Zerto Review

Live failover testing is seamless and limits production downtime

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution for DR failover/testing on our DR site. We're a Windows/VMware environment and replicate 25 virtual machines from our primary data center to our disaster recovery site. The solution allows us to perform live failovers without shutting down our production systems.

How has it helped my organization?

Zerto has made the testing and the actual failover process of our replicated virtual machines seamless. The product has relieved the administrative burden for the IT staff responsible for the disaster recovery implementation of the organization. Adding new virtual machines is quick and easy, and managing the environment is straightforward.  

What is most valuable?

Failover testing is the most valuable feature. The fact that we are able to test the failover of live systems during regular hours is invaluable to our organization. No longer do we have to schedule failovers of our systems, which brings down our production environment.

What needs improvement?

There are a couple of minor areas that could use improvement.

The GUI could be streamlined a bit more to enhance the administrative tasks. I would also like to be able to throttle the email alerts, as sometimes they become a bit noisy, and get tough to keep on top of.

For how long have I used the solution?

Our company has been using the product for four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a very stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is easy to add new licenses for growth.

How are customer service and technical support?

Support has always been readily available if there were issues.

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

We never used a different solution.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is pretty straightforward and seems to be in line with similar products.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other products before choosing this solution.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

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