What are the differences between HCL Connections and Zetta?

Let us understand the concepts of HCL Connections and Zetta before learning the differences between them.

HCL Connections

It is a social software application developed by IBM in 2007 and later owned by HCL technologies in the year 2019. It is a collaboration tool which assists customers and business people with communication and workflow management.

It is mainly designed for file sharing, online meetings, and instant messaging. The programming language used is java and javascript.


The characteristics of HCL are as follows −

  • Collaboration analytics
  • Direct source capture
  • Content monitoring
  • Message threading and attachments
  • Contextual capture
  • Profile and identity management
  • Powerful search
  • Video conferencing
  • External archive support
  • Contact management


The advantages of HCL connection are as follows −

  • Community blogs and wikis are self-used managed and created by users.
  • Tagging feature is excellent.
  • It provides great settings with a reliable result.
  • HCL connection is a resource center for peer to peer sharing and collaboration.


The disadvantages of HCL connection are as follows −

  • It has to improve efficiency and performance within the organization.
  • Many confusing methodologies to communicate.
  • Needs training to onboard everyone.
  • Import and export of data leads is confusing.


Zetta Cloud is one of the high-tech and cutting-edge safety nets which gets broadcasters back on-air, easily, efficiently and quickly helps in natural disasters to viruses. There is a Zetta’s cloud-based Disaster Recovery tool which is used to backup all audio, schedules and metadata.

Zetta Cloud quickly restores all of the original data whenever the station is ready to return its live output.


The features of Zetta are as follows −

  • It has an ability to work with standard file systems.
  • It has features like Multi-threading, WAN optimization, Advanced Data compression, Local backup and restore.

  • It supports Multi-platform like Windows, Linux etc.


The advantages of Zetta are as follows −

  • For any level of user Zetta is a simple setup.
  • It is one of the efficient, fast and secure backups to the cloud.
  • For Zetta there should be no appliance required.


The disadvantages of Zetta are as follows −

  • We have to configure Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) prior to use.
  • There is no true bare metal recovery option.


The major differences between HCL connections and Zetta are as follows −

HCL ConnectionZetta
It was developed by IBM in 2007 and later owned by HCL technologies in the year 2019.Zetta was owned by Zetta incorporation in the year 2008
HCL connection offers 5 GB free storage space.Zetta does not offer freeware service.
HCL connection provides file Synchronization service, file hosting service and cloud storage service.Zetta provides file synchronization, cloud based backup services.
HCL connection supports file versioning.Zetta does not support file versioning.
It can be used in individual, small and large organizations.Zetta is used by small and medium organizations.
HCL connection is still in use.Zetta is still active.
HCL is supported by iOS, Windows, OS X and Android operating systems.Zetta is supported by OS X, windows and Linux operating systems.
HCL does not provide LAN Synchronization.Zetta is providing LAN Synchronization.
HCL provides storage for storing personal data.Zetta does not provide storage for personal use.