Zerto Introduces Multi-Cloud IT Resilience Platform with Virtual Replication 6.0

February 7, 2018 Off By Hoofer

Written by David Marshall

Zerto releases its answer for those seeking a single platform for disaster recovery, data protection and workload mobility to, from and between multiple clouds for continuous availability. Today, it announced the general availability of Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR) 6.0, the industry’s first IT Resilience Platform for multi-cloud that delivers disaster recovery, data protection and workload mobility in a single solution, ensuring businesses have continuous data availability. 

ZVR 6.0 delivers inter-cloud workload mobility and protection between Azure, IBM Cloud, AWS and more than 350 cloud service providers; enabling control and flexibility to move to, from and between any combination of clouds. By combining continuous replication, automated orchestration and enterprise-class scalability, the Zerto platform increases business agility and simplifies IT operations. 

"In the age of digital transformation, Zerto customers’ cloud strategies are constantly evolving, and our ability to offer bi-directional support between Azure, IBM Cloud, AWS and hundreds of CSP offerings, all in one platform, meets their needs," said Ziv Kedem, CEO, Zerto.  "With the new ability to go to, from and between multiple clouds, Zerto Virtual Replication 6.0 provides customers with the control, agility and protection they need to embrace a multi-cloud strategy." 

Multi-Cloud Mobility

Expanding the bi-directional support, ZVR 6.0 enables customers to mobilize and protect applications and data between Azure, IBM Cloud, AWS and more than 350 CSPs. With inter-cloud and intra-cloud mobility across multiple cloud environments, Zerto makes it easy for businesses to be fully protected, while mobilizing applications and data workloads to, from and between multiple clouds. This capability provides complete public cloud-to-public cloud disaster recovery and prevents organizations from being locked in to specific cloud vendors.  

Enhanced Data Protection

ZVR 6.0 includes enhancements to long-term retention that reduces the dependency and expense of using traditional backups for protecting workloads. Specifically, enhanced journal file level restores support file-level recovery in both Linux EXT and Windows file systems which equates to faster restore times. Combined with Zerto’s continuous data protection, replication and automated orchestration, customers now have the flexibility to rethink their data protection strategy to reduce costs and complexity, and increase productivity. 

Visibility Through Analytics

Zerto Analytics has been enhanced in ZVR 6.0 to give customers visibility into the health and compliance of protected multi-site, multi-cloud environments. Enhancements include expanded dashboards with new live network analysis reports for troubleshooting and optimization, insights into network throughput and performance, the ability to monitor site-to-site and outbound traffic and 30 days of network history metrics for any site. 

Cloud Manageability for CSPs

ZVR 6.0 includes enhanced support for CSPs who offer DRaaS by adding a new service – the Zerto CSP Management Portal. Through this portal, CSPs will be able to remotely upgrade customer sites to provide them with continuous availability and latest software releases.  

What they’re saying about ZVR 6.0

"Our customers are experiencing the challenges that come with cloud adoption and digital transformation. Even with increased adoption, many of the companies we work with are still in need of solutions to help them implement cloud in the best way for their business. In some cases, they need cloud platforms in specific regions that also offer bandwidth scalability. Zerto Virtual Replication 6.0 on IBM Cloud does just that, and we’re excited to share the platform with our customers and help them fully embrace the cloud with the reassurance that their data is always protected. Partnering with Zerto, IBM Cloud is solving the IT resiliency challenges around complexity, security and mobility."

  • Zeb Ahmed, senior offering manager, VMware on IBM Cloud 

"As we continue to update our infrastructure and find the cloud environment that is the right fit for our business, we’re thrilled to have Zerto to rely on.  With Zerto, the migrations that we’ve done have been so simple and seamless, and knowing our data is protected gives us peace of mind. On top of that, we’re excited to incorporate Zerto’s new multi-cloud capabilities to drive our future roadmap and ultimately provide better service to our customers."

  • Tim Tweten, IT manager, Logo Brands 

"Over 90% of enterprise-scale organizations plan to make use of multiple clouds in the next several years.  With ZVR 6.0, Zerto significantly expands its ability to help organizations manage and protect these complex environments. Customer reliance on platforms which provide continuous availability, data protection and workload mobility will be an essential part of many organization’s multi-cloud deployment strategy."

  • Andrew Smith, senior research analyst, Storage Software, IDC

About the Author

David Marshall is an industry recognized virtualization and cloud computing expert, a seven time recipient of the VMware vExpert distinction, and has been heavily involved in the industry for the past 17 years.  To help solve industry challenges, he co-founded and helped start several successful virtualization software companies such as ProTier, Surgient, Hyper9 and Vertiscale. He also spent a few years transforming desktop virtualization while at Virtual Bridges.

David is also a co-author of two very popular server virtualization books: "Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center" and "VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center" and the Technical Editor on Wiley’s "Virtualization for Dummies" and "VMware VI3 for Dummies" books.  David also authored countless articles for a number of well known technical magazines, including: InfoWorld, Virtual-Strategy and TechTarget.  In 2004, he founded the oldest independent virtualization and cloud computing news site, VMblog.com, which he still operates today.

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