Revamping data recovery with Zerto’s CDP
Rethinking data protection strategies in organizations is being prompted by huge workloads in the cloud and the ever-present threat of ransomware. Therefore, data protection is becoming a tight adjacency to overall security. Zerto addresses this quest through its CDP technology that triggers a granular level of recovery not present in backups, according to Seymour.
“If you’re actually trying to recover quickly and within seconds to an attack, a deleted file, or a corrupt database, you need that continuous data protection … and that’s what we’ve been delivering since the day Zerto was formed,” she said.
After suffering the first CryptoLocker attack, recovery took two weeks for Tencate Protective Fabrics because the textile company was using the traditional backup to tape method, which triggered significant data loss, according to Seymour.
“They deployed Zerto, and unfortunately, a little while later, they were attacked a second time with a more sophisticated case of CryptoLocker,” Seymour explained. “But this time, the recovery was very different … they were able to recover within minutes, and they had seconds of data loss because of our CDP technology.”
Having a simple, easy and scalable data protection solution is critical for customers to feel comfortable when moving into AWS, according to Greshock.
“The pandemic has absolutely accelerated a lot of businesses’ movement into the cloud …so companies that hadn’t formerly thought about using cloud technologies are now doing that,” Greshock pointed out.
Zerto’s partnership with AWS ensures that any workload is protected irrespective of location. Furthermore, Zerto provides the mobility aspect when migrating workloads to the cloud because AWS can be used as the disaster recovery site, according to Seymour.
“If you want to back up to AWS and use cost-efficient storage, we support that with cloud tiering and immutability,” Seymour noted. “We’ve just launched deserted for AWS hands-on lab, which allows you to be able to try Zerto with AWS as a DR target and back up.”