Zetta.net is now shifting its focus on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that it says delivers a complete cloud-based backup and disaster recovery (BDR) service for channel partners.

The Sunnyvale, California-based tech company on Monday said DataProtect 4.5, a recent solution upgrade, enables users to make full server image backups -- from files to databases to server images -- without requiring an appliance or a local staging.

Now in general availability, the new solution includes cloud server image backup; appliance-free server image recovery; virtual and physical recovery options; native VHD bare metal recovery (BMR); SQL backup enhancement; and two-factor authentication.

"The new solution is the first SaaS-based service to deliver complete cloud backup and DR -- from files to databases to server images -- directly to the cloud, with integrated WAN acceleration for optimal transfer speeds," Zetta.net CMO Gary Sevounts told MSPmentor.

"Zetta is listening to the needs of channel partners and responding in a continuous effort to enhance the capabilities they can offer their customers, and improving partners productivity and profitability," Sevounts said.

He added: "Zetta will continue to listen their partners and fulfill their needs not only from a solution perspective, but also by making it easier to do business with Zetta across all critical functions; marketing, sales, support, and business operations."

Earlier this month Zetta.net said in the first half of 2014 its new customers acquired increased by 279 percent, while its partner network grew by 357 percent over the same period in 2013.

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