A 2014 Rigthscale survey suggests that the cloud momentum continues to move forward driven by unrelenting marketing messages, and apparently confirmed by those who have taken the cloud punge, that espouse the benefits of shifting to the cloud. According to the survey organizations that adopt cloud more broadly are realizing increasingly more value. Consequently, the challenges of adopting cloud decline. Organizations indicate that the top benefits that they have already realized are greater scalability, faster access to infrastructure, higher availability, and faster time to market for applications.
Whilst online backup offers an economic benefits that appeal to many small businesses and accountants everywhere, the prospect of backing up online over not very steady connection. Can anyone accurately predict how long it would take to upload 5TB into the cloud? More importantly, can you do file level restore? And how long will it take to recovery one TB?
According to Zetta.net loss of business critical data remains the biggest IT challenge. Zetta.net answers this by providing what it claims is a secure and reliable cloud and local backup, archiving and disaster recovery solution to backup and restore data in the event of data loss. Zetta.net claims it has customers that can backup and restore up to 5TB within a day.
Zetta.net Sees Explosive Growth in SAAS-Based Cloud Backup and DR Space, Achieves 279% Growth in First Half of 2014
Pure SaaS-based Solution with Built-in WAN Acceleration Fuels Market Traction
Zetta.net today announced record customer and partner growth in the first half of 2014, as demand for the company's enterprise-grade cloud backup and disaster recovery (DR) solution continues to accelerate. Zetta.net’s new customers acquired increased by 279 percent, while its partner network grew by 357 percent over the same period in 2013.
Enterprises and MSPs are embracing cloud backup services that do not require an appliance to reduce time to deploy, management complexity and overall cost. And, as demand for higher data availability increases, cloud backup and recovery speed and performance is increasingly paramount. Zetta.net’s software-only approach with built-in WAN-optimization enables customers to transfer up to 5TB in 24 hours.
Key milestones, January-June 2014:
• Zetta.net experienced 279 percent customer growth over the same period during the previous year
• Zetta.net’s partner growth increased by 357 percent during the same period
Zetta.net CEO Ali Jenab said, "We are seeing a big trend towards businesses and MSPs moving away from tape- and appliance-based backup products to pure SaaS-based solution offerings. Our software-only approach with built-in WAN optimization maximizes the benefits of cloud services, enabling faster deployment capabilities, ease of use and lowered costs."
“Against the other vendors in the hybrid cloud backup arena, Zetta's primary differentiators are speed and its software-only approach, which, compared with appliance-based alternatives, can translate into lower costs,” noted 451 Research Analyst Dave Simpson.
“Driven by our technology expertise in backing up large data sets over the Internet, the company continues to invest in product development,” said Jenab. “I’m excited about new major product innovations that will be unveiled over the next few months, which will continue to fuel our market traction and accelerated growth.”
Zetta.net’s award-winning cloud backup and DR solution simplifies and automates backups and provides flexible options to quickly recover data via a web browser, from a mounted drive or local storage.