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This post is about how traditional database backup products work and how Zetta's new SQL server backup feature, which is part of our DataProtect solution, does the job in a distinctly different way. Both the solution and this post were created because finding a database backup solution for a medium-sized organization is painful. Database Backup Using "Full, Differential, and Log" Modes Most traditional database backup products use "full, differential, and log" based backup modes. So, what do these terms mean? A full backup is just what it implies - everything. A log is essentially a list of the changes the database has made since the last full backup. If you have a full backup from, say, 4/1/12 and logs that cover 4/1/12 - 4/10/12, you can take the original backup, and replay the logs, bringing it current to the 4/10/12 version. A differential is similar to a log bas... (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)

Jill Cooper Joins Zetta.net as Vice President of Sales

Zetta.net, a provider of enterprise-grade online backup and disaster recovery solutions, today announced the appointment of technology sales industry veteran, Jill Cooper, as vice president of sales. The addition of Cooper to the Zetta.net management team was a direct response to the dramatic growth the company has seen as it delivers a "no appliance" solution with enterprise-class features for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). "We continue to outperform consumer-grade and alternative solutions in this market, as customers eagerly embrace our appliance-free approach," said Ali ... (more)

Zetta.net Brings 3-in-1 Online Server Backup to MSPs and VARs

Zetta.net, a provider of 3-in-1 online server backup solutions, today announced an enhanced partner program for both managed service providers (MSPs) and value added resellers (VARs). The program provides participating partners with a significant competitive advantage in the data protection space, bringing the revolutionary Zetta DataProtect three-in-one online backup solution to the channel with a simple and profitable MSP and VAR optimized delivery model. According to Gartner, at least 30 percent of organizations will have changed backup vendors by 2014 due to frustration over... (more)

Zetta.net Redefines Hybrid Cloud Backup with Smart Cloud

Zetta.net has announced it is redefining traditional hybrid cloud backup with its unique, appliance-free approach featuring Smart Cloud and new Lean Local Copy technology. Zetta.net's Smart Cloud, which integrates the functionality of backup, snapshot and replication technology, abolishes the need for a local appliance. Smart Cloud, together with the new Lean Local Copy feature, advances the hybrid cloud model to deliver fast, reliable data backup and recovery at a fraction of the cost of backup alone. Zetta.net delivers enterprise-grade 3-in-1 backup, disaster recovery and arch... (more)