vExperts on VMworld: Top 3 Disaster Recovery Trends
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) will take center stage at VMworld 2012 as enterprises strive to meet evolving DR needs in a virtual world. Ready for a sneak peek at the top three DR trends that are sure to dominate VMworld discussions?
Join a panel discussion with vExperts Shannon Snowden, Gabrie van Zanten and Gil Levonai from Zerto as they address:
- Trend 1: Virtualizing mission-critical applications. Learn how DR plays a big part in virtualizing mission-critical applications.
- Trend 2: Simplifying BC/DR. Virtualization is supposed to simplify IT operations, but DR seems to hinder that. Understand why, and what can be done about it.
- Trend 3: The Cloud! Can you use the cloud for disaster recovery? Are cloud providers ready for replication primetime? Explore reasons why DR-as-a-Service hasn’t taken off yet, and how this is changing.
You’ll also have a chance to ask the experts your BC/ DR questions during a roundtable Q&A.
Register now to get ahead of the VMworld dialogue and learn how virtualization is changing the game for effective DR initiatives.
RecordedAug 16 201246 mins
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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
Many companies have a heterogeneous infrastructure – they use different hypervisors, storage and clouds. Ensuring the availability of applications and data across this environment can be really complex and challenging as each silo will have its own tool. This creates inconsistencies in the disaster recovery plan, making it more difficult to execute.
Zerto Virtual Replications delivers effective data protection across VMware vSphere and vCloud environments, Microsoft Hyper-V and Amazon Web Services. One, consistent solution enables companies to select their infrastructure based on performance and price while meeting their service levels effectively. Join Shannon Snowden, Senior Technical Marketing Architect to learn more.
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
Shannon Snowden, Senior Technical Marketing Architect at Zerto; Alastair Cooke, Consultant, Trainer, vBrownbag Crew Member
VMworld is the largest virtualization show of the year. There are so many sessions, panel discussions, events and parties that people can’t attend everything. Even if you were an attendee, there’s a good chance you missed some really cool stuff.
Join Shannon Snowden, Senior Technical Marketing Architect at Zerto and Alastair Cooke, Consultant, Trainer, Geek and vBrownbag Crew member, to learn about top disaster recovery trends from VMworld 2014. These industry experts will discuss things they saw at VMworld of interest - and not just at the parties.
Rich Kocielko, Senior VMware Administrator, Lippert Components; Jennifer Gill, Director, Global Product Marketing, Zerto
Rich Kocielko, is the Senior VMware Adminstrator at Lippert, a leading supplier to the recreational vehicle; manufactured housing; trailer; and bus industries which has reached $1 billion in annual revenues. With over 200 VMs that need to be protected, Rich was looking for a simple solution. Every other disaster recovery solution seemed to be a hassle to use between coordinating snapshots or configuring the failover process - nothing just worked.
With Zerto Virtual Replication, Rich found a simple solution that delivered aggressive service levels, did not impact his production applications. Additionally, with a storage agnostic replication solution, they can more easily try out new products as the requirement for a production and target array is eliminated, helping them innovative.
At this session you will learn how to:
•Deliver aggressive service levels to a $1 billion business
•Simply ensure production and BC/DR processes are always in alignment
•Leverage new and innovative products
•Ensure there is always a good point for recovery
•Deliver robust replication and recovery for critical applications such as Microsoft DNS, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Lync 2010/2013, DHCP and a large Citrix XenServer Farm
Jayme Williams, Senior Systems Engineer, Tencate; Jennifer Gill, Director, Product Marketing, Zerto
Jayme Williams, Senior Systems Engineer at Tencate is protecting eight environments across the US and Canada – and each site has different storage. Their original BC/DR plan, affectionately named the “Hit by the bus” book due to its volume, was too complex and not able to support their business strategy which was to grow via acquisition. Zerto Virtual Replication is storage agnostic and made it easy to integrate a new site into their disaster recovery plan. The process has been greatly simplified and the service levels they are seeing are outstanding – single digit seconds for their recovery point objectives (RPO).
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
• 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.
Zac Streelman, Manager, Information Technology, Leupold and Stevens and Jennifer Gill, Director of Product Marketing, Zerto
Zac Streelman, Manager, Information Technology at Leupold and Stevens was looking for a disaster recovery (DR) solution that would extend the flexibility of virtualization to his DR environment. The solution had to deliver enterprise-class support for his mission critical applications: Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and SharePoint and various CAD programs. The board of directors was specifically asking what the current solution was and what service levels could the infrastructure deliver.
Zerto Virtual Replication installed seamlessly into their existing infrastructure, did not require any data center updates and is fully integrated into VMware vCenter.
With Zerto Virtual Replication he was able to:
- Realize very aggressive service levels – recovery point objectives of seconds and recovery time objectives of minutes
- Deliver a better ROI with a DR solution that is hardware agnostic
- Increase team productivity with a very simple solution
- Quickly cross-train additional staff on DR processes and procedures
- Optimize flexibility as changes to the environment required changes to the DR strategy
- Test and validate the DR failover process without taking primary production systems offline
Join Zac Streelman, Manager, Information Technology at Leupold and Stevens and Jennifer Gill, Director of Product Marketing at Zerto, to hear from your peers and learn about Zerto Virtual Replication.
Steve Schoener, VP of Technology, Eze Castle Integration and Jennifer Gill, Director, Product Marketing, Zerto
Leveraging a cloud infrastructure for many companies is very appealing, however, once the team starts investigating disaster recovery solutions, things start to sound complicated. Zerto Virtual Replication provides a robust, yet simple BC/DR platform for the private, public, and hybrid cloud.
Hear from Steve Schoener, VP of Technology at Eze Castle Integration and Jennifer Gill, Director, Product Marketing at Zerto as they discuss trends in DR and the cloud. Real customer use cases will be outlined to help you choose the right fit for your organization. Learn how different DR approaches can help you:
- Reduce hardware and networking costs
- Increase the benefits of virtualization
- Support aggressive service levels with RPOs of seconds and RTOs of minutes
- Leverage a simple product or a simple service for simple disaster recovery
Pat O'Day, CTO, Bluelock and Jennifer Gill, Director of Product Marketing, Zerto
Hear two approaches to disaster recovery – Recovery-as-a-Service and Private Cloud DR including customer use cases to help you determine the best approach for you. Bluelock will discuss RaaS best practices and highlight use cases for cloud customers. You will also hear how two customers realized measurable savings and flexibility with Zerto Virtual Replication in their private cloud environment.
Zerto Virtual Replication:
Reduces hardware and networking costs with storage agnostic replication
Increases the benefits of virtualization as you can continue to use VMotion, Storage VMotion and vApps
Is simple and easy to use with one tool for replication and automation of your failover, failback and testing
Supports aggressive service levels with RPOs of seconds and RTOs of minutes
Robbert Patterson, U of LP and Jennifer Gil, Zerto
Robert Patterson is the System Administrator at the University of Louisville Physicians (UofL Physicians). Like many IT organizations, UofL Physicians looked at virtualization as a way to enable their dynamic environment with increased flexibility and agility. However, they risked losing much of that flexibility with their BC/DR Solution.
With Zerto Virtual Replication, UofL Physicians got a BC/DR solution that met their needs and were able to:
• Reduce hardware and networking costs
• Realize the full benefits of virtualization -- use of VMotion, Storage VMotion and vApps did not complicate DR
• Simplify -- using one tool for replication and automation of failover, failback, and testing processes
• Provide aggressive service levels with RPOs of seconds and RTOs of minutes