VMware SRM Valuable Features

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reviewer1217421
Enterprise Architect at a consumer goods company with 11-50 employees

What I like the most about SRM is the delta sync. We typically approach a project from an architecture perspective and we do service grouping. For example, take a situation where we plan to do a migration. We decide to go with a setup where there is a front-end portal server, there are duplication servers and there is one back-end database server. This means there are four separate VMs each representing one particular service. To get the services across, we have to wait until we have the full image replication complete. By the time we kick it off, the replication has already begun to trickle in. You can parameterize a little bit. When you really want to do the migration — probably during a service outage on the weekends as it is for production — the majority of the data is already migrated to the other side. That helps a lot because you do not need to have a tremendous service outage with this model compared to doing it in a more traditional way.  

Of course, VMware SRM not the only solution that is capable of doing this anymore. But if you have a heterogeneous environment — environments are not equal on both sides — this solution can be an advantage. In our situation, we had completely different technical specs and technology foundations at the source and target. In this case, the product is really is an enabler on the condition that you have the same hypervisor on the other side.  

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ChukwuemekaOnyemelukwe
Infrastructure Administrator - Server, Storage & Virtualization at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

What I like about VMware is 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.

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OmidKoushki
Network Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The most important features that we're using are the replication of VMs as well as the integration with the EMC recovery platform. The replication solutions to replicate the LAN and data storage to the secondary external storage.

The solution is quite stable. We haven't had an issue with the performance.

The solution is very flexible. 

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reviewer1271802
Operations Engineer at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees

I would say SRM's ability to recover my virtual machines in a timely manner and to perform bi-annual testing are the two things it has provided that are really valuable.  

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Toby Sloan
Director Of Service Delivery at Kinetic IT

I would not be able to tell you the features and benefits that are best for the Engineering Teams. That would be more a question for my Engineering Manager and those guys. I am in service delivery and I am familiar with the product but not with hands-on use.  

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reviewer1315926
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The most valuable features are the disaster recovery and testing.

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Mourad Koudir
Consultant-Instructor at Flexdata

The most valuable feature is the simplicity of operations. You have two main buttons, where one is red and one is green. The red button is used for real disaster recovery and the green button is used if you want to simulate it.

The interface is user-friendly.

The storage replication adapter (SRA) is quite good because it allows SRM to work with storage arrays from any vendor.

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Don Hwata
Senior Systems Engineer Regional Support at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

The most valuable feature is the automation, where you press a button and everything fails over seamlessly. It is quite good.

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SoheylNorozi
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The most valuable feature is the integration with our Nutanix environment. If it didn't have this ability then we may not be using it.

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MuathAlhwetat
SAN and UNIX Administrator at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

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 configuration assembly for the VMware is good.

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Rakesh-Patel
Consultant at Ashtech Infotech (India) Pvt.Ltd.

The most valuable feature is disaster recovery testing.

The reports are very good.

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reviewer1261665
VMware Software Engineer at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees

Some of its valuable features are that it's easy to use and the interface is quite simple as well. It's really a reliable and a good product.

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