A New Era Of HPE GreenLake SaaS-Based Ransomware Protection

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is upping the ante in the intensely competitive disaster recovery market with a new GreenLake Data Protection Service with ransomware SaaS-based protection based in part on its $374 million acquisition of Zerto earlier this year.

The breakthrough Zerto platform – combined with HPE technology under the HPE GreenLake pay per use platform – brings instant data recovery to both the edge and the cloud with what HPE claims is five times faster recovery than competitive offerings.

“We have years of very advanced technology in the area of snapshot and deduplication,etc.,”’ said Tom Black, senior vice president and general manager of HPE’s $1.2 billion storage business, in webcast on the new data protection services. “Based on some of our own internal measurements we have somewhere in the range of a 5x advantage in terms of the amount of network bandwidth used or time to both backup and restore.”

The Zerto continuous data protection/disaster recovery “Ransomware protection” is being combined with HPE’s snapshot-based backup recovery that is built as a full SaaS offering, said Black.

Black said the Zerto platform-combined with proven HPE technology- is faster and more efficient than a typical recovery for a Ransomware event. “I am very, very proud of the team for taking some hardened technology starting with a clean sheet and the simplicity (of the Zerto offering), and marrying them together to bring this new service out,” he said.

The GreenLake edge to cloud platform provides the ability to provide data services both on premise and in the public cloud, said Black. “Clearly Zerto is exceptional at that,” he said. “We have the ability with a few clicks to protect hundreds or thousands of edge sites either from an instantaneous DR (disaster recovery failover) or to an hourly snapshot or nightly backup,” he said.

HPE has touted Zerto – which has more than 9,000 customers including 350 MSPs- as a key in HPE GreenLake cloud data services protection from Ransomware.

The new HPE GreenLake for Data Protection and HPE Backup and Recovery Service For VMware as two “best in class” storage cloud data service options for customers, said Omer Asad, senior vice president and general manager of the HPE Data Infrastructure and SaaS Platforms business.

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