“Disaster recovery is something you only want when you really need it” said Ziv Kedem, Zerto’s CEO in a recent interview. After launching its product earlier this summer, Israeli startup Zerto has now announced the launch of a new product suite, the Zerto Virtual Replication as well as the completion of a $15 million B round led by U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) and joined by existing investors Battery Ventures and Greylock Partners.
Zerto Virtual Replication, the industry’s first hypervisor-based replication solution for large enterprises. The solution meets the strict performance and compliance criteria that large companies have when protecting mission-critical applications. For the first time, the replication in case of a disaster happens within the virtual infrastructure of the data center, as opposed to the physical storage arrays.
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Jacques Benkoski, Ph.D., Venture Partner at USVP is quoted on the announcement:
“With many companies seeking to move their critical applications to virtualized and cloud-based environments, the lack of adequate BC/DR solutions has been a major impediment. We are pleased to be able to invest in an experienced team and a solution that enables the next major wave of virtualization and cloud adoption by Fortune 500 companies.”
Zerto was founded by brothers Ziv Kedem and Oded Kedem, who previously founded Kashya which was acquired by EMC in 2006. Kashya is essentially the basis for EMC’s RecoverPoint, currently one of the world’s leading replication solutions.