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New Release: The Gorilla Guide To…® Continuous Backup and Recovery, Express Edition

The importance of backups has risen dramatically in the age of ransomware, when data loss may not be simply a result of your own mistakes, but the goal of a ruthless and targeted attack. Still, ransomware is not the only phenomenon pressuring organizations to improve their backup and recovery. When glitches bring your site down, each lost minute means lost money and lost customers: what good is it to institute a sophisticated cloud and container strategy that can bring your site back up in seconds, if your data takes two hours to restore?

Continuous Backup and Recovery, Express Edition details the current state of most backup solutions and a newer solution called Continuous Data Protection (CDP). Most organizations follow a model established decades ago, even if they use newer storage technology or even a “hyperconverged backup” hardware appliance.

In contrast, CDP rethinks the process of backup and recovery for an age of multiple systems in hybrid environments. For instance, it borrows the idea of journaling and timestamps from databases, where changes are tracked separately from the main data store to permit quicker recovery (Figure 1).


Continuous Backup and Recovery, Express Edition focuses on the Zerto platform, which covers a wide range of environments and offers recoveries within minutes. Zerto can restore groups of virtual machines to a consistent state so they can continue working together. Zerto even offers analytics to help you plan your needs for storage and processing for backups, and help with GDPR compliance.

Other attractions of this report include several case studies, and a checklist to help you determine your organization’s backup needs.

Inside the Guide

Gorilla Guides make learning and discovery approachable and easy, and they take the guesswork out of navigating complicated IT technologies. Written by an industry expert, and brought to you by Zerto, this resource is packed full of trusted information about robust backup and recovery!

Download the book and learn all about:

  • Modern Requirements for Backup and Recovery
  • How Journaling and Change Block Tracking (CBT) work for Backups
  • Elements of Zerto’s Solution

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Future of Data Protection

Chapter 1: Traditional Backup and Recovery Challenges

  • The Usual Suspects
  • The Not So Usual Suspects

Chapter 2: Exploring Continuous Backup and Recovery with the Zerto Platform

  • Looking Under the Hood
  • Putting the Zerto Platform to Work for You

Chapter 3: Planning Your Journey: From A to Zerto

  • Deployment Checklist
  • Benefits and Business Outcomes
  • Relief Is Available

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About the Authors

Lawrence Miller, CISSP, has worked in information security and technology management for more than 25 years. He is currently working as an IT security solutions consultant. He’s previously worked as the vice president of IT for a major Verizon reseller, director of IT and e-commerce for a retail merchandising company, and IT operations manager for a top 100 U.S. law firm. He is the author of more than 200 books on various topics including information security, cloud, unified communications and collaboration, storage, 5G, and the Internet of Things.

About Zerto

Zerto helps customers accelerate IT transformation through a single, scalable platform for cloud data management and protection. Built for enterprise scale, Zerto’s simple, software-only platform uses continuous data protection to converge backup, disaster recovery, and data mobility and eliminates the risks and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. Zerto enables an always-on customer experience by simplifying the protection, recovery, and mobility of applications and data across private, public, and hybrid clouds. Zerto is trusted by over 9,500 customers globally and is powering offerings for Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, AWS, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud, and more than 450 managed service providers.

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