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SHI Feeds SMBs' Appetite for Cloud Backup with Zetta.net

Partnership extends SHI's portfolio with Zetta.net's enterprise-grade cloud backup and DR at an affordable price

Author: Courtenay Troxel, Zetta.net

With the cloud in its sights as a fast-track strategy for growth, SHI International Corp. has partnered with Zetta.net to round out its expanding portfolio with an enterprise-grade cloud backup and disaster recovery (DR) solution.

SHI, which has transformed over the years from a $1 million "software-only" reseller into a $4 billion global provider of information technology products and services, says cloud offerings are crucial to attracting small- and medium-size businesses, which are constantly looking for ways to reduce cost, increase efficiency, and improve accessibility to mission-critical, enterprise IT systems.

Cloud backup, which fills a business need in SHI's cloud services lineup, is of particular interest to SMBs. They have been crying out for a secure, enterprise-grade solution that can address sophisticated backup and disaster recovery requirements without breaking the bank and without adding a layer of complexity that would discourage the use of technology.

"Zetta.net's service fills a business need for our customers' by providing an enterprise-grade cloud backup and disaster recovery solution at a price that small and medium businesses can afford," noted Rich Place, SHI's general manager of cloud solutions.

HIAS Ditches Error-Prone Tapes
SHI's new cloud service addition has been a boon for HIAS, a New York-based organization that helps protects the rights of refugees worldwide, and an SHI customer for 15 years. The company had historically used tape backup to safeguard between 1TB to 2TB of data, but its current solution was lacking in terms of both ease of use and cost. Specifically, it found the legacy tape drives to be error-prone, however it was far too costly and time consuming to replace the old tape backup equipment and the tapes themselves.

Enter SHI with Zetta.net's enterprise-grade cloud backup and DR solution. With Zetta.net, SHI helped HIAS overcome its backup challenges, allowing for faster and more efficient backups in their environment. And combined with the unique drive mounting capability for the cloud data, it ensures faster and easier recovery, HIAS IT Director Frank Rotondi said.

"SHI has completely addressed our needs," said Rotondi. "We were up and running in minutes with Zetta.net. And with the ability to manage our backups and recover data from anywhere, I am freed up to focus on other priorities."

Zetta.net can do the same for other IT service providers and MSPs looking for the enterprise-grade cloud backup and recovery service tuned for SMBs. Unlike other cloud backup offerings, Zetta.net is optimized to handle large data sets, from 500GB to 100TB, and it's fast, transferring up to 5TB in 24 hours directly to and from the cloud.

For more on Zetta.net's partner program, go to www.zetta.net/partners.

Courtenay is Zetta's content creator, marketing strategist, and ninja in training.

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