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Zerto Announces Details for ZertoCON 2018
Zerto's third-annual IT resilience conference will expand the boundaries of business operations protection and accelerate IT modernization and transformation 

Zerto, an industry leader for IT resilience, today announced ZertoCON 2018 with keynote speakers including Nicholas Thompson, the editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine, and Dave Russell, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner. Zerto's third-annual conference will focus on exploring new transformative and disruptive technologies and educate and empower attendees to evolve from beyond backup and recovery, to true IT resilience. The conference will be held May 21-23, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

Thompson is currently the editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine. Prior to that, he was an editor at The New Yorker where he led the organization's own digital transformation by revolutionizing its online platform. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed biography, The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan and the History of the Cold War.

Thompson's ZertoCON keynote will explore how technology is changing what it means to be human and how delivering our new world uninterrupted, and immediately responding to opportunity, is not just demanded - it's required.

Russell, a VP and distinguished analyst at Gartner, will keynote on new and disruptive technologies driving IT transformation and the future of data protection. "For years now, many organizations have continued to rearchitect their backups in an effort to modernize their approach to handle new data types and deployment models, increased workload volumes, and to improve backup and restore times to meet rising SLAs. Ease of deployment, with a rapid time to value, and especially a greater ease of daily administration are key requirements. Gartner sees that many organizations are willing to deploy multiple backup solutions in an attempt to best match the needs of what is being protected, to contain product costs and/or to implement a solution that the staff will find easy to use. As a result, large vendors are no longer viewed as being safe choices, with many losing market share to emerging providers," according to Dave Russell, Pushan Rinnen, and Robert Rhame in Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions.

"There's no better opportunity than ZertoCON to learn from and network with the best minds in the IT resilience space," said Erik Gilreath, senior systems engineer with RDV Corporation. "I came away from ZertoCON 2017 not only thankful for our relationship with Zerto, but also inspired by new ideas and strategies to meet one of our top business goals: ensuring an always-on experience for our organization." 

"In our third year of ZertoCON, we have placed an emphasis on making this conference a place where customers, partners and industry peers can come to get inspired and learn how they're each managing their operations and shifting to IT resilience," said Ziv Kedem, co-founder and CEO of Zerto. "Together, we'll engage in three days of informative keynotes and technical deep-dive breakout sessions. We are also excited to be announcing innovations in our roadmap that will spark new approaches to IT operations and empower IT to evolve from beyond backup and recovery, to true IT resilience."

Conference tracks will include:

  • Advanced use cases - Attendees will have the opportunity to sharpen their skills and change the way they work - learn how to configure failovers, test, automate, optimize and become data driven with Zerto
  • Protect your data, apps & business - Learn best practices to deliver continuous business availability regardless of mother nature, mistakes, malice or infrastructure modernization
  • Modernize and transform IT - Lean to move beyond legacy systems, mitigate risks and complexity of datacenter and cloud migrations and futureproof IT operations
  • Solve multi-cloud, hybrid cloud - Multi-cloud, hybrid cloud, inter cloud, intra cloud: explore the options and best practices to build a cloud strategy

Additionally, notable customers in attendance will be McKesson, a leader in health information technology; Independent Health, one of the highest-ranked non-profit health insurance plans in the nation; and Aaron's, a leading player in the consumer lease-to-own market.

This year's conference is supported by global sponsor, Microsoft; platinum sponsor, IBM Cloud; gold sponsors, ExaGrid, Expedient, iland, Spectrum Enterprise; and silver sponsors EchoStor, Tegile and US Signal. Learn more about becoming a sponsor today.

For more information or to register, visit the ZertoCON 2018 event page. A conference preview, Embrace IT Resilience: A 2018 ZertoCON Sneak Peek, will also be available in webinar format on April 24 at 11:00 ET where attendees can learn more about what will be covered at the show.

Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018 11:50 AM by David Marshall
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