VMworld 2015: Ready for Any – Great Idea, Two Different Approaches
By Shannon Snowden, Zerto’s Sr. Technical Marketing Architect
The theme for VMworld 2015 is Ready for Any. This is a familiar theme to Zerto because “Any” has been our theme for a couple of years now. In fact, “Any” was the theme of the Zerto booth at VMworld 2014. So it must have been a great idea.
Reading the VMworld theme’s description, it seems you’ll need to substantially change your data center operations to be ready for any, and do a lot of consolidating to a single vendor platform to achieve the vision.
This may make perfect sense and might be right for some organizations. But our idea of being ready for any is based on the concept that most organizations aren’t going to want to boil the ocean and totally change their IT environment. They want to maintain different options from different vendors to avoid lock-in.
In our More than DR series of blogs, we lay out the Zerto design philosophy and our vision of how you can systematically protect, recover or move your data using whatever platform you currently have or wish to use. We also explain how our design approach can work with totally disparate platforms while presenting a single management user interface and simplified experience.
We call it the Cloud Continuity Platform (CCP) and we’re not saying you can use every hypervisor, private or public cloud today, but you can already use VMware, Hyper-V and AWS today and we are busy adding more public cloud and hypervisors.
The CCP vision is as important as what is currently supported because it allows you to future-proof your investment in data protection. Having a platform that is designed to support any hypervisor or any cloud truly gets you ready for any.