Disaster recovery and ransomware resilience firm Zerto is launching Zerto 10 for Microsoft Azure, a new disaster recovery solution designed to enhance disaster recovery and mobility for complete infrastructure flexibility. The company also unveiled new real-time encryption and detection features and a new air-gapped recovery vault to help mitigate a ransomware attack.
According to the company, Zerto 10 offers a new replication architecture for scale-out efficiency and native protection of Azure Virtual Machines. In addition, it provides new support for multi-disk consistency for VMs in Microsoft Azure to help protect data both to and from Azure as well as across Azure regions within the cloud, the company says.
The company says Zerto 10 coordinates replication across all the virtual disks associated with a virtual machine in Azure to maintain data consistency for failover and recovery. The new cloud-based architecture is designed to enable easier scale out to “thousands of VMs,” reduce management complexity and enable data movers to scale out or back based on I/O levels between production and disaster recovery to, from or within Azure.
Specifically, Zerto 10 includes a new tool for ransomware resilience and real-time detection of encryption, which monitors and reports on encryption as data streams in and can detect anomalous activity “within minutes” to alert users of suspicious activity.
According to the company, a new Zerto Cyber Resilience Vault is an air-gapped recovery vault designed to bring another layer of security with a real-time early warning system built on three pillars: replicate and detect, isolate and lock, and test and recover.
According to Zerto, combined with the vault’s zero trust architecture, the pillars enable rapid air-gapped recovery in a highly secure environment, allowing enterprises to architect and customize a recover vault to help mitigate ransomware attacks.
Zerto 10 also offers the new Linux-based Zerto Virtual Manager Appliance, a new tool that replaces the legacy Windows-based Virtual Manager designed to be easier to deploy, secure and maintain as part of regular Zerto product updates. Upgrading from legacy ZVMs will have their existing settings be migrated to the new appliance, the company says.
Zerto for Microsoft Azure will be available in the Azure Marketplace in July.
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