Zerto Review

Continuous VM replication and ability to choose recovery point are key

How has it helped my organization?

Virtualization, and Zerto improves business continuity and disaster recovery tremendously.

What is most valuable?

  • Continuous replication for VMs
  • Ability to choose point in time to recover from
  • RPOs in seconds
  • RTO in minutes

What needs improvement?

Adding or changing VPGs (Virtual Protection Groups) may require restarting replication.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The product is very stable; no issues with upgrading to new releases.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Adding additional VMs is fairly easy. Adding or changing VPGs (Virtual Protection Groups) may require restarting replication.

How are customer service and technical support?

Very good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously we used SRM (Site Recovery Manager). Zerto is much easier to set up and configure. Failover using Zerto is simply a one-button click, and it does everything else in restoring the VMs at a different datacenter (recovery site).

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup is fairly easy and the environment can be protected in just a few hours.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

You can find providers of a DRaaS solution with Zerto license fees for each VM. Zerto only sells to partners and they have a robust partner organization.

What other advice do I have?

The product works and does what is says. Zerto provides enterprise-class, virtual replication and BC/DR solutions for private, hybrid, and public clouds. Future releases will provide multiple destinations/locations to store the replicated data.

Most companies have used backup software for their protection, or disk array replication. Zerto leapfrogs those data protection methods and provides a much more affordable BC/DR solution, with improved RPO and RTO.

Zerto is an excellent solution for cloud-based environments, but for DIY clients who have another site to recover their systems it also works well.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Zerto Partner.
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