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Hypervisor-Based Replication

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Overview

Hypervisor-based replication is a type of data replication that works directly inside the virtual infrastructure as opposed to individual machines.  

What Is Hypervisor-Based Replication ?

A hypervisor is a software-based operating platform that hosts and runs virtual machines and their virtual disks. Hypervisor-based replication is software that is integrated directly with hypervisor software to replicate virtual machines and virtual disks to another hypervisor or other storage location. 

A hypervisor is a software-based operating platform that hosts and runs virtual machines and their virtual disks. Hypervisor-based replication is software that is integrated directly with hypervisor software to replicate virtual machines and virtual disks to another hypervisor or other storage location. 

How Does Hypervisor-Based Replication Work?

Virtualization offers extraordinary capabilities and benefits, but your organization can’t fully embrace them unless—or until—other technologies evolve to enable them. Managing a virtual or hybrid environment while using older replication technologies that use snapshots or storage-layer backup makes it harder to fully leverage the benefits of virtualization and inhibits the move to the cloud. 

Hypervisor-based replication like Zerto can monitor changes to virtual machines and virtual disks to provides continuous, journal-based replication with zero impact on application performance. Hypervisor-based replication is also fully agnostic to storage types at the source and destination, natively supporting all storage platforms and the full breadth of capabilities made possible by virtualization. And it integrates seamlessly into your existing infrastructure. 

How Zerto Differs—and Delivers Better Value with Hypervisor-Based Replication

Zerto has revolutionized the industry with a software-only cloud data management and data protection platform for enterprise-class replication specifically built for virtual environments. The Zerto platform provides innovative hypervisor-based replication that is flexible, scalable, and easy to manage: 

  • Hypervisor-based data replication has absolutely no impact on the performance of the production environment.  
  • Easy, non-disruptive installation for quick deployment.  
  • Journal-based recovery allows you to rewind and recover files, VMs, applications, and  entire sites to how they were seconds before a disruption with unmatched granularity. 

As your digital transformation initiatives grow over time, the Zerto hypervisor-based replication solution will help optimize your business continuity and data protection. 

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