Zerto, an industry leader for IT resilience, announced cloud technology trends and positive growth among its customer base for the first half of 2020. Zerto’s customers are pursuing the disaster recovery (DR)-to-cloud trend with rapid global adoption of Microsoft Azure. Additionally, Zerto has tripled its global IT Resilience footprint across the federal government and public sectors with new customer acquisitions.
Azure Adoption Ascends
Global adoption of Microsoft Azure doubled across several verticals during the first half of 2020. Virtual machines protected to Azure using Zerto has doubled year-over-year with half of the consumption driven by the education, financial services, healthcare, and technology sectors.
According to Gartner, Inc., “Cloud DR costs can be a fraction of the total costs for traditional DR sites.” In the 2019 Security and Risk survey, cloud-based recovery is the most popular choice across all levels of system availability for more than 300 IT organisations worldwide.*
Innovation in the Public Cloud
Zerto customers also expanded their adoption among other public cloud providers. Earlier this year, Zerto announced integrations with AWS Storage Gateway and introduced support for Oracle and Google Cloud. The company also continues to make it easier for customers to adopt public clouds. A joint customer, QAD, a premier supplier of ERP software took advantage of the new Google Cloud and Zerto integration.
“With Google Cloud VMware Engine, we are able to quickly extend the enterprise class disaster recovery capabilities we have become accustomed to with Zerto to the Google Cloud,” says Scott Lawson, Director, IT architecture at QAD.
IT Resilience Footprint Grows
In the first half of 2020, Zerto expanded its IT Resilience Platform footprint by more than 200% with new customers in the federal government and public sector. Additionally, Zerto experienced more than 200% increase in customer project implementation sizes among the legal, software and internet, and telecommunications sectors.
Key growth highlights include:
New customers in the federal government sector increased by more than 250%.
New customers in the public sector increased by 225%.
New customers in the insurance industry increased by 18% with the average customer project implementation size increasing by 20%.
The average new customer project implementation size in the legal and telecommunications industries nearly doubled.
The average new customer project implementation size in the software and internet industry more than tripled.
The average new customer project implementation size in financial services increased by 30%.