SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 11, 2013) - today announced the general availability of DataProtect for NetApp. The new solution delivers cloud-based offsite backup, replication and disaster recovery for environments that use NetApp filers, without the need for any additional hardware, tapes or third party software. As a result, organizations that rely on NetApp can deploy a reliable offsite backup solution in less than 30 minutes.

"Zetta delivers an affordable option for organizations looking for an enterprise-grade offsite backup and disaster recovery solution that doesn't require heavyweight backup software packages, redundant NetApp filers, SnapMirror software, or additional datacenters," said Gary Sevounts, vice president of marketing, "For businesses that rely today on tape and expensive backup software, helps to significantly reduce offsite backup cost and complexity, while improving RPO and RTO."

Integrating backup, replication and recovery software, enterprise-grade cloud storage, and WAN traffic optimization, DataProtect for NetApp delivers:

  • Open Replication -- enabling the browsing of backup files and folders in the cloud prior to recovery, enabling more granular and faster restores.
  • Flexible Recovery -- flexibility to recover backup data to other servers or filers, instead of having to restore data to another NetApp system.
  • Incremental forever backups -- after the initial full backup, Zetta detects incremental changes in the data, and applies them to the existing offsite backup copy, bringing it current. removes NDMP inefficiencies and supports UNIX and NTFS ACLSs and LUN backups and restores. It also delivers incremental forever backup and replication for long-term data availability.

Installation requires just a simple download and deployment of the lightweight ZettaMirror software on a gateway server. Once installed, customers may easily map the ZettaMirror client to the NetApp filer, selecting the data to be backed up.

Cook Inlet Tribal Council Saves Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars with DataProtect for NetApp customer Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) is using DataProtect for NetApp to avoid purchasing additional hardware and software to support offsite backup. CITC is a tribal nonprofit organization helping Alaska Native and American Indian people residing in the Cook Inlet Region of Southcentral Alaska to reach their full potential. As one of the nation's preeminent culturally responsive social-service organizations, CITC serves more than 14,000 people annually through a full range of support services, including education, employment and training services, workforce development, family preservation, and support for individuals recovering from addiction and substance abuse.

"Zetta DataProtect for NetApp gave us enterprise-class offsite backup and disaster recovery. Since it didn't require additional hardware, we were able to deploy it within hours," said Jerry Kung, director of IT, Cook Inlet Tribal Council. "It also let us avoid purchasing another NetApp filer, SnapVault software, and provisioning another data center just for offsite backup -- saving hundreds of thousands of dollars."

"Many small- and medium-sized businesses struggle with the high costs associated with acquiring a second NetApp filer, deploying expensive software, and configuring secondary datacenters just to enable offsite backup and disaster recovery for their NetApp environments," said Eric Slack, senior analyst, Storage Switzerland. " DataProtect not only solves that problem by providing a simple SaaS solution that doesn't require any additional hardware, but it opens new disaster recovery options by enabling IT organizations to recover their NetApp data from the cloud to a wide variety of other available hardware, not only NetApp filers." DataProtect for NetApp is generally available now. For more information visit

About is an award-winning provider of enterprise-grade 3-in-1 backup, disaster recovery and archiving technology for small/medium enterprises, distributed organizations, and managed service providers (MSPs). The SaaS-based solution enables companies to simplify backups and instantly recover data through a single management point. With local, offsite, archiving and disaster recovery functionality integrated into one solution, delivers the value of multiple products at a fraction of the cost.

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., 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 or Follow on Twitter at

Tweet this: @zettanet Now Provides Enterprise-Grade Backup and Disaster Recovery for NetApp Filers without Additional Filers, Tape or Software

Tags: disaster recovery, offsite backup, NetApp, online backup, cloud backup, hybrid cloud backup, remote backup, server backup, data protection

Contact Information:

Nick Mueller
Marketing Manager

(650) 590-0950