Acronis Cyber Cloud for Enterprise (discontinued) vs. Zerto

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acronis Cyber Cloud for Enterprise (discontinued)
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Acronis Cyber Cloud for Enterprise was a multi-tier platform for data protection services with access to a suite of integrated services like secure backup, files sync and share, ransomware protection, blockchain-based notarization and data verification, and disaster recovery. It is now a legacy product.N/A
Zerto
Score 8.6 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Zerto, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, aims to enable customers to run an always-on business by simplifying the protection, recovery, and mobility of on-premises and cloud applications. Zerto’s cloud data management and protection platform is designed to eliminate the risks and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption across private, public, and hybrid deployments. The software-only platform uses continuous data protection at scale to converge disaster recovery, backup, and data…N/A
Pricing
Acronis Cyber Cloud for Enterprise (discontinued)Zerto
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Acronis Cyber Cloud for Enterprise (discontinued)Zerto
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Acronis Cyber Cloud for Enterprise (discontinued)Zerto
Top Pros
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User Ratings
Acronis Cyber Cloud for Enterprise (discontinued)Zerto
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(1 ratings)
7.5
(51 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(26 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.8
(33 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
6.7
(16 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acronis Cyber Cloud for Enterprise (discontinued)Zerto
Likelihood to Recommend
Acronis
Acronis Cyber Cloud is well suited in any environment where backup is needed. Whether it is backing up a single workstation, 10 servers, or replicating a Virtual machine to another Virtual Host.
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Zerto
Zerto is well suited for disaster recovery and virtual machine replication between multiple data centers. DR testing for audit or regulations is much easier with Zerto, great reporting, dashboard etc. It is not well suited for physical server replication for disaster recovery or as a primary backup solution.
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Pros
Acronis
  • Image backup.
  • File folder backup.
  • Virtual machine replication.
  • Workstation backup.
  • Server backup.
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Zerto
  • Anyone with a large disk (VMDK) knows the issues of VMware snapshots. Most backup software is a "point in time backup" that uses snapshots. While the backup can be run multiple times per day the stress of the snapshot on the host and storage is eliminated by the continuous protection of Zerto log replication.
  • A client had a the disks on a VM go missing for some reason. We had them "flip the switch" for a real fail over and press the fail over button. The VM on our DR site started to come alive as the VM at the customer site was brought down. When the DR VM was fully up, automatic reverse replication started. The DR machine was available in a few minutes (to take into account different host hardware) for access. One the vm at both sites were in sync, we had the customer again repeat the fail over process and the DR site VM was turned off and the Production site VM was brought back on line. This was a 200 GB VM and the whole process was finished in about 3 hours.
  • Zerto also allows for "Test" fail overs that can be configured on many different functions, such as host, datastore, network and IP usage. Configuring the IPs is crucial to avoid inadvertent site cross contamination of the same VM.
  • Zerto can also retrieve files from any VM disk on the DR site without starting a VM. Very handy for retrieving files or directories.
  • Since Zerto is running continuous log replication, changes on the production VM are nearly instantaneously copied to the DR site. As with any data process, having sufficient bandwidth for "churn" peaks minimizes the delay in updating the DR site.
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Cons
Acronis
  • We would like to see a Virtual Machine test option to test the ability to boot your backups as seen in some competing backup softwares.
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Zerto
  • Moving a VM from one protection group to another could be simplified.
  • I would like to see an executive-style report of recovery and testing for upper management.
  • The ability to deploy Zerto as a virtual appliance, without the need for a windows server.
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Likelihood to Renew
Acronis
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Zerto
We really like the easy setup of this replication solution, as well as the ease of management. Not to mention, our internal IT Economist determined that the Zerto solution would provide the best ROI out of the competing solutions we analyzed. So far, his calculations have been spot on, and we have saved substantially
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Usability
Acronis
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Zerto
Usability was the primary reason we purchased the software in the first place. We had compared it to several other software products in the same area, and it was by far the easiest to set up and use. Long-term maintenance proved to be similar, with updates driven by updates to VMware and vSphere, rather than the product itself.
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Support Rating
Acronis
Support has been helpful when we have had to reach out. We have not had to contact support that much so I do not have much feedback on them. I met the support team at the Cyber Summit and they are all very nice, smart individuals.
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Zerto
Overall support is very good. We sometimes get pushback when asking Level 1 support to escalate to Level 2. This causes undue frustrations when you need a more knowledgeable support person to get involved. We've had to escalate to account reps a few times for this scenario. Zerto is very responsive and normally handles our requests very quickly.
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Implementation Rating
Acronis
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Zerto
Make sure the end goal is in mind before implementing. That way results meet expectations.
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Alternatives Considered
Acronis
Acronis is by far much easier to configure and gain access to cloud resources. Acronis is cloud only whereas Veeam requires an on prem server. We tested both and have found that we were unable to accomplish our goals utilizing Veeam.
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Zerto
We started out using Backup Exec which was in service until we virtualized our environment where it didn't perform as well at the time. Then we switched to Veeam which worked well, but then as we started needing to do migrations and off-site DR, we found ourselves relying on Zerto more often.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Acronis
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Zerto
For my organization, the pricing model was an upfront investment for the Zerto licenses. My organization prefers to pay upfront and not deal with month-to-month or year-to-year pricing models that most companies are moving to. But for some, the investment may be more than they can afford, and would prefer the year-to-year pricing model.
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Professional Services
Acronis
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Zerto
I mean, it was 6 years ago, but we were up and going with all applications synchronizing in short order. The longest tasks was getting the 30 TB of application data synchronized between the datacenters.
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Return on Investment
Acronis
  • Acronis has made our backup process much smoother.
  • Less tech time needed to configure backups.
  • Less tech time needed to restore backups.
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Zerto
  • Zerto is like having the best possible insurance ... it just works, and often provides the backups taken overnight that are key in recovering data/work between overnight backups.
  • Zerto easily enabled the move of primary datacenters by allowing easy failover to a secondary site, and failback to the primary site.
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