What is most valuable?
There are many valuable features. However, the one that sticks out the most is the simplicity of the process to protect or migrate a virtual workload.
It enables protection of a virtual workload to be done by the app, whether single or multi-tiered, with a boot time scheduler. It is pretty awesome.
How has it helped my organization?
Zerto has changed how we think about protecting virtual workloads. It has enabled us to think about real time protection with full replication that provides checkpoints every few seconds and enables quick (< 10min) recovery times.
What needs improvement?
Zerto is solid. However, they are working on a cloud workload protection and protecting virtual workloads to more than one site. This is good stuff.
For how long have I used the solution?
We have been using the product for more than two years.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
Zerto is stable and works as expected.
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?
Zerto scales as you scale your virtual environments. It simply and quickly protects virtual workloads.
How is customer service and technical support?
Zerto’s support is good. They are quick to contact you back and get working on any issue. This is hard to get from other vendors.
Which solutions did we use previously?
I have been performing DR/migrations/replication for over 15 years. I changed during a bake-off of different products based on:
- Speed to setup and run
- Low to no dependencies
- Simple to use (easy to operationalize)
Zerto simply is the tool for protecting any virtual workload. I have set up and protected:
- DBs (DB2, SQL, Oracle)
- Many apps (Wintel and Linux)
- Virtual appliances.
It is extremely simple to set up and use.
How was the initial setup?
The Zerto setup was straightforward. It is one of the simplest tools I have ever deployed to protect virtual workloads. It works hand in hand with VMware features such as DRS/HA, so there is no issue when your workload moves around.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?
Zerto’s licensing model has changed a bit over the last year and they are in alignment with others. It is pretty simple and more economical.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?
We evaluated PlateSpin, Recover Point/Recover Point 4 VMs, VMW SRM, Veeam, and VMW converter.
What other advice do I have?
Put it in place as it will become your default tool for VM protection and replication, hands down!
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Jul 27 2017