SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/02/12 -- Zetta.net, a provider of enterprise-grade online backup and disaster recovery solutions, is highlighted in an article by analyst firm Storage Switzerland, asserting that on-site appliances for cloud storage are not always the best way to implement a cloud backup solution. The article, Does Cloud Backup Need an Appliance?, notes that appliance-free solutions that run backups directly to the cloud, such as Zetta DataProtect, are often an ideal cloud storage solution.
The article explains that getting data offsite is a requirement to meet compliance directives or SLAs for many companies, and cloud backup is an increasingly viable option. While the conventional appliance-based approach to cloud backup may be popular, Storage Switzerland outlines several important factors that make newer, appliance-free backup and recovery an attractive alternative:
"By providing more restore options and a simpler implementation, client-side agents running backups directly to the cloud are often the right solution," wrote Eric Slack, senior analyst, Storage Switzerland. "Solutions like Zetta DataProtect, which installs as a lightweight agent on a client machine and maintains a synchronized copy of protected folders in the cloud, are perfect for many environments."
"Storage Switzerland's article adeptly captures why IT departments are embracing our appliance-free approach," said Gary Sevounts, vice president of marketing, Zetta.net. "Zetta DataProtect specifically addresses the need for instant data recovery over the web, and fast, easy deployment and management -- all without an appliance."
The Storage Switzerland article is available at: http://bit.ly/MMACY9
Zetta.net is an award-winning provider of enterprise-grade online backup and disaster recovery solutions for small and mid-size enterprises. Zetta enables companies to simplify and automate backups and instantly recover data using just a Web browser. Advanced security, high redundancy and a high-performance architecture deliver true enterprise-grade data protection that scales to meet customers' business requirements.
With headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif., Zetta was established in 2008 by successful serial entrepreneurs and technology executives from companies such as Netscape, VeriSign, Symantec, EMC, and Shutterfly. For more information, visit www.zetta.net or www.facebook.com/zettastorage. Follow Zetta on Twitter at www.twitter.com/zettanet.
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