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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 optimized for speed of backup or recovery. Just offering a backup to cloud option isn't enough anymore. Users appreciate the scalability and cost-effectiveness of the cloud but they also want the same level of performance in backup and restore that they had on-premise. Native cloud optimizat... (more)

How to Get Full Value in a Flash Upgrade

Author:  Eric Slack, Senior Analyst, Storage Switzerland Companies that need to improve application performance, for example, in server virtualization or VDI environments, frequently come to the conclusion that flash is the best strategy. SSD technology is becoming the "go to" solution for enhancing the performance of these kinds of critical production applications. After realizing that a flash-based solution is warranted, the next question involves implementation. What is the most cost-effective way to add solid state flash technology into an existing production environment? For ... (more)

Storage Switzerland Lab Test Validates Zetta.net

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 sever... (more)

The Zetta Founders’ Story: From Netscape to Cloud Storage

It was at Netscape, in the early days of the internet, when co-founders Lou Montulli and Jeff Whitehead first worked together and began to notice how the amount of their data was constantly growing, but the process for adding storage and protecting that data wasn't improving over time. "Zetta is a company that's trying to revolutionize storage," is what Lou says at the beginning of the video above - but what does a revolution in storage look like? The three things that make Zetta unique: 1. Recovery Optimized Backup Data that's backed up to Zetta is ready to be restored at a moment... (more)

Astute Networks Names Len Rosenthal Senior Vice President of Marketing

Astute Networks, Inc., the leading provider of Networked Flash application performance acceleration appliances, has announced that it has appointed Len Rosenthal as senior vice president of marketing. The announcement follows the company's recent Series B funding round which raised $12 million. As senior vice president of marketing, Rosenthal will lead Astute Networks' global corporate, product, and channel marketing efforts as the company continues the rapid sales and brand expansion for its Astute Networks family of ViSX appliances, powered by the company's patented DataPump En... (more)