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Pros
"The most valuable features are that it is able to restore quickly and that it is able to virtually restore on Hyper-V."

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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
"Licensing is an area that needs improvement."

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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 is approximately $400 to purchase a virtual service outright."

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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 valuable features are that it is able to restore quickly and that it is able to virtually restore on Hyper-V.
Top Answer: I don't pay monthly. I purchase the solution outright and use it until the license is done. I get my money's worth. It is approximately $400 to purchase a virtual service outright.
Top Answer: Licensing is an area that needs improvement. I have had six support calls in the last two years all related to licensing because the license would stop all of a sudden.
Top Answer: Our systems fail over using SRM. So, we do a big bang DR, which is biannual, and we fail over our fairly massive Epic electronic health record (EHR) and our core applications. It takes us about 30… more »
Top Answer: I am not involved with the pricing. We have a procurement team and sales team that work with the vendors.
Top Answer: We've had configuration issues on occasion. We start to fail over, and then we have to call it off because the configuration is not right, or the data stores aren't configured correctly in the… more »
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Also Known As
ShadowProtect
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
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Overview

Fast, flexible recovery starts with a solid backup. StorageCraft ShadowProtect SPX is the cornerstone of the StorageCraft Recovery Solution, providing comprehensive backup protection, reliable recovery, and system migration in a single, cross-platform solution that supports Windows and Linux systems on virtual and physical machines.

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
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Acorda Therapeutics, Columbia Sportswear, Mainfreight, Nippon Express, Sin Chew Media, Fisher & Paykel, Siam City Bank
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company21%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government9%
Manufacturing Company7%
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company17%
Retailer17%
Government11%
Computer Software Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm6%
Media Company5%
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Small Business48%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise40%
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StorageCraft ShadowProtect is ranked 13th in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software with 1 review while VMware SRM is ranked 8th in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software with 15 reviews. StorageCraft ShadowProtect is rated 9.0, while VMware SRM is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of StorageCraft ShadowProtect writes "Stable single-server backup, with quick restore and good support". 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". StorageCraft ShadowProtect is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Datto Cloud Continuity, MSP360 Backup, Acronis Disaster Recovery and Nakivo, whereas VMware SRM is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Zerto, Dell EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines, Azure Site Recovery and Nutanix Xi Leap.

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