The Only WAN-optimized Appliance-free Solution Translates into Faster Backup and Recovery

SUNNYVALE, Calif.– June 10, 2014 — / — today announced a report issued by 451 Research that distinguishes’s enterprise-grade cloud backup and disaster recovery solution from competing solutions in the market. According to the report,’s cloud-based solution has two clear differentiators: backup and recovery performance, and the fact that, unlike almost all of its rivals, it does not require a hardware appliance.

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Speed and Performance
The report explains that’s performance edge comes, in part, because of the company’s expertise in Internet technology. By contrast, many of its rivals began as on-premise backup vendors and grew into the online side of offsite backup and recovery.

As a result of’s focus on Internet performance, WAN-optimized technology is built into the solution for faster backup and recovery. Many of’s customers have hundreds of TBs of production capacity and some are backing up and recovering as much as 5TB per day.

While recovery speed is critical for the firm, tape backup had inherent complexity that created more issues for backup and recovery than it solved, causing delays that could endanger business activities . “Often, something would go wrong, like a tape being dismounted before a backup had completed,” said Jason Webb, IT manager for Aero Law Group. “It reached a point where we weren’t achieving successful daily backups more than twice a week.”

Bucking the Trend with Software-only Model
Among hybrid cloud backup vendors, the report points out, is virtually the only software-only vendor. “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,” said the report’s author, Senior Storage Analyst Dave Simpson.

In addition to reduced costs for customers,’s appliance-free approach is an advantage to managed service providers (MSPs) because it requires less management and maintenance. MSPs benefit from a low cost solution that does not require any new hardware to install – their customers can be up and running in minutes, with backups and data recovery performed from anywhere.

“I like that Zetta has its own data centers, rather than using somebody else’s, such as Amazon S3,” said Webb. “This gives us more confidence about the security of our data.” In terms of support, Webb notes that Zetta’s tech support resolves questions quickly without extra hold time on the phone. “I’ve never had a bad support experience with Zetta,” said Webb. “I’m really happy with it—not just the backup service, but the company as a whole.”

Aero Law provides transactional legal services to over 500 clients in the airline and aircraft industry worldwide: “Set up took only 15 minutes and backups happened automatically. With Zetta, it’s set it and forget it.” Jason Webb, IT Manager

DataServ is a managed service provider that delivers business and technology solutions in the Midwest: “Zetta’s cloud backup delivers enterprise-class performance that is easy to manage through my partner portal. Backups are fast and reliable, allowing me to focus on other aspects of my business.” Jeff Zdan, Vice President, Network Systems also continues to experience unprecedented growth. In 2013, its customer base grew 130 percent, while its partner network grew 310 percent.

Download “Zetta’s software-only approach bucks the trend toward hybrid cloud backup appliances,” report by 451 Research.

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.

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