December 08, 2011 08:42 ET

ZXFactory Chooses Zerto for New ZX Continue, Cloud-Based BC/DR Service

EDE, THE NETHERLANDS and WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - Dec 8, 2011) - Zerto, the industry's first hypervisor-based replication solution, has been selected as the underlying technology enabling cloud provider ZXFactory's new DR-a-a-S (Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service) offering, called ZX Continue. The service is based upon Zerto's robust storage replication technology in combination with the multi-datacenter VMware vCloud platform offered by ZXFactory.

"Disaster recovery is essential for today's complex virtualized IT environments, and can have a direct impact on business success," said Chango Eersel, Director, ZXFactory. "However, some companies are still not investing wisely or sufficiently in replication. This is a mistake that some unfortunately don't realize until it is too late and the damage has been done. Application protection can now be achieved in the cloud, without massive hardware investments, complex support contracts or expensive arrays."

ZXFactory is the first cloud provider in The Netherlands to offer a DR-a-a-S solution for VMware environments. The company now offers a service that is suitable for enterprise environments and tier-1 applications based on their 16 years of experience with business critical IT services and disaster recovery. With ZX Continue powered by Zerto Virtual Replication, customers only pay for what they use on a monthly basis. Fully automated, a disaster recovery (DR) contingency test can take place at any time, without any impact on operations, removing the complexity of traditional, error-prone DR solutions.

By using Zerto's cloud offering, including multi-tenant architecture, infrastructure abstraction and full vCloud integration, ZXFactory can provide a robust offering that protects even mission-critical applications in the cloud. Zerto Virtual Replication is a hypervisor-based business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) solution, which replicates data within the virtual infrastructure instead of in the storage arrays.

"We are thrilled ZXFactory has selected Zerto Virtual Replication to provide a robust disaster recovery service to their customers," said Ziv Kedem, CEO of Zerto. "Having a reliable disaster recovery solution is an important first step for their customers making the transition to the cloud. The ability to offer DR-a-a-S is a powerful differentiator for cloud vendors looking to offer customers peace of mind and protection for mission critical applications."

In addition to BC/DR, the ZX Continue service can also be used to facilitate complex datacenter migrations. The new datacenter can be fully synchronized so testing and actual migration can be carried out within a short period of time and with no service interruptions.

About Zerto

Zerto provides enterprise-class business continuity and disaster recovery solutions for virtualized infrastructure and cloud. Zerto Virtual Replication, which was recently awarded Best of Show and the Gold Award for Business Continuity and Data Protection at VMworld 2011, is the industry's first hypervisor-based replication solution for tier-one applications. It replaces 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 has offices in Israel and the United States. For more information, please visit:

About ZXFactory

ZX excels in managing business critical Internet and back office based solutions. Originally founded as an ISP in 1994, ZX has developed hosting and managed services of Unix, Windows, Linux and VMware platforms as its core business. Our team consists of fifty ambitious professionals that are dedicated to serving our customers. Our company's growth is due to fostering a high level of knowledge and skills, combined with a high commitment and flexibility. We regard our services to be an integral supporting component of the primary processes of our clients. Together these qualities are the formula for success in a long term partnership with our clients. ZX holds the VMware Enterprise partner status with VMware.

Hosting & Cloud:
ZX provides hosting services from our twin datacenter in Amsterdam. These services are provided on the basis of dedicated, hardware, or virtual hosting in the ZX Cloud. Availability, flexibility, scalability and security are paramount. We also offer mail services and VDI services.

IT Management:
Our specialists are available for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In other words, no more worries about possible incidents! To control and manage your ICT environment we provide excellent services ranging from security to remote management of systems and applications, backup management and more. We keep our customers informed by means of clear IT management and incident reports.

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