Zetta's Glossary of
Online Backup TermsNot everyone is familiar with the world of online backup and disaster recovery. If you're still learning or have
questions about specific terms, that's okay – we've gathered this list of terms you'll find throughout the Zetta
website and around the Internet.
Application programming interfaces are sets of programming instructions designed for accessing web tools. For example, Twitter's "Ads API" allows businesses to run ads through specific API partners instead of having businesses buy ads directly through Twitter.
Synonymous with online backup, “cloud” is a popular buzzword in the technology press.
Approximately 60% of a company's unstructured data files have not been accessed in over 90 days. Moving this data out of primary storage to an online backup solution like Zetta, enables businesses to lower their storage costs while keeping the data easily accessible.
Often abbreviated "DR," disaster recovery is the planning and action of recovering business functions during and after disruptions.
Sending and storing data in a separate location from where the data is mainly stored.
REMOTE OFFICE BACKUP
This refers to backup specifically for employees who work from home or remotely (outside the office). To learn more about remote office backup approaches, check out this blog post.
Zetta features access controls at the user and group level.
Data encryption protects your data from a security breach. The 256-bit data encryption Zetta employs is also used by numerous governments and intelligence agencies.
SINGLE POINT OF FAILURE
This refers to the stoppage of an entire system if just one part of that system fails. Unlike online backup with Zetta, removable hard drives and tape backup do have a single point of failure.
Essentially, bandwidth refers to data transfer rate, or how fast data can be transferred from on point to another.
Most commonly this refers to Internet service providers slowing speeds of their service. In terms of Zetta backup, data transfer speeds will never be throttled at our data centers.
WAN TRAFFIC DEDUPLICATION & ADVANCED DATA COMPRESSION
Both of these help to reduce the amount of data that is communicated in a backup, which means backups can be completed quicker.
A Windows Server program that acts as a mail server and contact manager.
SQL (STRUCTURED QUERY LANGUAGE)
Language used to delete, request and update information from databases.
Business information that is not part of a database, including email, instant messages, Office documents, images, music files, and video files.
Commonly referred to as a "VM," virtual servers are made by taking the CPU, RAM, and disk resources of a computer and splitting them into multiple virtual machines running on a single physical one. Zetta supports all popular VM types: VMware, Hyper-V, and Xen.