VMworld 2016, Las Vegas – August 29, 2016 –
Zerto, whose innovative disaster recovery solutions provide ‘Resilience for Evolving IT™’, today introduced Zerto Virtual Replication 5.0 – enabling enterprise-class disaster recovery to
Microsoft Azure. This milestone helps enterprises by utilizing the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform for BC/DR. Other 5.0 innovations include the industry’s first hypervisor-based “one-to-many” replication for protection of multiple workloads across
different data center sites and also includes extended 30 day journaling and a new mobile application. Zerto Virtual Replication 5.0 is expected to be generally available in Q4 2016.
“As cloud-based and software-defined infrastructures become ever more pervasive in today’s IT enabled businesses, we’re pleased to work with Zerto to bring enterprise-class disaster recovery and migration
capabilities to Azure users and to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace,” said Dominic Anschutz,
Senior Partner Manager, Microsoft. “Protecting and recovering critical IT infrastructures and data has never been more paramount, and Zerto’s commitment to ongoing innovations in the areas of cloud protection, migration and IT
resilience makes them a company we are excited to partner with.”
The new features within Zerto Virtual Replication 5.0 include:
Microsoft Azure Support Expands Hybrid Cloud Capabilities – Zerto Virtual Replication 5.0 adds support for Microsoft Azure as a public cloud target. This expands
the existing capabilities of Zerto’s Cloud Continuity Platform™, which supports application protection and workload migration for private, public, and hybrid clouds. The new release provides consistency groups, block-level replication, and point in time recovery
journaling from both VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments to Azure. The latest version is easy to deploy with pre-installed Azure drivers in all Windows OS post-Microsoft Vista, as well as a list of supported Linux OS. Aggressive RPOs and RTOs
are achieved while creating instant copies of the replicated disks – even while disk size has no impact on RTO.
“One-to-Many” Replication Improves SLA Flexibility
– The One-to-Many feature provides improved migration protection, longer cloud-based retention, and individual VM recovery. The latest version simultaneously replicates a virtual machine (VM) to multiple target platforms
that are supported, which includes local or remote VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, AWS, Azure, and Zerto Cloud Service Provider infrastructures. This feature helps recover entire sites consistently, provides longer cloud-based retention, as well as protection
during migrations to new DR sites with no downtime. A VM can be placed into multiple virtual protection groups (VPGs) to enable simultaneous replication of the VM to the same or different target sites with the ability to configure different service level agreements
(SLAs) per VPG. In this way, cheaper cloud storage can be used for longer term retention while minimizing the impact on local production storage usage.
Extended Journal Capabilities Reduce Backup Constraints and Storage Costs
– For businesses that require longer retention of data, Zerto Virtual Replication 5.0 provides point-in-time recovery from the Journal that extends up to 30 days – extended from the previous 14 day setting. This expands
recovery of any file system object, including but not limited to SQL, Oracle, Exchange and user data, from any point in time up to one month in the past to remove the impact of data loss from using infrequent backup solutions.
When coupled with journaling compression and the new “One-to-Many” feature, each VM can have a different Journal history which can be configured on a per-VPG basis to improve SLAs, while enabling efficient usage of local storage or cheaper remote cloud
storage. The journaling compression of changed block data stored in the recovery site saves on average 60% of disk space utilized for enabling point in time recovery of data and applications.
Zerto Mobile BC/DR Application Supports “Anywhere, Anytime” IT Environment Monitoring
– The new application helps IT professionals stay connected, be proactive, and maintain SLAs by extending IT environment monitoring to their mobile device to ensure critical applications are protected. It provides a
single pane view into the status of all Zerto Virtual Managers (ZVMs), Virtual Protection Groups (VPGs), alerts, and running tasks on any Android or iOS mobile device.
“The release of Zerto Virtual Replication 5.0 is a noteworthy BC/DR industry milestone in that it helps enterprises seamlessly maintain resilience of their critical business operations,” said Ziv Kedem, CEO
and co-founder, Zerto. “By extending Zerto’s hybrid cloud software capabilities to Azure, introducing customer-requested features, and improving ease of use, our customers and partners can move their business forward with the confidence that they are protected
from anything that may come their way.”
Zerto will open its call for Zerto Virtual Replication 5.0 beta users at the VMworld conference, taking place August
28-31, 2016 in Las Vegas. For more information,
Zerto, a pioneer in the field of ‘IT Resilience’, provides continuous availability and disaster recovery software solutions. Zerto’s proactive approach to recovery gives companies confidence in their ability to withstand any disruption,
incorporate new technology easily, and change frequently to accommodate evolving IT budgets and business priorities. The company’s award-winning product, Zerto Virtual Replication, part of our Cloud Continuity Platform™, provides the simplest and most reliable
method for protecting any application. With Zerto, companies move beyond their BC/DR ‘insurance policy’ to embrace Resilience for Evolving IT™. For more information, go to