DRaaS ZT (Zerto) is a hypervisor-based replication product allowing customers flexibility and complete control over virtual machine replication, failover testing, failover and failback. Unlike traditional array-based replication and BC/DR solutions, DRaaS ZT is software only integrated in the VMware Hypervisor. It uses continuous replication and does not utilize snapshots, which can negatively impact your production environment.
- Used between Evolve IP Availability Zones or between the customer’s VMware Hypervisor and the Evolve IP Cloud.
- Employs the hypervisor for disaster recovery, enabling “virtual-aware” protection of mission-critical applications.
- Allows customers control over their DR process through a flexible, self-service portal.
- Is software-only and hardware-agnostic allowing customers to replicate from any type of storage to any type of storage.
- Fully automates the entire failover and failback process, including creation of all VMs, reconfiguring IP addresses and executing custom scripts.
There are two editions of DRaaS ZT available:
- The Standard Edition provides 24 hour RTO and near real time RPO.
- The Premium Edition provides 4 hour RTO, near real time RPO, and requires a 25% reservation fee for recovery resources in an Evolve IP availability zone.