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SILICON100 2017

Enterprise-class disaster recovery and business continuity software for virtualized data centers and cloud environments: Zerto

thesiliconreview-ziv-kedem-ceo-zerto-17In today’s always-connected world, businesses need to be available to their customers, prospects and employees 24/7/365. This new world order of uninterrupted technology is a non-negotiable business best practice. To experience downtime of any length of time—even for a few minutes—with data and applications unavailable, puts a business at risk for irreparable harm to its hard-fought brand.

Resilience for Evolving IT

Zerto provides Resilience for Evolving IT™ by delivering automated, seamless Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for vSphere, Hyper-V, Azure and AWS. Zerto Virtual Replication delivers critical application availability in the event of a disaster while creating recovery points (RPO) of seconds and recovery times (RTO) of minutes with continuous replication, without the use of snapshots and having no impact on production. This ensures businesses and their customers always have access to critical applications without any IT interruption, downtime or delay.

Zerto’s Enterprise Class Edition, part of our award-winning Cloud Continuity Platform™, protects thousands of enterprises worldwide, with the simplest, most reliable BC/DR software solution built to protect applications on any virtualized IT environment, be it public, private or hybrid cloud. Zerto’s proactive approach to recovery gives companies confidence in their ability to withstand any disruption, easily incorporate new technology, and quickly adapt to accommodate evolving IT priorities.

Zerto was founded in 2010 by a team of storage industry veterans. Ziv Kedem, Zerto’s founder and CEO, previously co-founded Kashya (acquired by EMC in 2006). Backed by 83North (formerly Greylock IL), Battery Ventures, Harmony Partners, RTP Ventures and USVP, Zerto is dual-headquartered in Israel and the United States.

Why do Businesses need a disaster recovery solution?

Many organizations think that disaster for a business datacenter equals hurricane, floods and other weather-related events. Research has shown this is simply not the case. Ransomware (Cryptolocker), internal human errors, bad hardware along with other “disasters” account for the majority of the causes of a datacenter outage. When a disaster strikes, businesses without a thorough disaster recovery solution strategy in place run the risk of losing more than just their valuable data.

Zerto’s Disaster Recovery Solutions – An overview

Gain confidence using Zerto’s disaster recovery solution to keep your organization moving forward. Maximize your up time, remove your worry, and let your experts focus on the business instead.

Cloud Based Disaster Recovery (DR)

Are you considering the cloud for cost-effective data protection of your production applications as part of a larger DR plan?  Are you looking to the cloud to avoid setting up a replication site, or in order to get rid of your existing replication site?

Cloud DR is here! Zerto partners with the leading Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) from around the globe to offer a cloud based business continuity and disaster recovery (DR) service, enabling businesses of all sizes to protect production applications both to the cloud and in the cloud. Each of the more than 30 Zerto Cloud DR Ecosystem partners offers disaster recovery services powered by Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR) 4.5 — a platform for secure, non-intrusive, cloud-based BC DR for private, hybrid and public clouds.

Complete BC/DR solution -Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Hundreds of thousands of organizations all over the world leverage virtualization technologies to deliver their IT services and applications on scalable and efficient platforms. Whether the virtualization platform is based on VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V the same key challenges of implementing a complete business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) strategy for virtualized applications remain. Each of these BC/DR challenges can be solved by implementing multiple business continuity and disaster recovery technology solutions, each requiring its own skillsets, management overheads, cost centers and complexity.

Zerto Virtual Replication

Zerto Virtual Replication delivers all the features required to provide a complete BC/DR solution in one simple to use software solution making it indispensable to organizations of any size that have embraced virtualization.

By replicating in the hypervisor-layer using simple scalable software Zerto Virtual Replication removes technology lock-in by enabling VMware replication or Hyper-V replication from any storage to any storage, between multiple hypervisors and multiple clouds allowing freedom of choice based on cost, performance and SLA, not based on technical limitations.

Zerto Virtual Replication utilizes continuous data protection to minimize data loss by delivering RPOs of seconds with point in time recovery down to the second, up to 14 days in the past, removing the risk of data loss by restoring from backups.

DRaaS: Disaster Recovery as a Service

DRaaS uses a cloud provider’s computers, networking and storage to act as the target site for replication and recovery of your company’s critical data and applications. Zerto Virtual Replication enables cloud service providers to offer a robust, cost-effective system of DRaaS. Zerto enables cloud service providers to unleash the DRaaS / RaaS opportunity.  Enterprises are starting to see the value of the cloud, but are hesitant to trust an emerging technology with mission-critical data due to concerns about availability, performance and security. Providing Disaster Recovery as a Service, in which the enterprise replicates its production applications to the cloud, is a win-win situation.   The enterprise has the opportunity to safely evaluate what the Cloud Service Provider has to offer, and become comfortable with the concept of a cloud. 

The Man behind the Venture

Ziv Kedem, Co-Founder and CEO: Ziv Kedem is founder and Chief Executive Officer for Zerto.   He leads the company’s corporate direction and vision. Previously, he co-founded Kashya Inc., now EMC RecoverPoint, where he served as Chief Technology Officer and developed the industry’s most widely used storage replication solution for disaster recovery.   Prior to founding Kashya, Ziv co-founded a successful outsourcing business, which provides expertise in algorithmic optimization, security techniques and sophisticated communication technologies for leading international technology companies.

“Zerto provides Resilience for Evolving IT by delivering automated, seamless Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for vSphereHyper-VAzure and AWS