendor by CRN

Astute Networks,Inc., a provider of Networked Flash, today announced it has been named a 2013 Emerging Technology vendor by UBM Tech Channel's CRN Magazine. The annual list highlights hot tech startups making an impact on the channel and impression on the tech industry as a whole. These up-and-coming technology vendors have recently introduced a new product or technology that is not only innovative, but generates the high margins solution providers require in today's competitive marketplace.  Astute Networks was singled out for the second year in a row for its innovative ViSX a... (more)

Maximize Siebel ROI through Knoa Experience Management

Knoa Software, a provider of end-user experience and performance management software, today announced the webinar titled, "Drive New ROI From Your Siebel CRM Application," March 22, 2012, 1:00pm ET / 10:00am PT.  This informative session, led by Michael Zuckerman, chief marketing officer, Knoa Software, will discuss user experience and performance management, specifically, how IT can measure and optimize users' performance to proactively eliminate problems, measure best practice implementation, substantially reduce IT support help desk expense and training time and increase overa... (more)