Zerto Unveiled 2019 Plans at ZertoCON Conference

Subscription pricing option, customer insights, future roadmap and
“State of IT Resilience Readiness” survey announced, on stage, at
ZertoCON

BOSTON & NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/ITresilience?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#ITresiliencelt;/agt;–Zerto, an industry leader for IT resilience, made a number of
announcements in front of hundreds of customers and partners at the
company’s annual ZertoCON conference this week, including the
availability of a subscription licensing option for customers to
purchase the Zerto IT Resilience Platform. The company also announced
details of its roadmap that includes integration with the VMware VAIO
framework, further enhancements to long-term repositories such as HPE
StoreOnce, and the latest development efforts for Zerto and Microsoft
Azure. Additionally, the company previewed results of its annual “State
of IT Resilience Readiness” survey with IDC.

Ziv Kedem, Zerto CEO and co-founder, announced that customers can
acquire Zerto either as a perpetual license or, now, as a subscription
according to their business preferences. Purchasing software as OPEX
instead of CAPEX can free up budget for projects that directly impact
the business’ bottom line. In addition, for some organizations, OPEX
purchases often follow a simpler approval path, as they are used to
scale on an as-needed basis and offer the ability to have more
flexibility with demand forecasting. Zerto now offers both pricing
models so companies can make IT investment decisions based on features,
efficiency and agility, rather than cost alone.

Rob Strechay, Zerto’s SVP of Product, announced in his keynote that
Zerto has completed the initial certification of its vSphere
Installation Bundle (VIB) for VMware’s vSphere APIs for I/O Filtering
(VAIO) framework. He was joined on stage by Mike Adams, Sr. Director,
Cloud Platform Product Marketing from VMware to share the details.
Zerto’s certified VIB will be available for use with Zerto’s next major
release, expected to be generally available in the second half of 2019.
Zerto’s integration with VAIO will enable support for Secure Boot for
VMware vSphere hosts as well as creation of Zerto replication policies
within vSphere’s Storage Policy-Based Management.

Also in Rob’s keynote, Zerto previewed some of the new features and
functionality that will be available with Zerto 7.5, which will be
released in the second half of 2019. Key 7.5 new and enhanced
capabilities will include deeper integration with long-term repositories
including the HPE StoreOnce Catalyst API. The 7.5 release also focuses
on scale and performance with Azure and AWS, including native
integration with Azure scale sets. Zerto Analytics, used for management
of data and applications protected with Zerto, will include features
such as the upcoming Resource Planner to provide predictive sizing for
Azure, AWS or on-premises environments.

Phil Goodwin, Research Director at IDC, previewed the results of this
year’s “State of IT Resilience Readiness” survey during his keynote at
ZertoCON. The survey included 500 respondents at companies with greater
than 1000 employees and found that:

  • Data protection modernization is the top IT initiative for respondents
    over the next 12 months

    • Specifically, 38% will deploy new backup/recovery solutions within
      the next year
  • Cloud-based data protection solutions ranked as a second priority for
    respondents over the next 12 months

    • 19% already plan to deploy DRaaS within the next year
    • For 91.3% of respondents using public cloud for data protection,
      the use of public cloud has had no impact, or has reduced their
      data protection budget overall
  • 82.3% of respondents indicate data protection and disaster recovery
    are an important part of their IT and/or digital transformation
    initiatives
  • 93.4% of respondents are likely to pursue convergence of backup and DR
    tools as a way to eliminate redundancy

Source: IDC’s Business Resilience Readiness Thought Leadership
Survey
, May 2019

Goodwin’s recommendations based on these results highlighted making sure
that all applications are covered by a resilience plan and closing the
data protection gap with reliable solutions can help to avoid
unrecoverable data.

ZertoCON took place this week at the Music City Center in Nashville,
Tennessee. With record breaking attendance this year, representatives
from hundreds of Zerto customers watched keynotes from Microsoft, IDC
and Zerto; a Q&A with featured speaker Peyton Manning; and breakout
sessions from customers including McKesson, AT&T, Maritz, ClearPath
Mutual, Frontier Airlines and Pechanga Resort & Casino.The event’s
global sponsor was Microsoft. Platinum sponsors included Exagrid, IBM,
HPE, and Navisite. Gold sponsors included Expedient, Flexential, iLand,
Tierpoint, and Sungard AS. Silver sponsors included Pivot 3, US Signal,
Okta, Telefonica and AWS. Community sponsors were VMUG, ACP and Actual
Tech Media.

About Zerto

Zerto helps customers accelerate IT transformation by reducing the risk
and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. By replacing
multiple legacy solutions with a single IT Resilience Platform, Zerto is
changing the way disaster recovery, data protection and cloud are
managed. With enterprise scale, Zerto’s software platform delivers
continuous availability for an always-on customer experience while
simplifying workload mobility to protect, recover, and move applications
freely across hybrid and multi-clouds. Zerto is trusted globally by over
7,000 customers, works with more than 1,100 partners and is powering
resiliency offerings for 350 cloud services providers.

Learn more at Zerto.com.

Contacts

Zerto, Inc.
Fara Hain
fara@zerto.com
1-617-320-8157

Touchdown PR (for Zerto)
Rebecca Orr
zerto@touchdownpr.com
1-512-373-8500

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