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 is integrating 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 is feeding 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.”
Zerto’s platform initially focused on protecting virtualized environments and has since been expanded to support Kubernetes environments. It is agentless and native to the virtual machine (VM) or Kubernetes environment it is protecting. The solution currently works in Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware ESXi environments (including VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes, vVols), and it is deployable on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Red Hat OpenShift, and IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service (IKS). Through a collaboration with KeepIt, Zerto can also protect cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications.
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