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Author:  Kiri Bowman, Business-Software.com Kiri Bowman of Business-Software.com speaks with with Vice President of Products Chris Schin and Chief Marketing Officer Gary Sevounts about how Zetta.net stands out from other enterprise cloud backup solutions. Tell me a little bit about Zetta.net. What business or IT challenge does your company solve? Gary: Zetta.net is an enterprise-grade backup and disaster recovery provider. We have been in business for over five years, and we have over 800 enterprise customers and managed service providers (MSPs) that use or resell our product, as is the case with MSPs. In terms of the IT challenges, the biggest issue companies' face is loss of business critical data. Zetta.net provides a secure and reliable cloud and local backup, archiving and disaster recovery solution to backup and restore data in the event of data loss. Today, ... (more)

Astute Networks and DataCore Software Host Seminar Series

Astute Networks Inc., a provider of performance storage appliances, today announced that it will be partnering with DataCore Software for an informative IT management seminar.  The joint seminar will be hosted by industry experts to address the common storage obstacles of delivering optimal application performance and business continuity for virtualized environments. The first seminar will take place on June 12 at 6:00 p.m. CDT at the Allerton Hotel in Chicago. This discussion entitled, "Going Triple Platinum: Using Virtualization to Deliver the Full Business Value" will be host... (more)

Secure Cloud Backup and Data Transfer: How It’s Done

Author:  Nick Mueller, Zetta.net The Internet is a dangerous place. There's a new story on Ars Technica about a corporate or government hack almost everyday. So for those interested in how an enterprise-grade secure cloud backup solution handles data encryption, here is some background on a few of the security protocols used to protect customer data here at Zetta: Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) / Transport Layer Security (TLS) SSL is an Internet security protocol developed by Netscape in the late '90s that is incorporated in browsers and web servers. The protocol uses the RSA public-... (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)

If the X-Men Worked in IT

by Nick Mueller, Zetta.net It's at least half a year before we get another Marvel Avengers-related movie and nearly two (July 2014) before the next X-Men: First Class sequel. And since a successful IT team is composed of a cast of characters with superhero-like traits here's a look what some of the X-Men would do if they worked in IT. Do the portrayals of them match your team? Drop a comment about which character you are. The CIO - Professor X What He Does: Since he's able to read minds, he uses his powers to negotiate amazing deals from vendors and direct the "school for gifted... (more)