Zerto Updates, Expands Its Flagship Data Backup Platform with Zerto 7
… additional value to users and converges multiple use cases into a single product, making it easier to sell, said Blow.
“This is going to be a continual enhancement route for us” as the company further builds new features into the platform in the future, he said.
Steven Hill, a senior analyst with 451 Research, told Channel Futures that data protection nowadays is evolving beyond traditional backup to better address the much shorter recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RPO) time frames needed and expected by customers for restoring their IT operations after a disaster strikes.
“Today the focus is on insuring availability, and the need for dynamic workload protection and rapid recovery is becoming table stakes,” said Hill. “Zerto’s journal-based approach to application protection gives customers the option of much tighter granularity — down to the minute, or even second — when it comes to recovering from an outage.”
Zerto has also adopted a model where there is a sizeable overlap of protection between short and long-term data retention models, which offers another layer of redundancy for data at a transition point which often involves multiple storage targets, said Hill.
“There is also the growing potential of disaster recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) for channel partners and service providers who can leverage the enterprise-class capabilities of a platform like Zerto,” added Hill. That could be part of a deeper engagement with clients who are having difficulty navigating the complexities of business continuity and disaster recovery in a hybrid world, while meeting the evolving challenges of industry and privacy-based compliance, he said.