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No matter what size an organization is, its data is vital for the business and its customers. A recent blog post by Gary Sevounts, Zetta VP of marketing, looked at various ways of backing up data offsite. 1. Tape Tape backups have been around for decades. Many companies already have the equipment, software and procedures in place for tape archiving. In those organizations where tape is working well, it is probably best to continue its usage. But for many, tape has drawbacks such as: High cost of hardware, backup software and tape cartridges The need to physically transport tapes off site Slow data retrieval and restores. Both full and incremental backup tapes need to be obtained from the storage facility and loaded in the proper sequence, before a file can be restored High failure rate of restores 2. Mirroring or Replicating to a Secondary Site Even if a company doesn... (more)

Construction Company Makes Zetta Data Protect Its Home in the Clouds

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... (more)

High Availability of Web Apps for eCommerce | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Downtime Happens - A Close Look at High Availability of Web Apps for eCommerce Downtime! Most major providers and organizations will face it one way or another. In a recent blog post titled "High Availability of Web Apps for eCommerce Starts with Real-Time Flow Analysis." Atchison Frazer, the VP of marketing at Xangati and a tech exec with years of networking experience, talks about the importance of high availability of e-commerce web applications. For some of the e-commerce retailers such as Target and Amazon mentioned by Frazer in his post, outages/downtime can cost more tha... (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)