Cloud Field Day 11 – Day 2-3 Highlights

Lino Telera details his takeaways from his time as a delegate at June’s Cloud Field Day event in this post. Specifically, he covers the presentations by NGINX, Zerto, Pliops, Kasten by Veeam, and Intel. Check out the full post for Telera’s entire breakdown.


Creating a Zerto Virtual Protection Group

Al Rasheed gives a step-by-step breakdown of the process of creating a virtual protection group in the Zerto product. Complete with screenshots, the piece covers the entire process, making it fairly straightforward. Read on for the whole process.


Unifying Cloud Data Management and Protection With Zerto

This blog covers the Cloud Field Day appearance by Zerto, who recently were acquired by HPE. During their presentation, Zerto discussed their cloud data management solution. Read on for a full breakdown, and be sure to watch their presentation for even more technical goodness.


US Government Strikes Down JEDI | Gestalt IT Rundown: July 07, 2021

This episode of the Gestalt IT Rundown covers the enterprise IT news for the week of July 7th, 2021. Top stories include the termination of the JEDI contract, the REvil ransomware attack on Kaseya, and more. Watch the video for all of the news.


Zerto Showcases Mature Data Protection Capabilities; HPE Welcomes Zerto to GreenLake Collective

Max Mortillaro discusses his time watching Zerto’s Cloud Field Day presentation as a delegate in this piece. He covers their value prop, their recent acquisition by HPE, and his overall opinions on Zerto’s products. Read on to learn more, and be sure to watch Zerto’s recorded presentations for context.


How to Install Zerto’s Virtual Replication Package (V8.5U3P1) for VMware

This blog by Al Rasheed details the process of installing the Zerto virtual replication package on VMware. Zerto, who recently appeared at Cloud Field Day before becoming acquired by HPE, offers the replication package for free with a Zerto account. Read this piece to learn how to install it effectively.


HPE Acquires Zerto for $374 Million

This article by perennial Field Day delegate, Justin Warren, is from Forbes, detailing the recent acquisition of Zerto by HPE. Having just recently presented their offering at June’s Cloud Field Day event, the acquisition marks a bold future for Zerto and HPE. Read the whole article for details.


Zerto: Protecting the Business Application Landscape

We loved seeing Zerto at Cloud Field Day last year! While they were there, they showcased their updated platform including its ability to work with the hybrid cloud. At its core, Zerto is focused on continuous data protection, similar to a disaster recover system, but Georgina Ford thinks it’s better. Check out Georgina’s post on GestaltIT.com and why she says this solution is “much more than just disaster recovery.”


Has the Cloud Era Arrived? Thoughts From Cloud Field Day 8

With changing times come changing priorities in the tech world. After attending his first Cloud Field Day, delegate Adam Fisher observes that cloud consumption, which was already increasing year-to-year, has exploded in 2020 in the work from home environment. He writes that the Cloud Era has arrived, and recaps some takeaways from his favorite presenters at Cloud Field Day including Veeam, Zerto, Aruba, Diamanti, Infrascale and Morpheus Data. Be sure to check out Adam’s take on the Cloud Era on his latest post!


Tech Field Day 21: Zerto Saves the Data

Pete Welcher first heard of Zerto from friends a few years ago, and in March he was able to see them up close and personal at Tech Field Day. In his latest post, Pete outlines the features Zerto offers that he finds particularly impressive including continuous journaling and short RPO. With backup staying current down to almost the second, Pete writes that Zerto has gotten his attention. Check out Pete’s post and review of Zerto’s Tech Field Day presentations!


Data Protection in 2020

Erik Ableson was a delegate at Tech Field Day in March. As a delegate, he saw the presentations from Zerto on their vision and new product features. Erik writes that Zerto helped clarify his thoughts on different approaches to data protection and he thinks that Zerto is one of the industry leaders in Disaster Recovery solutions. Check out Erik’s blog post as well as the Zerto Tech Field Day presentations on our website!


Day Two Cloud 059: Cloud Field Day Wrap-Up

In this episode of Day Two Cloud, Ethan Banks breaks down the second day of presentations from Cloud Field Day with delegates Ned Bellavance and Adam Fisher. This was a packed day of presentation, featuring technical deep dives from Veeam, Zerto, Diamanti, Morpheus Data, and Aruba Networks. They dig into the background on each company, what they showed off at the event, and how significant each presentation was from their IT lens.


