Zetta has been offering a different kind of cloud-based backup since their inception five years ago. Their “direct-to-cloud” backup solution doesn’t use any hardware on-site, just their software which runs on application servers and file servers in the data center. This appliance-less approach to backup has a number of significant benefits over other cloud-based backup solutions, including lower hardware and operating costs, native file format backups and now, the ability to back up full server images.
No appliance needed
There is no hardware to buy, simply load the Zetta software on the application or file server you want to back up and you’re ready to go. Zetta synchronizes primary data stores with a backup copy in the Zetta cloud, or on-site using local storage resources. With custom, snapshot-enabled version history and a centralized web-based management console, Zetta is easy to operate.
Native cloud BMR
Zetta backs up server images directly to the cloud, storing data in native Windows VHD format, not a proprietary format as many bare-metal recovery (BMR) solutions do. Files don’t need to be converted which enables a number of recovery options, both physical and virtual.
Zetta’s technology is built around their ability to optimize data transfer, leveraging deduplication, advanced compression and byte-level change detection to reduce the amount of data that’s actually moved across the WAN. This efficiency is how they can make the no-appliance format work and not require hardware on-premises to hold a copy locally while managing the interface with to the cloud.
Together with their multi-threaded data transfer and RAM and SSD read caching, they can generate the performance they do; enough, in fact to backup 5TB in 24 hours, according to the company. Zetta was designed as a software-only cloud solution from the ground up, not as an on-site backup solution to which the cloud was later “bolted on”.
Zetta’s cloud is housed in SSAE-16 audited data centers, geographically spread across the country. They’re FINRA, HIPAA and ITAR compliant, providing better than “six nines” of uptime (99.99996%), with 24 x 7 US-based support.
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