Enterprises and MSPs Can Now Back Up 200TB in the Cloud and Get DR-Ready in Three Hours

SUNNYVALE, CA – Apr 7, 2015 — / — today announced that its latest version of Zetta DataProtect has broken new performance records with a direct-to-cloud backup speed that is 13x faster than appliance cloud backup speeds and 2.5x faster than backups performed locally to backup appliances. Validated by a third-party benchmark test, users can, for the first time, back up simultaneously to local devices and the cloud with speeds that surpass traditional LAN backup to local devices or hard disk. As a result businesses, enterprises and MSPs alike can backup up to 200TB in a shorter backup window, even for very large datasets, and be disaster recovery (DR)-ready starting in three hours.

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“We were able to get 70TB to’s cloud quickly without bringing our network to a halt,” said Erick Panger, Director of Information Technology at TruePosition. “With its WAN-optimized capabilities and easy-to-use solution,’s cloud backup and DR service just works without any hiccups.”

“’s latest advancements in direct-to-cloud technology are making slow, cumbersome backup appliances obsolete,” said Gary Sevounts, CMO, “Zetta DataProtect’s newest version allows users to more easily meet their backup windows and reduce their window of vulnerability with unprecedented speed, freeing them from costly, inefficient backup hardware.”

Zetta DataProtect’s direct-to-cloud approach reduces time to deploy, scales infinitely to meet growing data requirements, and cuts administration costs. The solution employs WAN acceleration technologies to rapidly transfer data, giving customers improved data workflow. And, should a disaster occur,’s appliance free-solution avoids the delays inherent in waiting for a replacement appliance.

Key benefits of the new Zetta DataProtect version include:

Protects more data in a shorter backup window – The new version leverages’s patented WAN optimization technology to transfer data 13x faster than the tested appliance, allowing nightly backups for a much larger dataset.

200TB in the cloud – In the third-party test, used 1/20th of the available bandwidth 1Gbit per sec pipe — equivalent to a 50Mbit per sec connection. With a 1Gbit per sec connection and 2% change rate, the protected dataset could reach 200TB (40 x 5TB servers).

DR-ready in 3 hours – Simultaneous cloud and local backups eliminate delay in transferring backups offsite, reducing vulnerability to data loss and ensuring data is immediately ready for recovery following a disaster. In the test, was DR-ready in just 3 hours.

DR from anywhere – With an appliance-free approach, files, databases and server images can be restored from a mounted drive via a Web based browser from any location with no reliance on specific hardware.

Third-Party Benchmark Results: vs. Barracuda Backup 390
Zetta DataProtect’s direct-to-cloud backup performance was validated by a benchmark test conducted by Mediatronics. The speed comparison tested a Barracuda Backup 390 appliance with Cloud Storage against the Zetta DataProtect backup service, using a data drive image backup of 490GB and an incremental backup with a 5% change rate.

Results showed that’s direct-to-cloud backup was:

2.5X Faster than local backup to the appliance: completed image backup in 3 hours versus the local appliance, which took 7.5 hours for the same task. Incremental backups were 1 hour to the cloud for compared to 1 hour and 44 minutes to the local appliance.

13X Faster than appliance-based cloud backup: completed image backup to the cloud in 3 hours compared to the cloud backup appliance, which took 38 hours for the same task. Incremental backups were 1 hour to the cloud for compared to 6 hours to the cloud for the cloud backup appliance.


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Download the third-party “Cloud vs. Appliance-based Backup: Speed Test Results” by Mediatronics for more details:

Zetta DataProtect is an award-winning SaaS solution that simply and easily moves large amounts of data quickly over the web for efficient backup, disaster recovery and archiving. Designed to support multiple data types including unstructured data, Microsoft SQL and Exchange data, VMware and Hyper-V virtualized data, NetApp as well as system state, Zetta DataProtect replicates data in its native file format directly to the cloud without an appliance or local staging drive. This improves uptime, lowers backup costs and allows for faster, more efficient backups & recoveries.

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About is an award-winning provider of enterprise-grade cloud backup, disaster recovery and archiving technology for small/medium enterprises and managed service providers (MSPs). Its software-only approach with built-in WAN acceleration enables companies to simplify backups, speed data recovery and reduce overall cost.

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