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New Zerto release offers better integration with cloud services

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Disaster-recovery-as-a-service provider Zerto has released version 8.0 of its software, featuring integration with Google Cloud, closer integration with the Azure and AWS public platforms, and more innovation with VMware.

Zerto chief executive Ziv Kedem said in a statement: "With Zerto 8.0, our mission is to deliver IT resilience everywhere, by introducing a range of new and powerful features along with deeper integration with market-leading public cloud providers. We give customers the protection they want, wherever they need it.

“Zerto has been moving the dial on resilience for the past decade, and the ongoing development and wider integration of our platform shows the importance of technology leadership in an era where businesses can never stand still on data protection and recovery.”

The new release brings its leading Continuous Data Protection technology to Google Cloud’s VMware-as-a-Service offering and will support VMware on Google Cloud, enabling users to protect and migrate native VMware workloads in Google Cloud Platform with Zerto’s leading RTOs, RPOs and workload mobility.

Also claimed are new cost savings, operational efficiencies and visibility with support for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes.

Other features:

  • Zerto 8.0 also offers expanded VMware vCloud Director connection with its self-service recovery portal for managed service providers.
  • The deeper integration with Azure includes support for Microsoft Hyper-V Gen 2 VMs. Those using UEFI for VMs running in their on-premises environments can now use Microsoft Azure as a target for disaster recovery, without converting the VMs to legacy formats.
  • AWS Storage Gateway can be used as a target site for inexpensive and efficient cloud archive and data protection.
  • New data protection capabilities, extending the value of Virtual Protection Groups to data protection, delivering application consistency from seconds to years.
  • A single pane of glass for data protection reporting with status performance and capacity reporting of protected workloads.
  • Zerto’s failback functionality as part of the cost-effective incremental snapshots of Azure managed disks is now available across ALL regions.
  • New unified alert management with prioritised views of critical alerts and customisation for users to receive the alerts exactly when needed for critical operations.
  • New impact analysis capability to mitigate risk to an organisation’s protected and unprotected environment for on-premises or cloud.
  • New resource planning view of Unprotected VM’s for better insight into an organisations’ unprotected VMs.
  • Additional features to automate and streamline the processes for failover and configuration in the public cloud with automated OS configuration, automatic failback configuration and more.

Additionally, Zerto 8.0 lays the foundation for the future of data protection, replacing traditional snapshot-based backup with low RPO journal-based “operational recovery”, enabling enterprises to perform day-to-day granular recovery quickly.

“We’re excited to partner with Zerto and to integrate its capabilities in disaster recovery and backup with Google Cloud,” said Manvinder Singh, director, Partnerships at Google Cloud. “Zerto’s expertise in supporting and securing VMware workloads in the cloud will be a benefit to organisations that are increasingly running mission-critical workloads on Google Cloud.”

“Zerto's support for VMware Virtual Volumes helps our mutual customers protect their digital infrastructure,” said Lee Caswell, vice-president of Marketing, HCI BU, VMware.

“As an Advanced tier Technology Alliance Partner, Zerto is helping customers realise the unique VMware ability to offer consistent storage policy-based management across traditional storage and hyperconverged infrastructure.”

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