Zerto Helps Austin Radiological Association Move to Completely Virtualized Data Center

By Zerto, on 25 October, 2011

Waltham, MA, USA – October 25, 2011 – Zerto, the industry’s first hypervisor-based replication solution, today announced that Zerto Virtual Replication will be used by Austin Radiological Association (ARA) for disaster recovery as part of an effort to implement a virtualized data center. ARA is already 25% virtualized and is moving to completely revamp its infrastructure over the next 12 months.

“We believe that the virtual machine is the new atomic unit for replication strategies,” said R. Todd Thomas, Chief Information Officer, ARA. “Zerto works at the virtualization level, which allows us greater flexibility in the type of storage we replicate to and removes the limitations around LUN-based consistency groups. This solution adds a deeper level of control of recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RPO) in a virtual environment than traditional replication methods.”

Zerto is a hypervisor-based business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) solution, which replicates data within the virtual infrastructure instead of in physical storage. By moving replication to the hypervisor, companies gain all the benefits of virtualization, including flexibility, mobility and scalability in their disaster recovery solutions. Zerto’s hypervisor-based replication combines the enterprise-class features of physical replication with the flexibility, ease of management and control, and scalability of virtual environments.

“We are proud ARA selected Zerto Virtual Replication as they are working to build a transformational data center at the cutting edge of technology adoption not just for the healthcare industry, but for all enterprise data centers,” said Ziv Kedem, CEO of Zerto. “Working with ARA builds validation for the value of Zerto in the data intensive healthcare enterprise.”

ARA’s IT department comprises over 40 people managing almost 800 TB of data. This team is responsible for all IT areas including desktop support, development and data center operations. It also hosts a SaaS service offering hospitals and doctors’ offices the ability to outsource their medical image management and storage to ARA.

“We were very impressed during our tests of Zerto; it offered ease-of-use, flexibility and the ability to set RPO/RTO,” said Jack Yudell, Datacenter Operations Manager, ARA. “We loved all the knobs and switches that did everything promised.”

ARA provides quality diagnostic imaging services to the people of Austin and Central Texas, with 15 outpatient imaging centers and 90 radiologists on staff. Its imaging centers offer everything from mammography to MRI, and its specialty centers, such as the ARA Women’s Imaging Center and the ARA Children’s Imaging Center (pediatric radiology), cater to the special needs of specific patient groups.

About Zerto
Founded by a team of storage industry veterans, Zerto provides enterprise-class business continuity and disaster recovery solutions for virtualized infrastructure and the cloud. Zerto Virtual Replication is the industry’s first hypervisor-based replication solution for tier-one applications, replacing traditional array-based BC/DR solutions that were not built to deal with the virtual paradigm. Backed by U.S. Venture Partners, Battery Ventures and Greylock Partners, Zerto is headquartered in Israel and the United States. For more information, please visit: zerto.com

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