Feeds

Zerto offering hypervisor-level replication

Just another ESX service from the Brothers Kedem

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

The brothers who founded replication start-up Kashya – sold to EMC in 2006 – aim to replicate their replication success with Zerto, a start-up integrating replication into VMware's hypervisor.

Instead of replication being done at the storage array-level, with a need for identical arrays either side of the replication network link, and a lack of awareness of virtual machine (VM) software structures and file set relationships, it can be carried out by ESX, and be fully VM-aware and use dissimilar arrays.

Zerto is a privately owned Israeli company, started up in 2009 by Ziv and Oded Kedem. They founded Kashya, which EMC bought for $153m in 2006, whose product is now called RecoverPoint.

Zerto is now out of stealth mode and "will soon launch the first hypervisor-based, virtual-aware replication solution specifically designed for enterprise-class, tier-one applications". The company claims it will be VM-aware and thus replicate at the VM-level, which storage arrays cannot inherently do as their controlling software is not VM-aware.

By presenting replication as a hypervisor-level service applications running in VMs can request replication as and when they need it. Similarly an ESX administrator will be able, in theory, to set replication policies for VMs and have replication runs scheduled. Such policies can be moved with a VM in a vMotion session.

Zerto says its Virtual Replication technology will make it easier for businesses to move mission-critical applications to the cloud. It can replicate from vCenter to vCloud, is software only, supports multi-tenancy and offers continuous replication, a low RTO/RPO and journal-based, point-in-time recovery. There is an API providing integration with proprietary cloud management systems and built-in WAN compression.

Zerto says cloud service providers will be able to offer disaster recovery as a service by using its technology. Find out more details of Zerto's technology here (2-page PDF/242KB). The product is in beta test and we might expect its formal announcement by the end of the year. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Docker's app containers are coming to Windows Server, says Microsoft
MS chases app deployment speeds already enjoyed by Linux devs
IBM storage revenues sink: 'We are disappointed,' says CEO
Time to put the storage biz up for sale?
'Hmm, why CAN'T I run a water pipe through that rack of media servers?'
Leaving Las Vegas for Armenia kludging and Dubai dune bashing
'Urika': Cray unveils new 1,500-core big data crunching monster
6TB of DRAM, 38TB of SSD flash and 120TB of disk storage
Facebook slurps 'paste sites' for STOLEN passwords, sprinkles on hash and salt
Zuck's ad empire DOESN'T see details in plain text. Phew!
SDI wars: WTF is software defined infrastructure?
This time we play for ALL the marbles
Windows 10: Forget Cloudobile, put Security and Privacy First
But - dammit - It would be insane to say 'don't collect, because NSA'
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.