LEXINGTON, Ky., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SIS, a leading technology solutions provider, today announced that it has joined the Zerto Cloud disaster recovery Ecosystem (ZCE), a global network of cloud service providers that will utilize Zerto's groundbreaking virtual replication technology to offer cost-effective real-time disaster recovery and business continuity services to clients.
Zerto's Virtual Replication 2.0 platform — the latest version of the company's award-winning hypervisor-based replication solution — allows businesses to take advantage of a simple and software-only, automated storage-agnostic disaster recovery solution at an attractive price point. The technology provides the granularity required in complex enterprise infrastructures without compromising performance, scalability, flexibility, mobility, reporting or simplicity of operation. Designed for tier-one applications deployed on a virtual infrastructure, Zerto Virtual Replication 2.0 combines near-continuous replication with block-level application-consistent data protection across hosts and storage.
Until now, cloud-based disaster recovery for production applications has been complex, cost-prohibitive and largely ineffective. Cloud service providers were required to have exactly the same storage types as their customers, and cloud-based disaster recovery options were inflexible, labor intensive and difficult to scale. Hypervisor-based replication acts independently of the hardware and mirrors the flexibility of the hypervisor, eliminating the requirements for identical environments. Zerto Virtual Replication 2.0 makes the cloud more resilient, delivering the tight service level agreements that mission-critical applications require with all the benefits and flexibility of a cloud environment.
"Service providers are eager to offer disaster recovery that not only works more effectively with their cloud environments but also meets the rigorous standards set by their clients for disaster recovery services," said Ziv Kedem, Zerto co-founder and chief executive officer. "With our technology, SIS can deliver multi-tenant cloud-based disaster recovery at a reasonable price, enabling clients to replace their primary or secondary data centers and benefit from cloud automation and flexibility."
SIS will offer two Zerto-powered cloud disaster recovery options: Disaster Recovery as a Service, which protects on-premise applications to the cloud; and In-Cloud Disaster Recovery, which protects applications deployed in the cloud and replicates them to a secondary cloud datacenter. Customers can choose one or both of these options to protect critical applications and data.
"SIS has been helping clients build private clouds for more than a decade, and disaster recovery and business continuity are often significant drivers of this initiative," said Steve Sigg, president and chief executive officer of SIS. "The Zerto cloud offering brings to the market a unique product that fills a current gap in availability for virtualized workloads. Zerto allows SIS to leverage its Managed Solution Center to provide a robust and aggressive level of cloud-based recoverability that historically would have required a much more significant investment and architectural effort to deliver. Our partnership with Zerto is a real game-changer, giving clients a way to increase the functionality of their disaster recovery environments while taking advantage of cost-effective data protection for their production applications."
SIS is a total technology solutions provider serving more than 1,300 customers nationwide. Partnered with leading IT vendors, SIS delivers hardware and software solutions, technical expertise, consulting services and data center solutions. The company's Managed Solution Center is a state-of-the-art Tier 3 SSAE 16 designated data center facility that provides comprehensive hosting and cloud offerings, including virtualization, business continuity, security, storage management and application support as well as systems monitoring and management. Founded in 1982, SIS is headquartered in Lexington, Ky. and has regional offices in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information, visit www.thinksis.com.
Zerto provides enterprise-class business continuity and disaster recovery solutions for virtualized infrastructure and cloud. Zerto won Best of Show at VMworld 2011 as well as 2011 Product of the Year Gold Award. Zerto Virtual Replication is the industry's first hypervisor-based replication solution for tier-one applications replacing traditional array-based BC/DR solutions that were not built to deal with the virtual paradigm. For more information, visit www.zerto.com.
Patrick Cashman, SIS, 859.977.4793, PCashman@ThinkSIS.com