Zert0 – SAP Replication & Recovery

Zert0 – SAP Replication & Recovery

SAP is a mission-critical, multi-tier application that is used by 291,000 organizations in 190 countries. In the event of an emergency or logical fallacy affecting SAP availability, this can result in a significant impact on business operations, data loss, decreased employee productivity, stock devaluation, and a negative impact on the company’s brand.

SAP Security Issues

In this regard, SAP protection is critical, and is carried out in an increasingly complex way with a large number of changes, recorded data, 24/7 business operations, multi-level Virtual Machines (VMs) using various operating systems and database technologies to form a complete SAP application.

Many business companies try to use a combination of technologies such as storage-based replication, log delivery, or database mirroring programs to protect SAP. Each of these different technologies brings the following risks to the SAP recovery process:

  • Composite solutions involve individual skills that depend on individuals’ knowledge of SAP recovery, which brings complexity and risk.
  • Log shipping and database mirroring programs require database administrators to manage and maintain protection, in addition to the current disaster recovery management plan, representing a risk.
  • Lack of visibility or integration in a virtualized environment leads SAP to increased operational complexity
  • Manual recovery operations resulting from Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) rely on responsiveness and knowledge of individual employees
  • Recovery testing is complex, time-consuming, and often leads to production downtime, making testing highly specialized and infrequent.
  • Ongoing maintenance, which may be required to maintain protection, introduces the risk of time windows with lack of protection and increases the overhead of managing it

The identified issues can lead to difficulties in recovery, lack of availability of the protection state of the entire SAP application stack, and can make manual testing, in disaster recovery, a random and infrequent process. All this puts business operations at serious risk, leading to the impossibility of timely successful recovery from a failure.

Benefits of SAP Protection when Using Zerto Virtual Replication

Zerto Virtual Replication solves all the problems of SAP protection running in virtualized environments, allowing you to:

  • Easily centrally manage BC/DR inside the hypervisor all protected virtual machines using a sequential management interface and a single skill set that does not require SAP expert knowledge
  • No production changes requiring SAP security configuration
  • Linux, Windows, Microsoft SQL, Oracle Database, DB2 and ASE VM-layer security using the same BC/DR solution reduce complexity and support many SAP projects
  • One-time recovery of the full SAP stack using Virtual Protection Groups (VPGs)
  • The consistency point in the application during recovery uses a second-by-second freeze mode for hot backups
  • Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) in seconds without sacrificing performance and without the need for knowledge of database administration,
  • Virtual machine-level integration, KPIs, security status reports and alerts
  • Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) within minutes, up to previous time stamps, up to a few seconds, 14 days ago
  • No-impact SAP test disaster recovery to fully confirm the recovery process during business hours within minutes
  • Raw Device Mappings (RDMs) support
  • Temporary replication of the original Database without further modification, saving 50% of replication traffic

Finally, ZVR’s Offsite Backup uses information replicated for DR purposes and uses it for backup purposes. It migrates backup operations from the production environment, which significantly reduces the production workload. ZVR supports any storage, multiple hypervisors, and any cloud infrastructure, increasing it revenue.


Some of the world’s largest companies rely on Zerto to protect their SAP installations, as it simplifies BC/DR while providing the enterprise-class disaster recovery, remote backup, and SLAs needed to protect critical business systems.