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Article Achieves Distinct Cloud Storage Advantages Through Use of WebDAV

WebDAV delivers the security and speed required by today’s customers of cloud-based data protection, a provider of 3-in-1 online server backup solutions, has announced that storage analyst firm Storage Strategies NOW reports that the company's use of the WebDAV (Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning) protocol is a distinct advantage for its DataProtect cloud infrastructure. The recent Delta Report authored by Storage Strategies NOW outlines how WebDAV delivers both the security and speed required by today’s customers of cloud-based data protection, making unique in terms of throughput and recovery availability.

“WebDAV is latency independent and efficient over wide area networks, particularly when compared to file protocols like CIFS and NFS,” said James E. Bagley, senior analyst, and Deni Connor, founding analyst of Storage Strategies NOW in the report. “By using WebDAV, the data is encrypted during transmission and stored quickly and efficiently. Connections are kept open continuously which reduces the amount of stress on the customer network and the internet in general. This is coupled with the speed and efficiency of’s compression and incremental-forever update technology, making it unique in terms of throughput and recovery availability.”

The July 2012 Storage Strategies NOW Delta Report, “ 3.0 Uses WebDAV for Efficiency,” provides a history of WebDAV and how it has been leveraged by 3.0. The report also provides an outline of the security and speed benefits users of the 3.0 cloud infrastructure receive as a result of the use of WebDAV. 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 and data types including: SQL, Windows System State, Microsoft Exchange, unstructured data and VMware.

“The engineering team has a deep background in internet communications technologies and as a result has developed the most efficient, productive and secure solution for cloud-based data protection using WebDAV,” said Gary Sevounts, vice president of marketing for “As recognized by Storage Strategies NOW, this unique approach to cloud backup and recovery is one of the key technologies that sets the solution apart and enables customers to benefit from superior speed, scalability, security and reliability for their data backup and recovery processes.”

To read the Storage Strategies NOW Delta Report, visit:

About 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 or Follow Zetta on Twitter at

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