What’s New in Data Protection from HPE and Zerto: Q2 2024 Edition - Zerto

What’s New in Data Protection from HPE and Zerto: Q2 2024 Edition

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Welcome to this quarter’s edition of what’s new in data protection for 2024! I’m back again to fill you in on all of the recent updates to Zerto, the Zerto Cyber Resilience Vault, and HPE GreenLake for Disaster Recovery. As with every quarter, we are committed to delivering updates and improvements to our data protection portfolio within HPE and Zerto.

What’s New for Zerto

Enhanced VM-level consistency for AWS

Zerto can now create consistent checkpoints across all disks in multi-disk VMs when replicating from Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) in AWS. Zerto has worked closely with AWS to create the ability for multi-disk consistent checkpoints while leveraging CBT APIs for improved performance of the replication process from AWS. This update creates more data consistency across all VMs replicated from Amazon EC2 within AWS or to other clouds or on-premises data centers for greater recovery assurance of applications.

AWS Linux ZCA migration utility

With the recent release of a new Linux-based Zerto Cloud Appliance (ZCA) for AWS, Zerto has made the AWS Linux ZCA migration utility available to help you migrate your current AWS Windows-based ZCA configuration settings to the new AWS Linux ZCA. This utility automates the migration process from legacy Windows-based ZCAs to new Linux-based ZCAs, ending the need to manually transfer settings. The utility supports environments currently running AWS Windows ZCA 10 U2 or later. It can be downloaded from myZerto > Support > Software Downloads (sign-in required).

Azure consolidation tool for single ZCA architecture transition

With the new Zerto for Azure architecture introduced in Zerto 10, one ZCA could take the place of many ZCAs. The new Zerto for Azure consolidation tool assists in transitioning from a multiple ZCA Azure architecture to the new Zerto for Azure architecture of a single Azure Linux ZCA with multiple VRAs. The tool creates a VRA for each ZCA it is consolidating from, and within the consolidation process it recreates existing VPGs from a source recovery ZCA to a target recovery ZCA. The purpose of the tool is to optimize the transition to a single Linux ZCA by automating the VPG recreation process. It is recommended to consolidate the environment gradually; once the VPGs are successfully recreated and enough history gathered, the original ZCA can be terminated to avoid extra cost and network load.

Appliance deployment and configuration from a CLI

For multi-site environments, a Zerto Virtual Manager Appliance (ZVMA) is typically needed at each site. For easier deployment of appliances in environments with many sites, you can now deploy multiple ZVMAs with preconfigured settings rather than having to repeat the configuration process multiple times. It is now possible to define all the initial ZVMA deployment and configuration settings in the command line interface and run it for multiple sites to deploy several ZVMAs easily.

Enhanced resource group selection for Azure Linux ZCA deployment and VPG recovery

Prior to this update, a new resource group was required creation during ZCA deployment and for recovery of a VPG into Azure. With this update, it is now possible to select an existing resource group during deployment of an Azure Linux-based ZCA. Now, when recovering a VPG into Azure, you can select an existing resource group into which the VPG will be recovered.

What’s New for Zerto Cyber Resilience Vault

An upgrade to HPE Alletra Storage MP

The Zerto Cyber Resilience Vault will now include the HPE Alletra Storage MP series for vault storage. This updated storage configuration will provide more secure data immutability and data security options. The HPE Alletra Storage MP also comes with a 100% data availability guarantee inside the Landing Zone infrastructure of the Zerto Cyber Resilience Vault.

What’s New for HPE GreenLake for Disaster Recovery

New hybrid, multi-cloud data protection for Microsoft Azure

HPE GreenLake for Disaster Recovery is now available to protect Microsoft Azure cloud services, providing enhanced resilience, rapid recovery, and minimal downtime from data corruption, cyberattacks, or any other potential disruption. It provides modern, integrated data protection from a single interface for Microsoft Azure with cost-effective failover, failback, and cyber recovery features without disruptions. HPE GreenLake for Disaster Recovery simplifies how enterprises can protect their workloads to and from Microsoft Azure and VMware vSphere.

What’s Next?

As we look forward to Q3 and beyond, I will continue to keep you apprised of updates. HPE and Zerto are working hard to integrate new platforms and technologies into our data protection portfolio to continue leading the fight against threats that disrupt digital services and safeguard your data and applications from downtime and loss.

Don’t miss our upcoming webinar! Make plans to join us on June 27 for to hear more about what’s new in a live discussion.

For more specific questions about these new updates, get in touch or request a demo.

David Paquette
Product Marketing Manager

David Paquette is a Product Marketing Manager at Zerto. He has over 20 years of experience in disaster recovery, backup, and business continuity solutions. Prior to Zerto, David was a Product Marketing Manager at Scale Computing working with hyperconverged infrastructure, edge computing, and DRaaS solutions. Previous to Scale Computing, David worked for over 17 years at Double-Take Software/Vision Solutions in various roles from software testing, systems engineering, product marketing, and product management.