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Russell Lynch
Real User
Systems Specialist at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
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»
RRuttkowski
Real User
Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Dec 04 2017

What is most valuable?

Managing the system is easy and reliable, you can choose any VM you want to replicate to your DR Site in Combination with other VM's. Testing a DR is easy and well… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Any business unit can define it's needs for SLA and the IT department is able to follow these needs with less management and overhead. If a problem occurs (like ransomware… more»

What needs improvement?

Migration of complex VMware and Hyper-V solution. Using Zerto to replicate to azure and S3. DR Solutions with less management and less space. Licensing of DR Site is not… more»

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

Licensing is VM based so you can buy packages or single VM. Price is not low but the power of application is high, so you will get your money back, in case of Disaster… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We uses before VMware Site Recovery. It is to complex and expensive at all. Parallel to the primary replication tool Zerto, we are using VEEAM Always On Replication… more»

What other advice do I have?

With the next generation Zerto5.5 they allow replication and production in azure, so cloud based DR comes reality. Everybody who looks for alternative solutions in… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, Site Recovery and VEEAM Always On Solution
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Robert Kelleher
Real User
Co-Owner with 1-10 employees
Jan 16 2018

What is most valuable?

* The replication being log-based is awesome. * The VMDK can be preloaded to the remote site or allowed to come across the WAN, then the logs just keep flowing. * You can set the number of days a VM… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The setup is easier than most products, and for us as a cloud partner, once a customer is trained to create VPGs, they are good to go.

What needs improvement?

An integrated encryption would allow for faster initial install and connection to the remote cloud site. Their offsite backup is a bit clunky, but it will probably improve.

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

Cloud providers get good pricing to encourage quick adoption. A new feature is the One-To-Many VPG allowing a VM to be replicated at up to three different locations, including local.

What other advice do I have?

There are many products on the market that perform Virtual Machine replication. The other products use Snapshot technology which can have issues with Hypervisors or large disk volumes. The datastore… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

As a cloud service provider, we have many tools to satisfy the needs of the customer. We have used Asigra, Veeam, StorageCraft, as well as Zerto. Each has its strengths. The market is heating up… more»
Real User
User
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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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»
Real User
User
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»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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.
Jay Stelmach
Real User
Adjunct Professor at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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.
Tim Lillis
Real User
Sr. System Engineer at a non-tech company with 501-1,000 employees
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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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.
Neil Lucas
Real User
Network Administrator at a financial services firm
Dec 06 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability to test which virtual machines can be failed over to our DR site without interruption of our production environment. Being able to do file level recovery in case you delete a file… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allows for my organization to quickly recover from any disaster with very little downtime utilizing a user interface that requires minimal knowledge or experience.

What needs improvement?

I cannot think of any new features that should be added at the moment. With time, I should be able to make suggestions.

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

The setup will require that you have a domain controller and DNS at your DR site as well as a second hypervisor product (VMware vCenter Server/Microsoft Hyper-V) there as well. So, the additional… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used to use Veeam Backup and Replication. We encountered some loss of connectivity with Veeam when we replicated some of our larger virtual machines that we hosted on our older virtual machine… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No, we did not. When we did our research, Zerto was the name that always came out as the market leader.
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What is Zerto?

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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