Zerto now provides a DR and backup solution with the addition of long-term retention (LTR). This puts data protection on a continuum from short-term retention (to enable very short RPOs for DR) to LTR (to meet traditional backup requirements).
Zerto is already a popular solution for DR, with features such as:
Zerto 7.0 added LTR and indexing; this addition, along with its existing file-level restore feature, provides traditional backup capabilities:
Vendors in the traditional backup market have been expanding into Zerto’s DR space, and now Zerto is making a significant foray into the traditional backup market as they look to compete with vendors such as Veeam. Expect existing Zerto customers to explore the possibility of consolidating their DR and backup solutions, at least for VMs.
However, the new LTR feature is v1.0 of this foray, so Zerto is not going to replace your existing backup solution, at least not yet. A key gap that remains is the inability to back up non-VMs.
With lots of functionality being provisioned/deployed at the tenant level, Microsoft is happy to sit back for now, watch, and start auditing in the future.
The reality of our new world is finally sinking in, with COVID-19 sprawling across the globe. The actions you take now will determine how well organizations will weather this economic shutdown.
Modern business continuity planning is complicated. Ideas from chaos engineering can help test resiliency, but only if you have a mature BCP.
Zerto has enhanced its Azure integration to reduce achievable RTOs and recovery cost. Specifically, Zerto’s latest release leverages Azure’s native Virtual Machine Scale-Sets to reduce overhead, speed up recovery, and minimize additional costs incurred during recovery.
Understand what you can get from a BCM tool, and then evaluate based on your specific requirements. Due to the maturity of the market, many products will check your boxes, so your evaluation will often come down to usability and cost.
Fusion has an out-of-the-box connector with Everbridge. This is part of a larger trend for the SaaS BCM market. Built in APIs have become a major focus for product development as business continuity managers struggle with juggling multiple tools and integrating large amounts of data.
Adobe’s revenues grew at a rate of 25% to $2.6 billion in the most recent quarter, placing the company on an annualized run rate of about $10 billion! The Magento (e-commerce) and Marketo (B2B marketing) acquisitions bolstered the digital experience segment while continued strong organic growth in Creative Cloud and Document Cloud powered the digital media market.