Zert0 – HPE OO Automated Failover Testing

Zert0 – HPE OO Automated Failover Testing

The main component of the Zerto Cloud Continuity Platform is DevOps automation using the Zerto API. Working with world-class IT process management tools such as HPE Operations Orchestration is key to enabling proactive, automated IT management between the heterogeneous environments that Zerto protects.

IT Process Issues

Disparate IT infrastructures are alive and well, and here to stay. Consider the new kinds of challenges they face.

  • Hyper-converged systems promise proven efficiency by combining storage, compute, and network connectivity.
  • Managed and Public Cloud service providers are serious contenders for your hardware budget because they now offer logical options that are on par with traditional ones, but at a reduced price.
  • Equipment suppliers whose solutions in more traditional IT management are adopted as standard are acquired or acquired by another company. The platform may cease to exist after a new vendor reduces redundancy in their product catalog.

With all of these factors in mind, one of the biggest challenges facing IT departments is the efficiency of IT processes. IT needs to organize processes with their existing systems, as well as provide these new services and platforms in the future.

One of the most effective tools for managing IT processes is HP Operations Orchestration (HPOO). Zerto is working closely with HPE to develop a content pack for HPE GS that will be a game changer in IT automation.

The first free content pack fully automates disaster recovery resiliency testing. Imagine being able to automatically meet testing SLAs by simply adding a Zerto Automated Failover Testing for HPOO content pack to your HPOO Studio.

Zerto has done all the hard work, so once you have a content pack, just set a few parameters like the IP address of Zerto Virtual Manager, Zerto Virtual Protection Group that you want to test automatically, and then set a testing schedule. That’s it.

If you’re not familiar with how Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR) conducts disaster recovery testing, the most important thing to know is that it doesn’t interrupt your production environment. So with the Zerto Automated Failover Testing for HPOO content pack, you can automatically run DR testing on a schedule without worrying about a production disruption.

Of course, you’ll need HPOO and Zerto have already made a working content pack. Don’t have an HPOO? No problem, you can download Community Edition for free. Don’t have Zerto Virtual Replication? No problem, download a free trial and get automatic disaster recovery protection.