VMware SRM vs. Zerto

As of June 2019, VMware SRM is ranked 6th in Disaster Recovery Software with 5 reviews vs Zerto which is ranked 3rd in Disaster Recovery Software with 17 reviews. The top reviewer of VMware SRM writes "We Were Able To Cut Outage To A Maximum Of One Hour". The top reviewer of Zerto writes "Easy to operate and very dependable. ". VMware SRM is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Zerto and EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines. Zerto is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, VMware SRM and EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines. See our VMware SRM vs. Zerto report.
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Pros
Combined with RecoverPoint, it offers zero RPO and zero RTO.It made the DR process a lot faster and easier for recovery after we were familiar with the product operation.Testing failover capabilities.Virtual Machine Recovery during DR situation, with automation and easy to use menus and options.

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During a failover to a DR site, Zerto can automatically change the IP address of servers.With Zerto, we were able to replicate our virtual servers to a remote DR site across a WAN connection.The initial setup was very straightforward and easy. We were able to start replication within minutes of the initial setup.Journaling allows us to leverage Zerto's journal for sub-minute recoveries, instead of having to wait for the storage array to replicate.Failover using Zerto is simply a one-button click, and it does everything else in restoring the VMs at a different datacenter (recovery site).Zerto is an excellent solution for cloud-based environments, but for DIY clients who have another site to recover their systems it also works well.The replication being log-based is awesome.You can set the number of days a VM can be rolled back in case of corruption or virus infection.

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I would like to see better integration with other storage solutions. I would hope to see that within the next two or three years.One thing which is lacking from the SRM is reporting.SRM may hit some OS issues related to IP changes, but they are usually OS related, especially in the 2008 realm.Flexibility to choose different PITs would be nice.In my view, if VMware comes up with an appliance-based solution like vCenter Server (which was also Windows-based), it will be much easier for deployment. I

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I would like them to add a VM host replication option. Being able to replicate host configuration between sites would be a huge benefit.The full site recovery is not up to SRM standards.It is difficult to manage failing over between sites if you are at the site that was impacted.Adding or changing VPGs (Virtual Protection Groups) may require restarting replication.An integrated encryption would allow for faster initial install and connection to the remote cloud site.Their offsite backup is a bit clunky, but it will probably improve.It needs to support more public cloud.It works only for a virtual platform, it does not support bare metal.

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Licensing costs explode after 75 VMs.Compare to hardware-based replication, I think software based replication is best and cheap.

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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.Licensing is based on the number of VMs to replicate. The first thing should be to get the number of VMs to replicate based on your business needs.Zerto’s licensing model has changed a bit over the last year and they are in alignment with others. It is pretty simple and more economical.Pricing depends on your future growth. Start small and then scale up.

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Also Known As
VMware vCenter Site Recovery ManagerZerto Virtual Replication
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Overview
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.

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
Acorda Therapeutics, Columbia Sportswear, Mainfreight, Nippon Express, Sin Chew Media, Fisher & Paykel, Siam City BankTencate, Spirit Airlines, Woodforest National Bank, UW Health
Top Industries
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Manufacturing Company22%
Recruiting/Hr Firm11%
Pharma/Biotech Company11%
Media Company11%
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Insurance Company16%
Comms Service Provider11%
Manufacturing Company11%
Non Profit11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Manufacturing Company16%
Wholesaler/Distributor15%
Insurance Company10%
Comms Service Provider7%
Company Size
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise35%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise36%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise39%
Large Enterprise42%
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