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Zerto 8.0 Hits GA

by Adam Armstrong
Zerto 8.0

Today Zerto announced the general availability of Zerto 8.0. This release takes the data protection, recovery and mobility Zerto is known for, and expands it to hybrid clouds. Zerto has a new integration with Google Cloud, deeper integrations with Azure, AWS public cloud platforms, and new innovations with VMware.

Today Zerto announced the general availability of Zerto 8.0. This release takes the data protection, recovery and mobility Zerto is known for, and expands it to hybrid clouds. Zerto has a new integration with Google Cloud, deeper integrations with Azure, AWS public cloud platforms, and new innovations with VMware.

Zerto 8.0

As stated in our Zerto 7.5 review, many disaster recovery applications are still snapshot-based, storage-base, and LUN-oriented, causing headaches to system administrators wanting to simplify business continuity management. By replacing these legacy solutions with a single platform, Zerto is changing the way disaster recovery, data protection, and the cloud is managed. Zerto claims to be a revolutionary DR technology, that simply put, moves replication jobs from the storage level to the hypervisor. This hypervisor-based software offer continues replication allowing to replicate only what is needed and when it is needed, without the necessity to deal with LUNs.

Zerto 8.0 continues the above with new capabilities. The latest version also aims to take data protection into the future by replacing traditional snapshot-based backup with low RPO journal-based “operational recovery,” enabling enterprises to perform day-to-day granular recovery quickly.

New features and capabilities of Zerto 8.0 include:

  • New support for Google Cloud by bringing its leading Continuous Data Protection (CDP) technology to Google Cloud’s VMWare Engine. Zerto 8.0 will support the Google Cloud VMware-as-a-Service, enabling users to protect and migrate native VMware workloads in Google Cloud Platform (GCP) with Zerto’s leading RTOs, RPOs and workload mobility.
  • New cost savings, operational efficiencies and visibility with support for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols).
  • Expanded VMware Virtual Cloud Director (vCD) connection with Zerto’s self-service recovery portal for Managed Service Providers (MSP).
  • Deeper integration with Microsoft Azure for increased simplicity and scalability of large deployments, which includes support for Microsoft Azure Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) to offer complete data protection and recovery of Microsoft Hyper-V Generation 2 VMs, unlocking the recovery and performance benefits of Microsoft Generation 2 VMs, including UEFI-based architecture.
  • AWS Storage Gateway to 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 (VPGs) 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 prioritized views of critical alerts and customization for users to receive the alerts exactly when needed for critical operations.
  • New impact analysis capability to mitigate risk of an organization’s protected and unprotected environment for on-premises or cloud.
  • New resource planning view of Unprotected VM’s for better insight into an organizations’ 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.

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