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Robert Bogucki, IT manager at Skender Construction, researched multiple solutions when he started the disaster recovery project at Skender. Then he found Zetta. Zetta has a much more reasonable cost model with no charge for the ZettaMirror agent software, no matter how many copies are installed. Skender Construction's almost four terabytes of data are now backed up in the cloud with Zetta Data ProtectTM. "Cost was an important factor, and paying $1.40 to $1.60 per gigabyte just didn't make sense after finding Zetta," said Bogucki. He installed the lightweight ZettaMirrorTM agent on two local backup servers, as well as the file server, to create and maintain nightly offsite copies of the locally backed-up data. "Zetta was up and replicating in a matter of minutes," said Bogucki. "It was very simple to implement and use." ZettaMirror runs on a prescheduled or on-deman... (more)

Case Study: Protecting Your Data in Any Season, Anytime

The record-breaking weather on the East Coast in October left an estimated three million homes and businesses without power. Those businesses had to continue running and access to critical data from databases, mail and file servers and ongoing employee access to their online business files were critical. Due to power outages and hazardous travel conditions, when a lot of people couldn’t get to work, and the IT infrastructure, including primary and secondary data centers, was often down, access to mission-critical data was not an easy task for IT administrators.  Even if there wer... (more)

Storage Virtual Appliance for High-Availability Environments

StorMagic is bringing to the VMware community the StorMagic SvSAN, a storage virtual appliance that helps small to mid-size organizations build a cost-effective virtual SAN in just a few minutes. The StorMagic SvSAN is designed to enable the deployment of a high-availability shared storage solution for VMware ESX environments for less than US$2,000, allowing users to take advantage of enhanced server virtualization functions without the need to purchase expensive shared storage. For a limited time, by contacting StorMagic or one of its resellers, end-users can obtain a promo key ... (more)

Pivot3/Mirasys Bring Serverless Computing to European Surveillance Market

Pivot3 and Mirasys announced that they have joined forces to bring the benefits of their combined open-platform video solutions to the European market. The two companies will collaborate to simplify configuration, integration and support of large-scale surveillance systems, bringing the latest video management software combined with the most advanced integrated server and storage platform to their European users. “Mirasys has been recognized as a technology leader in high-resolution, high-definition video surveillance,” said Jukka Riivari, CEO of Mirasys. “This partnership with ... (more)

VMworld 2010 News: Virtensys Announces New I/O Virtualization Switch

Virtensys is announcing today a new high-performance I/O virtualization system that consolidates and virtualizes network connectivity to servers and provides up to 80 Gbps of sustained Ethernet bandwidth per server.  The VIO-4004 increases the performance of virtualized environments by providing servers and Virtual Machines (VM) with the highest connectivity bandwidth while minimizing the server I/O processing overhead. Enterprises using the Virtensys I/O switch in their data centers reduce the I/O costs and power consumption by more than 50 percent compared to traditional I/O de... (more)