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Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Site Recovery vs. VMware SRM and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Pros
"The solution is very easy to use.""They're moving a lot of their workload to cloud and aiming for a seamlessly integrated product.""It is a very stable product and very scalable.""The most useful thing is that it provides a snapshot of your environment in about 15 minutes. It is stable, and it always works. It is also scalable and easy to set up."

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"The replication is the solution's most valuable feature. If we have some issues on the VM in the main site we can migrate it to another site automatically.""The most valuable feature is the integration with our Nutanix environment.""It's easy to use and the interface is quite simple.""Its capability to schedule, write and configure the recovery and scheduled steps, such that you don't have to come in and start manually trying to recover the entire machine. You just push a button to recover the VMware and everything is done.""The product is evolving and the vendor is committed to change.""The most valuable feature is disaster recovery testing.""The most valuable features are the disaster recovery and testing.""The most valuable feature is the simplicity of operations."

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Cons
"When it runs, it runs well but when it doesn't run, the solution needs to make it clearer as to why and what the troubleshooting process is. All this would be possible if the error logging was streamlined a bit.""It could include more of a backup and recovery.""We need to be able to move the virtual servers and not build and then port them across. They need to improve the hypervisor.""It is for site-to-site replication. When something goes wrong on your site, you only get 15 minutes before it also goes wrong on your replicated site. There should be some way to be able to say that we want to restore it, but we want to restore it to the version from yesterday. It should support versioning. I would also like to see real-time scanning for advanced threat protection, more straightforward billing, and quicker turnaround on the tech support."

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"If you have a failover case, you need to work on it manually. It would be helpful if this could be automated. It would simplify things.""You need a lot of knowledge to work with the interface because it is not really easy to use, and it would be great if the dashboard were simplified.""Cost is definitely an area where the product could be improved.""What I think can be improved is the data replication aspect.""There are many functionality problems with the product currently. It is also slow and unstable.""The configuration process could be improved.""The interface is not easy to use and can be made more user-friendly.""The two vCenters have to be synchronized, which sometimes gives us problems because Keberos does not tolerate more than five minutes in time difference."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It should have more straightforward billing. The billing was what got funky. It was really cheap. We would pay based on the usage. We paid around $225 a month for site-to-site replication."

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"The price of this solution is on the expensive side.""The cost of SRM is a little bit high, especially for smaller companies.""The cost of SRM is on par with market rates.""The licensing costs are increasing.""It is about $3,000 a year for the 25 pack. The package gives you the ability to protect up to 25 virtual machines."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most useful thing is that it provides a snapshot of your environment in about 15 minutes. It is stable, and it always works. It is also scalable and easy to set up.
Top Answer: It should have more straightforward billing. The billing was what got funky. It was really cheap. We would pay based on the usage. We paid around $225 a month for site-to-site replication.
Top Answer: It is for site-to-site replication. When something goes wrong on your site, you only get 15 minutes before it also goes wrong on your replicated site. There should be some way to be able to say that… more »
Top Answer: The solution is very flexible.
Top Answer: We are always looking for solutions that are more affordable. SRM is more expensive than, for example, VirtualBox.
Top Answer: VMware introduced the two next versions of the solution. They are SRM 6.5 and 6.7. I don't have any experience with these two products. However, if I was to talk about version 6, which we are using… more »
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VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
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Overview

Help your business to keep doing business - even during major IT outages. Azure Site Recovery offers ease of deployment, cost effectiveness, and dependability. Deploy replication, failover, and recovery processes through Site Recovery to help keep your applications running during planned and unplanned outages. Site Recovery is a native disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), and Microsoft been recognized as a leader in DRaaS based on completeness of vision and ability to execute by Gartner in the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service.

VMware Site Recovery Manager is the industry-leading solution to enable application availability and mobility across sites in private cloud environments. Site Recovery Manager allows: Fast and reliable IT disaster recovery, simple and policy-based management, zero-downtime application mobility, and up to 50% lower TCO.
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Sample Customers
Russell Reynolds Associates, Union Insurance, Rackspace
Acorda Therapeutics, Columbia Sportswear, Mainfreight, Nippon Express, Sin Chew Media, Fisher & Paykel, Siam City Bank
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider18%
Media Company8%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company19%
Government13%
Retailer13%
Recruiting/Hr Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm6%
Media Company5%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business49%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise38%

Azure Site Recovery is ranked 2nd in Disaster Recovery as a Service with 4 reviews while VMware SRM is ranked 8th in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software with 12 reviews. Azure Site Recovery is rated 7.6, while VMware SRM is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Azure Site Recovery writes "Provides a seamlessly integrated recovery option for small to medium size enterprise companies". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware SRM writes "Enables us to get a lot of server images successfully but it has connectivity issues with auto-recovery". Azure Site Recovery is most compared with CloudEndure Disaster Recovery, Veeam Backup & Replication, Zerto, Dell EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines and Datto Cloud Continuity, whereas VMware SRM is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Zerto, Dell EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines, Nutanix Xi Leap and VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery.

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