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Zetta.net has expanded its DataProtect cloud storage technology with new integrated features that reduce local storage footprints while adding the ability to use local network storage to quickly recover or restore lost data.
Zetta.net, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based developer of the DataProtect cloud storage technology for backup, disaster recovery and archiving, on Monday introduced Smart Cloud, a new Web-based file system that allows business users to mount cloud-based versions of their data in case their primary data center is lost.
The company also introduced Lean Local Copy, which allows the most up-to-date version of data to be stored locally on a LAN for fast recovery and restoration of data.
Zetta.net DataProtect is a three-in-one cloud storage technology that provides cloud-based backups, replication of data with WAN optimization and cloud-based snapshots so that customers can roll back to earlier versions of the data stored in the company's file system.
DataProtect does not use a purpose-built appliance for staging backups to the cloud but instead uses software to back up server data directly to a cloud, said Chris Schin, vice president of products for Zetta.net.
"This gives us the ability to provide customers a good backup solution, a good archive solution -- because customers can delete original copies of their older data -- and a good disaster recovery solution," Schin said.
With the addition of Smart Cloud, businesses get fast, efficient recovery of data in a disaster by making that data accessible to users as if it were local to their applications, Schin said.
"Zetta's Smart Cloud splits the dependencies between the local apps and the cloud to make it easier to restore the data from either one," he said.
Smart Cloud is a cloud-based file system, said Gary Sevounts, vice president of marketing for Zetta.net. "If a facility goes down, the software can map the file system in the cloud to compute resources in a remote site as if it were a local drive," Sevounts said.