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

zerto-logoToday Zerto announced the general availability of Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR) 3.0. Back in Feb this year Zerto announced a “sneak peek” with some details of the upcoming version. As of today the 3.0 version is GA!

In addition to Zerto’s earlier offerings – ZVR 3.0 includes new functionality for effective disaster recovery, data protection and workload migration and mobility.

Zerto has extended their offerings from traditional enterprise-class business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) solutions to a full Multi-tenant Cloud BCDR Solution that plugs into VMware vCloud Architecture. Zerto calls this “Software Defined Disaster Recovery” (SDDR). Zerto is definitely going all-in with vCloud. ZVR 3.0 is now built for public, private and hybrid clouds.

Software Defined Disaster Recovery, SD What?

Zerto (Shannon Snowden) blogged about this before.  Short Take: Because Zerto works at the hypervisor layer and does not depend on hardware replication (Zerto = per VM software replication) Zerto calls this “Software Defined Disaster Recovery”… Also read more here. Where Zerto Virtual Replication 2.0 was all about Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS + inCloud). It was the first BC/DR platform built with the cloud in mind and with Multi-Tenant and multi-site support. I must say, ZVR 3.0 is much more: Any to Any Replication, Enterprise ROBO Cloud, Self Service DR, Much easier to manage, Self-Service portal, Hybrid – Connect to Multiple Clouds.This solution is way more flexible than anything that I have ever seen.

So, What’s New with Virtual Replication 3.0?

ZVR 3.0 enables public, multi-tenant cloud DR services that integrate seamlessly into VMware cloud architecture. ZVR 3.0 is True hybrid cloud – with production workload mobility between private and public clouds. New features include:

  • Remote Office / Branch Office (ROBO) support: Standardize protection across the organization with support for branch offices, delivering the same tight SLAs of the main office.
  • 100 percent assurance for DR testing: New ‘test-before-you-commit’ capability delivers comprehensive recovery.
  • Parallel recovery feature accelerates large application availability.

New Cloud Service Provider features include:

  • Zerto Self-Service Portal (ZSSP): Where customers can trigger their own Disaster Recovery plans
  • Zerto Cloud Manager (ZCM): A centralized management point for CSPs to get a complete view of disaster recovery customers across multiple sites. This feature is also useful for enterprises building private clouds.
  • VMware vCloud 5.1 seamless integration: Native support for vApps, Storage Profiles, Org Networks, Provider vDC and more.
  • VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) integration: The only disaster recovery solution for vCAC environments.

Web-Based DR Management

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Zerto Cloud Manager

Zerto Cloud Manager (ZCM) integrates multiple cloud locations into a single management entity.

Central management of customer resources and service levels where you can manage service profiles and permissions. Single point of management

Service Profiles Service Profiles2

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Demos of Zerto Virtual Replication 3.0 will be shown at VMworld 2013 booth #629 and free trials are available at http://www.zerto.com/trial-request/

About Marco Broeken

Marco Broeken is Author of this blog and owner of vSpecialist Consulting and co-owner of XtraDesktop where he currently works as a Senior Virtualization Consultant. Marco has over 15 years experience in IT.

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