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. 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.
Zerto can recover applications, files, VMs and entire datacenters via a journal-based recovery functionality that uses agentless I/O captures from the hypervisor in a VM environment, or through I/O capture facilities when deployed on a public cloud. Its approach is intended to be a faster, more granular and less expensive alternative to traditional snapshot-based recovery.
Zerto for Kubernetes, which brings Zerto’s replication and journal-based backup, disaster recovery and migration capabilities to container-based applications and their persistent data, became generally available in April 2021.
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