Zerto provides data protection software for virtualized infrastructure and containerized and cloud environments. Its main product, Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR), was released in August 2011. ZVR is the foundation of the Zerto Platform, which was announced in May 2018. The Zerto Platform provides continuous data protection (CDP), including backup, disaster recovery (DR) and long-term retention (LTR) by capturing I/O traces through a filter driver and writing them to a remote log.
On July 1, 2021, HPE announced a definitive agreement to acquire Zerto. HPE intends to integrate Zerto’s CDP and data migration capabilities integrated as a component of HPE’s Unified Data Operations strategy – a set of Greenlake-delivered data services alongside the HPE Data Services Cloud Console and HPE Alletra storage services. The objective is to streamline data operations and storage infrastructure orchestration across multi-cloud environments. Specifically, Zerto will feed the DR services for business uptime. Additional analysis is available in Evaluator Group’s Technical Insight, “HPE to Acquire Zerto to Build on its Data Protection-as-a-Service Play.”
As of its October 2020 Version 8.5 launch, Zerto has two licensing options: Zerto Data Protection (ZDP), which addresses backup, operational recovery and long-term data retention use cases, and Zerto Enterprise Cloud Edition (ECE), which includes ZDP as well as multi-cloud DR functionality.
Zerto’s platform is both agentless and native to virtual machine (VM) environments. It currently works in Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware ESXi environments (including VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes, vVols). Its data replication functionality is “hypervisorbased,” occurring at the hypervisor as opposed to at the storage layer of the IT infrastructure stack. The product is agnostic to hypervisors, storage infrastructures and storage protocols, allowing data to be replicated to and from virtual machines (VMs) operating on different platforms.
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