APAC Organizations Choose Zerto Virtual Replication
ENTERPRISES LOCATED IN ASIA PACIFIC DEMONSTRATE NEED FOR SIMPLE, RELIABLE BC/DR
Boston, MA and Herzliya, Israel — March 11, 2014 — To protect virtualized mission-critical business applications, enterprises around the world are turning to hypervisor-based disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC) solutions. The combination of ease of use and the ability for end-users to protect workloads of all sizes in the public, private or hybrid cloud enable Zerto customers Seoul Daily News, EUKOR Car Carriers, Inc. and Comvita to cost-effectively automate data replication and recovery, and bring critical business operations back online following a data loss or disaster. In order to meet the rapidly growing demand for effective BC/DR in the region, Zerto recently opened an office located in Sydney, Australia.
Zerto Virtual Replication replicates data at the hypervisor, rather than in physical storage, extending the benefits of data center virtualization to disaster recovery. Zerto’s hypervisor-based replication is the only complete BC/ DR solution as it delivers robust replication with fully automated orchestration such as simple failover, failback and DR testing. It is an easy to implement software-only solution that delivers the granularity required in today’s complex IT infrastructures, with the ability to protect at the VM-level.
“The adoption of Zerto Virtual Replication by these companies demonstrates that — regardless of physical location, cultural considerations or languages spoken — disaster recovery is a top priority for any enterprise, particularly those that cannot tolerate data center downtime,” said Ziv Kedem, CEO, Zerto, Inc. “Zerto delivers on the promise of virtualization by extending the cost savings, flexibility and agility of virtualization to BC/DR.”
Seoul Daily News Delivers for Its Readership
As the oldest daily newspaper in Seoul, Korea, the Seoul Daily News is the primary source of information for more than 780,000 readers every day. The backbone of its IT infrastructure is Microsoft SQL Server, which enables the organization to deliver accurate news throughout the region. The Seoul Daily News turned to Zerto to protect its database, as well as its credibility. ZVR enables the organization to failover and quickly recover in the event of a natural disaster or power outage, as well as implement fast recovery from any hacking incident that could occur. ZVR helped Seoul Daily Newspaper meet its strict service levels — including a recovery point objective (RPO) of 20 seconds and a recovery time objective (RTO) of 60 minutes. Now, the organization is protected from any disaster, natural or otherwise.
“We have been doing live and test failovers with Zerto Virtual Replication within our environment and the results have exceeded our expectations,” said Bonyang Goo, Deputy Director, Seoul Daily News. “I am a very strong advocate for the solution as I work with it on a daily basis and find it to be not only a robust BC/DR solution, but also a very simple one. We evaluated many BC/DR products that have good features, however they did not meet all of the needs of our environment.”
Virtualized BC/DR Becomes the New Standard for EUKOR Car Carriers, Inc.
EUKOR Car Carriers, Inc., of Korea operates a large and modern fleet of vehicle carriers, with many of the world’s largest car brands as its customers. EUKOR relies on its IT infrastructure to manage its route network, minimize transit times, reduce costs and maintain high quality cargo-handling for its customers. While headquartered in Korea, EUKOR has operations and offices in 10 other countries, and maintaining aggressive IT service level agreements (SLAs) ensures that EUKOR continues to deliver superior customer service. The company virtualized its environment with the goal of improving its BC/DR processes, and though it had a high availability (HA) configuration, it lacked a true DR solution. After testing Zerto in a trial environment, the IT team was impressed with the power and simplicity of Zerto, and more importantly, Zerto Virtual Replication delivered an RPO and RTO that far exceeded the company’s requirements.
“Whenever we test, Zerto helps us rapidly recover the point that we choose. It is as excellent as it is simple. The efficiency and performance of Zerto is superior to its competitors,” said MR. Up Jung, deputy general manager, EUKOR Car Carriers, Inc. “With Zerto, we took another step towards our goals to become a leading company in the shipping industry.”
Comvita Protects its Private Cloud Investment
Comvita is a natural health and beauty products company with a strong focus on developing innovative products backed by scientific research. Based in New Zealand, Comvita exports its products to more than 18 countries through a network of wholesale and third-party outlets and online. The company has offices in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and the United Kingdom. It implemented a private cloud configuration to maintain complete control over its IT capabilities while keeping a close eye on costs. Comvita was investigating a new approach to BC/DR and knew it did not want to install a storage area network (SAN) at a secondary site to provide array-based replication with its primary data center. The IT team saw that Zerto Virtual Replication was both easy-to-use and hardware agnostic. Zerto Virtual Replication not only delivered an RPO and RTO within Comvita’s requirements, it also made both application and DR testing extremely simple.
“We were very happy to find a solution that did not require a duplicate array on the target site. Like everyone else in IT, we are trying to do more with less, and Zerto Virtual Replication delivered the features we were looking for at the right price,” said Andrew Read, ICT manager, Comvita.
About Seoul Daily News
Seoul Daily News is the oldest daily newspaper in Seoul, South Korea, printing 780,000 copies daily. Its readership relies on the publication for the most up-to-date information on the happenings in Seoul, as well as around the world. If it is unable to print the newspaper or update its website, more than three-quarters of a million readers are impacted. The core of this environment is its information application, Microsoft SQL Server. The availability of the database is directly connected to the satisfaction of the newspaper’s customers, which is directly connected to subscription and revenues. For more information, please visit: http://www.seoul.co.kr.
About EUKOR Car Carriers, Inc.
EUKOR operates a large and modern fleet of specialized Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTC), embracing some of the largest vessels in the world – annually transporting around 4 million cars worldwide, utilizing a global network of offices and agents. Their customers include Hyundai Motors, KIA Motors, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche, General Motors, Ford and many others. Through continuous expansion of the route network, minimization of transit times, utmost attention to cargo-handling quality and a strong dedication to cost savings, EUKOR strives to deliver total customer satisfaction. For more information, please visit: http://www.eukor.com.
Comvita is an international natural health and beauty company committed to the development of innovative products, backed by credible scientific research. We are the global leader in Manuka (leptospermum) honey and fresh-picked Olive Leaf Extract, which are at the core of the Comvita product range. We have approximately one third of honey supply under our ownership with the balance of supply from long term contractual and partnership arrangements. Comvita’s fresh Olive Leaf Extract is grown, harvested, extracted and bottled at the world’s largest specialised olive leaf grove, with over 580,000 olive trees. Comvita sells into more than 18 countries through a network of wholesale and third-party outlets and online. We have offices in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit: (www.comvita.com)
Zerto has developed the first hypervisor-based, disaster recovery and replication software for virtualized environments, offering simplicity and greatly reduced operational and maintenance costs. Developed exclusively for virtualized and cloud environments, Zerto’s award-winning solution, Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR) is rapidly becoming the standard for disaster recovery and business continuity in the modern data center. ZVR received ‘Best of Show’ at VMworld 2011, as well as 2012 and 2011 ‘Product of the Year’ Gold Awards. For more information, please visit: http://www.zerto.com.