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Dec 23 2019
What is most valuable?I love all the features really. The fact that the interface is so intuitive is wonderful. The setup and customization of VPGs are great too. They allow you to customize… more»
How has it helped my organization?Zerto gives us peace of mind. It is also extremely easy to use and very intuitive. We don't have to worry about what would happen if our server room were to be damaged or… more»
What needs improvement?I have brought this up to support before, but it would be really nice to have the option to "roll back" a particular VM to a previous time in the past if it were to become… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?I would suggest getting a dedicated, well-informed rep. I'm sure they all have great training but always hold your rep accountable. Ask lots of questions because there are… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We had tried other solutions in the past including SRM and RecoverPoint for VMs. I can tell you they all pale in comparison, not only in functionality and… more»
What other advice do I have?Zerto is literally the best vendor that we deal with overall as an IT Department. They have always delivered, and have always been top-notch. I highly recommend them to… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We have evaluated SRM, RecoverPoint for VMs, and other "built-in" Hyperconverged replication solutions.
Nov 30 2018
What is most valuable?Zerto is packed full of useful features. The main feature is easy to manage, you will not need to be in Zerto day to day as it runs flawless. Zerto has a plugin to integrate seamlessly into VMware VSphere tab. I would highlight is the fact Zerto was used to migrate all of our VMs from one data… more»
How has it helped my organization?Zerto was able to use an EMC PROD SAN, and a HP DR SAN with no issues or compatibility problems which allowed us to avoid buying expensive hardware for a DR site. Zerto has allowed us to feel comfortable our data is being replicated, and the data is not corrupted.
What needs improvement?I would like to see Zerto come up with an emergency line for support. Support does get back to you quickly, but when your heart is racing because something happened the calmness of a pro on the other end would be helpful. The reports also need TLC, as I do not really find them helpful. With these… more»
What other advice do I have?My advice for someone thinking about Zerto is to do the trial run that Zerto offers, you will be impressed. If you are looking to get RPO's of 30seconds or less, Zerto can do it. I typically see 8-18 seconds RPO. Needless to say this depends greatly on your WAN link. I highly recommend going to… more»
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Dec 08 2019
What is most valuable?The features we found most valuable is site-to-site replication. This is what we purchased the product for and what we use it primarily for. We are in the process of… more»
How has it helped my organization?Mostly what Zerto gives us is peace of mind. We do the normal backups and that data gets stored offsite, but unlike backups, Zerto gives us the ability to be back up and… more»
What needs improvement?Some features are not up to what we need, although we have found alternatives and aren't really looking for Zerto to handle those items today. The setup process is… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?Zerto is not cheap but is an invaluable asset. If you have the need for what Zerto can do for you then the cost really isn't a factor.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?Prior to using Zerto, we were using VMware's SRS. It was not keeping a close enough copy of our servers.
What other advice do I have?When we implemented Zerto, we only utilized some of the features. This was mostly because of our needs at the time and partially because the other parts were not up to… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We only had experience with VMware's product and didn't know of anything other than Zerto. Once we tried the product we were hooked and never had a reason to look at… more»
Nov 24 2019
What is most valuable?The most valuable feature of Zerto is its overall flexibility, where it can be used for standard DR or you can also use it for server migrations, data center… more»
How has it helped my organization?Zerto has given us the peace of mind to know that we have full DR protection for our critical applications. Zerto is relatively easy to set up and administer. We were able… more»
What needs improvement?I can't think of any major areas of improvement with Zerto. Make sure that they are building in cloud-friendly features in future releases because a lot of enterprises are… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?It is good to do a full Disaster Recovery plan for your organization and doing a BCP plan as well. You need to figure out how many critical servers and applications you… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We used to use VMware SRM and we switched to Zerto because it is less expensive and easier to administer.
What other advice do I have?It is good to implement a proof of concept of Zerto to test it out. I highly recommend it for data center moves.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We only baked off VMware SRM and Zerto.
