Zerto Announces ZertoCON 2019 Featuring Speakers from Microsoft, IDC and the NFL - Zerto

Zerto Announces ZertoCON 2019 Featuring Speakers from Microsoft, IDC and the NFL

April 30, 2019

Zerto’s fourth-annual IT resilience conference will demystify new approaches to IT operations with accelerated transformation 

BOSTON – April 30, 2019 – Zerto, an industry leader for IT resilience, today announced the full program for ZertoCON 2019 with legendary NFL quarterback Peyton Manning as the featured speaker. Additional keynote speakers include Lindsay Zwart, GM and COO of US Azure Cloud Business at Microsoft, and Phil Goodwin, Research Director at IDC.

In its fourth year, ZertoCON 2019 will focus on simplifying and accelerating IT resilience and transformation, with sessions and talks that will dive into data protection and legacy backup disruptions, best practices for accelerating cloud strategies and simple approaches to modernizing IT infrastructure. The conference will take place May 20-22 at the Nashville Music City Center, and this year’s theme, ‘Resilience Country,’ is a nod to Nashville as the new host city.

“It’s incredibly important to us that ZertoCON be a place where IT professionals can come to learn about the latest, most innovative technology and solutions, and leave the conference feeling inspired and empowered to implement new strategies that prioritize IT resilience,” said Ziv Kedem, co-founder and CEO of Zerto. “At the show, we’ll be talking about the success customers are already having using Zerto for backup and we will be previewing some of our future roadmap and integrations. We hope these discussions will help spark new approaches to IT operations and encourage IT to evolve from beyond backup and recovery, to true IT resilience.”

ZertoCON Speakers

Manning spent 18 years as a quarterback in the NFL, and in that time was named a Pro Bowler 14 times, the league MVP five times, took his team all the way to the championship game four times and broke numerous league and team records. As a featured speaker at ZertoCON, Manning will discuss leadership, on and off the field, how he became one of the most successful football players in history as well as his thoughts on how resilience played a role in his approach to each football game and his observations on how digital transformation has impacted the game.

As the GM and COO of US Azure Cloud Business, Zwart leads Microsoft’s US business, marketing and operations across the cloud and infrastructure portfolio of products. Prior to this role, she held several positions at Microsoft including the GM of the US National Sales Organization and the Dynamics Country Lead for New Zealand. Zwart’s keynote will focus on why digital transformation is a key priority for businesses right now and how technological advances in the cloud are empowering companies to transform. She will also discuss how investments and programs – like the partnership between Microsoft and Zerto – can also help companies undergo a successful transformation.

Goodwin has more than 30 years in the IT industry with 22 of those years focusing on the storage and data protection market. That experience serves him well now at IDC where he leads in-depth market research on cloud-based and on-premises data protection, business continuity, disaster recovery and data availability. He will be previewing the 2019 ‘State of IT Resilience’ survey results in a keynote session.

Conference Tracks

  • Advanced Zerto use cases – Attendees will have the opportunity to sharpen their skills and change the way they work — learn how to configure failovers, test, automate, optimize and become data driven with Zerto
  • Protect your data, apps & business – Learn best practices to deliver continuous business availability regardless of mother nature, mistakes, malice or infrastructure modernization
  • Modernize and transform IT – Learn to move beyond legacy systems, mitigate risks and complexity of datacenter and cloud migrations and futureproof IT operations
  • Solve multi-cloud, hybrid cloud – Multi-cloud, hybrid cloud, inter cloud, intra cloud: explore the options and best practices to build a cloud strategy

Conference Sessions

Attendees will be able to pick from the following sessions and more:

  • Folsom Troubleshooting Blues
  • Guitars, Cadillacs and Zerto Analytics
  • Forever and Ever, VPG
  • Oops!…I Encrypted It Again
  • Digging Deep into Zerto 7.0
  • API Speakeasy
  • Take Me to the Clouds Above
  • Journey to the Center of the Journal

ZertoCON Partners 

This year’s conference is supported by its global sponsor, Microsoft and platinum sponsors, IBM, ExaGrid, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Navisite.

 “ExaGrid continues to value our partnership with Zerto and we’re excited to be a platinum sponsor of ZertoCON 2019. This year, we’re particularly excited about Zerto 7.0 backup functionality as they are the first to bring continuous data protection to market in a way that meets all of the customers’ requirements. Zerto and ExaGrid have worked together on interoperability to offer cost-effective deduplicated storage for long-term retention,” said Bill Andrews, CEO and President of ExaGrid.

“At Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), we know how important it is for IT teams to become truly IT resilient,” said Marty Lans, General Manager, Storage Connectivity and HPE Complete. “That’s why HPE is excited to be attending ZertoCON, the biggest event of the year that focuses on educating partners and customers alike on the importance of IT resilience. At the event, HPE will be showcasing our collaboration with Zerto – the HPE Complete Zerto Solution – which helps customers to accelerate IT transformation by eliminating the risk and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption, something that is becoming more and more crucial in this modern business age.”

“Navisite is proud to be a platinum sponsor for ZertoCON 2019, recognizing our long-standing partnership with Zerto and our joint innovation to deliver a robust, fully managed data replication solution aimed at securing enterprise workloads,” said Sumeet Sabharwal, Group Vice President and General Manager, Navisite.

Additional sponsors include: gold sponsors Expedient, iland, Flexential, Tierpoint, Sungard Availability Services; and silver sponsors US Signal, Pivot 3, and Okta. VMUG is the official community sponsor of the conference.

For more information or to register, visit the ZertoCON 2019 event page.


About Zerto

Zerto helps customers accelerate IT transformation by reducing the risk and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. By replacing multiple legacy solutions with a single IT Resilience Platform, Zerto is changing the way disaster recovery, data protection and cloud are managed. With enterprise scale, Zerto’s software platform delivers continuous availability for an always-on customer experience while simplifying workload mobility to protect, recover, and move applications freely across hybrid and multi-clouds. Zerto is trusted globally by over 7,000 customers, works with more than 1,100 partners and is powering resiliency offerings for 350 cloud services providers.

Learn more at Zerto.com or join Zerto in Nashville at ZertoCON 2019, May 20-22.