Zerto, a provider of business continuity and disaster recovery technologies for virtualized infrastructures and the cloud, announced the commercial availability of its Zerto Virtual Replication, a hypervisor-based replication product for large enterprises. The Waltham, Mass., company also said it successfully completed a $15 million Series B funding round led by U.S. Venture Partners (USVP).

“With many companies seeking to move their critical applications to virtualized and cloud-based environments, the lack of adequate [business continuity/disaster recovery] solutions has been a major impediment,” Jacques Benkoski, venture partner at USVP, said in a statement. “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.”

Because Zerto Virtual Replication is a hypervisor-based system, replication happens within the virtual infrastructure of the data center rather than physical storage arrays. By moving replication to the hypervisor, Zerto says, organizations can leverage the potential benefits of virtualization such as flexibility, mobility and scalability in disaster recovery strategies.

“The Series B funding round helps Zerto ramp up to meet demand from direct and channel customers,” Ziv Kedem, founder and CEO, Zerto, said in a statement. “We’ve worked with great beta customers to get to where we are, and are very pleased to announce that the Zerto Virtual Replication product is ready for prime time.”

Zerto received its initial funding from Battery Ventures and Greylock Partners.


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