Aug 05 2019
What is most valuable?The ability to fully test your entire environment without actually performing a failover is invaluable. I really appreciate the Mobile app that allows me to monitor, at… more»
How has it helped my organization?This solution has given us the confidence to know that our complex systems are being backed up off-site in real-time and are testable on demand. This gives me a real sense… more»
What needs improvement?There needs to be more flexibility in the licensing. I've mentioned to Zerto Management that I find the licensing at twenty-five VMs to be very restricting to an SME… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?While we find the twenty-five VM license somewhat inflexible, the actual setup costs are minimal as the product is so easy to install.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We did not use another solution prior to this one.
What other advice do I have?I'd strongly suggest carrying out a proof of concept if you're looking at this part of your IT solution.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?Before choosing this solution we extensively tested the built-in functionality of our EMC VNX SANs but they didn't function to an acceptable standard so we looked to third… more»
Oct 03 2019
What is most valuable?I really like how you can test the failover as often as you need. The reports it generates are very good at showing our protection state. It is self-healing in case I mess… more»
How has it helped my organization?It is very easy to use. Almost anyone in our IT team can manage it after not using it for months at a time. As the DR strategist here, I like that. I enjoy having a fast… more»
What needs improvement?I think Zerto could do better with size planning because it would be nice to analyze a server for a week and give an estimate on sizing the Journal. I find myself… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?I don't remember it being cheap. We started out slow, which was a good call. We found that in an event that was massive enough to cause an entire cluster to go offline we… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?Prior to this solution, we used storage mirroring and DFS syncing. Our old way used far too much storage. Zerto compresses the data well.
What other advice do I have?Don't underestimate how good it feels to rollback data instantly. It makes me look like a Wizzard at my desk.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?At the time, Zerto was the only product doing this so easily. It might still be.
Jul 12 2018
What is most valuable?Journaling allows us to leverage Zerto's journal for sub-minute recoveries, instead of having to wait for the storage array to replicate. The solution is well worth the… more»
How has it helped my organization?We have leveraged the individual server failovers a number of times, and it has saved us a lot of man hours (doing things such as rebuilding, fighting viruses, or forcing… more»
What needs improvement?The full site recovery is not up to SRM standards. Within a VPG, you can do great failover timing as well as ordering and scripting, but if your site contains many VPGs… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?The cost is steep, but once you experience recovering a single server along with its granular restore times, you will see that the cost is justified.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?VMware Site Recovery Manager. We changed from this vendor because we hit the 75 license threshold and were forced to consider the conversion to Enterprise. We searched the… more»
What other advice do I have?Make sure that you understand the limitations of any software before you dive in. Make sure you document your use cases and have the vendor show you how it can perform… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We evaluated Unitrends.
Oct 22 2019
What is most valuable?The ease of failover and test environments has proven invaluable. It is literally as easy as pushing a button to flip to a contained test environment for staging roll-outs… more»
How has it helped my organization?We are able to pass many financial and IT audits because we have a solid system in place with zero RPO/RTO. Furthermore, we can train almost any tech or engineer on the… more»
What needs improvement?I would like to see better notifications when the sync is off for an extended length of time. There is nothing worst then going to do an upgrade or test a restore and… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?The cost is not dirt cheap but also is not terrible.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We were using RecoverPoint by Dell EMC prior to this solution. We switched because it was extremely cumbersome and far from streamlined during failover.
What other advice do I have?If you are looking for an extremely easy solution to implement and is highly effective then this is your baby.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We thought about VMware Orchestration.
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Zerto helps customers accelerate IT transformation by eliminating the risk and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. By replacing multiple legacy solutions with a single IT Resilience Platform, Zerto is changing the way disaster recovery, backup and cloud are managed. At enterprise scale, Zerto’s software platform delivers continuous availability for an always-on customer experience while simplifying workload mobility to protect, recover and move applications freely across hybrid and multi-clouds. Zerto is trusted by over 6,000 customers globally and is powering resiliency offerings for Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, AWS, SunGard AS and more than 350 cloud services providers.
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