Compare Azure Backup vs. Zerto

Azure Backup is ranked 42nd in Backup and Recovery Software with 2 reviews while Zerto is ranked 6th in Backup and Recovery Software with 19 reviews. Azure Backup is rated 6.0, while Zerto is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Azure Backup writes "Easy to deploy and integrates well with cloud services, but the interface needs improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zerto writes "Easy to operate and very dependable. ". Azure Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Micro Focus Data Protector and Barracuda Backup, whereas Zerto is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, VMware SRM and EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines.
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The storage backup is very efficient.This solution allows me to restore either the VM or the data, depending on what is needed.

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I really like how you can test the failover as often as you need.The ability to perform DR testing to ensure data integrity is critical.The ability to have a RPO of seconds has enabled us to restore data to just before an incident has occurred, which certainly saves a lot of time and money.We now have the ability to replicate critical data to a secure, off-site location that can be brought back in seconds if needed.Implementing this solution has given us sandboxing and the ability to move VMs.The ability to fully test your entire environment without actually performing a failover is invaluable.It has enabled DR protection for virtual appliances with minimal administrator time.During a failover to a DR site, Zerto can automatically change the IP address of servers.

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The support for Office365 backup is atrocious and is something that has to be improved.The user interface is a little bit confusing and it could be better.

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I think Zerto could do better with size planning because it would be nice to analyze a server for a week and give an estimate on sizing the Journal.Increased granularity in how long to keep the journal would be nice.We have had issues with licensing, where the license we've been given by Zerto support doesn't include VSS replication, which was a pain at the time.The email alerts can be excessive, so better control over frequency or resolution may be a worthwhile improvement.The backup functions are in need of improvement.There needs to be more flexibility in the licensing.It would be helpful if the reports can be generated periodically, on a schedule.I would like them to add a VM host replication option. Being able to replicate host configuration between sites would be a huge benefit.

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The pricing of this solution is good, and it is one of the easiest things that you can sell Azure with.The pricing of this solution is ok, but I'm expecting that the price will decrease in the future.

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We found that in an event that was massive enough to cause an entire cluster to go offline we would be happy with our core services up and running.You are getting what you pay for, as this is a solution that requires minimal management after it is configured.While we find the twenty-five VM license somewhat inflexible, the actual setup costs are minimal as the product is so easy to install.The solution is very cost-effective and very easy to set-up but does not compromise on features.We believe the pricing, setup costs, and licensing are easy to understand. The pricing seems very reasonable.It's a little bit expensive.Licensing is VM based so you can buy packages or single VM. Price is not low but the power of application is high, so you will get your money back.

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Zerto Virtual Replication
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Overview

Data is the heart of any organization and backing up this data is a key part of a business strategy. Azure Backup is a scalable solution with zero capital investment and minimal operational expense. With the optional integration with System Center Data Protection Manager, you can protect advanced workloads running in your datacenter in VMs or on physical servers.

Zerto helps customers accelerate IT transformation by eliminating the risk and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. By replacing multiple legacy solutions with a single IT Resilience Platform, Zerto is changing the way disaster recovery, backup and cloud are managed. At enterprise scale, Zerto’s software platform delivers continuous availability for an always-on customer experience while simplifying workload mobility to protect, recover and move applications freely across hybrid and multi-clouds. Zerto is trusted by over 6,000 customers globally and is powering resiliency offerings for Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, AWS, SunGard AS and more than 350 cloud services providers.

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Sample Customers
Russell Reynolds Associates, Somerset County Council, Kardem, PCL ConstructionTencate, Spirit Airlines, Woodforest National Bank, UW Health
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Insurance Company12%
Healthcare Company12%
Manufacturing Company8%
Comms Service Provider8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company24%
Comms Service Provider11%
Manufacturing Company10%
Retailer6%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise38%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise42%
Large Enterprise40%
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