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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... 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... more»

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... 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... 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... 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... more»

What needs improvement?

Migration of complex VMware and Hyper-V solution. Using Zerto to replicate to azure and S3. DR Solutions with less... 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... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We uses before VMware Site Recovery. It is to complex and expensive at all. Parallel to the primary replication tool... 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.... more»
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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... 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,... more»

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... more»

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... more»
Rodney Barnhardt
Real User
Server\Storage Administrator at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 31 2017

What is most valuable?

After working with the product for about 6 months, the fact that you cannot only replicate virtual machines to another location, but the fact... more»

How has it helped my organization?

At this point we are not fully using the product for disaster recovery due to the fact we are not 100% virtualized. The hope is that within the... more»

What needs improvement?

The one area I see a need for improvement is supposedly on the roadmap, which is to be able to replicate to multiple locations.

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

If you are planning on using this with a hyper-converged appliance running anything other than VMware, you may want to verify compatibility. On... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

There was a small RecoverPoint with SRM configuration, but it was difficult to manage and keep updated.
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... 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... 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... 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... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

VMware Site Recovery Manager. We changed from this vendor because we hit the 75 license threshold and were forced to... 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... more»
Robert Horowski
Real User
Leader in Advanced Services department at a tech services company
Jul 28 2017

What is most valuable?

* Journal: ZVR uses a journal of history changes. Whenever you need to failover a VM or group of VMs, you have the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Before ZVR, we had many limitations in case of protecting production VMs during working hours. This primarily came from... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a couple of details regarding awareness of VM events coming outside of ZVR. This could be a user... more»

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

Licensing is based on the number of VMs to replicate. The first thing should be to get the number of VMs to replicate... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were using Veeam Replication which is based on snapshots. However, ZVR has no snaphosts, zero impact on production,... more»

What other advice do I have?

If you need to replicate your VMs with RPOs of seconds, then Zerto is certainly the way to go.
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... 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... more»

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... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used to use Veeam Backup and Replication. We encountered some loss of connectivity with Veeam when we replicated some of our larger virtual... more»
Ronald Barefield
Real User
Infrastructure Expert at a pharma/biotech company with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 27 2017

What is most valuable?

There are many valuable features. However, the one that sticks out the most is the simplicity of the process to protect... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Zerto has changed how we think about protecting virtual workloads. It has enabled us to think about real time... more»

What needs improvement?

Zerto is solid. However, they are working on a cloud workload protection and protecting virtual workloads to more than... more»

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

Zerto‚Äôs licensing model has changed a bit over the last year and they are in alignment with others. It is pretty simple... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I have been performing DR/migrations/replication for over 15 years. I changed during a bake-off of different products... more»

What other advice do I have?

Put it in place as it will become your default tool for VM protection and replication, hands down!
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Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR) is the first hypervisor-based replication solution to offer enterprise-class disaster recovery, replication, data protection and workload mobility for between hypervisors. With the revolutionary capability to automatically convert Hyper-V VMs to VMware and VMware VMs to Hyper- V, many possibilities are available in the datacenter.
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