Zerto triples the size of its ANZ team to support financial services and public sector customers
SYDNEY, 15 February 2016 – The explosion of cloud computing has powered a more than 300 percent sales increase for Zerto in the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) markets over the past year, driven primarily by its success in Australia and New Zealand. The rapid growth of Zerto, which provides disaster recovery and business continuity software for virtualised data centres and cloud environments, is part of the company’s ambitious expansion strategy for ANZ and APJ over the next five years.
Zerto’s continued growth has led to the appointment of five new staff in Australia and New Zealand to support customers in the local market, with more to join the team in the next four months. The company plans to have a headcount of 25 across Asia Pacific by June.
In line with sales growth, Zerto has also expanded its local channel, signing 50 new partners and cloud service providers in the region adding to the already successful relationships with VMTech, Datacom and Thomas Dureya. The addition of so many leading partners, across ANZ and the wider APJ region, aims to ensure the very best advice, service and support for customers in the region. This local expansion feeds into Zerto’s global channel network of 250 cloud service providers and 900 resellers.
“Zerto has enjoyed tremendous growth in Australia and New Zealand over the past 12 months which has really pushed our success across the whole region,” said Andrew Martin, director Asia Pacific and Japan, Zerto. “We’ve built an exceptional team of some of the most talented people in the market and are partnering with leading cloud service providers and resellers, and this is just the beginning.”
Zerto is a fast-growing, venture-funded provider of enterprise-class business continuity and disaster recovery software that is changing how companies large and small use the cloud to protect their most vital assets: data and the business applications in which they reside.
“We’re working with organisations of all sizes that are turning to the cloud to help them manage their ever-changing IT needs and stay flexible and agile in fast-moving business environments,” continued Martin. “We’re enabling companies to accomplish goals in their cloud strategy that have not been possible before. We do this through software that makes it easy for organisations to move their applications, workloads and data between locations, including to and from public cloud or specialist cloud providers.”
One of Zerto’s key partners is IT services company Datacom, which uses Zerto implementations in a variety of their solutions across Australia and New Zealand.
“As well as offering a robust disaster recovery as a service tool, Zerto has been a key part of our cloud transition and migration solutions,” said Glenn Scown, director, Datacom Systems Australia. “Zerto remains a part of our national infrastructure as a service solution, and has helped Datacom continue to lead the market in innovative cloud-first, service based, and customer focused solutions across the Australian and New Zealand markets.”
Other organisations across Australia and New Zealand like ME Bank are choosing Zerto as part of their cloud strategy, which has seen the company reach 2,200 customers worldwide spanning financial services, insurance, healthcare and public sector.
This latest local growth follows the announcement in January that Zerto secured a US$50 million Series E financing led by IVP, which brings the company’s total financing to over US$110 million. The additional capital will support continued product development to increase the flexibility of software defined, hybrid cloud infrastructures for easier adoption and use by business leaders in a wide range of industries.
Zerto keeps enterprise and cloud IT running 24/7 by providing innovative, simple, reliable and scalable business continuity software solutions. Through the Zerto Cloud Continuity Platform, organisations can seamlessly protect and move virtualised 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 virtualised data centres, and won numerous awards, including Best of Show at VMworld 2011, Best of VMworld Europe 2014, as well as 2011, 2012 and 2013 Product of the Year Awards for its innovative hypervisor-based replication approach. For more information, go to www.zerto.com.
With 4000 people, and revenues of $900 million, Datacom is one of Australasia’s largest professional IT services companies. Datacom has extensive expertise in the operation of data centres, the provision of IT services, software engineering and application management, payroll and customer service design and operations. Founded in 1965 and operating across Australia and New Zealand, Malaysia and the Philippines, Datacom has a successful 50 year trading history of consistent growth, profitability and a track record of delivering innovative, value-for-money technology-based solutions, with many clients in relationships spanning decades.