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Zerto Virtual Replication 3.0 Now Available for Public, Private and Hybrid Clouds

Zerto, rapidly becoming the standard for disaster recovery in cloud and virtualized environments, today announced the general availability of Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR) 3.0, the industry's first disaster recovery solution built for public, private and hybrid clouds. In addition to enterprise-class RPO and RTO, simplicity and scalability - key features of Zerto's earlier offerings - ZVR 3.0 includes new functionality for effective disaster recovery, data protection and workload migration and mobility. ZVR 3.0 is a "software-defined disaster recovery" (SDDR) offering; the hypervisor-based replication solution decouples DR from storage hardware.

Eliminates barriers to entry for large-scale cloud adoption

Adopted by a global network of Cloud Service Providers, ZVR enables production workloads to easily leverage the benefits of hybrid and public clouds by automating the ongoing management and maintenance of customer environments. True hybrid cloud - with production workload mobility between private and public clouds - is now possible with ZVR 3.0. As disaster recovery is an onramp for enterprises into the cloud, cloud DR is an essential piece of CSP service offerings, and is driving wider cloud adoption.

New for Cloud Service Providers Offering Disaster Recovery:
  • Single automated solution that provides data protection and workload mobility both ‘to the cloud' and ‘in the cloud'
  • Zerto Cloud Manager (ZCM) manages customer resources and service levels across physical locations and provides a single, centralized view.
  • Zerto Self-Service Portal (ZSSP) quickly integrates into existing CSP portals to speed the availability of DR services to customers with a  100% multi-tenant solution, so each customer controls only their own workloads
  • Service profiles (or SLA Templates) enable CSPs to define service offerings based on the recovery objectives of their customers

"Zerto has essentially eliminated one of the last real barriers to wide-scale cloud adoption, with simple, efficient data protection and recovery," said Dante Orsini, SVP Business Development, iland. "iland Continuity Cloud Services, powered by Zerto, is cloud-based disaster recovery-as-a-service that offers tremendous benefits to our customers and provides assurance that their valuable information is safeguarded. It is architected in a way that radically improves control over their disaster recovery strategy and boosts their ability to quickly and easily recover applications and data on a self-service basis."

Optimized for virtualized datacenters

Zerto Virtual Replication 3.0 widens Zerto's technological lead in the two areas where Zerto already excels: enterprise-class disaster recovery that is 100 percent reliable, and virtual-aware recovery that is easy to manage.

New features for Enterprise Datacenters, Private and Hybrid Clouds:
  • Single VMware vCenter Support: Disaster Recovery for remote and branch office (ROBO) workloads
  • Recovery Validation: ZVR has the unique capability to test a specific failover point before committing it, ensuring successful failover
  • Enhanced Reporting: Adhere to audit requirements with failover reports; additional reports for recovery resource planning and performance
  • Web-based management: Manage from anywhere with a standalone browser-based UI
  • Full support of heterogeneous environments - different vSphere versions, different storage, or a combination of vCloud and vCenter

"Virtualized datacenter environments have a different set of challenges from physical environments, and it is important that solutions be tailored to virtualized environments; if not, the disaster recovery solution that is in place will undermine the benefits of virtualization," said Laura DuBois, program vice president of IDC Storage Systems. "ZVR, a leading hypervisor-based replication solution, has an opportunity for success with enterprises seeking replication solutions optimized for a virtualized datacenter and the cloud, and ZVR 3.0 in particular is positioned well to meet the recovery needs of virtual workloads of any size or type."

"Zerto has allowed our company to drastically improve the way we protect our mission-critical applications." said Mark Montagna, IT Infrastructure Manager, Philadelphia Contributionship. "ZVR 3.0 will build on the protection and flexibility we already enjoy with Zerto, give us the scalability and ease of use to keep our workloads safe, and give us the confidence to eventually migrate our datacenter applications to the cloud when and if that becomes a need for us."

Demos of Zerto Virtual Replication 3.0 will be shown at VMworld 2013 booth #629 and free trials are available at
Published Wednesday, August 21, 2013 9:20 AM by David Marshall
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