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New ‘Cloud Fabric’ infrastructure layer will add another option for business continuity strategies

Zerto has announced a strategy to create a new infrastructure layer called ‘Cloud Fabric’ which allows organizations to seamlessly move and protect virtualized workloads between public, private and hybrid clouds across leading hypervisors and cloud providers.

Through Zerto’s hypervisor-based replication technology, Cloud Fabric will enable the replication, orchestration, reporting and monitoring of business continuity, disaster recovery and migration operations across multiple sites for cloud service providers (CSPs) and enterprises.

Cloud Fabric will offer:

  • A powerful transport layer for data and applications – one that is cross-hypervisor and hardware agnostic;
  • Orchestration of the mobility of complex applications;
  • Encapsulation of all of the dependencies that are part of an application such as boot order, IP configuration and more;
  • Production-level tools for the highest service levels of data mobility and protection – so that mobility of workloads is easy to manage and report on.

Specific Zerto Cloud Fabric components will be released throughout this year.

“We are announcing this strategy early as a marker for service providers and enterprises that are looking to utilize a hybrid cloud paradigm for their production workloads but are struggling with the challenges of multiple, flexible production environments,” said Gil Levonai, VP Marketing and Products at Zerto. “The notion of a Cloud Fabric is a concept that will evolve over time, but certainly includes ability to protect and mobilize production workloads between VMware, Microsoft, Amazon, OpenStack and in a later stage between any cloud or hypervisor. This is vital for both providers and customers to avoid lock-in and to retain their ability to choose any IT environment that fits their business needs.”

“There is a clear trend in the industry towards expanding the role of disaster recovery products to application mobility, increasing flexibility and agility within the IT infrastructure. The hybrid cloud is not possible without the ability to mobilize production applications so they can seamlessly take advantage of resources across clouds, hypervisors and infrastructures,” said John Morency, research vice president at Gartner. “The concept of a Cloud Fabric is a mechanism for promoting the underlying and often underachieved flexibility of virtualization. It enables the seamless migration of workloads so they can leverage any cloud – public and/or private - quickly and easily without application reconfiguration. It is the true enabler of the hybrid cloud.”


•Date: 14th May 2014 • World •Type: Article • Topic: Cloud computing

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