If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Zerto, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
Zerto is literally the best vendor that we deal with overall as an IT Department. They have always delivered, and have always been top-notch. I highly recommend them to ANYONE, regardless of whether or not they already have a DR solution. Zerto is better.
When we implemented Zerto, we only utilized some of the features. This was mostly because of our needs at the time and partially because the other parts were not up to what we needed. They have since greatly improved on these parts, like the backups features, but we aren't really looking for Zerto to handle those items today. We have never regretted implementing Zerto and I would not trade it for any other product.
It is good to implement a proof of concept of Zerto to test it out. I highly recommend it for data center moves.
If you are looking for an extremely easy solution to implement and is highly effective then this is your baby.
Don't underestimate how good it feels to rollback data instantly. It makes me look like a Wizzard at my desk.
It has been a great purchase, and we have no regrets. Not much can be improved in this solution as it has performed to what we had hoped and has the features we currently desire.
I'd strongly suggest carrying out a proof of concept if you're looking at this part of your IT solution.
Overall, this solution is quite enhanced compared to other, similar solutions in the market. I recommend trying this solution.
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 those tasks.
For the most part, we are very satisfied with Zerto and its features.
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 Boston in 2017 and meeting the staff at Zertocon!