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Protecting Critical Applications in the Cloud with Zerto

October 6, 2020
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Protecting mission and business critical data and applications in the cloud should be a priority for all organizations. Not only is the sheer amount of structured and unstructured data your business amasses growing exponentially, but applications are also becoming more complex. This means company data centers are more vulnerable to threats, exploits, and breaches. In fact, by 2025, IDC says worldwide data will grow 61% to 175 zettabytes, with as much of the data residing in the cloud as in data centers.

With all of this data and applications, how do organizations manage and protect it all? You can’t wait for disaster to strike – proactive backup and disaster recovery (DR) solutions are an essential part of any IT strategy and deployment. And incorporating the cloud, and Microsoft Azure in particular, is a key element of a resilient IT strategy.

Conventional backup and DR solutions have limitations. They offer periodic or scheduled “snapshots” but still leave the organization exposed to data loss between “snapshots.” These gaps leave transactions and configuration changes at risk for loss, even if the solution is cloud-enabled. Your organization, however, needs to run continuously—to be always on—to stay competitive in today’s business landscape. Disruption from an outage – due to a disaster, operational errors or a ransomware event – can make or break customer confidence in your brand, in addition to causing financial and operational challenges.

The Zerto end-to-end, converged DR, backup, and cloud mobility solution provides a veritable barricade against the looming threat to your business data wherever it resides. Zerto offers continuous backup and DR in one simple, scalable solution—and this provides continuous data protection (CDP) to address the huge and growing challenge to IT of data and mission critical application risk exposure without any gaps.

CDP itself is not new, but today’s speed of business and global scale of operations have pushed forward the need for a continuous protection model. The modern organization stands ready to embrace newer applications, cloud solutions, and data mobility for increased collaboration, productivity, and sensitivity to customer experience. To this end, Zerto enables you to reinforce CDP with IT resilience.

Zerto is the change agent for the way DR, data protection, and cloud are managed. With Zerto, you can seamlessly adapt to change, and yet continuously protect your business and customers from disruption. Your IT-resilient architecture will be prepared for any risk scenario that may affect your core business operations and data. Zerto is a single solution that replaces multiple legacy solutions for backup and DR to deliver a continuous, always-on customer experience.

Zerto accelerates this resilient IT transformation by eliminating the risk and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. Among the biggest benefits is your ability to realize cost savings by using Azure as a DR site and only pay for what you use with limitless burst capacity.

Zerto on Azure gives you extensive capabilities

Zerto has one of the fastest Recovery Point Objective (RPO) on the market, protecting every change in near real-time with continuous data replication of seconds, whether recovering in Azure, or replicating between Azure regions, or restoring out of Azure.

You can remove hypervisor and storage vendor lock-in and replicate from virtual servers, such as VMware or Hyper-V environments, to Azure across a WAN connection with minimal downtime or impact. IT Resilience on Azure allows for fast and flexible workload migration to, from, and between Azure sites to help accelerate cloud adoption.

Zerto on Azure is multi-cloud and hybrid cloud is enabled by removing platform lock-in and replicating into or out of any cloud.  Data and VMs running in other clouds can be replicated into Azure and tested for performance and migrated easily into Azure.

Additionally, you can easily rewind and recover individual files, folders, VMs, applications, and entire sites from any point in the journal, while removing extended data loss generally associated with backups. Journaling allows you to leverage Zerto’s journal for sub-minute recoveries, instead of having to wait for the storage array to replicate. Moreover, failover using Zerto is simply a one-button click, and it does everything else to restore the VMs at a different data center/recovery site.

Check out Zerto on Azure today or read Microsoft’s blog.