Zerto 8.0 launched with strategic partners Google and VMware


Zerto has released Zerto 8.0 for disaster recovery, data protection and mobility for hybrid and multi-cloud environments with strategic partners.

Significantly, Zerto 8.0 brings integration with Google Cloud, and extended integration with Azure, AWS public cloud platforms and VMware.

The release provides new support for Google Cloud with Continuous Data Protection (CDP) technology for Google Cloud’s VMware-as-a-Service offering.

According to the company, Zerto 8.0 will support VMware on Google Cloud, enabling users to protect and migrate native VMware workloads in Google Cloud Platform (GCP) with Zerto’s leading RTOs, RPOs and workload mobility.

In addition, it offers support for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols) and expanded VMware vCloud Director (vCD) connection with Zerto’s self-service recovery portal for Managed Service Providers (MSP).

Furthermore, deeper integration with Microsoft Azure includes support for Microsoft Hyper-V Gen 2 VMs. As such, users leveraging UEFI for VMs running in their on-premises environments can now use Microsoft Azure as a target for disaster recovery, without needing to convert the VMs to legacy formats.

With Zerto 8.0, AWS Storage Gateway to be used as a target site for cloud archive and data protection. New data protection capabilities extends the value of Virtual Protection Groups (VPGs) to data protection, with a single pane of glass for reporting with status performance and capacity of protected workloads, the company states.

Zerto’s failback functionality as part of the incremental snapshots of Azure managed disks is now available across all regions, and new unified alert management with prioritised views of critical alerts and customisation is available for users to receive alerts for critical operations.

Furthermore, new impact analysis capability can be used for an organisation’s protected and unprotected environment for on-premises or cloud, and new resource planning provides a view of an organisation’s unprotected VMs.

Additionally, Zerto has added automated OS configuration, automatic failback configuration and more to streamline the processes for failover and configuration in the public cloud.

Zerto CEO Ziv Kedem says, “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.”

Integration partners Google and VMware commented on the launch.

Google Cloud director of partnerships Manvinder Singh says, “We’re excited to partner with Zerto and to integrate its capabilities in disaster recovery and backup with 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.”

VMware VP marketing HCI, BU says, “Zerto support for VMware Virtual Volumes (vVols) helps our mutual customers protect their digital infrastructure.

“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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