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SUNNYVALE, CA – October 14, 2014 – /BackupReview.info/ — Following Symantec’s notice that the Backup Exec appliance line is being discontinued, cloud backup & disaster recovery provider Zetta.net today announced a migration program for those Symantec Backup Exec appliance customers whose devices are affected.
“Stability is essential to successful backup programs, and the discontinuation of a company’s backup service can be very disruptive,” noted Gary Sevounts, CMO, Zetta.net. “To help minimize migration interruptions, we’re offering affected users an enterprise-grade cloud backup alternative, with potentially significant cost savings over their appliance.”
The program allows Backup Exec Appliance customers to sign up for Zetta.net’s cloud backup & DR service and receive up to 6 months free, as well as up to 20% off the cost of an annual contract. Previously, the company offered a migration promotion for Symantec BackupExec.Cloud customers following that service’s announced shutdown.
Zetta.net provides customers a SaaS-based cloud backup & DR solution with built-in WAN acceleration, designed to rapidly move large datasets over the Internet. The company claims its customers have achieved transfer speeds of up to 5TB in 24 hours. Additionally, the service requires no appliance or other new hardware, allowing users to easily deploy and manage their backups, as well as avoiding the potentially costly recovery delay of waiting for a replacement appliance after a disaster.
“We were able to move 6 terabytes of client data from Symantec BackupExec.cloud to Zetta within a weekend thanks to its WAN-optimized performance,” said Jeff Zdan, Network Systems VP, DataServ Corp. “The backups were reliable and the appliance-free approach made deployment simple and easy to manage, allowing me to focus on other aspects of my business.”
The Zetta.net service uses several patent-pending technologies to achieve enterprise-level performance without a hardware appliance, and recently added support for server image backups streamed directly to the cloud. All customer data is encrypted in flight and at rest in SSAE16-certified Tier 4 datacenters, and the service is fully compliant with the HIPAA and ITAR regulations.
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.”
Current Symantec Backup Exec Appliance customers interested in migrating data to Zetta.net can find more information on the company’s website: http://pages.zetta.net/symantec-discontinue-appliance.html
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.
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