ZertoCON 2019

The Premier Conference for IT Resilience

May 20 – 22, 2019 | Nashville, TN


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Session Highlights

Get the inside scoop and expert analysis into the latest technologies affecting your world — from learning about PowerShell to recovering from ransomware to expanding your Zerto knowledge and much more.

See below for the first of many sessions that will be offered at ZertoCON – more coming soon!

Advanced Use Cases


Folsom Troubleshooting Blues

Learn how to maximize your Zerto experience. In this session, we will introduce you to the team of talented support engineers and how to leverage them at every step along your journey. Additionally, we’ll take you through practical troubleshooting situations and share best practices and powerful tips to optimize your environment. You will leave feeling more empowered and capable in managing Zerto than ever before!

Journey to the Center of the Journal

Join Oded Kedem (Co-Founder and chief architect) on a journey to the technical center of the elastic journal! Dive deep into this new concept of data protection and learn how to best leverage converged DR and Backup. Learn deep technical details of the journal in various platforms and its role in replication and recovery. If you’re looking for a comprehensive overview of the Elastic Journal and its value, this is the session for you!

Oops!…I encrypted it again

Ransomware is one of the most common threats for IT, and there’s no sign of black hats slowing down development of increasingly malicious worms. From CryptoLocker to WannaCry, viruses and malware, all of these can bring technology systems to a halt, even with enterprise cybersecurity defenses in place. Thankfully, there’s a better way: come see firsthand how to use Zerto to recover your infected data after an incident. This session will include how to mitigate the risk of ransomware with Zerto and see a live demo of infection and recovery of encrypted files—all without paying a penny in ransom.

API Speakeasy

Don’t let APIs hurt your achy breaky heart. Learn how to use the Zerto APIs and easily create new and repurpose or tailor existing scripts to your needs in a cookie-cutter fashion. Also hear all about the latest and greatest API goodies Zerto has bootlegged your way. Bring your questions, ideas and comments, no need to hold back, there is no prohibition here.

Guitars, Cadillacs and Zerto Analytics

Come and see what’s new and get a sneak peak of what’s coming next with Zerto Analytics. Special guest Jeffrey Frankel will share the ways Zerto Analytics is contributing to IT Resilience throughout McKesson. See a live demonstration of the powerful NEW Resource Planner capability for sizing and planning VM protection for on-premises and cloud, a must have for all organizations. Register early because this must-see session always sells out quickly!

Forever and Ever, VPG

Maintaining application consistency across all grouped machines has been the staple of Zerto Virtual Protection Groups (VPGs). Learn the latest advances including how this capability is now available for Long-Term retention use case and additional new use cases unlocked with its latest VPG Management feature. During this session you’ll learn best practices and new tips and tricks to enhance your current and future use of VPGs.

DR Test like you were dying

Test, test, and then test some more. The best way to plan for a disaster or outage is to have rock-solid tests that prove your IT and operational readiness. But from workflows to storage requirements—not to mention the almost literal mess of networking issues to untangle—there’s a lot to consider when preparing and executing successful disaster recovery tests. This practical session will show you exactly how to use Zerto to ace every single test without massive runbooks, long weekends, or any disruption to your users’ applications.

Take Me Home, OPs Road

Who has time for reading runbooks during an event? Being resilient should be the standard for any organization. Know how to handle any task that comes your way and recover applications quickly. Join vExpert Nick Scuola as he dives deep into the different Zerto operations. What they are, how they work and when to use each. If you want a thorough understanding of the what, where, when and why of Zerto, join us and learn the new meaning of RTFM. It’s not what you think!

Walk the Line of Unlimited Use Cases

You already know how Zerto has improved your disaster recovery, migration, and malware mitigation workflows—but what else can Zerto do for you? Come hear how to unlock new use cases you might not be leveraging to maximize your current investment. John Flisher, Zerto System Engineer, and Tom Fahey, IT Principal Technologist, Cigna have used Zerto to deliver non-traditional wins around root cause analysis with data forensics, in-memory database backups and more.

HPE and Zerto: A Guide to Elastic Infrastructure, Clouds, and Disaster Recovery

This isn’t your grandpa’s IT: it’s time to embrace a BC/DR paradigm that’s elastic, intelligent, and built for the modern hybrid cloud world. Zerto and HPE deliver this with industry-leading solutions expressly designed for today’s demanding workloads. Pair HPE’s scale out, AI-driven compute, network, and storage offerings with Zerto’s cutting-edge replication and cloud mobility technology to build, run, and protect any workload anywhere. In this session you’ll hear exactly how the HPE Complete portfolio and its myriad of intelligent storage options pair perfectly with Zerto’s granular short- and long-term retention options that you’ve come to rely on.

Are You Ready for Some Resiliency (and Football!)

There’s no time to fumble when managing complex recovery. Follow the playbook of keeping resiliency as the target, and align people, process and technology accordingly. Imagine the peace of mind knowing your team has the capability to recover your complex production estate within a guaranteed recovery time objective in the event of a breach. You could stay focused on what you do best in driving the winning strategies of your business. Sungard Availability Services powered by Zerto can quarterback your fully managed resilient environment. Our recovery experts are 2.5x more successful in restoring production estates compared to the industry average. Touchdown!

Cloud


Take Me to the Clouds Above

With the recent rise of cloud computing there is now a plethora of cloud platforms to choose from, each with their own unique silver linings, driving increasing adoption of multi-cloud and hybrid cloud strategies. In this session we’ll cover Zerto’s ability to accelerate your cloud journey, with migration, mobility and protection, removing vendor lock-in and delivering consistent IT Resilience across many different cloud platforms.

Microsoft Azure: I like it, I love it, I want some more of it

Choosing Azure is a great choice for your cloud deployment, but are you getting the most out of migrating your workloads? In this session, Kyle Bromley, Zerto Solutions Architect and Microsoft Azure SME, will discuss when it’s best to utilize infrastructure as service (IaaS) versus platform as a service (PaaS) options in Azure, how to “right size” your workloads in Azure with Zerto, and what hyperscale-level IT resilience really looks like.

AWS, You Got What I Need

AWS is feature-rich and easy to get started with. But to get the most out of Amazon, networking, governance, billing, and security all require careful optimization. During this session, Alex Schenk, Zerto Solutions Architect for Public Cloud, will explore in-depth how Zerto works in AWS, share best practices, and walk through how you can simplify your journey to the cloud. Topics include configurations (VPC, Subnet, Security Group, and IAM), Zerto Import Methods, failback out of AWS, and cost control considerations.

Converged


Digging Deep into Zerto 7.0

Learn all about what’s new in Zerto 7. We will dig deep into how we revolutionize data protection by converging our award-winning DR capabilities with innovative backup capabilities. Also learn how we have enhanced our integration with hyperscalers, like Azure, to further improve your cloud experience. Want even more? Trust us, we have you covered!

Achy, Breaky Backup

Periodic backups are old news. Zerto 7 has changed backup by introducing a new, faster and better way to solve for backup use cases whether for short-term or long-term data retention. In this session, led by Andy Fernandez (Zerto Product Marketing Manager) and guest Tom Gillespie (Director of Application Integration and Product Management at Exagrid), you’ll learn how to solve for backup use cases and why Disaster Recovery and Backup are better together with Zerto’s IT Resilience Platform.

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