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Zerto opened its first virtual user conference, ZertoCON 2020, by unveiling its plans to extend its IT Resilience Platform to support next generation, cloud native applications. As a first step, Zerto for Kubernetes was announced for the initial release. This will be platform-agnostic and will enable protecting applications across Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service, Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Red Hat OpenShift, and VMware Tanzu.

“Our IT Resilience Platform has fundamentally changed the way companies protect and backup data across their organizations. With the clear shift towards containers based application development in the market, we are looking to extend our platform to offer these applications the same level of resilience we have delivered to VM based applications,” said Gil Levonai, CMO and senior vice president of product, Zerto. “While next-gen applications are built with a lot of internal availability and resilience concepts, they still require an easy and simple way to recover from human error or malicious attacks, or to be mobilized and recovered quickly without interruption. This is where Zerto can help.”

Resilience for next-gen applications

Building on its expertise with continuous data protection, Zerto will add new capabilities to its IT Resilience Platform to disrupt the way that backup and disaster recovery is done for next generation applications.

Zerto for Kubernetes will include:

  • Data protection as code:  data protection and disaster recovery will be integrated into the application deployment lifecycle from day one.
  • Continuous replication: always-on replication will provide protection and fast recovery of persistent volumes within and between clusters, data centers / centres, or clouds.
  • Application-centric protection: beyond protecting the persistent data, organizations will be able to protect, move and recover complex applications as one consistent entity, including all associated Kubernetes objects and metadata.
  • Low RPOs for Kubernetes: continuous journaling for Kubernetes applications will be offered, including Persistent Volumes, StatefulSets, Deployments, Services, and ConfigMaps.
  • Point-in-time restore: granular journal will provide thousands of recovery checkpoints to overcome challenges of synchronous replication while providing more point-in-times than traditional backup.
    Zerto for Kubernetes is targeted to be released next year, with an early adopter program launching later in 2020.

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