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The Zerto Platform

Zerto delivers cloud data management and protection with a simple, scalable platform built for virtualized and containerized environments running on-premises or in the cloud


Single Platform for Converged DR and Backup

It’s all about continuous availability: 24×7 access to your data and applications without almost any data loss or downtime.

Take the complexity out of data protection with our software-only platform and its always-on replication: no performance-sapping snapshots, no messing with agents, and no micromanaging backup windows. Simply Zerto, simply protected.

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Platform Overview

Manage, protect, recover, and move data and applications across on-premises or any cloud.

Simplicity at Scale

The Zerto Platform delivers continuous availability, enabling your organization to keep applications running 24/7 against any disruption or threat.

Unlocking Hybrid and Multi-cloud Agility

Zerto’s platform gives you the flexibility to protect to, from, and between clouds of all kinds—whether private, public, or cloud native deployments, we’ve got you covered.

Easy implementation, deployment, and ongoing cloud data management

Leverages native platform services to fully maximize cloud advantages

Scale-out architecture can protect petabytes of data and thousands and thousands of VMs

Seamless VM mobility and conversion from on-premises to cloud

Complete protection for VMs, containers, and SaaS applications such as Microsoft 365, Salesforce, and Google Workspaces


Simple Management across Any Cloud

One platform, one experience: save time, resources, and costs while making it easier and faster to manage workloads at scale.

Interoperates with your existing tech stack with both cross-hypervisor and cross-cloud support

Full multi-site visibility and predictive modeling with Zerto Analytics

Easily analyze the past, monitor the present and plan for the future

Seamless Orchestration and Automation

Instead of using an add-on point solution, Zerto has built-in orchestration that takes the pain out of everything from installation to setup to ongoing management.

Whether you’re running 15 VMs or 15,000 VMs, Zerto reduces the time you spend on cloud data management and protection granularity.

Fully orchestrated disaster recovery and backup

Powerful APIs enable easy platform extensibility

Deep virtual awareness eliminates manual processes even as your environments evolve

Continuous Data Protection


Continuous data protection (CDP) is not simply integrated, it’s integral: proven CDP technology built-in from day one—not bolted on years later—is foundational to Zerto’s platform and the reason enterprises around the globe trust us with their most critical digital assets.

Always-on Replication

It couldn’t be simpler: no scheduling, no snapshots, and no agents. Zerto’s software-only solution copies every data change, regardless of underlying hardware, without slowing down production systems.

Granular Journal-based Recovery

Zerto’s journal provides recovery points that are merely seconds apart, not hours, so you don’t have to restore from last night’s outdated backup copy.

Consistent Application Protection

Protect complex multi-VM applications as a single consistent group and recover them all to the exact same point-in-time with no manual re-configuration on your part.

Unlocking Cloud Data Management and Protection Use Cases

  • Disaster Recovery

    Easily failover single VMs or entire datacenters

  • Continuous Backup

    Instant local recovery from seconds-old copies

  • Long-Term Retention

    Simplify compliance with easy archiving

  • Data Mobility and Migrations

    Migrate applications with ease and without risk

  • Test and Development

    Build and test using near-exact replicas of production

  • Security and Compliance

    Stamp out ransomware and stay protected

Disaster Recovery

Easily failover single VMs or entire datacenters

Disaster Recovery

Zerto’s platform is the gold standard in disaster recovery, drastically limiting your data loss and downtime no matter whether the disruption is a natural disaster, hardware failure, or anything else that comes your way. Zerto’s continuous data protection unlocks the lowest RPOs and fastest RTOs to enable recovery of whole clusters, multi-VM applications, or simply a single server. Whether recovering to a secondary site, the public cloud, or a managed service provider, Zerto gives you the confidence to protect, manage, and recover all your critical digital assets.

Continuous Backup

Instant local recovery from seconds-old copies

Continuous Backup

Local continuous backup with Zerto takes the old backup paradigm and flips it on its head: instead of copies made every 12 or 24 hours, Zerto makes always-on backups on an ongoing basis every 5-15 seconds. By using CDP instead of snapshots, Zerto backup doesn’t impact production and lets you forget about the infamous nightly or micromanaging backup windows. Zerto’s continuous backup delivers instant recovery of files, folders, or VMs that are merely seconds behind the real thing—an easy way to totally thwart ransomware or undo accidental deletions.


Long-Term Retention

Simplify compliance with easy archiving

Long-Term Retention

Zerto makes it dead simple to meet your regulatory or legal requirements: send data to the cloud or the purpose-built storage appliance of your choice for retention spanning months or years. These long-term copies can be taken from local backups or DR replicas, are done on a schedule of your choice, and can be stored wherever makes the most sense for your business. Powerful indexing & search makes finding and restoring files as easy as 1-2-3 no matter what your 3-2-1 strategy looks like. In it for the long haul? Use cost-effective cloud tiering to move LTR copies from hot to cold to deep freeze storage for data you want to keep but only infrequently access.


Data Mobility and Migrations

Migrate applications with ease and without risk

Data Mobility and Migrations

Whether for datacenter consolidations, mergers & acquisitions, or an on-ramp to the cloud, Zerto helps our customers move their data and applications with none of the pain typically associated with migrations. Dramatically speed up your migration project with Zerto’s fully orchestrated platform, even if migrating to a different hypervisor or to/from the public cloud. Need to move back later? Zerto’s tech-agnostic approach gives you flexibility to move back whenever needed without being locked into a specific platform or cloud.


Test and Development

Build and test using near-exact replicas of production

Test and Development

Zerto’s continuous replication means you can always get a copy of production systems that’s only seconds behind. Customers use Zerto to quickly deploy test/dev servers that are nearly identical to production, then let Zerto efficiently clean up once the servers are no longer needed. Easily validate patches or test new code in isolated environments that won’t interfere with production. It’s a win-win for everyone when continuous data protection meets continuous integration and deployment.Learn More

Security and Compliance

Stamp out ransomware and stay protected

Security and Compliance

The unmatched granularity Zerto provides means ransomware or other malware doesn’t have to stop your business—let alone force you into paying a ransom. Use Zerto to quickly rewind to a point in time just prior to the infection and restore your unencrypted files and VMs. That granularity of seconds also enables on-demand sandboxes that are ideal for post-incident forensics, analysis, or proactive scanning. Even pen-testing is made simpler when production replicas can be hammered with no impact to the live systems.


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