Intra-Cloud BC/DR

Intra-Cloud BC/DR

Zerto Virtual Replication is disaster recovery for public, private, and hybrid clouds.

Zerto Virtual Replication makes it easy to take advantage of hybrid clouds, private clouds, and public clouds by automating the ongoing management and maintenance of customer environments. With ZVR, true cloud disaster recovery is now possible – with workload mobility between private and public clouds. Because disaster recovery services are the entry point to the cloud for enterprises, cloud-based disaster recovery is an important part of CSP’s offerings, and leads to greater adoption of cloud technologies.

Opportunities for Cloud Service Providers Looking for a Disaster Recovery Offering:

  • One automated solution that delivers data protection and workload mobility to both cloud and cloud
  • Zerto Cloud Manager (ZCM) manages customer resources and service tiers between different physical locations and provides a single, centralized view.
  • Zerto Self-Service Portal (ZSSP) quickly integrates into existing CSP portals to accelerate the availability of disaster recovery services for customers with a 100% multi-tenant solution, so that each customer manages only their own workloads
  • Service profiles (or SLA templates) allow cloud service providers to define service offerings based on their customer recovery goals
  • All the core technologies and functionality (full list below) you need in a disaster recovery solution, including only software-based, simple, and fully virtualized disaster recovery

Business Continuity and Cloud Era Disaster Recovery

Companies of all sizes are looking for clouds, whether public, hybrid, or private, to be part of their BC/DR solution. However, cloud service providers still have a significant technology gap when they want to offer cloud-based disaster recovery solutions to their customers.

Cloud-Based Emergency Recovery Solutions

Zerto Virtual Replication is the industry’s first hypervisor-based replication solution, a new replication technology specifically built for virtual environments. Zerto offers cloud providers all the features and functionality needed to create an enterprise-class, business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) cloud-based offering, including:

  • 100% VM Knowledge – Replicates specific virtual machines, regardless of LUN
  • Multi-site – ability to support multiple clients with a single instance of Zerto Virtual Replication
  • Multiple Ownership Architecture – Fully integrated into VMware vCloud Director, simplified and centralized management while providing security
  • Array independence – replicates from any store to any storage
  • Software only – no capital expenditures, no changes in the environment
  • Easy remote installation – install within hours

More than a hundred leading cloud providers have made Zerto their standard BC/DR technology, providing DR-as-a-Service and Cloud Disaster Recovery.

Disaster recovery in the cloud and data protection in the cloud

Your customers, as cloud service providers, trust you with their most valuable assets, as well as their business applications and data. They expect the cloud to provide them with all the options they need for data protection and disaster recovery, including ensuring the continuity of their business in the event of a failure in the operation of the cloud itself. Disaster recovery to and from the cloud should be sufficient to protect specific virtual machines, automate changes and onboarding processes, and allow flexible management of the shared infrastructure.

Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery from Zerto – Cloud-Based BC/DR Platform

Zerto Virtual Replication is an innovative hypervisor-based replication software solution built to enable cloud service providers to offer disaster recovery to the cloud in cloud environments as well as in virtualized environments. By moving replication from the storage tier to the hypervisor, Zerto removes the limitations of storage-based technologies, achieving the flexibility and scalability your customers expect from the cloud, whether public, private, or hybrid clouds. Zerto also provides a robust replication solution that includes continuous data protection with the ability to store backups at the target site.

Cloud-based disaster recovery features in Zerto Virtual Replication include:

  • Multi-site support: Zerto supports bidirectional replication across as many sites as required by the infrastructure. The combination of this feature with multiple ownership provides a true, cloud-based BCDR solution.
  • Native multi-user architecture: With Zerto, it becomes easy to replicate from multiple sites to a single shared infrastructure without network conflicts. In addition, managing an entire environment with a single management infrastructure—no need for entity duplication—provides simplicity and flexibility.
  • Device-independent replication: Zerto Virtual Replication is completely independent of the disk system and is capable of replicating from any storage to any storage. This allows businesses and CSPs to offer BC/DR at a significantly reduced price.
  • Seamless integration with no environment changes: Zerto is installed in two hours or less and does not require any configuration changes.
  • Centralized management: No matter how many sites an enterprise has or how many customers a cryptographic service provider has, Zerto is able to use a common infrastructure. With Zerto, a cryptographic service provider can compile reports and work from a central console with the entire client environment.
  • Remote backup: ZVR uses information replicated for disaster recovery purposes and uses it for backup purposes. It moves backup operations from the production environment to the replication location, which significantly reduces the load on the production environment. ZVR also allows you to back up to public clouds and distributed disks.
  • Tight integration with VMware vCloud Director (vCD): Zerto Virtual Replication is integrated with Vcd and has full awareness of Vcd entities, including virtual data centers, vApps, networks, data warehouse settings and more. This integration allows you to automate protection, disaster recovery and recovery from application failures, in and out of Vcd, all managed centrally.
  • Zerto is built to scale: Whether your environment has multiple virtual machines or thousands, Zerto can scale to support it efficiently.