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Likelihood to Recommend

Carbonite Availability

I believe it would work well with continuous replication in a DR scenario with no time limits and having the ability to fail back is a bonus, but in a one off move the decision to restrict the time it can sync for has proven to be an issue for us.
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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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Pros

Carbonite Availability

  • A product is worthless in my opinion if you don't have a great support team to work with. I've had issues with replication jobs that were resolved quickly and easily by the support team.
  • DR - Doubletake is the only tool that I'm aware of that can handle DR replication of both physical and virtual environments. There sre others, but they use a snapshot technology, where doubletake has continuous replication of data.
  • Move - we have moved physical and virtual environments from around the world without ever having to leave the office. One of the companies we migrated started off with their equipment in Switzerland, and after the servers were in a fully protected state in the US, that failover to the new location took 45 min.
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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

Carbonite Availability

  • More verbose error messages. So we can fix problems with more ease
  • More bandwidth settings for throttling.
  • Ability to restart services on servers from the double take console
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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

Carbonite Availability

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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

Carbonite Availability

Carbonite Availability 8.2
Based on 1 answer
the product UI is user friendly and product is straightforward to use.
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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

Carbonite Availability

Carbonite Availability 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Once through to support it is very good and they have assisted us through a number of issues. I don't always think that they provide a solution, more a workaround, but in a move situation where each copy is moving once, that isn't an issue. I'd be more concerned if we were using it to manage a DR scenario.
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Zerto

Zerto 7.9
Based on 4 answers
Zerto support has been very good in our dealings with them. From handling issues to assisting with upgrades, Zerto support has been there to make sure we succeed. Since we have been using Zerto for over four years, we have had a long engagement with their support. We have made recommendations that have been accepted, and support has offered us hints to make our lives easier. It has been a great relationship.
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Alternatives Considered

Carbonite Availability

It is better for critical apps than Veeam due to the lower RPO. Veeam is favoured by some customers due to it's attractive price point.Zerto is a very strong product and is innovating continuously. I don't see so much of this from DoubleTake.
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Zerto

While more expensive, Zerto does a better job of protecting our servers and keeping the RPO low. It was also supported by our financial core which was a huge factor in our adoption. However, one it was put into our system, we wanted to adopt it company wide. As long as you understand what it should be used for, you will not be disappointed.
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Return on Investment

Carbonite Availability

  • It has allowed us through DR testing to meet contractual requirements of our major accounts..
  • It gives us peace of mind that in the event of a major issue we can perform our daily business with a relative success rate.
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Zerto

  • ROI is 100% knowing our mission critical databases and servers are being replicated over near real-time.
  • Showing that we test failovers helps us pass our audits.
  • Giving us alerts every 6 months to test failover guarantees that we are more prepared in case of an emergency.
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Pricing Details

Carbonite Availability

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

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