Zerto has introduced Zerto 7.5, delivering deeper integrations with partners, new security and cloud capabilities and advanced analytics, helping customers navigate their cloud journey and alleviate security risks. New features include expanded functionality with Microsoft Azure, including support for Azure Managed Disks, scale-sets and Azure VMware Solution (AVS); integrations with HPE StoreOnce Catalyst; certification and support for VMware vSphere APIs for I/O Filtering (VAIO); and advanced analytics for reporting, planning and customisation of disaster recovery and long-term data retention.
Cloud Agility with Microsoft Azure
Zerto 7.5 deepens integration with Microsoft Azure to advance customers’ move to the cloud, expanding both current capabilities and delivering new ones, such as:
“Zerto is clearly a leading disaster recovery software for VMware customers. Enterprises seeking a high performance, bullet-proof disaster recovery solution to the cloud for their mission critical applications don’t need to look any further,” said Manoj Sharma, VP of product management at CloudSimple. “Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple was architected from the ground up to be fully compatible with such solutions, and we are excited to enable Zerto on our platform.”
"Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple brings the familiarity and simplicity of VMware into the Azure public cloud. Every IT pro using VMware can be instantly productive with minimal Azure competency," said Peter Kerr, VP of global alliances at Zerto. "With Zerto, VMware customers gain immediate access to simple point and click disaster recovery and migrations between AVS, Azure Native and on-premises VMware private clouds."
Integration with HPE StoreOnce Catalyst
Zerto 7.5 includes complete integration with HPE StoreOnce Catalyst that delivers source-side deduplication for more efficient use of storage and network resources. This adds more efficiency and flexibility for users looking to use HPE StoreOnce as a long-term retention repository to converge disaster recovery and backup.
“We’re delighted by the success that has been achieved at every stage of our ongoing partnership with Zerto. Since the outset, we’ve empirically proven that the Zerto IT Resilience Platform paired with HPE technologies can protect data in the most critical moments of need—from mere moments after an incident up to many years into the past,” said Chris Powers, VP and general manager of collaborative platform development at HPE Storage. “Now, with Zerto 7.5 and its complete integration with HPE StoreOnce Catalyst, we have a version that offers users improved long-term retention and data protection that is hybrid, intelligent and continuous. This platform update is the latest example of the shared vison between HPE and Zerto for hybrid data protection.”
VMware VAIO Program Member
Zerto recently announced the expansion of Zerto’s partnership with VMware, having joined the vSphere APIs for I/O Filtering (VAIO) program, enabling new capabilities that are critical for highly secure environments.
With security as a top-of-mind priority for most organisations, Zerto 7.5 delivers security enhancements for VMWare and public cloud deployments including:
Advanced Analytics for forecasting, reporting and customisation
7.5 brings together many new features of the Zerto Analytics Resource Planner, a new IT resilience tool that provides real-time and historical insights and analysis of the protection status of applications and data. With 7.5, the following new views, controls, filters and updates are added to Zerto Analytics: