Zerto In-Cloud for AWS: Edge to cloud disaster recovery at scale

NOVEMBER 30, 2021 • BLOG POST • ZIV KEDEM, CO-FOUNDER AND ZERTO VP/GM

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IN THIS ARTICLE

  • At AWS re:Invent 2021, Zerto announced a new cloud-native software offering that delivers disaster recovery at scale
  • Zerto In-Cloud for AWS is the latest innovation from Zerto, now celebrating its 12th year of innovation

New DR software scales to protect 1,000+ Amazon EC2 instances across regions, availability zones, and accounts 

Cyber resilience is a key focus at AWS re:Invent this year, and it’s no wonder. Data is everything to your business, it’s growing at mind-boggling rates, and it’s under siege – threatened by disruption brought on by cybercrime, natural disasters, or simple human error. Sadly, we are seeing the rise of ransomware growing daily, with cyber criminals getting more brazen as they hold business-critical data hostage. However, at Zerto we have been protecting businesses from these threats for over a decade.

Zerto, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, is celebrating its 12th anniversary of data protection innovation, and is headed into a whole new chapter. Ten years ago, Zerto introduced a safer, faster approach to disaster recovery (DR). IT organizations across the globe quickly adopted the solution, helping to establish Zerto as a leader in DR with the fastest recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs) in the industry.

Our latest software offering builds on that history to provide DR at scale.

Cloud-native disaster recovery at scale

This week at AWS re:Invent 2021, we announced a new cloud-native software offering that delivers DR for Amazon EC2 instances, scaling to protect 1,000+ instances across regions, availability zones, and accounts. Zerto In-Cloud for AWS brings reliability and speed to the protection of enterprise AWS applications with simple automated workflows for failover, recovery, and testing.

Today’s businesses require data mobility and agility. IT organizations are being asked to streamline operations to decrease the hours and number of people involved in failback, testing, and moving workloads in hybrid cloud environments. Organizations that run workloads in Amazon EC2 instances need to protect them from disruptions such as regional outages and ransomware attacks without increasing the burden on IT staff. Zerto has expanded its leading DR capabilities to Amazon EC2 instances that need protection across AWS regions and availability zones to address these challenges.

While other DR solutions are available, they are typically agent-based and complex. Most of these solutions require heavy manual configuration and management, are limited in regional coverage, and do not easily integrate with automation tools, rendering them incapable of recovery at scale or speed. Zerto’s innovative approach for in-cloud replication solves the scaling issue with orchestration and automation without requiring agents. 

Making it very simple – Zerto In-Cloud for AWS improves volume replication efficiency at scale across regions and zones and optimizes orchestration workflows, minimizing data loss and providing rapid recovery to achieve your RPOs and RTOs. Zerto In-Cloud for AWS brings a simple, scalable, and efficient cloud-native DR to AWS workloads born in the cloud or migrated into the cloud. Key capabilities include:
 

  • Simple workflows and automated failover testing for simplicity and scale

  • Application-centric protection that lets you protect and quickly recover large, complex applications such as SAP

  • Stateless management that allows you to run Zerto In-Cloud for AWS management components from any Amazon EC2 region
     

12 years of innovation

As I look back on the past decade, I’m proud of what Zerto has accomplished in the face of an extremely challenging threat environment. It’s rewarding to see that I’m not alone. Zerto has won accolades from Gartner, IDC, Forrester, TechTarget, and IT Central Station – including a Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice award and a CRN Tech Innovator award just in the past year, among others.

What’s more important, we’ve gained the trust of our customers, as evidenced by your reviews on IT Central Station, and on Gartner Peer Insights, where 97% of reviewers would recommend the Zerto solution. Here are some comments from users who have enthusiastically embraced Zerto:
 

Zerto has been a game changer for us in terms of disaster recovery. Having all our key servers protected and being able to recover them twice a year to test has been a requirement for us for a long time. We have reduced the time we need to recover from days to hours with almost no issues for any servers.... It's just a better way to replicate and back up your servers to a remote location.” – Sr Network Engineer, Healthcare

Zerto can restore your environment in minutes. Overall, the product has worked very well for us. We use it to replicate from our production site to our DR site. We also use the ability to spin servers up in a test ‘bubble’ to perform various upgrade tests to see the impact before we put them into production.” – Server Administrator, Services industry

A really good and easy-to-use product for creating a DR site that you can basically fire up in an instant.” – VP of Information Technology, Financial Services

The solution's continuous protection is the best on the market. The most valuable feature of this solution is the ease of use. In the event of a disaster, you don't need a technical person to actually run the software. You can bring anybody in, with the right instructions and credentials.” – Sr VMware Engineer, Energy and Utilities

To this day, Zerto continues to deliver the fastest RTOs and RPOs in the industry, inspired by more than 9,500 customers, 1,500 partners, and 350 MSPs who push us to innovate. Our software has evolved to include mobility in hybrid and multi-cloud environments, with recent adaptations for data protection for Kubernetes environments and SaaS deployments. And this is only the beginning. As an HPE company, Zerto can innovate more quickly and reach more of you with solutions that address your most urgent data protection and DR needs.

Learn more about today’s announcement, including how Zerto protects AWS workloads anywhere, on-prem to cloud, with orchestrated protection at scale for production workloads in Amazon EC2.

-          Read the press release

-          Read the solution brief

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