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Likelihood to Recommend

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

If you have very large VMDKs (Virtual Machine Disk), failing snapshots or failing Microsoft VSS processes, then Zerto is the product.
If you have limited CPU or storage space or speed, Zerto is the answer.
If you need "nearly" instant RPO and very fast RTO, Zerto is the answer.
If you don't have the platform issues or are not concerned with RPO and RTO, and cost is a driver, then other products can have an advantage.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Arcserve Backup
8.5
Zerto
Universal recovery
Arcserve Backup
9.0
Zerto
Live recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.7
Zerto
Recovery verification
Arcserve Backup
8.7
Zerto
Business application protection
Arcserve Backup
8.1
Zerto
Multiple backup destinations
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Zerto
Incremental backup identification
Arcserve Backup
8.7
Zerto
Backup to the cloud
Arcserve Backup
8.1
Zerto
Deduplication and file compression
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Zerto
Snapshots
Arcserve Backup
8.6
Zerto
Flexible deployment
Arcserve Backup
8.5
Zerto
Management dashboard
Arcserve Backup
8.1
Zerto
Platform support
Arcserve Backup
9.0
Zerto
Retention options
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Zerto
Encryption
Arcserve Backup
9.0
Zerto

Pros

Arcserve Backup

  • Arcserve Backup has many offerings to fit many business sizes and needs.
  • It offers excellent features like dedupe, high availability, DR, and BMR.
  • Arcserve Backup sales and technical support is good to work with.
  • Very nice reseller program and benefits.
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Zerto

  • It is simple to set up and use. In my opinion, one of the most important functions of a tool is its interface. If you have the best product in the world but it takes an arm and a leg to configure and a doctorate degree to use, then the product isn't worth very much.
  • The continuous replication is done very well. The failover and failback process runs smoothly.
  • This has less to do with the product than the company, but Zerto as a company really listens to their customer base. We've always had a very good interpersonal experience with their support and sales teams. Having great people behind their product is definitely one of Zerto's strengths.
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Cons

Arcserve Backup

  • Has a steep learning curve to the product, if not experienced in backup solutions.
  • Windows backup and restore functionality is excellent, however, we have found Linux somewhat lacking.
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Zerto

  • I’d like to see improvements to the usage graphs so I could dig deeper into network bandwidth usage with the ability to see what VPG is using most of the bandwidth
  • The ability to just failover a single server in a VPG would be useful, as this would reduce the number of VPG that have to be created
  • Bulk editing of failover IP addresses would be helpful
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Likelihood to Renew

Arcserve Backup

Arcserve Backup 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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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Zerto

Zerto 9.6
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

Arcserve Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zerto

Zerto 9.9
Based on 2 answers
Like any other software you have to learn how it works. Once you understand the product, usability is great.
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Support

Arcserve Backup

Arcserve Backup 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Arcserve Backup support is usually very good. Their chat is usually able to fix most general issues, but will escalate more in depth issues to technical engineers that call you back. Their product knowledge is really good and usually resolve issues promptly.
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Zerto

Zerto 8.5
Based on 6 answers
This application has proved itself time and time again. We have been able to failover our Exchange servers when the database went corrupt. We were able to fail over and have mail flowing thru DR site within less than 30 minutes compared to the hours it took with SRM. The ease of being able to test your failover process adds peace of mind when you present it to your executive board.
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Alternatives Considered

Arcserve Backup

We use Veeam Backup and Replication at our larger sites where Vmware Virtualization is being used and is our product of choice in this venue. When it comes to our smaller sites, nothing is more affordable and reliable than Arcserve Backup.
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Zerto

Zerto is a lot more flexible that VMware SRM. We used to use SRM and it was very rigid. All of our protection groups were based on storage volumes so any time anything needed to be added or removed from a protection group you had to adjust the storage volume and make other changes in SRM. With Zerto it is much easier to add or remove servers into protection groups. The scripting and instrumentation for bringing protection groups is much easier with Zerto as well.
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Return on Investment

Arcserve Backup

  • 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

  • For us, there really was no ROI to calculate when purchasing and implementing Zerto. We had no DR in place. We needed DR so we spun up a project, did some research, and found Zerto. It has had a positive impact on the business due to the fact that we can now pass our audit.
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Arcserve Backup

Pricing Details

Arcserve Backup

General

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

Zerto

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Arcserve Backup
8.4
Zerto
9.5

Likelihood to Renew

Arcserve Backup
10.0
Zerto
9.6

Usability

Arcserve Backup
Zerto
9.9

Support

Arcserve Backup
9.0
Zerto
8.5

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