BOSTON and LONDON, November 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Zerto, whose innovative disaster recovery solutions provide 'Resilience for Evolving IT™', today announced the launch of the new Enterprise Cloud Edition with the general availability of Zerto Virtual Replication 5.0 (ZVR). The industry's only heterogeneous data and application protection, replication and mobility solution for building and managing a hybrid cloud platform is now available with Microsoft Azure support. The new Zerto Enterprise Cloud Edition enables organizations to implement a hybrid cloud strategy today by simultaneously protecting and recovering any virtual machine (VM) in any environment, from on-premises data centers to public clouds, all with different SLAs and retention policies using One-To-Many replication. Zerto Virtual Replication 5.0 will also be available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace starting November 15, 2016. "Zerto Virtual Replication recently completed a successful alpha test phase, and we're pleased to see it a step closer to becoming generally available as cloud-based and software-defined infrastructures become more pervasive in today's IT-enabled businesses," said Dominic Anschutz, director, Global Cloud Team, Microsoft Corp. "Across industries we see our mutual customer base embracing the shift BC/DR software is driving for these cloud environments, including Microsoft Azure, and how they're allowing business leaders to build and execute their cloud strategies using Zerto." ZVR 5.0 delivers comprehensive, automated IT resilience for any-sized data center, with real-time one-to-many replication and recovery of VMs and data from any infrastructure to any site. Enterprises gain recovery point objectives (RPOs) of seconds and automated recovery time objectives (RTOs) in minutes across different technologies, private clouds and hypervisors. ZVR 5.0 Enterprise Cloud Edition adds one-to-many replication support for 300 Zerto Cloud Service Providers, or one of the leading public cloud providers including Microsoft Azure, AWS, HPE Helion and IBM Cloud.