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Zerto Data Protection Launched

by Michael Rink
Zerto Data Protection

Today, Zerto launched what the company is calling Zerto Data Protection (ZDP). The company is saying that they hope their ZDP feature will allow them to compete with other backup solutions on cost. Roy Golding and Ziv Kedem founded Zerto in 2009. Zerto, the company, released their first product in 2011 and is best known for their IT resilience platform, Zerto, which shares the company name.

Today, Zerto launched what the company is calling Zerto Data Protection (ZDP). The company is saying that they hope their ZDP feature will allow them to compete with other backup solutions on cost. Roy Golding and Ziv Kedem founded Zerto in 2009. Zerto, the company, released their first product in 2011 and is best known for their IT resilience platform, Zerto, which shares the company name.

Zerto Data Protection

We initially covered Zerto’s Zerto IT resilience platform when it was announced in 2018. More recently, we covered the update to 8.0 just five months ago, last May. Zerto Data Protection will be included in the next version of Zerto’s platform.  Zerto hasn’t provided many details, but there are two things we know for sure. ZDP will still be using Zerto’s continuous data protection (CDP) technology. Zerto’s CDP uses local journaling to allow swift recovery. Since it continuously tracks changes, there’s a minimal gap between the restored state and the current limiting data loss from recovery operation. The second feature ZDP confirmed would still be present is support for long-term retention on-premise or in the public cloud. In this case, the public cloud means Microsoft Azure or AWS. Zerto incrementally copies from the journal into storage on-premises or in the public cloud for longer-term storage. Unfortunately, Zerto hasn’t said anything about how the new feature will interact with the rest of their services. Zerto has frequently mentioned the cost-effectiveness of ZDP, so it seems likely that the new offering is intended to support backups at a lower price point. However, Zerto hasn’t provided any hard numbers on the costs for ZDP, and ZDP is going to be included in the next release of Zerto so how it can do that is unclear.

Today, Zerto also announced a new version of their product. The new version will be Zerto 8.5. Foremost among the new features is support for backing up directly to Microsoft Azure or AWS from on-premise deployments of their software. 8.5 also supports VMware on Public Cloud Disaster Recovery and Data Protection for Microsoft’s Azure VMware Solution, Google Cloud VMware Engine, and Oracle Cloud VMware Solution. As we covered above, it will also include a new Zero Data Protection feature targeted at allowing backup for lower-tier applications. The final new feature, which will be very popular with IT streamliners and scripters, is a Zerto Powershell Cmdlets Module.

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