Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Zerto vows to end business disruption with enhanced support for AWS, Microsoft Azure clouds

Company launches Microsoft Azure bi-directional replication and faster AWS recovery.

Cloud IT resilience and application mobility solutions company Zerto has made Zerto Virtual Replication 5.5 (ZVR 5.5) generally available in its latest attempt to kill business disruption.

The ZVR 5.5 introduces Microsoft Azure bi-directional replication, faster AWS recovery and new Zerto Analytics capabilities to gain IT environment insights.

The solution provides replication and recovery of enterprise applications, both to and from Microsoft Azure.

This feature enables applications to be mobilised, tested, managed and protected across different infrastructures, all while protecting those infrastructures.

The ability to replicate out of Azure also enables failback of production workloads to VMware or Hyper-V environments with ROI-producing RPOs of seconds and RTOs of minutes.

As for AWS, ZVR 5.5 has been built to increase the speed at in recovering applications with AWS recovery automation.

Zerto claims the enhancement provides 3-5x faster recovery times in AWS, “making it even easier to utilise the public cloud for disaster recovery or for testing and development on a near real-time replication environment”.

The AWS enhancements also allow for expanded support to AWS regions in Canada, Ohio, London and Mumbai.

In addition to the Azure and AWS announcements, the ZVR 5.5 has also introduced to the market the Zerto Analytics platform which provides real-time and historical analytics on the status and health of multi-site, multi-cloud environments.

Other new features available with ZVR 5.5 include automatic virtual replication appliance upgrades, extended API coverage, management of virtual environment changes, a mobile widget, and support for vCenter 6.5 and Hyper-V 2016/SCVMM 2016: Opens Zerto’s virtual replication up to support an even wider range of platforms.

Ziv Kedem, CEO and Co-founder, Zerto, said: “The release of Zerto Virtual Replication 5.5 is the latest proof point of what is possible in the cloud as we build upon our disaster recovery roots, and continue to empower customers by making their jobs easier and businesses more competitive.

“The latest innovations categorically depart from the old ways of serving IT business needs and focus on the increasing dependency on the public cloud to host workloads and critical data. These are just some of the hallmarks of a truly IT resilient organisation.”