Zerto Review

A lightweight solution that is easy to configure and has intuitive dashboards

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case for Zerto was to enable replication at our DR site for virtual appliances and automation of the failover - failback process. This also gets utilized for recovery at our DR site at different timestamps using the journal history.

This solution is very light, with zero-touch deployment and very enhanced dashboards. 

How has it helped my organization?

It has enabled DR protection for virtual appliances with minimal administrator time. This solution also provides a backup option at the DR site without any additional cost of licenses. The Dashboards are very intuitive and can be published to the CIO and CTO. 

What is most valuable?

We loved the orchestrator, which allows us to specify IPs for our DR site in advance. It also allowed us to pre-configure the boot sequence for a failover test or actual recovery. Backup at the DR site is the icing on the cake. The concept of a journal history and keeping snapshots at intervals of seconds are quite good.

What needs improvement?

Mobile features are there only for visibility and not to take action. We would love to see the ability to perform actions through mobile apps.

It would be helpful if the reports can be generated periodically, on a schedule.

For how long have I used the solution?

Four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a scalable solution that also supports multiple clouds.

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

Our earlier solution doesn't have a detailed orchestrator and didn't support appliances.

How was the initial setup?

It is very easy to set-up this solution.

What about the implementation team?

We implemented this solution in-house, without the need for any partner to assist with the set-up.

What was our ROI?

There is no need to think of ROI as this is a DC-DR solution.

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

The solution is very cost-effective and very easy to set-up but does not compromise on features. The features are much enhanced compared to any other DC-DR solution.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this solution we evaluated VMware Replication & Sanovi.

What other advice do I have?

Overall, this solution is quite enhanced compared to other, similar solutions in the market.

I recommend trying this solution.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.

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