Commvault Cloud powered by Metallic AI vs. Zerto

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Commvault Cloud powered by Metallic AI
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Commvault® Cloud is a cyber resilience platform built to meet the demands of hybrid enterprises. It delivers data security and recovery in the cloud, powered by advanced AI, to help organizations see, manage, and recover data wherever it lives.N/A
Zerto
Score 8.5 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
Commvault Cloud powered by Metallic AIZerto
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Commvault Cloud powered by Metallic AIZerto
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalOptional
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Community Pulse
Commvault Cloud powered by Metallic AIZerto
Considered Both Products
Commvault Cloud powered by Metallic AI
Chose Commvault Cloud powered by Metallic AI
Hyper V is the only other solution we looked at internally, but I know Zerto is another very popular one, and Nutanix is also a very strong competitor in this field. But I think CommVault is the best suited, best supported, and most scalable solution available, so that's why we …
Chose Commvault Cloud powered by Metallic AI
CommVault was selected years ago and had to try to fend off competitors like Veeam, Zerto, and recently Rubrik. CommVault was very stable and a proven solution both in the marketplace as a whole and at our company. This value made it hard for new players to compete for such a …
Zerto
Chose Zerto
Veeam is an impressive solution, however, Zerto has a better feature set, customizable journal, and RPO timing. The price with Zerto was more competitive.
Chose Zerto
We looked at both CommVault and NetBackup, which are similar platforms to that of the Zerto Replication Software stack. We thought the Zerto solution best met our specification needs, as well as our cost needs. The CommVault licensing was complicated, and we just have had a bad …
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Features
Commvault Cloud powered by Metallic AIZerto
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Commvault Cloud powered by Metallic AI
7.6
73 Ratings
7% below category average
Zerto
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Ratings
Universal recovery7.865 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant recovery6.861 Ratings00 Ratings
Recovery verification7.065 Ratings00 Ratings
Business application protection8.068 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations8.268 Ratings00 Ratings
Incremental backup identification7.073 Ratings00 Ratings
Backup to the cloud6.855 Ratings00 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression7.671 Ratings00 Ratings
Snapshots8.068 Ratings00 Ratings
Flexible deployment6.862 Ratings00 Ratings
Management dashboard8.463 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform support8.463 Ratings00 Ratings
Retention options8.061 Ratings00 Ratings
Encryption8.260 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Commvault Cloud powered by Metallic AIZerto
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(75 ratings)
7.6
(51 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(8 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(12 ratings)
8.4
(26 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(52 ratings)
8.8
(33 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(4 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
6.7
(16 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(5 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Commvault Cloud powered by Metallic AIZerto
Likelihood to Recommend
Commvault
Commvault works well in a large environments with a variety of client types and data classes. With its policy-based configurations, it makes administration of large environments easier when configuring storage and retention, copies, schedules, client configs, etc. Commvault also backs up just about everything you can think of, and works with almost all storage and compute platforms, so there are rarely any cases where Commvault cannot accommodate.
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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
Commvault
  • Commvault is the Swiss Army knife for data protection in an Enterprise environment. You name the environment and Commvvault has something to protect it. Very helpful in this on-prem/off-prem world that is developing into a DevOps world.
  • Improves our Disaster Recovery
  • Starting to utilize for data migration for VMware in places where Zerto is too expensive
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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
Commvault
  • For database restores, it has to restore the entire database in order to recover just one table.
  • Backups of virtual machines with direct attached storage is difficult.
  • I wish it covered cloud assets more thoroughly, like AWS ELBs and Security Groups.
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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
Commvault
It is serving it's purpose and for companies that have a smaller IT staff, it is not time consuming to manage. Support for the product when needed has been very good and they are responsive when tickets are opened for support. The product is scalable so as we grow we can easily increase the resources as needed on the backend.
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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
Commvault
Have a interface very user friendly. You do not need a lot of training, or any formal training really, to get up and going and use nearly all of the functionality of the product. This facilitates the post-implementation company as it reduces costs with backup specialists and any trained analyst can take care of its infrastructure. One negative point is not all the options and features are in the HTML view.
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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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Reliability and Availability
Commvault
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery is designed to provide organizations with flexible and scalable software.
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Zerto
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Performance
Commvault
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery is designed and provide to organizations with flexible and scalable software
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Zerto
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Support Rating
Commvault
I would rate Commvault's support as an 'average' support. Now that we have a very experienced guy working with Commvault, most of the time we can fix or do anything by ourselves. We had some issues with their support taking a really long time to respond and fix some issues in the past. In most cases we ended up appealing to the community, other peers, or Commvault's SE team.
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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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In-Person Training
Commvault
Traning is very easy very helpful
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Zerto
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Online Training
Commvault
Commvault training is very important and very helpful full for immplementation.
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Zerto
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Implementation Rating
Commvault
Plan well and make sure you collect all the required information and details before going for implementation. Organize it in step by step or break the setup into different modules to make it simple.
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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
Commvault
In the past it has been necessary to leverage multiple products to provide a complete data protection solution. Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery has been able to mirror the functions of competitive products while increasing functionality and management. Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery works cleanly in disparate environments that leverage dissimilar technologies and products.
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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
Commvault
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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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Scalability
Commvault
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery is designed to provide organizations with flexible and scalable software
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Zerto
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Professional Services
Commvault
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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
Commvault
  • I am not privy to ROI, but just having confidence and trust that Commvault will back up whatever needs backing up, and that we will always be able to restore it quickly, allows our technical people to concentrate on the problem at hand, knowing that we do not have to worry about the safety of the data. This saves time for some very expensive human resources and shortens schedules by eliminating a whole class of data safety and disaster recovery issues.
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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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