NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) customers now have access to a new backup and disaster recovery service in the cloud. Zetta.net has launched a new SaaS solution that enables data protection for NetApp filers.

Zetta.net DataProtect for NetApp was designed as a cloud-based offsite backup, replication and disaster recovery service for environments that use NetApp filers. According to the vendor, it does so without the need for any additional hardware, tapes or third-party software. The result? Zetta.net claims it can reduce offsite backup to a deployment time of 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 of Zetta.net, in a prepared statement. "For businesses that rely today on tape and expensive backup software, Zetta.net helps to significantly reduce offsite backup cost and complexity, while improving RPO and RTO."

Zetta.net offers a handful of features aimed at the enterprise, including open replication for faster and more granular restores, flexible recovery with the ability to recover to data to a variety of servers and files, and incremental forever backups that identify incremental changes in data and apply them to existing offsite backups.

Installation was designed to be simple. It requires little more than a download and deployment of the ZettaMirror software on a gateway server. After installation is complete, customers should be able to easily map the ZettaMirror client to the NetApp filer, and then select the data to be backed up.

For partners, Zetta.net works work VARs, SIs and MSPs through the Zetta.net Partner Program. The company seems to be on the lookout for new resellers interested in providing cloud-based backup and recovery services.