Protecting data in a cloud infrastructure should be a priority. Not only is the sheer amount of structured and unstructured data your business amassing growing exponentially, but the data is vulnerable to threats, exploits, and breaches. In 2018, IDC reported that worldwide data grew 9% over the previous year of data growth for a compounded annual growth rate of 61%. Based on this growth rate, this will reach an astounding 175 zettabytes by 2025.*
With all of this data, what are organizations to do to manage and protect it all? You needn’t wait for disaster to strike, backup and disaster recovery (DR) are an essential part of any cloud strategy and deployment.
Conventional backup and DR solutions have limitations. They offer periodic or scheduled “snapshots” but still leave the data open to exposure between shots, 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 can make or break customer confidence in your brand.
The Zerto end-to-end, converged backup, DR, and cloud mobility platform provides a veritable bulwark against the looming threat to your business data wherever it resides. Zerto 7.0, our most recent release from May 2019, offers continuous backup and DR on one, scalable platform—and this provides continuous data protection (CDP) to address the huge and growing challenge to IT of data 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.
The Zerto IT Resilience Platform is the change agent for the way DR, data protection, and cloud are managed. The Zerto platform 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. The IT Resilience Platform enables the replacement of multiple legacy solutions for backup and DR with a single, simple, and scalable platform 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; and there’s no better cloud platform for IT resilience in the hybrid cloud environment than Microsoft Azure. Besides, you can realize cost savings by using Azure as a DR site and only pay for what you use with limitless burst capacity.
Zerto IT Resilience Platform on Azure gives you extensive capabilities
Zerto has the fastest Recovery Point Objective (RPO) on the market, protecting every change in near real-time with continuous data replication of seconds, whether moving to Azure, between Azure regions, or 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 IT Resilience Platform on Azure is multi-cloud and hybrid cloud is enabled by removing platform lock-in and replicating into or out of any cloud.
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 IT Resilience Platform on Microsoft Azure today.
* IDC: Expect 175 zettabytes of data worldwide by 2025, NetworkWorld, Dec. 2018