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Zerto Showcases IT Resilience Platform Leveraging Microsoft Azure Managed Disks, Mobility Between Regions at Microsoft Ignite

November 4, 2019 GMT

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 4, 2019--

Zerto, an industry leader for IT resilience, today introduces an even more expansive, rigorous and innovative data protection platform utilizing Microsoft Azure. Zerto 7.5 now incorporates Azure Managed Disks, native scale-out, mobility between regions and managed service identities. These functionalities expand Zerto’s offerings to a new set of critical use cases—helping customers seamlessly move to Azure for multi-cloud, disaster recovery and migration projects.

The new capabilities include:

Microsoft recently announced the public preview of incremental snapshots of Azure Managed Disks that Zerto leverages for the new failback functionality. This extended platform capability is available for customers on Azure in the Western Central US and Northern Europe. According to Microsoft’s website, “Incremental snapshots provide a unique capability available only in Azure Managed Disks enabling backup and disaster recovery solutions. It allows you to get the changes between two snapshots of the same disk, thus copying only data that has changed between two snapshots, reducing time and cost for backup and disaster recovery.”

“With the release of incremental snapshots of Azure Managed Disks, Microsoft again sets the bar for cloud performance and features. And Microsoft makes it possible for partners to innovate during the development process and therefore customers are able to realize the benefits of these advancements expediently. Microsoft understands that working closely with ISV partners is the best way to deliver innovation and requested features to customers quickly,” said Peter Kerr, VP Strategic Alliance, Zerto.

“Through Zerto, we’ve been able to replace multiple legacy backup solutions, including SRM and RecoverPoint,” said Jeffrey Frankel, senior disaster recovery services engineer at McKesson. “The integration and utilization of a streamlined application has not only reduced our setup time from days to less than an hour, but it has also reduced our system recovery time by more than 90%. Additionally, Zerto’s partnership has helped facilitate rapid adoption of a hybrid, multi-cloud strategy, implementing comprehensive cloud-based DR through Microsoft Azure.”

“Zerto continues to drive innovation on Microsoft Azure by building advanced failback capability for Azure Managed Disks leveraging the new incremental snapshot functionality. Customers are now able to expand their usage to Premium SSD, Standard SSD and Standard HDD Disks, and experience the industry leading disaster recovery and cloud migration solution with lowered costs,” said Aung Oo, Head of Product, Azure Disks & Files, Microsoft.

Zerto will be exhibiting at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Florida, November 4-7 at booth #1041. Zerto’s booth activities will include demos of Zerto 7.5 highlighting its tight integration with Microsoft Azure, including Azure managed disks and scale-sets.

Additionally, Zerto Technology Evangelist Steve Blow will deliver a theatre presentation entitled ‘On-premises to Azure in Three Steps’ which will take place on Tuesday, November 5th – 12:05 – 12:25 p.m. ET in Theater D. The session code is THR222.

Zerto will also hold their annual ‘Zerto Cigar & Whiskey Event’ on Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. ET at Blue Martini – Pointe Orlando.

About Zerto

Zerto helps customers accelerate IT transformation by reducing the risk and complexity of modernisation and cloud adoption. By replacing multiple legacy solutions with a single IT Resilience Platform, Zerto is changing the way disaster recovery, data protection and cloud are managed. With enterprise scale, Zerto’s software platform delivers continuous availability for an always-on customer experience while simplifying workload mobility to protect, recover and move applications freely across hybrid and multi-clouds. Zerto is trusted by over 7,000 customers globally and is powering resiliency offerings for Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, AWS, Sungard AS and more than 350 cloud services providers. Learn more at Zerto.com.

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