September 06, 2011 13:12 ET

Zerto Signs European Distribution Agreement With Consolidate-IT for Award Winning Zerto Virtual Replication

STEVENAGE, UNITED KINGDOM and WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - Sep 6, 2011) - Consolidate-IT, a value added distributor, and Zerto today announced that they have entered into a distribution agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Consolidate-IT will distribute Zerto's Virtual Replication product into European and South African markets. Zerto's hypervisor-based replication technology, awarded "Best of Show" at VMworld 2011, is a software-only solution for business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) of virtualized applications deployed in data centers and the cloud.

"We feel that Zerto's hypervisor-based replication is a compelling new way to easily replicate data. Today, most servers are virtualized, or they are going to be virtualized soon, so moving replication to the hypervisor layer is logical," said Jur Faber, CEO Consolidate-IT. "Our customers like the flexibility Zerto offers in terms of hardware / vendor agnostic replication and they particularly appreciate reducing risk."

"Consolidate-IT has a strong reputation with customers and system integrators in Europe. We're proud to have them on-board as our first European distributor," said Ziv Kedem, CEO of Zerto. "They offer tailored solutions to customers by benchmarking current and future application storage needs, and DR is a rapidly growing part of their business."

Last week, Zerto's hypervisor-based virtual replication solution received both the "Best of Show" and a "Gold Award for Business Continuity and Data Protection" at the 2011 VMWorld Conference. Yesterday, Zerto received the "Platinum Award for New Technology" at VIBriefing's Emerging Technology Excellence Awards. The company also recently announced commercial availability of their virtual replication solution, as well as Series-B funding from initial venture capital partners Greylock Partners, Battery Ventures, and new venture capital investors U.S. Venture Partners.

About Zerto

Founded by a team of storage industry veterans, Zerto provides enterprise-class business continuity and disaster recovery solutions for virtualized infrastructure and the cloud. 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. Backed by U.S. Venture Partners, Battery Ventures and Greylock Partners, Zerto is headquartered in Israel and the United States. For more information, please visit:

About Consolidate-IT

Consolidate IT is a value add distributor, our focus is to deliver more value for less money, via our partners. We work with business experts throughout Europe promoting the new effective infrastructure with innovative technologies. Our focus is on improving the virtual infrastructure, bringing greater performance and reliability with less complexity and cost so that our customers can be more competitive. Consolidate-IT will offer Zerto Virtual Replication in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, France and South Africa.

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