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Savings, Simplicity, and Performance with Zerto and Microsoft Azure

Automate and orchestrate protection with Zerto & Microsoft Azure


The Unmatched Protection of Zerto with the Power of Microsoft Azure

Combining the Zerto platform with Microsoft Azure makes it easy to deliver disaster recovery, backup, and cloud mobility in one simple, cost-effective solution.

Simplified Data Protection and Disaster Recovery

Azure combines the best of IaaS and PaaS. Using the Zerto platform with a public cloud such as Microsoft Azure, businesses can unlock myriad use cases—from data protection and DR to workload migration—for their infrastructure and/or application development.

Why Zerto for Microsoft Azure?

Combining the Zerto platform and Microsoft Azure helps businesses to simplify data protection and disaster recovery.

Use Microsoft Azure as a disaster recovery site, eliminating the capital costs associated with owning and operating your datacenter. With support for Azure Blob Storage as a long-term retention target, including tiering between blob types, you can cost-effectively use the cloud for your backups. 

Zerto also enables fast and flexible workload migration to and from Azure and between Azure regions, accelerating cloud adoption.

Zerto is available in the Azure Marketplace, installs in minutes, and is easily integrated with any Azure account.

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How Zerto for Microsoft Azure Works

Zerto’s software-only platform ensures enterprise-class protection of your environment no matter the size, with components that include:

Our scale-out replication appliance with built-in WAN optimization, encryption, and Quality of Service replicates every change generated to the target journal and is responsible for copying data to the long-term retention repository.

The journal contains all changes that occurred to any protected entity and allows you to use that data to restore to any point in time with seconds of granularity.

The management server integrates with any hypervisor management platform and has an intuitive interface that orchestrates user-initiated operations with simplicity.

A long-term retention repository allows you to store data for years on cost-effective disk, object, or cloud storage such as Azure blobs (including standard, cool, and archive blobs).

In public clouds, an all-in-one cloud appliance combines management and replication components. It integrates natively, using cost-efficient storage offerings, APIs, and cloud scaling features.

Azure as a DR Site

Avoid the costs of establishing and managing your own datacenter by using Microsoft Azure as a disaster recovery site.

Using Azure-native APIs, Zerto creates compute instances in Azure only during recovery or migration, significantly reducing DR costs by not relying on idle compute instances. At the same time, it enables burst capacity to nearly unlimited compute and managed storage resources, should the need arise.

And with Zerto’s incredibly low RPOs and RTOs, you’ll save time and money in the event of a disaster, too.


Top Five Reasons to Use Azure for Disaster Recovery with Zerto

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Replicate to, from, and between Azure Sites with Ease

Replicate VMs, critical business applications like SAP, or entire datacenters to, from, or between Azure and Azure VMware Solution regions with built-in automation and orchestration.

What’s more, with our Azure Quickstart Templates, you can get started in a single build step—from any underlying infrastructure and with no impact on production environments.

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Recognized as a Cost-effective Backup Solution to Azure

Besides being recognized as a top-five Azure Cloud Backup solution by DCIG, Zerto is also very cost-effective when using Azure as a long-term retention site. Utilizing native cloud object storage for long-term retention (LTR), Zerto offers both cost and recovery speed benefits.

Zerto offers native long-term retention to Azure Blob Storage. Zerto’s built-in data reduction and compression unlocks Azure as a scalable, cost-effective LTR target.

Achieve a 50% reduction in the size of your backup data with compression and save on storage costs while meeting SLAs and regulatory requirements.


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DCIG Top 5: Azure Cloud Backup Solutions

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Simplified Migration

Zerto migrates applications and data to the cloud, quickly, correctly, and without impact to production environments.

This includes migrating between Azure regions. Deploy Zerto in any underlying infrastructure—no configuration changes required.

And now with Zerto integration with Azure Migrate Hub, the simplest and least disruptive method for migrating virtual machines to Microsoft Azure is available. It takes only minutes and has many benefits such as virtually no downtime and zero risk of data loss.

Zerto in Azure Migrate Hub

Simplify Migrations with Zerto

Zerto Protection for Azure VMware Solution (AVS)

Use Zerto to move your VMware workloads to Azure VMware Solution (AVS) and protect them with Zerto in Azure, or use AVS as your DR site. Explore the flexibility and ease-of-use with Zerto on Microsoft’s Azure VMware Solution.

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Best Practices for Deploying Zerto with VMware-as-a-Service

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Key Benefits of Zerto and Microsoft Azure

Cost-effective Storage for Backup

Use cost-effective Azure Blob Storage for storing your long-term retention data, with support for in-flight and at-rest encryption.

Trying Azure is Simple

Replicate VMs to up to three sites simultaneously. Zerto customers can add Azure or Azure VMware Solution without impacting their primary DR strategy.

True On-demand Disaster Recovery

Use Azure as a DR target and benefit from the best TCO due to the pay-per-use and on-demand nature of the public cloud.

Cloud-Native Protection

Zerto for Kubernetes can leverage Azure Kubernetes Service to unlock data protection as code: native, purpose-built backup, disaster recovery, and long-term retention for containerized applications.

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