Cloud Field Day 8 Day 3 Highlights

Lino Telera has done a great job writing up all the presentations he saw during Cloud Field Day. In this post, he focuses on Infrascale and Zerto. Both companies presented on the third day of the busy event. He looks at Infrascale’s novel approach to backup and recovery, which actively monitors backup data against radical modifications like a sudden change of content in order to detect and prevent ransomware. Zerto also impressed Lino, with their continual refinement of their platform, now supporting stateful Kubernetes applications.


Preparing for Cloud Field Day 8

Lino Telera attended his fourth Field Day event during the virtual Cloud Field Day. In this post, he gives a preview of what he expected to see from each of the presenters. He was particularly interested to learn about Terraform Cloud from HashiCorp, and the application abstraction layer Spektra from Diamanti. Be sure to check out all his thoughts on the presenters before diving into the videos for yourself. We have an extensive archive of Field Day videos, stretching back years across all our events. It’s an invaluable resource for keeping up to date with the latest in IT.


Cloud Field Day 8 Prep – Daily Check-In for June 17, 2020

In this Daily Check-In video from Ned Bellavance, he digs into his homework ahead of seeing presentations at Cloud Field Day. He introduces his audience to the whole Field Day experience, and runs down the presenters to talk about what he expects to see. If you haven’t been checking out Ned’s daily check-in videos, be sure to subscribe to his channel for more!


Zerto 8.0: Realizing Storage Modernization and Cost Savings With VMware Virtual Volumes

Zerto’s 8.0 release of its IT Resilience Platform is a major release for the company. We were lucky enough to get an in-depth look at it during Tech Field Day. It includes support for the latest in software-defined storage with VMware vVols support, the ability to treat multi-VM applications as a cohesive unit for purposes of continuous data protection and replication, as well as support for an any-to-any replication approach. Be sure to check out their full videos from the event to get all the details.


Just Google It: Three Is the Magic Number in the Cloud!

Zerto recently provided a deep dive into the latest updates on Zerto 8 at Tech Field Day. As part of the release, Zerto announced a partnership with Google, now offering the Zerto IT Resilience Platform on Google’s VMware-as-a-Service. This allows organizations to deploy Zerto’s data resiliency platform as a software-only solution, without having to retrain or abandon existing workflows, all while getting high performance on Google’s Cloud. The partnership establishes relationships with all three major public cloud providers, and helps to fully realize Zerto’s already impressive cloud capabilities.


What Is Data Resilience?

At Tech Field Day, Zerto gave the delegates on overview of their data resilience platform, before updating them on the latest and greatest with their Zerto 8.0 release. For Rich Stroffolino, this idea of data resilience is the key to Zerto’s success. Instead of keeping things like disaster recovery and data protection as separate teams, Zerto made a compelling case why it’s all part of the same resilience story for any organization. They showed how their solution is certainly capable of dealing with disaster recovery events, but also designed to handle operational recovery, for the every day disasters that can still have a big impact. This approach is wrapped around an elegantly simple approach based around their continuously updated journal to power all their services.


What’s New in Zerto 8.0

At Tech Field Day Mariusz Kaczorek got to hear the latest updates from Zerto. The company showed off the latest features of Zerto 8.0, their latest release of their Zerto IT Resilience Platform. This adds a number of key features to the platform. On the cloud side, Zerto 8.0 adds Continuous Data Protection to Google Cloud as well as cloud backup with AWS Storage Gateway. On the storage side, the release now supports VMware vVols. Combined with many other feature enhancements, Mariusz sees Zerto as offering a compelling platform-agonostic platform to protect your data across hybrid and multi cloud environments.


Hot Take Zerto 8.0 Tech Field Day 21

Keith Townsend recently made a video looking at what Zerto presented at Tech Field Day. In it, he focuses on how Zerto can help solve a common anxiety when testing disaster recovery, contaminating production data with DR and then having to roll back. Their platform introduces a logging feature, which replicates the whole VM state. With the configuration tools built into the feature, it makes it really powerful to keep the application state consistent. This logging feature also allows for the logs to provide extremely granular visibility for data protection. Be sure to check out Keith’s video to get his full hot take, then dive into their presentation video.