Do you need backup or disaster recovery? The 5 Key Attributes
Many organizations apply a data protection label to their processes not understanding if they are really disaster recovery, backup, archiving or something else. This session will help clarify the key differences between backup and disaster recovery and help you understand what level of protection you need for your production applications. Join Chris Snell as he compares the 5 key attributes of backup and disaster recovery:
· Service Levels
· Impact on production applications
· Retention time
· Management and orchestration
· Reverse protection
RecordedSep 17 201419 mins
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Ross Walker, Surrey County Council & Darren Swift, Zerto
Ross Walker, Infrastructure Solutions Principal Consultant at Surrey County Council, discusses how their implementation of Zerto Virtual Replication has helped to significantly improve the protection of council's critical services and simultaneously save over £500,000.
Ross will share details of the council's own specific implementation, explaining how ZVR seamlessly integrates into the environment before concluding with a brief demonstration of the solution in action.
In this episode the Boss is headed on vacation and wants to be able to keep an eye on things while he is away. The team introduces him to Zerto's new mobile app that allows him to get real-time replication and point-in-time recovery history anytime, anywhere - it's IT Resilience, on the go!
Harry Smith, Technology Evangelist & Keith Taylor, Content Guru
There's a lot to consider when looking to implement a disaster recovery plan for the first time, or modernize an existing one. As part of our DR101 series, in this webinar we'll be discussing the options and considerations to take into account when implementing a DR strategy and how you can build a resilient IT infrastructure.
* Why? Common causes of failure
* Measuring the cost of downtime
* Insights into the different technologies available
* How automation can simplify DR
* TCO Considerations
* Elements of an effective DR plan
* The future of disaster recovery
Join Zerto and Pivot3 to learn more about the drivers and challenges for consolidating enterprise applications. In this webinar we will explore the architectural concepts key to consolidating enterprise applications and provide guidance on devising effective migration, cloud and disaster recovery strategies.
Watch the webinar to hear Shannon Snowden, Senior Technical Architect at Zerto, and Vikram Belapurkar, Senior Manager, Product and Solution Marketing at Pivot3, discuss:
Pivot 3 HCI architecture: Optimized for consolidating mixed workloads
Zerto Virtual Replication: Disaster recovery, cloud mobility, and application migration
Cloud is increasingly becoming a critical component of IT. So how do you take advantage of all the cloud has to offer? In this webinar learn how to leverage public, private or hybrid cloud and gain insight into developing your cloud strategy.
Cloud topics will also be discussed in depth at our annual business continuity / disaster recovery conference: ZertoCON! This webinar will cover what sessions we have in store, and give you a quick preview of the meaningful, simple cloud strategy you could leave with.
A panel of Zerto experts will discuss:
• Why cloud, why now?
• Making sense of public cloud: Should you deploy in AWS or Azure?
• How does IBM Bluemix fit into the cloud mix?
• How do managed clouds play into the cloud landscape?
When implementing a disaster recovery solution it can be difficult to understand the myriad differences between the replication technologies available. These differences may seem small but can have a big impact on your ability to test, manage and initiate the disaster recovery process.
In this webinar, we'll take a look at a selection of the different replication technologies available and break down the pros and cons for each to assist you in identifying the right solution for your own business needs.
Harry Smith, Zerto's Technology Evangelist, will discuss some of the considerations to bear in mind when choosing your disaster recovery solution, such as;
* Hypervisor-based, Snapshot-based, Storage-based and Guest-based replication technologies
* Performance impact considerations
* Why orchestration and automation is important
* Application consistency and point-in-time recovery
* Scale-up vs Scale-out architectures
In this webinar we'll show you just how easy it is to connect your VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments into Microsoft Azure, removing the need for you to host your own secondary DR site altogether! 5 simple steps is all it takes to begin your journey to the cloud, by utilizing the cost-effective storage and on-demand capacity of Azure to protect your data and applications.
