Zerto and Microsoft Azure
Protect your business from disruption and embrace the public cloud for cost-effective disaster recovery and migrations
Why Zerto and Microsoft Azure?
Two of the best primary use cases are to utilize the flexibility of Microsoft Azure for disaster recovery and migrations. Microsoft Azure can be used as a disaster recovery site, eliminating the capex costs associated with owning and operating your own datacenter. Combining the Zerto IT Resilience Platform™ and Microsoft Azure helps businesses to achieve IT resilience, not only by simplifying data protection and disaster recovery, but by enabling fast and flexible workload migration to and from Azure and between Azure regions, accelerating cloud adoption.
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Cost-effective Disaster Recovery
By utilizing Zerto and Microsoft Azure, the need to provision and manage your own disaster recovery site is removed altogether. This flexibility minimizes costs and risk for using Azure while gaining on-demand, limitless capacity, and scale when you need it.
Today’s end-users expect 24/7 availability with no data loss or downtime. Zerto minimizes the impact of disasters, logical corruptions or ransomware infections by utilizing the power of journal-based recovery. VMs, files, and folders can be restored directly to production from within seconds before the incident occurred, so users don’t have to accept the high data loss of using backups.
With application consistency groupings, complete applications (SAP, windows, Linux, Oracle etc.) can be recovered to, from, and between Azure clouds in the event of an individual application failure or site-wide outage. Using Zerto and Azure for disaster recovery is a powerful combination as businesses can cut costs and respond fast to any disruption, ensuring minimal downtime.
Easy Migrations To, From, and Between Azure Sites
Public cloud adoption is growing year-over-year as more and more enterprises embrace a hybrid cloud strategy to leverage the cost and operational benefits. However, many companies struggle to find a solution that migrates applications and data to the cloud quickly, correctly, and without impact to production environments.
Zerto works regardless of the underlying infrastructure and can be deployed simply with no configuration changes required, making your journey to the cloud easy and pain-free. Migrate Linux and Windows-based VMs, key business applications like SAP, or entire datacenters to Azure easily in minutes.
End of Life Migrations for Windows 2008 and SQL 2008
End of life is quickly approaching for Windows 2008 and SQL 2008, meaning that these servers will no longer receive support and updates from Microsoft. This will place every company using these servers out of compliance. As cyberattacks become both more advanced and more frequent, running applications and data on unsupported versions can create significant security risks. Fortunately, Microsoft has announced that Extended Security Updates will be available for free for three more years to those that rehost these workloads in Azure.
Using Zerto, companies can migrate these applications and data to Azure in minutes with no downtime, so your business has more time to plan your future without compromising security, compliance, and other business SLAs.
How it Works
Zerto enables unrivaled disaster recovery and workload migrations to, from, and between Azure and on-premises datacenters. Utilizing Microsoft Azure native APIs, Zerto moves workloads from Microsoft Azure to other platforms with automatic, on-the-fly VM conversion. Replication from Microsoft Azure supports failover, 30-day journal, Offsite Clone, and more!
|Quickly install Zerto in your on-premises infrastructure with no production impact|
|Easily deploy Zerto in Microsoft Azure direct from the marketplace|
|Store replica and journal data as cost-effective Blob storage|
|Create recovery VMs when needed, with pre-configured sizing and network settings|
|Failover to Microsoft Azure with automatic reverse protection to on-premises|
|Create recovery VMs when needed, with pre-configured sizing and network, settings|
|Burst and expand on-demand as needed then migrate back to on-premises when ready|
Zerto and Microsoft Databox Edge
The Zerto IT Resilience Platform and Microsoft’s Databox Edge, a gateway device that allows on-premises workload backups to easily consume Azure Storage, delivers a direct route to utilize cost efficient cloud storage to provide short-term and long-term retention of data and applications. Microsoft Azure’s endless capacity, coupled with Zerto’s incremental long-term retention capability, enables users to meet compliance requirements for longer term retention, without the traditional backup production impact.