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Zetta.net is a US company specializing in cloud-based server backup and disaster recovery for small and mid-sized businesses,[1] enterprises, and MSPs.[2]

Zetta, Inc.
Founded January, 2009
Founder Jeff Whitehead, Lou Montulli, Jason Harrison
Headquarters Sunnyvale, California, United States
Number of employees
Website Zetta.net


Zetta.net sells a 3-in-1 cloud backup, on-premise backup, disaster recovery, and archiving product most notable for its high speed data transfer.[3] It uses lightweight software to replicate customer data, creating a second copy in Zetta's bi-coastal enterprise-grade data centers that is available for recovery after a data loss event, such as a server crash or natural disaster.[4] The software supports Windows, Linux, and Mac and has plug-ins for SQL, MS Exchange, Hyper-V, VMware, and NetApp filers.[5]


Zetta's data integrity and protection technology is based on a unique RAIN6 N+3 storage architecture, which adds an additional parity node: RAID 6 traditionally has 2 parity nodes, while Zetta's has 3. It is also referred to as "RAIN" because data is striped across independent nodes (storage servers), rather than across independent disks.[6]


Zetta was founded in 2009 in Sunnyvale, California by Jeff Whitehead,[7] Lou Montulli, and Jason Harrison.[7] The current CEO is Ali Jenab.[8] Investors in Zetta.net include Sigma Partners, Foundation Capital, and Industry Ventures.[9][10][11][12]


  1. ^ Hilliard, John. "Nonprofit turns to Zetta.net to replace tape backup", TechTarget, 28 November 2012
  2. ^ Robb, Drew. "6 Great Cloud and Online Backup Solutions", InfoStor, 11 April 2012
  3. ^ Hardiman, Nick. "Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery: The Zetta Approach", TechRepublic, 28 November 2012
  4. ^ Vance, Jeff. "Disaster Recovery: IT Pros Handle Hurricane Sandy", Enterprise Storage Forum, 30 November 2012
  5. ^ Weaver, Charles. "Zetta.net Rolls out DataProtect for NetApp", MSP Alliance, 6 December 2012
  6. ^ Rao, Leena. "Enterprise Cloud Storage Startup Zetta Nabs $11.5 Million", TechCrunch, 8 November 2010
  7. ^ a b Zetta: About: Management
  8. ^ Kim, Elizabeth. "Cloud company Zetta names CEO", Silicon Valley Business Journal, 19 October 2010
  9. ^ "Zetta", Crunchbase, Retrieved on 8 August 2013
  10. ^ Primack, Dan. "Venture Capital Deals", CNN Money, 18 June 2013
  11. ^ Harris, Derrick. "Cloud Storage: Two Days, Three Startups, $30 Million", New york times, 10 November 2010
  12. ^ Hesseldahl, Arik. "Cloud Storage Start-Up Zetta Lands $9 Million Funding Round", All Things D, 14 September 2011

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