Zetta.net, a provider of enterprise-grade cloud backup, disaster recovery and archiving solution for small/medium enterprises and managed service providers (MSPs), has announced the issuance of four patents by the U.S. Patent Office. These patents cover systems and methods for delivering fast direct-to-cloud backup and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS).
The four patents would optimize the efficiency and performance for faster cloud backup, recovery and DRaaS directly to/from the cloud. The patents cover some of the systems and methods behind Zetta.net‘s approach to delivering faster direct-to-cloud backup, disaster recovery and DRaaS.
“We sought to design a better backup and recovery solution by developing WAN-optimized technologies and capabilities that are purpose-built to take advantage of cloud,” said Chris Schin, Vice President of Products at Zetta.net. “These patents validate our direct-to-cloud approach which enables customers to simplify backups, lower overall costs and allow for faster, more efficient backups and recoveries.
The Four Patents for Faster Direct-to-Cloud Backup, DR and DRaaS Capabilities:
- Patent 8,977,594 for state consistent replication – This patent defines how the initial dataset is replicated in its native file format to a virtual volume creating a mirror copy of customer data in the cloud, making recoveries easier via a mounted drive, web browser or local storage.
- Patent 8,977,596 is for backup using locally distributed change detection – Local signature caching contains a manifest of the file system. This provides the ability to compare the current state of the local data against the server-side data, without having to traverse the network to detect changed files allowing for rapid change detection.
- Patent 9,015,122 is for minimizing network bandwidth for replication/backup – Sub-file changed block detection is used to determine the blocks that change within a file and then patch those changes into the existing version of the file in order to transmit the least amount of data possible when a file does change.
- Patent 8,977,598 is for online backup and disaster recovery with local copy – This patent provides the ability to store a local copy of the replicated data, and use that local copy as the basis for restores; restoring to a cloud-based version involves patching only the data differences between that version and the local copy, minimizing network traffic for rapid recovery.