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VMworld 2010 News: Zetta Announces On-Demand Data Protection Solution that Obsoletes Traditional Backup

New Offsite Data Protection Services Offered at a Fraction of the Cost of Comparable Offsite Data Storage Solutions

Enterprise storage service provider Zetta is announcing Zetta Data Protect, an immediate offsite data protection service that obsoletes traditional backups and improves enterprise data integrity at a fraction of the cost of comparable offsite data storage alternatives. Zetta Data Protect includes the ZettaMirror agent, which instantly protects data by securely replicating disparate enterprise data sources to the Zetta Storage Service, creating an always-online, available, and verified copy of the customers’ data. Zetta Data Protect offers a seven-year version history, encryption at rest, and native POSIX compliance with industry-leading performance. This new service will be demonstrated at VMworld San Francisco in the New Innovator Pavilion, August 30 through September 2, 2010.

With Zetta, data is replicated to a choice of multiple locations throughout the United States and is available in a mountable and viewable file system format at all times, accessible via NFS, rsync, FTP, WebDAV, and other standard enterprise protocols. The default snapshot history on the Zetta system allows restores of any file versions from the past seven years. Zetta can further replicate data between its West-Coast and East-Coast data centers to provide copies in multiple geographic zones, protecting against total site destruction and regional disasters. Pricing starts at $256 per Terabyte per month.

What Customers Say:

“I was pleasantly surprised how quick and easy it was to set up secure, scalable storage in the cloud with Zetta,” said Patrick McFadin, director of systems and architecture, Hobsons. “It was even faster than setting up new volumes on our local SAN! With the great tools, industry-standard protocol options, and features such as snapshots, we have now a great solution for offsite DR data storage.”

What Analysts Say:

“Data protection, recovery, and restores are complicated, complex, and much too expensive,” says Marc Staimer, founder and senior analyst at Dragon Slayer Consulting. “They don’t have to be. The TCO of the Zetta Data Protection solution removes the financial reasons or rationale for not having a BC-DR plan.”

What Zetta Co-Founder Says:

“Data protection is vital to any enterprise, but remains a risky and time-consuming task for IT departments,” said Jeff Treuhaft, co-founder and CEO of Zetta. “With data storage needs growing rapidly, our customers are driven to Zetta to get powerful data protection immediately. Just install the ZettaMirror agent and you can immediately replicate your data to Zetta safely with built-in file integrity, security and performance advantages.”

 

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