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Author:  Courtenay Troxel, Zetta.net With wild fires and extreme heat ravaging California, the central states pounded by damaging thunderstorms and tornados, and hurricane season just on the horizon, the possibility that your company could be impacted by a natural disaster should be top of mind. Even companies that do have disaster recovery (DR) plans in place often don't do them justice. They neglect to review or update DR strategies to account for any changes in the business or they overlook the need to periodically test the plans to see if they hold up during unforeseen downtime. Taking this reactive approach to DR can have devastating repercussions. Just consider this alarming set of statistics: 43% of businesses that close as a result of a natural disaster never reopen. (Source: U.S. Congress) 30% of companies said they "are not at all confident" in their abilit... (more)

Cloud Backup & Disaster Recovery Predictions for 2014

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... (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)

Why Companies Need Enterprise Cloud Backup

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, a... (more)

Belkin Introduces Air Protect™ Case

Belkin, a provider of technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure and mobile environments, announced today the introduction of its newest product for the education market, the Belkin Air Protect Case for iPads. The Belkin Air Protect Case uses ultra-protective, closed-cell foam that dissipates and absorbs shock to provide reliable, cart-compatible iPad protection without unnecessary bulk or weight. Apple iPads are important, effective learning tools in many modern classrooms that often represent a significant investment of limited school resources. Transporting... (more)