Second Generation Cloud Backup Removes Cost Barriers and Complexity of Offsite Backup and Disaster Recovery for Educational Institutions

EDUCAUSE 2012 – DENVER, Colo. – November 6, 2012 — / — today announced that it is bringing second generation hybrid cloud backup to educational institutions, making it possible for schools with budgets large or small to implement cloud-based offsite server backup and disaster recovery. Resource-constrained schools can now get the functionality of all three backup, disaster recovery and archiving technologies for less cost than backups alone. With, schools can cost-efficiently ensure their data is both safe and easily recoverable in response to minor errors or major disasters such as Hurricane Sandy.

Schools preparing for potential disasters, such as a hurricane or fire that don’t have budgets for offsite backup and disaster recovery products, can take advantage of Zetta’s 15-day free Data Evacuation Cloud Service. It can be deployed immediately, without any appliances, in three steps:

1. Go to and click on Free Trial or call Zetta at 1-877-469-3882.
2. Download and install the ZettaMirror software agent on the servers with the data you need to move offsite.
3. Start evacuating your data.

Multiple Functionality with a Single Unified Solution
Many educational institutions today rely on separate products to perform backups for Exchange servers, VMware environment and file servers – a costly, yet common, set-up for many schools. Additionally, offsite backup is often too expensive for colleges and universities who, as a result, rarely implement a geographically-dispersed disaster recovery strategy. combines all the functionality of local, offsite and remote campus backup into one unified solution, making it ideal for smaller education IT budgets. By delivering fast, reliable server backup and recovery at a fraction of the cost of backup alone, helps colleges and universities economically and reliably gain instant access to their valuable data when needed without having to incur the high cost of traditional hardware-based solutions.

Multiple Platform Support supports up to 18 platforms such as Mac, Unix and Windows so colleges and universities can easily sustain all of their departmental data, regardless of operating environment and educational discipline. Backups and disaster recovery across different locations and platforms are seamlessly managed through a centralized web-based interface.

“With, we saw a significant drop in cost compared with the investment we were considering with a disk-to-disk backup system,” said Arlis Brotner, network manager, Merced College. “There’s very little to maintain – we’re saving a lot of time compared to our old system which required many hours to manage, and days to recover. Now, we can recover at any point in time and have almost immediate access to files when needed. We’re definitely getting a lot more value for much less cost.”

“Second generation hybrid cloud backup, developed by, addresses the need that many educational institutions have with their modest budgets,” said Gary Sevounts, vice president of marketing, “Many schools simply can’t afford the typical disaster recovery solutions available to them, making cost a real barrier. is democratizing the affordability of disaster recovery so that all schools can achieve true, enterprise-class server backup as well as disaster recovery and archiving in one, simple and cost-effective solution.”

Pricing and Availability DataProtect is available now and starts at $225 per month. Pricing includes unlimited software licenses that combines local, offsite and remote campus backup, archiving and disaster recovery, application plug-ins and APIs, 500GB of enterprise-grade secure online storage and 24×7 U.S.-based support. at EDUCAUSE 2012
• will feature its hybrid cloud backup solution at EDUCAUSE 2012, November 6-9 in Denver, Colorado. Visit the kiosk in Market Research Alley to learn about the Disaster Recovery for Every School and 15-day Data Evacuation Programs, and about the research will be conducting at the conference on offsite backup and disaster recovery in the schools. For more about EDUCAUSE go to

• On November 8, Co-founder and Vice President of Engineering Lou Montulli will deliver a presentation titled Next-Generation Backup: Simpler and Cheaper, with Disaster Recovery Capability. Montulli will discuss how higher education IT professionals can simplify and combine local and off-site backups, archiving and disaster recovery over the web, while driving down backup costs. The session will include a case study video and technology demonstration.

About is an award-winning provider of enterprise-grade 3-in-1 backup, disaster recovery and archiving technology for small/medium enterprises, distributed organizations, and managed service providers (MSPs). The SaaS-based solution enables companies to simplify backups and instantly recover data through a single management point. With local, offsite, archiving and disaster recovery functionality integrated into one solution, delivers the value of multiple products at a fraction of the cost.

Headquartered 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 or Follow Zetta on Twitter at

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