VMware SRM Competitors and Alternatives

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reviewer1456953
Systems Architect - Cloud at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Dec 13, 2020
We are able to show, at a customer-level of granularity, what a customer's RPO was at any point, in real time

What is our primary use case?

Our use case is 100 percent disaster recovery between two different geographies. We have a very large private cloud offering. We've got about 1,200 customers and almost 10,000 VMs that are under Zerto protection. Every one of those virtual machines needs to be replicated from Waltham to Chicago, from the East Coast of the U.S. to the central U.S. Likewise, we have a European business with the exact same flow, although it's much smaller as far as number of VMs; it might be a couple of hundred. That implementation is going from Berlin to Amsterdam. We've got one-way protection in two different… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "Four years ago when we did a PoC between two other vendors and Zerto, there were two features of Zerto that sold it, hands-down. One was the ease of creating protection groups, the ease with which our engineers could create protection, add virtual machines into the Zerto product, and get them under DR protection."
  • "The second feature that sold us was the sub-second RPO. One of the things that made Zerto's product stand out from some of the more traditional solutions four years ago was its ability to maintain sub-second RPO over a group of machines, and that group of machines could be spread over multiple storage hardware."
  • "The number-one area in which they need to improve their product is what I would call "automatic self-healing." This is related to running them at scale... We have 1,000 VRAs and if any one of their VRAs has a problem, goes offline, all of the customer protection groups and all of the customers that are tied to that VRA are not replicating at all. That means the RPO is slipping until somebody makes a manual effort to fix the issue. It has become a full-time job at my company for somebody to keep Zerto running all the time, everywhere, and to keep all the customers up and going."

What other advice do I have?

Zerto can do what it says it can do. It can absolutely provide sub-second recovery point objectives, but with a couple of caveats. The caveats tend to apply to large companies like mine, and by "large" I mean if you have over 2,000 to 3,000 virtual machines, versus a small to medium-sized company that maybe has 50 to 500. Once you cross that barrier, you're getting into a larger environment that you're trying to replicate with Zerto. A couple things can break down. Zerto's product doesn't control the path between your source production data and the destination you're trying to send it to…
reviewer550455
Infrastructure Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Oct 13, 2019
Enables you to control replication, live migration, and incremental disaster recovery but the replication time between virtual machines is slow

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use for this solution is for managing backup tasks such as replication, migration and disaster recovery.

Pros and Cons

  • "The product has many valuable features for handling backup needs, including replication, live migration, and incremental disaster recovery."
  • "Replication is not fast, the GUI could be more user-friendly, and technical support is lacking in Iran."

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten when one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Hyper-V as a seven. It is not the best but it is good.
reviewer1461621
Software Security Architect at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Dec 14, 2020
High scalability, powerful stability, and best monitoring and performance

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for deploying machine backup and for recovery from a disaster recovery site. We also use it for file backup. For the database backup, we use the software embedded in the SQL Server.

Pros and Cons

  • "Its stability and scalability were the main reasons for going for this solution. It is highly scalable, and its stability is also powerful. It has a friendly interface, and its monitoring and performance are the best in the market."
  • "The orchestration feature can be improved. They can improve the virtual machine orchestration to make it similar to VMware. They can also provide an option to automate the backup and recovery and schedule a backup."

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Veeam Backup & Replication a nine out of ten. There are some features that they need to improve in Veeam, but it is perfect for most of the companies in Romania.
Ugur Ucanok
Deputy General Manager at Clonera
Real User
Top 20
Jun 17, 2020
Has good stability but does not have multi-tenant capabilities

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution is quite stable. We haven't experienced any kind of bug or glitch. We haven't experienced crashes."
  • "The solution is not easy to use. It's actually quite hard. If it could be simplified it might be better for the end user."

What other advice do I have?

We are a service provider and we used to use EMC RecoverPoint. However, we couldn't sell it for our infrastructure because it does not have multi-tenant capabilities. It is just for enterprises. That's why we dropped it. I would rate the solution at around seven out of ten. If it was easier to use, had multi-tenancy, or was able to be used across hypervisor applications I might rate it a bit higher.
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