With RPOs in seconds and RTOs in minutes, no snapshots, no performance impact and point-in-time recovery for up to 30 days, learn how with Zerto and Azure you can move beyond disaster recovery and embrace IT Resilience with the cloud. You will learn;
1. What you need to install in your VMware vSphere & Microsoft Hyper-V environment to enable replication to Azure
2. Networking requirements and options to connect your on premise network to Azure
3. What you need to install in Azure to enable recovery management, orchestration & automation
4. Configuring the protection SLAs, Azure VM sizing & recovery settings for your VMs
5. How to test failover and VM conversion to Azure with no downtime or impact to the replication
In the first episode of "The DR Crowd", the IT helpdesk have hit the wall. Dealing with application performance issues and protecting the business from pesky ransomware infections has got everybody in a kafuffle. The team find out how you can't compare sloths to cheetahs and the secret to dealing with all their issues in one simple solution!
It's here at last! The much anticipated release of Zerto Virtual Replication 5.0 is happening today. If you've had your head stuck in the clouds for the last few months come and join us for this webinar to find out all you need to know about the GA release of ZVR 5.0, plus an exciting new announcement about how you can make hybrid cloud a reality!
Jennifer Gill, Director Global Product Marketing at Zerto & Stephanie Balaouras, VP and Research Director at Forrester
Your digital business ecosystem consists of customers, partners, suppliers, and employees. Each expects your services to be available 24x7x365. But running an always-on, always-available infrastructure can quickly become complex and expensive.
In this session, Forrester's VP and Research Director, Stephanie Balaouras, outlines three steps that technology professionals can take to support IT Resilience across the enterprise, including:
• How to calculate the cost of downtime
• How to effectively measure availability
• How to match business needs to the appropriate technologies
Jennifer Gill, Director, Global Product Marketing will outline how Zerto Virtual Replication takes disaster recovery to the next level with IT Resilience across virtual environments and clouds to support increasingly aggressive business needs.
In this month's Master of Disaster Webinar we'll be looking at how you can make the most of software-defined replication and recovery by utilising ZVR Rest APIs with PowerShell to automate your virtual infrastructure and remove manual processes.
We'll look at some key use cases including; Automating VM Protection, Bulk VRA Deployment and Bulk VPG Configuration, as well as exploring how you can obtain reporting statistics from your protected infrastructure.
Ready-made scripts created by Zerto's Technology Evangelist, Joshua Stenhouse, will be available at the end of the session for registrants to leverage in their own ZVR environment.
Learn about how to protect your business from one of its biggest threats. Includes Best Practice guidelines for preventing infection in the first place, followed by details of how Zerto can be used to re-wind and recover as if the infection never happened.
•Best Practices for Preventing Infection
•Recovering from Ransomware in Minutes with Zerto
•Real-World Customer Story
Joshua “Jedi Master” Stenhouse will show you how to protect your data center from the worst disasters the death star can dish out. We’re talking all of Alderaan failed over and live within seconds. Governor Tarkin can suck it! Plus, you don’t want to miss the best giveaways and network diagrams in the galaxy…register today!
In this Star Wars themes webinar you’ll learn more about Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR), the industry’s leading hypervisor-based replication solution for VMware environments that:
Delivers robust business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) for VMware, Hyper-V and AWS.
Meets the hardest SLAs while being easy to use.
Supports public, private or hybrid clouds.
Easily migrates production workloads across different infrastructures.
Naveen Chhabra, Senior Analyst at Forrester Research; Jennifer Gill, Director, Global Product Marketing at Zerto
Saving time and money is a goal for every IT organization. When it comes to managing critical business applications, the public or managed can provide the best solution for dev/test and business continuity requirements. By encapsulating applications at the hypervisor level, Zerto Virtual Replication has become the secret weapon for many IT teams, making it easy for them to use any underlying infrastructure for production, test/dev, disaster recovery and more.
