Zerto Primary Use Case

David Riberdy
Enterprise Data Management Supervisor at Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company
We use it for disaster recovery and to migrate machines from one location to another. View full review »
Don Cargill
Senior Server Storage Engineer at MAPFRE Insurance
We do a semiannual disaster recovery test, usually one in January and another in September, where we fail our entire company over to our Arizona DR facility. We run the business out of Arizona location for the day. In order to be able to do that, the Zerto application allows us to migrate 58 machines over to that location and allows us to run our business from that location for the course of the day. View full review »
reviewer1464378
Senior VMware Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
We use it for disaster recovery. We use it for some testing. And we use it for hot backups on databases. View full review »
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reviewer1456953
Systems Architect - Cloud at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
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 geographies and all of those machines are under Zerto protection. View full review »
DanTurner
CIO at Per Mar Security Services
We're backing up VMs with it. Our company has about 200 VMs and we're using Zerto on 30 of them in the main line of business applications. We're using it to replicate all that data over to our DR site so we can do our testing and reporting against that. Within those 30 servers we've broken out into three different SLAs on which ones get spun up first. We have it all scripted with monthly plans to fail over, spin it up, actually use it over there, spin it down, bring it back into production, etc. View full review »
Franklin
Enterprise Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
We use Zerto for DR purposes, we replicate what's critical to continue business. We replicate it from our headquarters to another state, a DR site. If something happens to the headquarters where we are located we could run the continued business from the DR site with Zerto. View full review »
Evan Davis
Technology Infrastructure Manager at County of Grey
We needed Zerto in order to provide a disaster recovery solution for the entire organization. We use it to replicate some resources on-prem and for quick recovery. We also use Azure to replicate for disaster. If we ever have a catastrophic failure or attack at our main headquarters, we could failover and run our resources in Azure. We don't use Zerto for backup, we use Veeam. Once the new long-term retention features are added to Zerto, then we will investigate using it for that and possibly dropping Veeam. View full review »
Dain Baltierra
Senior IT Systems Engineer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use it for DR as well as migration. We have four data centers and migrate workloads between them. We don't use it for backup. View full review »
Jason Moore
Senior Director - Information Technology at Revenew International
We have servers in Houston and we have servers at a DR site, we need to be able to make sure that they're replicated in some form or fashion. That's what we use Zerto for, to replicate between our primary site and our DR site. View full review »
Marian Lakov
Senior IT Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
It's on-prem only, and we're replicating part of production data centers to the DR location. We use it 100 percent for DR. Zerto, as a product, has a lot of capabilities, but we're only using it to replicate servers for disaster recovery, on-prem. View full review »
reviewer1371612
Network Administrator at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
We protect about 15 virtual machines. We use Zerto to replicate them from our home office in Pennsylvania to our co-lo facility in Arizona. Our main data center is in our Pennsylvania office, but if that office were to go down, we would use this as a DR solution so we could run our company out of Arizona. View full review »
reviewer1379130
IT Professional at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
We use Zerto for disaster recovery data replication from our headquarters to an offsite data center at another location. It has replaced all of my legacy backup solutions. View full review »
reviewer1370727
Sr Director Security Operations at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
For all the most important applications, we are using Zerto as a hot site in case something were to go on with our on-prem data center-based applications. We can immediately resort to Zerto as a failover. It's deployed for replication from our data center into the public cloud. View full review »
Paul Willett
System Engineer at American Medical Response
We use Zerto for data migrations. We use it to move our virtual machines from one location or data center to another and eventually, we then switch that over to DR from our facility in one state to another. It's for the migration of existing VMs. View full review »
Tim Lenz
SQL Database Administrator at Aurora Mental Health Center
It is controlling our mission-critical production system as a backup and a failover. View full review »
reviewer1254672
User at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
