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Zetta.net Brings 3-in-1 Online Server Backup to MSPs and VARs

Zetta Gives North American Channel Partners Greater Competitive Advantage

Zetta.net, a provider of 3-in-1 online server backup solutions, today announced an enhanced partner program for both managed service providers (MSPs) and value added resellers (VARs). The program provides participating partners with a significant competitive advantage in the data protection space, bringing the revolutionary Zetta DataProtect three-in-one online backup solution to the channel with a simple and profitable MSP and VAR optimized delivery model.

According to Gartner, at least 30 percent of organizations will have changed backup vendors by 2014 due to frustration over cost, complexity and/or capacity. The Zetta.net Partner Program gives North American reseller partners a quick and profitable way to capitalize on this growing demand with a low-cost, cloud-based data protection alternative that delivers the industry's only three-in-one online backup solution for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Delivering backup, disaster recovery and archiving for the price of backup alone, Zetta DataProtect is the ideal solution for companies that want to achieve automated and reliable data protection without a heavy financial or human resource investment.

"Zetta is ideally positioned to lead the shift from legacy backup solutions to the more effective and efficient online approach to data protection," said Jill Cooper, vice president of sales, Zetta.net. "We're doing so in a way that is truly designed to benefit both MSPs and VARs. It allows partners to bring what is typically expensive and complex technology to smaller customers, particularly as they move away from legacy tape backup systems. And because Zetta.net is easy to install, train and manage with low overhead, it gives partners an even greater opportunity to increase their margins as they increase their footprint and grow their business."

The Zetta Partner Program delivers the following advantages to qualified partners:

  • A higher value solution with backup, disaster recovery and archiving all for the price of backup alone, delivering a clear competitive advantage over more limited backup-only solutions
  • The ability to capture recurring revenue that is predictable and will grow organically as data grows
  • Lower customer support costs without the heavy price of on-site implementation and management
  • Higher customer retention through increased satisfaction
  • Effective and proven tools for marketing, sales, implementation and support
  • Priority U.S.-based technical support for partners, 24 x 7 x 365
  • Simple, pay-as-you-go pricing structure, without hidden costs

"Zetta 3-in-1 online backup has been a very effective tool for us," said Michael McCain, CTO, Gibraltar Technologies. "It is one of the few solutions on the market that integrates next generation snapshot-enabled backup, disaster recovery and archiving at a price our customers would have to pay for backup software alone. It's an enterprise-grade solution that is highly secure, fast, reliable and simple to set up and manage."

Zetta.net combines backup, snapshot and replication into a single solution, making data protection extremely affordable and easy to use. It can be deployed within minutes with a single web-based management interface across all servers for fast backups. The latest version of DataProtect 3.0 supports 18 OS platforms (Linux, Windows, Mac) and data types including: SQL, Windows System State, Microsoft Exchange, unstructured data and VMware.

About Zetta.net

Zetta.net is an award-winning provider of enterprise-grade online backup and disaster recovery solutions for small and mid-size enterprises. Zetta enables companies to simplify and automate backups and instantly recover data using just a Web browser. Advanced security, high redundancy and a high-performance architecture deliver true enterprise-grade data protection that scales to meet customers' business requirements.

With headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif., Zetta was established in 2008 by successful serial entrepreneurs and technology executives from companies such as Netscape, VeriSign, Symantec, EMC, and Shutterfly. For more information, visit www.zetta.net or www.facebook.com/zettastorage. Follow Zetta on Twitter at www.twitter.com/zettanet.

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