Zerto Launches Self, Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Service

 
 
By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-08-16
 
 
 

Startup Zerto, a new enterprise-class disaster recovery and business continuity provider, is taking a fresh approach to the specialty by focusing on the ubiquitous hypervisor and putting the DR process into a cloud service.

The fledgling company launched itself and its new product, Zerto Virtual Replication, on Aug. 15. It also announced on the same day that it has landed $15 million in Series B funding from U.S. Venture Partners.

Zerto Virtual Replication is hypervisor-based remote replication that stands apart from other disaster recovery packages, CEO and founder Ziv Kedem told eWEEK, because it is purpose-built for Tier 1 applications and is deployed on a virtual infrastructure. Users subscribe to deploy as much of the service as they need, when they need it.

Until now, the most common replication technologies for BC/DR were tied to the physical environment, Kedem said. They were not optimized for virtual environments, leading to many operational and organizational challenges. 

"This is the most virtually aware replication and disaster recovery package ever made," Kedem told eWEEK. "There are plenty of good enterprise-class solutions available, but they are not aligned as well as Zerto is when it comes to being virtually aware.

"They may be able to replicate physical storage arrays, logical units, but they don't replicate virtual machines, virtual appications, etc."

Zerto's hypervisor-based replication changes this by combining the enterprise-class features of physical replication with the flexibility, control and scalability of virtual environments.

Zerto was founded by Kedem and his brother Oded, who also founded Kashya--which was acquired by EMC in 2006 and eventually developed into EMC RecoverPoint, its frontline DR package. 

Zerto is headquartered in Herzelia, Israel, and has its U.S. office in Boston. It is funded by U.S. Venture Partners, Greylock Partners and Battery Ventures.

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