Zerto Valuable Features

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 »
RRuttkowski
Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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 reported. View full review »
Robert Kelleher
Co-Owner with 1-10 employees
* 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 can be rolled back in case of corruption or virus infection. * Since the log files are continuously transmitted, the granularity of restores is amazing. * You can practice failovers (start the replicated virtual machine at the remote site) while the logs keep stacking up. The replicated machine can be open for a few hours, but short times are best depending on how much data is changing. * Files can also be extracted from the VMDK at the remote site even when the VM is off. * In case of a disaster, a single mouse click sets the restore to the real failover; click the Failover button, the VM on the replication site is started, while the VM at the source site is shut down. Once up, reverse replication begins and stays in log replication until the systems are reverted back to normal via the same process. View full review »
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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 »
Neil Lucas
Network Administrator at a financial services firm
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 accidentally or want to recover from a ransomware attack. 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 »
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 »
EmrahAykutalp
Project Manager
Zerto allows RPO of seconds, without need of snapshots. It is agnostic to storage and allows journaling of up to 30 days. 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 »
Larry Novak
Service Manager, Cloud Recovery at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Continuous replication for VMs * Ability to choose point in time to recover from * RPOs in seconds * RTO in minutes 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 »
Muhammad Mulla
Systems Administrator, Core Infrastructure & Microsoft Systems at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
The single pane of glass in Zerto Virtual Replication and ease of use is what makes Zerto different from other replication products that I have used in the past. You can clearly see if something is not quite right in your disaster recovery plan before you have an actual disaster. View full review »
Naosad Hossen
Senior Operations Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
VMware VM replication over narrow WAN bandwidth. View full review »
Sergiy Moot
Senior System Engineer at a non-profit with 501-1,000 employees
The benefits are obvious: The simplicity of the setup and the speed of replication. The speed of WAN replication is great. It is faster compared to RecoverPoint and 20 VMs replicating over a 20Mbps VPN, which has a RPO less than one minute. Of course, your mileage will vary. 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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