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Druva Phoenix Competitors and Alternatives

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DevenShah
Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
User-friendly with good reporting and good dashboards

Pros and Cons

  • "The product offers very easy configuration capabilities."
  • "The technical support could be improved. When you create a ticket, the responsiveness you'd expect is lacking."

What is our primary use case?

Currently, we're using it to backup all the workforce data from the laptops and devices. The data is taken to the server for backup purposes.

What is most valuable?

The solution is very easy to use. It's user-friendly.

The product offers very easy configuration capabilities.

It does what it's supposed to do. We needed a simple backup, and nothing too complex. If we need to recover data, we can recover it quickly. This is a very simple setup that works well for our purposes.

The reporting on the product has been good.

We've found the documentation very helpful.

The initial setup is very simple. It's one of the key reasons we chose the product.

The pricing of the solution is reasonable. We're quite happy with it.

We've been happy with the customization potential of the product.

The solution has good dashboards.

What needs improvement?

The technical support could be improved. When you create a ticket, the responsiveness you would expect is lacking.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for nearly two years at this point. It's been a while.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The product is quite stable. In the two years we have used it, we haven't felt the need to really move to a different solution as it seems to be stable. There aren't bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. It's great.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution scales well enough. The background is fast. They are using AWS as a background, and AWS scales beautifully as most of us know. With the AWS foundations, a company can scale the solution quite well.

We have about 70 people on the solution currently.

How are customer service and technical support?

I can't say that we are too satisfied with technical support. When you open a ticket, it takes too long to get a response. The response times overall are quite lengthy.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is not complex at all. It's very straightforward. This is a very simple solution to set up.

I don't remember exactly how long the deployment took, however, I recall the process being relatively quick.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We pay monthly under a subscription model. We're quite happy with the pricing. It's not overly expensive.

You don't have to pay for anything other than the license. However, they do have another version that offers a few more security features. It's an incremental change in price. Some of our staff are using it as they have very flexible licensing models in general.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Druva before choosing this product. We chose Acronis due to the fact that we needed a simple product that could back up and give recovery to the cloud. Also, Druval was a bit pricier in comparison to Acronis.

What other advice do I have?

We are just a customer and end-usser. We don't have a relationship with Acronis beyond that.

The solution is SaaS-based. That means, there's auto-updating happening, which means we are always on the latest version of the solution.

I would recommend the solution.

I'd advise new users to look at which version of the product they really need. No one should go in blindly as they have different versions according to size. One is their basic level, one is the advanced security, et cetera. If a company chooses correctly, then they'll be happy with the product later on and not feel the need to fill in requirements.

I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. We are quite happy with it overall.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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RD
Senior Systems Administrator at a educational organization with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
The return to operations is the most valuable feature because it decreases the amount of time it takes us to recover

Pros and Cons

  • "The return to operations is the most valuable feature because it decreases the amount of time it takes us to recover."
  • "The documentation needs improvement in terms of the setup, getting enough detail, and getting that up to speed."

What is our primary use case?

We have Zerto as an emergency backup if we were to lose electricity or compute.

I purchased Zerto because I wanted to get a return to operations and to minimize the downtime.

What is most valuable?

The return to operations is the most valuable feature because it decreases the amount of time it takes us to recover. 

Zerto is the best of breed when it comes to providing continuous data protection.

It has a number of features rolled together. So when we need to failover, it does it successfully without a lot of stuff that we have to tune underneath the scenes. We use Zerto for the short-term retention of the data.

I would rate its ease of use as an eight out of ten. It has made it a lot easier for us to failover. Usually, in the past, we had to manually go and bring things up and this automates it.

The solution decreases the time it takes and the people we need when we need to fail back or move workloads. It saves around eight hours and one person. We had started off with two to three people.

It could save us time in a data recovery situation due to ransomware or other causes but we haven't used it for that.

We haven't had something where we had to recover data using this product, but I assume it would reduce the number of staff involved in data recovery situations.

It has helped to reduce downtime in testing but we haven't had a serious issue where we had to switch over and use it.

What needs improvement?

The documentation needs improvement in terms of the setup, getting enough detail, and getting that up to speed.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Zerto for about a year. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We found Zerto to be pretty stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We haven't had problems with scalability.

We don't really have users. We just have data that we move over which is basically the size of the campus.

We need at least one full-time employee to run it.

It's used for all of our failovers so it's in 100% usage.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have had a little bit of experience with their technical support. I don't have any issues with them.

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

The ease of use, compared to other products, is much better. Zerto is all-encompassing. 

How was the initial setup?

We had to work on it for about a week to get it running the way we wanted. It took so long because of the fine-tuning. We could have set it up within three hours or something just as a test to see at work, but not necessarily do everything we wanted to do.

The time it took to sync the data up took a little bit longer.

What was our ROI?

We'll probably see ROI in around three years. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing is more expensive, but the functionality is what we wanted.

There are no additional costs to standard licensing.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at Druva. We liked the flexibility that we get with Zerto. 

What other advice do I have?

You'll be happy with Zerto.

The biggest lesson I have learned from Zerto is to be patient. 

I would rate Zerto a nine out of ten. 

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