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Attribute Ratings

  • Dell EMC RecoverPoint is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Dell EMC RecoverPoint

100%
3 Ratings
5.6

Zerto

56%
53 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Dell EMC RecoverPoint

100%
1 Rating
9.0

Zerto

90%
3 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Dell EMC RecoverPoint

100%
1 Rating
8.4

Zerto

84%
27 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Dell EMC RecoverPoint

100%
2 Ratings
8.8

Zerto

88%
45 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Dell EMC RecoverPoint

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Zerto

80%
1 Rating

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

Dell EMC RecoverPoint

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7

Zerto

67%
16 Ratings

Professional Services

Dell EMC RecoverPoint

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6

Zerto

76%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC RecoverPoint

In this competitive market please prefer to adopt reliable and enterprise solution for your mission critical systems/applications as they are your assets. We are VMware shop and recoverpoint well suited our requirement.
Kunal Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Zach Koenig | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Dell EMC RecoverPoint

  • EMC recoverpoint does it's core functions of DVR like replication extremely well. It integrates perfectly with VMware vsphere and SRM and is relatively simple to configure.
  • EMC recoverpoint handles failover and failback very well, either manually or through the SRM interface.
  • EMC recoverpoint physical is relatively easy to run once installed and configured!!
David Yezersky | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Dell EMC RecoverPoint

  • EMC RecoverPoint isn't easier to install and or set up. You will need to know how to zone, understand SAN and networking.
  • It's hard to understand how many disks to use based on the RTO and RPO for the replication set.
  • Will still need professional service and training to really understand how to use the software.
Khanh Thai | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Jamie Orth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dell EMC RecoverPoint

General

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

Starting Price

Zerto

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC RecoverPoint

Dell EMC RecoverPoint 10.0
Based on 1 answer
EMC been good to use as of now.
Khanh Thai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zerto

Zerto 9.0
Based on 3 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Dell EMC RecoverPoint

Dell EMC RecoverPoint 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Product is easy to use with details what is replicated and you can easily tag your datastores
Kunal Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zerto

Zerto 8.4
Based on 27 answers
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.
Ian Hillier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Dell EMC RecoverPoint

Dell EMC RecoverPoint 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I don't really have to call support too much, but when I have to they are always there to help.
Khanh Thai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zerto

Zerto 8.8
Based on 45 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Dell EMC RecoverPoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zerto

Zerto 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Make sure the end goal is in mind before implementing. That way results meet expectations.
Rodney Carlson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Dell EMC RecoverPoint

Zerto was selected to compete against recoverpoint.. Zerto was a virtual solution that doesn't work for physical solutions. Recoverpoint was chosen over Zerto because of the need to replicate and protect physical systems, versus just VMs. Zerto is under strong consideration as the environment is becoming more virtualize through the next few months.
David Yezersky | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Greg Goss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

Dell EMC RecoverPoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zerto

Zerto 6.7
Based on 16 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Professional Services

Dell EMC RecoverPoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zerto

Zerto 7.6
Based on 5 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Dell EMC RecoverPoint

  • We perform DR test in every six months and recoverpoint (vRPA) simplified our DR strategy. The solution saved lot of time and helped our team to minimize the DR window. It provides a reliable and repeatable automated DR workflow that increases data protection and recovery operational efficiencies. Silent test recovery and replicate VMs without impacting production site and bring down our RPO/RTOs to meet business needs is one of the key benefit.
Kunal Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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