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Arcserve Backup

Arcserve UDP is fully suited for small to large size environments that need complete data protection solutions with the ability to run the fastest backups, replications, instant VM and DR.
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Zerto

This is a perfect solution for protection of mission-critical virtual workloads.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Arcserve Backup
8.2
Zerto
Universal recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Zerto
Live recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.6
Zerto
Recovery verification
Arcserve Backup
8.6
Zerto
Business application protection
Arcserve Backup
8.0
Zerto
Multiple backup destinations
Arcserve Backup
8.5
Zerto
Incremental backup identification
Arcserve Backup
8.1
Zerto
Backup to the cloud
Arcserve Backup
7.0
Zerto
Deduplication and file compression
Arcserve Backup
8.1
Zerto
Snapshots
Arcserve Backup
7.7
Zerto
Flexible deployment
Arcserve Backup
8.5
Zerto
Management dashboard
Arcserve Backup
8.2
Zerto
Platform support
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Zerto
Retention options
Arcserve Backup
8.0
Zerto
Encryption
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Zerto

Pros

  • Backs up Windows and Linux virtual and physical servers quickly. After the initial full backup, data is deduped and compressed. This dramatically reduced the backup window. Restores are easily accomplished, using intuitive web interfaces.
  • The data is easily replicated between units. Scheduled to occur in the middle of the night, network bandwidth is not dramatically impacted. Truly, a set it and forget it operation.
  • Using the appropriate UDP, administrators can actually "spin up" a virtual machine from the latest backup, allowing disaster recovery on your critical servers while repairing failures in the background.
  • Copy-to-Tape function is available. This satisfies annual and quarterly data retention requirements.
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  • The recovery time objectives can be within seconds and not minutes, thus your data loss is minimal if at all.
  • The setup and configuration of Zerto is extremely easy and can be done with little exposure to it beforehand.
  • The actual process of doing a failover is a one button click process.
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Cons

  • Linux backup status reports are not as granular as the Windows status reports. Linux email reporting does not include missed backup jobs, backup, or replication failures or success.
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  • The ability to do multi-site replication cannot be restricted to a selected few virtual machines. It is an all or nothing approach.
  • The minimum amount of virtual machines that you can initially start out with is higher than 5. This would not be feasible for small organizations.
  • The license packs for the number of virtual machines that will be replicated are somewhat large and are not ideal for small organizations.
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Likelihood to Renew

Arcserve Backup10.0
Based on 1 answer
Arcserve UDP provides our organization lots of benefits and it is much more than a simple backup and restore solution. We use it for cross platform DR, storage agnostic replications, DR solution instead of VMware SRM and more.
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Zerto9.5
Based on 2 answers
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

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Zerto9.0
Based on 1 answer
Its the most comprehensive solution for DR of virtual workloads.
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Support

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Zerto9.0
Based on 1 answer
Depending on where you create a ticket, it can be lower priority than desired. Use the Zerto portal to create high priority tickets.
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Alternatives Considered

Arcserve UDP is fast, reducing our backup window from +20 hours to less than an hour. Arcserve UDP also has proven itself when restoring databases and files to to the same location or alternate locations quickly and efficiently. We have also successfully created "synthetic" Full backup tapes from the current backup sets
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Zerto is easy to install and maintain. Most importantly, the replication feature with a journal that provides recovery point every few seconds cannot be found in any other software we evaluated.
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Return on Investment

  • Deploying Arcserve UDP with the "copy-to-tape" option allowed us to reuse well over 50 LTO5 tapes used by our previous backup solution. Further, we extended data retention on site (maintaining monthly backups on disk) as well as extending off site data retention on tape.
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  • Zerto had an immediate positive ROI because we avoided having to spend the professional services to setup EMC recoverpoint, and the continuing premium of the EMC product and support for later years.
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Pricing Details

Arcserve Backup

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Zerto

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details