Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity remain important topics in the world of hybrid cloud solutions. Both Microsoft and VMware have their own DR offerings, but there are also some 3rd party solutions in the market like Veeam’s Backup & Replication and Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR). Today Zerto announces it’s latest release for ZVR, version 4.0.
Version 4.0 or ZVR adds some interesting features which decouples the DR solution from the underlying infrastructure. With ZVR 4.0 it doesn’t matter if you’re running VMware Sphere, Microsoft Hyper-V or using Amazon AWS cloud technology. The nice thing is that ZVR supports cross-hypervisor replication from HyperV to Sphere and vice versa. You also choose to replicate your data to Amazon AWS or a vCloud Director enabled cloud platform.
The technology behind Zero Virtual Replication is hypervisor based replication. A special replication virtual machine is deployed, the Zerto Virtual Replication Appliance, together with the Virtual Manager you can implement your replication solution. With version 4.0 these appliances support both Hyper-V and Amazon AWS. For Amazon it’s required you’re using Amazon’s S3, EC2 and VPC services. A RPO of just a couple of seconds is supported.
Hyper-V support is currently only available for Windows Server 2012R2. In the future Zerto will also support replication to the Azure platform (not yet available).
Read on at the Zerto website for more information.