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.


Zerto facilitates IT resiliency with a single VM replication platform

Jon Klaus heard from Zerto at Storage Field Day in Boston earlier this year. In this post, he digs deep into their block level, continuous hypervisor-based VM replication. Their approach allows you to rewind your VM to a specific point in time and recover the exact state. For Jon, this removes many of the problems of VM replication he’s come across in other solutions. It doesn’t use snapshots, and uses a single IO Filter that’s easily configured. Overall he’s interesting in testing it out and learning more.


Zerto – Not Just Short Term DR Retention Anymore

Keiran Shelden recaps Zerto’s Storage Field Day 16 presentation, discussing their ZVR disaster recovery product that uses block based replication allowing it to be hardware agnostic. Keiran sees the advances discussed by Zerto as a great way to extend their product set to be able to meet the compliance demands that many companies face and knows the new features will be great for Zerto customers.


Lose Some Complexity with Zerto at #SFD16

Becky Elliot got to see Zerto present at Storage Field Day last week. They offered something that would be immediately relevant to a project she’s working on, offering a combination of replication, DR, and backup in a single platform. While her project is too far along at this point to use Zerto, what she learned at Storage Field Day will definitely be top of mind for future endeavors.


Virtualization Field Day 2 – Silicon Valley

Tech Field Day will return to Silicon Valley in February, 2012!This unique event brings together innovative IT product vendors and independent thought leaders, allowing them to get to know one another. It is a forum for engagement, education, hands-on experience, and feedback. This is Gestalt IT’s fourth year of Tech Field Day events – learn […]


Zerto Offers Tech Field Day Delegates a Sneak Peek

Tech Field Day has been the launchpad for many products, but we are especially pleased when companies choose a presentation to our delegates as part of their corporate launch. Such was the case this month with Zerto, a disaster recovery solution provider. The server virtualization experts brought together for Tech Field Day 6 were extremely impressed with the Zerto solution, and we are pleased that the company is finally out of stealth and ready for closer examination.


Seven Clever Presentation Ideas From Tech Field Day

Tech Field Day is an unconventional event to be sure, and the delegates reward companies that go the extra mile. For our recent Boston event, we were pleased with the clever ideas the presenting sponsors came up with. I’m sure you’ll agree that they helped show the uniqueness of our sponsors!