Zetta (cloud backup)

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Zetta, Inc.
Founded 2008
Founders Jeff Whitehead, Lou Montulli, Jason Harrison, Jeff Treuhaft
Headquarters Sunnyvale, California, United States
Number of employees
Website http://www.zetta.net/
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Zetta is an American company specializing in cloud-based backup and disaster recovery for small and mid-sized businesses,[1] enterprises, and MSPs.[2]


Zetta provides cloud backup and disaster recovery[3] services, on-premises backup and archiving and is most notable for its network efficient data transfer.[4] It uses lightweight agent 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.[5] Zetta's end-to-end disaster recovery service provides deployment-to-failback coverage and features upfront network, firewall, VPN connectivity configuration and automated disaster recovery testing.[6] The software supports Windows, Linux, and Mac and has plug-ins for SQL, MS Exchange, Hyper-V, VMware, and NetApp filers.[7]


Zetta has been awarded several patents for its backup and disaster recovery technology, including for minimizing network bandwidth for replication/backup,[8] ensuring that the data that is replicated is the same, bit for bit, as on the source system[9] and is able to scale to Internet volumes of data.[10]

Zetta's agent eliminates network round trips by having a client side cache of the server state, extensive parallelism and WAN optimization.[11] Zetta also provides a mountable backup.


Zetta was founded in 2008 in Sunnyvale, California by Jeff Whitehead,[12] Lou Montulli, and Jason Harrison.[12] The current CEO is Mike Grossman.[13] Investors in Zetta include Sigma Partners, Foundation Capital, and Industry Ventures.[14][15][16][17]


  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. ^ "Zetta Launches Zetta Disaster Recovery Enabling Less-Than-Five Minute Failover from Anywhere", Zetta, 20 September 2016
  4. ^ Hardiman, Nick. "Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery: The Zetta Approach", TechRepublic, 28 November 2012
  5. ^ Vance, Jeff. "Disaster Recovery: IT Pros Handle Hurricane Sandy", Enterprise Storage Forum, 30 November 2012
  6. ^ Smith, Lyle."Zetta Disaster Recovery Now Available", Storage Review, 20 September 2016
  7. ^ Weaver, Charles. "Zetta.net Rolls out DataProtect for NetApp" Archived December 12, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., MSP Alliance, 6 December 2012
  8. ^ "Systems and methods for minimizing network bandwidth for replication/back up US 9015122 B2", Google Patents, 21 April 2015
  9. ^ "Systems and methods for state consistent replication US 8977594 B2", Google Patents, 10 March 2015,
  10. ^ "Distributed Data Store", Google Patents, 6 October 2015
  11. ^ "Zetta improves DataProtect with WAN optimization", TechTarget, 18 June 2013
  12. ^ a b Zetta: About: Management
  13. ^ "Zetta Appoints Mike Grossman CEO", Yahoo Finance, Retrieved on 8 August 2013
  14. ^ "Zetta", Crunchbase, 8 September 2015
  15. ^ Primack, Dan. "Venture Capital Deals" Archived July 16, 2013, at the Wayback Machine., CNN Money, 18 June 2013
  16. ^ Harris, Derrick. "Cloud Storage: Two Days, Three Startups, $30 Million", New york times, 10 November 2010
  17. ^ Hesseldahl, Arik. "Cloud Storage Start-Up Zetta Lands $9 Million Funding Round", All Things D, 14 September 2011

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