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EmrahAykutalp
Real User
Project Manager
Jan 02 2018

What is most valuable?

Zerto allows RPO of seconds, without need of snapshots. It is agnostic to storage and allows journaling of up to 30 days.

How has it helped my organization?

For example, journaling capability allows you to recover from a ransomware attack. Thus, it is not only used in DRP scenarios. In addition, there are increasingly more… more»

What needs improvement?

For me, limiting the minimum licensing package for 15 virtual machines (VMs) is a issue. Not all environments (especially in Latam) start with 15 VMs.

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

The licensing is by virtual machines, start in 15, and grow in packs of 10. There is an annual support that must be contracted.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I know Veeam B & R and VMware SRM (along with vSphere Replication) and in environments with aggressive RPO, and non-reliance on snapshots, Zerto is a superior solution.

What other advice do I have?

It is important to have clear: * Required links between sites. * Available network (ideal network L2 inter sites). * Capacity for journaling (+/- 7%) in contingent site.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes. Veeam B & R and VMware SRM (along with vSphere Replication and storage-level replication) were evaluated.
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»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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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Consultant
CTO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Mar 14 2017

What is most valuable?

Replication at the hypervisor level. We’re a cloud Service Provider, and any solution relying on a specific storage vendor's functionality is a show stopper for us.

How has it helped my organization?

We can set up Disaster Recovery environments for our customers in a matter of minutes.

What needs improvement?

I hope that in the future the product will offer integrated encryption functionalities, so that the VPN setup between protected and protection site can become optional.

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

We sell on a per-use basis and pay using the same model.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Yes, complexity and cost.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

When we started using the product, it was pretty unique. Since then, we have evaluated some competitors but still there’s no match.
Consultant
Independant IT Consultant at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Aug 12 2016

What is most valuable?

ZVR is very simple to setup and administer. Out of the box it just works and allows me to set my replication source and destinations and nearly forget it. Our RPOs are generally 5 seconds on a replicated base of 4Tb so we have only a very small data loss in the event of needing to recover. Now that v4.5 has been released, I have the ability to recover individual files in the event of accidental deletion or even encryption by Ransomware. This ensures that data is easily recovered no matter when it is deleted, ensuring that files that have been created and deleted in the same day and prior to backup are recoverable easily. And, perhaps more importantly, out of the box ZVR allows me to test the failover whenever I want to verify that my systems can come up as expected.
Raffaello Poltronieri
Real User
Cloud Solutions Architect at Clouditalia Telecomunicazioni
May 04 2016

What is most valuable?

HW agnostic, no impact on production systems, no snapshot, easy management. Version 4.0 is revolutionary, allowing replication between VMware, Hyper-V and AWS - conversion… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We dismissed SRM and we no longer need the NetApp replication license. We were able to offer a DRaaS multitenant environment integrated with vCloud Director. Our customers… more»

What needs improvement?

Backup dedup and online restore, support for SMTP authentication.

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

We only got SP licensing prices/model.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

SRM, but it needeed replication and it was complex to manage.

What other advice do I have?

There are other competitor on the market, but this is the only one dedicated to DR. All others are backup based. It could seems expensive, but when you realize its power… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No, we had to decide if leaving SRM or not. Choice was simple.
Consultant
Cloud Solution Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 03 2015

What is most valuable?

* Interoperability between Hyper-V, ESX, vCloud, and AWS. * Very easy to use * Reliable * Fast * Also the architecture (on the ISP side) is designed with isolation and multi-tenancy in mind, so it's safely deployable on an ISP environment.

How has it helped my organization?

It allows smooth migrations which would be a lot more difficult with other technologies.

What needs improvement?

* A "manual mode" which would allow the user to failover the VMs but keeping them powered off at destination * More powerful scripting engine * Ability to move protected VMs between VPGs * More reliable ETA on VPG syncronization * root-level user for VRA installation ( at the moment the user "root"… more»

What other advice do I have?

I love the application, and it has become essential in my work.
Vendor
Head of Cloud Architecture at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Apr 16 2015

What is most valuable?

Near real time continuous disaster recovery, Journaling and the ability to replicate from Hyper-V and other VMware clouds into our cloud.

How has it helped my organization?

We provide this product as a service to our clients. The ease of providing test failover results to them is invaluable and only takes a few minutes to initiate and… more»

What needs improvement?

More Supported Hyper-visors

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

We pay per month per protected VM which is vastly cost efficient.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did use a previous product which was clunky to use and was only a point in time image. Zerto is simple fast and reliable and our clients like the charts we can produce… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you are looking at DR products put Zerto straight to the top of the list if you are using VMware or Hyper-V.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, I looked at VMare SRM and Veeam Replication.
Vendor
Network Manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 02 2015

What is most valuable?

The simplicity of replication and test failover make this a very easy-to-use solution.

How has it helped my organization?

We did not have disaster-recovery plans for some of our critical systems because application-based solutions were too expensive and complicated. Moving these applications to VMs and creating DR plans using Zerto makes a complicated failover much easier.

What needs improvement?

Remediating VMware clusters gets more complicated because the VRAs are pinned to each host and will prevent the host from entering maintenance mode. The cluster must now be remediated manually because once all VMs are migrated from the host you must power down the VRA manually and perform the remediation. Once remediated you can exit maintenance mode and restart the VRA and allow VMs to migrate… more»

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.

Also known as
Zerto Virtual Replication
Zerto customers

Tencate, Spirit Airlines, Woodforest National Bank, UW Health

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