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Zetta.net, a provider of enterprise-grade online backup and disaster recovery solutions, has announced the results of a Storage Switzerland lab review that validates Zetta DataProtect as the next generation enterprise-grade server backup solution for small and medium sized enterprises that doesn't require appliances and can be deployed within minutes. The Storage Switzerland video review demonstrates the ease in which Zetta DataProtect was deployed and configured. From day one, it ran flawlessly on both Windows and Mac platforms. Granular data recovery was also simple with several options. The easiest method was mounting replicated file systems of backed up servers as web drives on a local system and just dragging and dropping the files that were needed. "One of the key benefits was the speed with which we were able to get the system up and running, due to its 'app... (more)

Zetta.net Achieves Distinct Cloud Storage Advantages Through Use of WebDAV

Zetta.net, a provider of 3-in-1 online server backup solutions, has announced that storage analyst firm Storage Strategies NOW reports that the company's use of the WebDAV (Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning) protocol is a distinct advantage for its Zetta.net DataProtect cloud infrastructure. The recent Delta Report authored by Storage Strategies NOW outlines how WebDAV delivers both the security and speed required by today’s customers of cloud-based data protection, making Zetta.net unique in terms of throughput and recovery availability. “WebDAV is latency independent an... (more)

Astute Sees Strong Momentum as Demand for Flash Storage Escalates

Astute Networks, Inc., a provider of performance storage appliances, has announced strong growth in 2012 as demand for its ViSX family of networked flash solutions for virtual and physical environments escalates. Astute has pioneered a network-attached flash appliance technology to overcome the application performance limitations common in demanding virtual and physical environments. The impact of flash storage was significant in 2012, but it will explode in 2013. According to IDC the solid state storage market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 51.5% and wi... (more)

Can You Trust VDI Storage Benchmarks?

by George Crump, Storage Switzerland VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) implementation projects are going to be priorities for many IT Managers in 2013 and a key concern will be end-user acceptance. If the users don't embrace their virtual desktops they won't use them and the project is doomed to failure. The key to acceptance is to provide users with an environment that feels the same, performs better and is more reliable than their current stand-alone system. The storage system bears most of the responsibility in delivering that experience. IT managers who want to capitalize ... (more)

Astute Announces VDI Survey Results

Astute Networks has announced findings from a North American survey on the dynamics influencing the adoption rate of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). The findings revealed a strong interest in solid state flash-based storage as a critical solution to overcome key VDI implementation challenges including cost, complexity, and performance. The survey, which was conducted in December 2012 and was anonymous to the respondents, found that as many as 86 percent of respondents that plan to implement VDI in the next year were considering storage systems that either fully or partiall... (more)