Zerto Valuable Features

reviewer1254672
User at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
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 all of the IP information and even the MAC (if you wish) for any and all VMs, allowing you to change the IP or Gateway, or whatever for any VM you might failover. It is incredibly granular and I really appreciate that. Zerto has also caused us to organize our datastores in a better fashion that makes sense so that they are by priority and not just random. View full review »
Russell Lynch
Systems Specialist at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
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 center to another data center (two different physical locations) when we upgraded to new hardware. The migration was a breeze. My second valuable feature is being able to click just a few points in the program to initiate a test vm recovery at our DR location. After testing, all test VMs are deleted along with the data. This is automated, you do not need to interact with deleting VMs. In Zerto depending on your hardware and internet connection between your production site and DR site you can expect an RPO of 15 seconds. As of the summer 2016, Zerto just created an extremely fast way to recover files from their journal. Instead of going to our long term backup program and taking a half hour or longer to find a file, Zerto is getting me the file in 4min. This is making my life easier and keeping users happy. View full review »
reviewer1245939
User at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
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 switching over our production data center and Zerto has been a true time-saver that has cost us zero downtime. View full review »
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Mark McCully
Manager, Infrastructure at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 consolidations, etc. You can also use it for data protection and physical to virtual migrations as well. It is kind of a swiss-army knife. View full review »
reviewer1156839
User
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 any time of the day or night, whether the replications are up and running. Creating Virtual Protection Groups allows us to treat business services as one. View full review »
reviewer1199877
User
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 up on something and need to re-sync. When you are protecting Terabytes of data, this comes in handy. View full review »
Jay Stelmach
Adjunct Professor at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
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 money invested. View full review »
Tim Lillis
Sr. System Engineer at a non-tech company with 501-1,000 employees
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 or verifying backup integrity. The upgrade process initially was tedious, making sure every VM host got updated separately, but now it is streamlined and a breeze. View full review »
Tim Kovars
Sr. Systems Engineer at Quarles & Brady LLP
The replication has been outstanding, it was three times as fast as initial Compellent replication. The ability to copy new data and protect new servers without a significant delay in getting the data is very valuable. The ability to perform DR testing to ensure data integrity is critical. The mobile app is great. View full review »
reviewer1226331
User at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
We use to use VMware replication appliances to attempt to replicate our VMs to remote locations and servers, but Zerto's one-to-many replication options with deduplication have made the process much simpler without having to constantly worry about the versions of each driver. View full review »
Amit BArnawal
Manager - IT Infrastructure and Resiliency at a Consumer Goods with 5,001-10,000 employees
We loved the orchestrator, which allows us to specify IPs for our DR site in advance. It also allowed us to pre-configure the boot sequence for a failover test or actual recovery. Backup at the DR site is the icing on the cake. The concept of a journal history and keeping snapshots at intervals of seconds are quite good. View full review »
Gary Nalley
Solutions Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
It just works. This sounds simple, but it is so true. So much of what we are sold in IT doesn't work as advertised. Zerto does. View full review »
reviewer1246608
User at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Failover testing is the most valuable feature. The fact that we are able to test the failover of live systems during regular hours is invaluable to our organization. No longer do we have to schedule failovers of our systems, which brings down our production environment. View full review »
Brian Munn
Network Services Manager at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Hardware independent: Being able to replicate between two different sets of storage and processors. * On the fly IP address changes: During a failover to a DR site, Zerto can automatically change the IP address of servers. View full review »
Stephen Fuller
Senior Operations Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable features of this solution are its ease of use and simple setup. The ability to do a test failover to an isolated environment has been very useful, as this allows us to test servers without any implications to our live environment. The dashboard is very clear and concise, showing any problems in different colours. View full review »
Brad Beeler-Carlton
IT at a marketing services firm with 51-200 employees
The dashboard is very user-friendly and easy to navigate. View full review »
Karam Ajaj
IT system administrator
The most valuable feature is the Restore file, where you can go back in time on a file-level. This is very helpful. View full review »
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