Boston – May 3, 2016 – Zerto, setting the standard for protection, recovery and migration of data in cloud and virtualized data centers, today announced a new business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) solution in IBM Cloud. The new solution offers turnkey BC/DR capabilities that protect critical IT infrastructure, and supports multiple use cases including data center migrations. Running in IBM Cloud this solution automates all aspects of disaster recovery for the virtual workload to create an advanced, and flexible disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) using Zerto Virtual Replication.
Customers with production workloads running in a virtualized infrastructure can now achieve application recovery time objective (RTO) of minutes using the dedicated IBM Cloud infrastructure. Additionally, a recovery point objective (RPO) of seconds can be achieved to maintain complete control over DR, with full automation and orchestration and on-demand recovery and DR testing. Further, usage based pricing eliminates additional capital costs.
Disaster recovery requires a significant expense to maintain and operate a separate data center. With DRaaS, a significant capital expense is converted to a predictable, low operational cost. With DRaaS based on Zerto Virtual Replication and the IBM Cloud, customers can realize very aggressive RTO and RPO that enterprises require to support key drivers such as regulatory compliance. This turnkey, and highly scalable offering also reduces the costs of business disruptions associated with testing, hiring and training a DR experienced workforce, and maintaining DR.
The service is now available across IBM Cloud’s global footprint of data centers to enable customers to protect their virtual applications from on-premises, bare metal servers, database, and virtual machine into the cloud, as well as protecting their critical applications.
IBM Cloud delivers fast, easy and automated access to a public, private and hybrid cloud services that enable companies to lower their overall IT costs, while increasing agility and productivity. IBM offers a complete portfolio of cloud services, with over 46 data centers in every major financial market around the world, supporting a wide range of applications including big data, analytics, mobile and cognitive.
Alan Marblestone, Director of Product Management, Oxford Networks
“For Oxford Networks’ diverse base of Managed IT Service Customers, five 9’s of uptime is not just a target, it is expected. IBM Cloud and Zerto are strategic enablers to ensuring that customers always have access to their critical systems and data.”
Paul Zeiter, President, Zerto
“We are excited to collaborate with IBM since the growth within the disaster recovery as a service market continues to outstrip many other cloud segments. The significance of this space is underpinned by the growing complexity of IT infrastructures and the natural and man-made threats to them, balanced with a mission critical need to protect them to ensure uninterrupted business operations. By offering a solution on one of the world’s leading clouds, organizations are able to significantly improve their business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities and quickly execute their strategies in ways they were never capable of before.”
Zerto is committed to keeping enterprise and cloud IT running 24/7 by providing innovative, simple, reliable and scalable business continuity software solutions. Through the Zerto Cloud Continuity Platform™, organizations can seamlessly move and protect virtualized workloads between public, private and hybrid clouds. The company’s flagship product, Zerto Virtual Replication, has become the standard for protection, recovery and migration of applications in cloud and virtualized data centers. For more information, go to www.zerto.com.
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