Zerto have a new release very shortly, 5.0 With it a whole raft of new features. In their words lets take a look at what features are set to hit 5.0:
Replication and Recovery to Microsoft Azure
Building on the continuing trend of businesses looking to utilize the cloud as a disaster recovery site, ZVR 5.0 will support Microsoft Azure as a target platform. A Zerto Cloud Appliance (ZCA) running in an Azure Windows D3 v2 VM is used to store the replica data in a storage account. ZVR 5.0 only creates the recovery VMs upon initiation of a failover, test or migration from either Zerto interface. Replication from both VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments is possible with RPOs in seconds, multi-VM consistent Virtual Protection Groups (VPGs) and fully automated RTOs in minutes.
One-To-Many replication allows the simultaneous replication of a VM within the same site and to multiple remote sites. This includes replication from, between and to VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments as well as DRaaS to AWS & Azure.
This feature works by simply allowing a VM to be placed into multiple VPGs, each with their own journal retention and Service Level Agreement (SLA) settings for maximum flexibility. There is no impact to the performance of the protected VM or the RPO enabling a multitude of use cases:
- Recover files & VMs directly to production or a recovery site
- Protect VMs to new datacenters during migrations
- Utilise the cloud for longer retention and DR
- Protect individual VMs locally to recover 1 VM from a remote multi-VM VPG
- Protect multiple application in 1 consistency group to a remote site for app boot ordering
Uncertainty and a lack of confidence in the recovery process are problems that often stem from the difficulty of monitoring the protected environment. ZVR 5.0 solves this issue by introducing a new SaaS delivered mobile app, enabling the ability to remotely view the status of multiple Zerto Virtual Managers (ZVMs), Virtual Protection Groups (VPGs) and any alerts of running tasks from anywhere at any time, using a mobile phone.
The app will be available for both Android and iOS platforms. All data is sent encrypted over the internet where it is stored in an encrypted cloud service and database back-end. Access is controlled by MyZerto enabling the secure management of employees requiring access to the app.
30-Day Journal History
For businesses that require longer retention of data, in ZVR 5.0 point-in-time recovery from the Journal will be extended up to 30 days in the past as the maximum history is extended from the previous 14-day setting. When coupled with journaling compression and the new One-to- Many feature, each VM can have a different Journal history which can be configured on a per-VPG basis, enabling efficient usage of local storage or cheaper remote cloud storage. With compression there is no change to the recommended Journal sizing of 7-10%.
Cool I just found out there is a local Zerto Conference happening on my backdoor in September. I love the Zerto idea and as more people move to the cloud I see more people asking for DR in the cloud. Anyway you’ll see me there and in their own words :
“Fresh off the success of ZertoCON, the industry’s premier business continuity conference held this past May, we’re proud to announce the launch of ZertoCON Local, the best of ZertoCON brought right to your backyard!
With over 30 global road shows planned from September through November, ZertoCON Local is a fantastic opportunity for you to:
- Hear from industry experts about the BC/DR landscape
- Educate yourself on hottest topics: ransomware, IT resiliency, and more
- Get a glimpse into our latest product road map
- Network with peers on tips, tricks, and best practices”
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