If I start this blog with the words “back-up,” I’ve already lost you. Talking BC/DR to customers puts them to sleep faster than a box of red wine and a turkey dinner.
But, if I talk about availability, risk management, compliance, and ensuring that your CEO’s fat-fingered deletes are reversible, well, that gets attention.
One of my favorite products on the market is Zerto. Zerto provides enterprise-class business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) solutions for virtualized infrastructure and cloud. They won Best of Show at VMworld 2011, as well as 2011, 2012, and 2013 Product of the Year Gold Awards. It’s the industry’s first hypervisor-based replication solution for tier-one applications.
With Zerto you can sequentially and automatically fail over and back the VMs that comprise your critical applications.
With RPOs of seconds and RTOs consistently less than five minutes, you don’t have to worry about any downtime.
They are hypervisor and hardware agnostic. Vsphere 5.0 to Vshpere 6.0 and back to Hyper-V. 3Par to Zadara to Nimble, etc.
With non-disruptive testing, you can fail over and back on a live environment with no impact to production. Best of all, Zerto can run the DR test automatically, generate a report of the execution, and deliver it directly to risk management.
That last point gets lost. Let me repeat it. DR testing is non-disruptive.
There’s nothing else like it. Do yourself a favor and check out unbiased reviews at Spiceworks. 5 stars out of 7 reviews. To quote one of them, “Zerto is….dare I say, life changing.”
At Zunesis we also use Zerto for data center migrations. Zerto even lets you try the product for free. It’s an awesome piece of software, and I really encourage you to take a look.