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Arcserve Backup

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Score 7.4 out of 101

Zerto Virtual Replication

38 Ratings
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Score 9.3 out of 101

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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 Virtual Replication

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
8.9
Zerto Virtual Replication
Universal recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Zerto Virtual Replication
Live recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.6
Zerto Virtual Replication
Recovery verification
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Zerto Virtual Replication
Business application protection
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Zerto Virtual Replication
Multiple backup destinations
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Zerto Virtual Replication
Incremental backup identification
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Zerto Virtual Replication
Backup to the cloud
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Zerto Virtual Replication
Deduplication and file compression
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Zerto Virtual Replication
Snapshots
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Zerto Virtual Replication
Flexible deployment
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Zerto Virtual Replication
Management dashboard
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Zerto Virtual Replication
Platform support
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Zerto Virtual Replication
Retention options
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Zerto Virtual Replication
Encryption
Arcserve Backup
9.6
Zerto Virtual Replication

Pros

  • Easy to use.
  • Simple configuration.
  • Easy to customize using script.
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  • 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

  • Support line just send a link so I have to research by my own.
  • Requires you to buy a license for every agent add on.
  • VMWare compatibility.
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  • The price point and minimum license requirements would make it difficult for a smaller organization to adopt Zerto.
  • I'm trying to figure out how to integrate it with SQL, but currently, I've found other DR methods for SQL still work better.
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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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Zerto Virtual Replication9.5
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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Zerto Virtual Replication9.0
Based on 1 answer
Its the most comprehensive solution for DR of virtual workloads.
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Zerto Virtual Replication9.0
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

It is easy to deploy and manage. Solid data recovery and good notification option. We need to backup to tape to retain 7 years thus D2D2T is a good option to have.
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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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Return on Investment

  • Data recovery is very nice.
  • Licensing goes high if you add-on the other agents.
  • Overall ROI is fair.
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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 Virtual Replication

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