We use Zerto as a robust failover and replication solution. Currently we replicate about 50-55 VMs to our DR site. We have run multiple test failovers, and have even done a full-scale, full company REAL failover. Zerto worked flawlessly. We use Zerto to make sure that our primary Server farm is replicated and protected in case of a failover. View full review »
reviewer1245939
User at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
We use Zerto to keep a replica copy of the core servers we have running at our backup site. In the case of an outage, we are able to flip over to our backup location. Zerto keeps these servers up to date within seconds and in the case of an outage at our core data center, we can flip over services with little to no data loss. View full review »
Mark McCully
Manager, Infrastructure at Vizient, Inc
We use Zerto for disaster recovery of our tier 1 applications from our primary data center to our secondary data center. We have also used Zerto to successfully perform server migrations from one site to another for data center moves and company acquisitions. Our administrators love the product and it has been proven to be easier to use than VMware SRM which we were using before going with Zerto. View full review »
Rodney Carlson
System Analyst at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
We use Zerto for replication to a DR site of Windows and Unix machines. We like having a testable solution which does not interfere with the performance on our production machines. It has an included feature allowing assignment of a specific LAN or IP address to segregate the machine while testing. We are replicating 56 machines, totaling more than 30 TB, but compressing at 70 percent for space savings. We use the email alerts as a way to monitor replication status. This helps in off hours alerting for potential problems. View full review »
reviewer1156839
User
Real-time replication for our Disaster Recovery site, which is currently hosted in another on-premise site but will shortly be moving to a Data Center in the Cloud. I have also used this solution to do point-in-time restores of Exchange mailbox items and to check updates from Microsoft. View full review »
reviewer1199877
User
We use Zerto to protect our staff information against ransomware and is outlined in our disaster recovery plan. We have a DR site that we failover to if anything happens at our primary data center. We have only our core services, that we could not live without, being protected. View full review »
Tim Lillis
Sr. System Engineer at a non-tech company with 501-1,000 employees
We primarily use Zerto for our critical applications and infrastructure to allow immediate failover at our DR site. We licensed our critical applications and database servers and standard backup the rest. In order to increase uptime, we replicate our entire Active Directory infrastructure as well. View full review »
Tim Kovars
Sr. Systems Engineer at Quarles & Brady LLP
We primarily use this solution for disaster recovery. The initial sync was from Pure to Compellent, and DR with disparate storage was great. Once we identified our critical servers, vetted the Live and Test Failover, and got the necessary configuration at our DR site, we are now able to perform tests in a safe bubble. View full review »
reviewer1226331
User at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
We use Zerto at our remote locations as a backup solution in environments where we don't have the infrastructure for redundancy. It allows us to use two HPE DL380 servers as stand-alone VMware hosts and replicate the VMs without needing shared storage. View full review »
Amit BArnawal
Manager - IT Infrastructure and Resiliency at Asian Paints
Our primary use case for Zerto was to enable replication at our DR site for virtual appliances and automation of the failover - failback process. This also gets utilized for recovery at our DR site at different timestamps using the journal history. This solution is very light, with zero-touch deployment and very enhanced dashboards. View full review »
Gary Nalley
Solutions Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
Cloud-based disaster recovery. However, do your homework on your provider. There are several options besides Azure and AWS that don't have their surprise charges. Be sure to check them out. View full review »
reviewer1246608
User at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use the solution for DR failover/testing on our DR site. We're a Windows/VMware environment and replicate 25 virtual machines from our primary data center to our disaster recovery site. The solution allows us to perform live failovers without shutting down our production systems. View full review »
Stephen Fuller
Senior Operations Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our primary use for this solution is DR Replication to a separate data centre. We use VMware at both sites. We're currently replicating around eighty VMs from our primary data centre in London to our secondary data centre in Beccles. Most of these are SQL servers with the VSS agent installed. View full review »
Brad Beeler-Carlton
IT at a marketing services firm with 51-200 employees
We primarily use this solution for Replication and Disaster Recovery. View full review »
Karam Ajaj
IT system administrator
We use this solution for disaster recovery. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Zerto. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: December 2020.
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