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Mohammad Anwar Zahoor
Real User
Senior Manager IT - Infrastructure at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 15 2017

What is most valuable?

Virtual Machine Recovery during DR situation, with automation and easy to use menus and options.

How has it helped my organization?

Earlier, in case of disaster or server failure we had to rebuild the whole server/virtual machine from scratch. This... more»

What needs improvement?

In my view, if VMware comes up with an appliance-based solution like vCenter Server (which was also Windows-based), it... more»

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

Compare to hardware-based replication, I think software based replication is best and cheap. For a start, one can use... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

Previously we were not using any DR solution, but we are using Veeam along with SRM. SRM is being used for far-end... more»

What other advice do I have??

It’s a good product from VMware. Just ensure that for each version upgrade, be patient and look for reviews or, if... more»
reviewer832053
User
User at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Mar 07 2018

What is most valuable?

* vSphere Replication does not take snapshots, although it will keep your snapshots. Site Recovery Manager with SAN Replication does not take snapshots of the VMs, but will take snapshots on the LUNs via the SRA to the storage provider. *... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It made the DR process a lot faster and easier for recovery after we were familiar with the product operation.

What needs improvement?

* SRM may hit some OS issues related to IP changes, but they are usually OS related, especially in the 2008 realm. SRM runs a batch file on the OS through tools that will change the IP stack. If something fails with that, or it hits... more»
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Cnslt2390
Vendor
Solutions Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jun 06 2018

What is most valuable?

There is zero RPO and zero RTO when combined with the EMC solution called RecoverPoint.

How has it helped my organization?

it is a complementary solution to EMC's data recovery solutions, or RecoverPoint. Combined with VMware SRM it offers zero RPO and zero RTO, so... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see better integration with other storage solutions. I would hope to see that within the next two or three years.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We have always used VMware solutions because VMware is owned by EMC. So we've only used VMware SRM. The most important criteria when selecting a... more»

What other advice do I have??

Before choosing a cheaper solution, I would advise checking the limitations or boundaries of each solution. Compare VMware to Microsoft Hyper-V... more»
MikeWilson
Real User
Senior Systems Administrator with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 20 2017

What do you think of VMware SRM?

Valuable Features: Ease of management. Testing failover capabilities. • Improvements to My Organization: Gives us the ability for true DR testing, readiness. • Room for Improvement: Flexibility to choose different PITs would be nice. Also, ability to give VMs different priority per Recovery Plan would be useful. • Use of Solution: Four years. • Stability Issues: Not yet. • Scalability Issues: Not yet. • Customer Service and Technical Support: Seven out of 10. I give them a seven because they don’t always get back within the SLA, and have had a few issues they took a long time to resolve. • Previous Solutions: No. • Initial Setup: Fairly straightforward. • Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing: Licensing costs explode after 75 VMs. • Other...

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What is VMware SRM?

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.
Also known as
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
VMware SRM customers
Acorda Therapeutics, Columbia Sportswear, Mainfreight, Nippon Express, Sin Chew Media, Fisher & Paykel, Siam City Bank
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