On November 12th, join guest speaker Naveen Chhabra, Senior Analyst at Forrester Research serving Infrastructure & Operations professionals and Jennifer Gill, Director, Global Product Marketing at Zerto to learn about the key challenges and business drivers enterprises today have as they aim to benefit from the cloud. Zerto will discuss how companies can:
•Mobilize workloads and leverage them in public or private cloud
•Select infrastructure based on use case, SLA and cost
•Manage private and public cloud assets, minimizing complexity and costs
Mike Gelhar, Systems Engineer, Long Term Care Group
Many organizations have complex BC/DR plans consisting of several products, requiring multiple people to be present to execute the recovery, should disaster strike. This was the case at Long Term Care Group. They were using an orchestration tool with storage-based replication. Executing a DR test was becoming more and more difficult and confidence in their plan was fading.
Zerto Virtual Replication provides continuous block-level replication and fully automated and orchestrated failover, recovery, failback and DR testing. Mike Gelhar, Systems Engineer at Long Term Care Group knew they had found the solution they needed to deliver robust BC/DR while greatly reducing risk.
- Reduce risk with an automated solution that anyone can execute
- DR Testing ensures recovery through reports and provides the opportunity to make adjustments in the plan
- Maximize the investment with a solution that can simplify migrations and maintenance of the environment
- Installation is complete in one hour with no configuration changes so the carefully architected production environment is not changed, further reducing risk
Jayme Williams, Senior Systems Engineer at TenCate is protecting eight environments across the US and Canada – and each site has different storage. All sites require disaster recovery and backup across the application set. Having one solution would be ideal, but not possible – until they came across Zerto.
Zerto Virtual Replication is storage agnostic and made it easy to integrate a new site into their disaster recovery plan. Their original business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) plan, affectionately named the “Hit by the bus” book due to its volume, has been greatly simplified and the service levels they are seeing are outstanding – single digit seconds for their recovery point objectives (RPO).
Finally, they are incorporating public cloud into their IT plans by backing up their applications from their DR site to AWS. With one solution, they can achieve their BC/DR and backup SLA, while reducing costs and introducing public cloud into their IT strategy at a pace that supports changing business requirements.
With Zerto Virtual Replication:
•Manage all sites in one pane of glass with one tool for replication and automation of failover, failback and testing processes as well as backup
•Increase efficiencies with the ability to track and manage consumption across the hybrid cloud
•Hardware agnostic solution does not require a change in the infrastructure reducing costs
•Consistency in the BC/DR solution dramatically reduces operational costs
•Replicates between different types of storage and versions of VMware vSphere making it easy to add new sites to the process
•Point-in-time recovery enables failover to a previous point to recover from any issue – logical corruption, datacenter outage, etc.
•Leveraging a public cloud strategy with backups stored in Amazon
Demand on IT disaster recovery functions to be more cost effective and efficient is increasingly pushing companies towards cloud-based solutions. This strategy can offer flexibility, convenience and simplicity, however Disaster Recovery in a virtual world can give rise to a new set of potential problems.
Join Chris Snell from Zerto, as he discusses the benefits of a cloud based disaster recovery strategy and how to avoid some of these issues. He will also explore the benefits of using a technology that is hardware-agnostic, storage-agnositc and hypervisor-agnostic.
You'll also learn:
- The importance of continuous data protection to minimise the impact on the production environment
- How to use advanced KPIs and reporting more effectively
- How you can operate effectively within VMWare, AWS or Hyper-V
Matt Compeau is Senior Network Architect at a large financial institution in Boston, MA. With significant dollars being transacted on an hourly basis, business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) are critical. When they had a few virtual machines, their very manual process was ok. However, as their environment grew, all the moving parts and procedures that had to be executed across all their VMs was a concern. They would not be able to meet their SLA with their legacy BC/DR plan.
Matt found Zerto Virtual Replication and is able to easily replicate from Waltham to London and protect the company’s monetary assets. The replication mechanism does not use snapshots which is critical for their environment. Matt was looking for actual continuous data replication, not replication that was “continuous” based on the frequency of a snapshot.
Matt will tell you how Zerto Virtual Replication:
- Delivers RPOs of seconds and RPOs of minutes
- Automates failover, failback and DR testing with the push of a button
- Provides true continuous data protection
- Greatly simplifies management of their disaster recovery strategy