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Highlights

Veeam Backup and Replication and Zerto both backup and protect important business data to prevent data loss. Veeam Backup and Replication is a data center backup software used often by small to mid-sized businesses. In contrast, Zerto is a disaster recovery software used most often by mid-sized to large enterprises.

Features

Veeam Backup and Replication and Zerto both provide key data protection features such as data recovery and a variety of integrations, but they also have a few unique features that set them apart from each other.

Veeam Backup and Replication was originally developed to backup virtual machines by snapshotting them for back up or replication. Veeam Backup and Replication still performs this functionality efficiently and in a way that can be automated to save time for users. This is ideal for users that don’t need snapshots more than a few times per day. Veeam Backup and Replication also provides a large amount of data storage, which is useful for organizations looking to use the software for data storage and protection rather than only disaster recovery. Additionally, at higher pricing tiers Veeam Backup and Replication includes analytics and reporting features.

Zerto backs up virtual machines constantly, meaning that in case of disaster, mere seconds of data are lost. This is ideal for businesses that are constantly creating new data that would be difficult to recreate exactly. Zerto is also very simple even for non-technical staff. The software allows users to deploy backups to production at a single click of a button.

Limitations

Though Veeam Replication and Backup both have robust data protection and disaster recovery tools, they also have a few limitations that are important to consider.

Veeam Backup and Replication creates snapshot-based backups, this means that if you snapshot your virtual machines each hour, after a disaster you could potentially lose an hour of data. For businesses constantly generating new important data, there is less risk of data loss using Zerto. Veeam is also not as simple to use as Zerto, and users may require more training, particularly if they are not all technical staff.

Zerto constantly backs up virtual machines, but this is an expensive process that may be unnecessary for organizations that can manage their data using snapshots. Additionally, Zerto has powerful disaster recovery features, but Veeam provides some additional storage features for non-virtual machine data.

Pricing

Veeam Backup and Replication is priced at $1,200.00 per year, though there are less feature-complete options available. The Veeam Backup Starter package is only $400.00 per year but lacks almost all analytics features included in the Veeam Backup and Replication Package. This package will be sufficient for users that only need data backup and recovery features.

Zerto starts at $745.00 per year for its suite of backup features. For additional features, Zerto can provide quotes to interested businesses.

Feature Set Ratings

    Data Center Backup

    8.6

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    86%

    Zerto

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Veeam Backup & Replication ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Universal recovery

    8.5
    85%
    142 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Live recovery

    8.6
    86%
    151 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Recovery verification

    8.8
    88%
    154 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Business application protection

    8.7
    87%
    140 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multiple backup destinations

    8.8
    88%
    165 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Incremental backup identification

    8.9
    89%
    171 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Backup to the cloud

    8.3
    83%
    106 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Deduplication and file compression

    8.6
    86%
    159 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Snapshots

    8.9
    89%
    148 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Flexible deployment

    8.4
    84%
    137 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Management dashboard

    8.4
    84%
    23 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform support

    8.6
    86%
    141 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Retention options

    8.6
    86%
    143 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Encryption

    8.2
    82%
    122 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Veeam Backup & Replication is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    90%
    399 Ratings
    5.6

    Zerto

    56%
    53 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.5

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    95%
    21 Ratings
    9.0

    Zerto

    90%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    8.8

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    88%
    19 Ratings
    8.4

    Zerto

    84%
    27 Ratings

    Availability

    8.2

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    82%
    4 Ratings

    Zerto

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    7.3

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    73%
    4 Ratings

    Zerto

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.9

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    99%
    36 Ratings
    8.8

    Zerto

    88%
    45 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.9

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    99%
    29 Ratings
    8.0

    Zerto

    80%
    1 Rating

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7

    Zerto

    67%
    16 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    8.2

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    82%
    3 Ratings

    Zerto

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Professional Services

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6

    Zerto

    76%
    5 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    I think Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition is well suited to virtual environments where some VM is not that big, so you can use PowerShell script which runs Veeam Backup of smaller VM, and then u can create a schedule in task scheduler so it runs automatically. Keep in mind that VeemZip always makes a full backup copy, so a bigger VM will take a longer time to create a backup.
    Pawel Sokol | 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

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    • Veeam has built some very useful application-specific tools for recovering exchange server items, emails, etc.
    • Veeam is relatively simple to set up, but provides a lot of extended features should the need come one day. Features like replication and backup copy were not originally implemented in our project goals.
    • Support is outstanding, their SLAs are clearly outlined, and their engineers are easy to understand and their ticket opening flow is simple enough.
    Anonymous | 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

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    • Needs to be able to backup linux and mac instances as we have some use for that
    • I have heard nightmares for the cloud based backups and due to that I have steered from that attempt and went with a different company.
    • License costs could be better as the market has gotten more competitive in recent years.
    Christopher Shaw | 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

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0

    Veeam Backup & Replication Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Veeam Backup Essentials$4001
    Backup & ReplicationContact sales team
    Availability SuiteContact sales team
    1. per year 5 licenses
    2. none
    Additional Pricing Details
    Veeam sells through channel partners. Contact a partner for detailed pricing and quotes. Resellers or sales personnel are available for assistance.

    Zerto

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Zerto Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5
    Based on 21 answers
    I really have no complaints about Veeam Backup & Replication. Their service has been excellent and the cost is minimal in comparison to other services I checked out. Implementation wasn't simple and the Veeam Support team was there to help each step of the way.
    George Rodgers-Clark | 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

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    Veeam Backup & Replication 8.8
    Based on 19 answers
    Veeam is fairly simple in terms of how it is set up; its not an overly-complicated dashboard that can be intimidating to less technically-inclined users. Veeam also offers good instructional videos to help users work through how to do specific functions. I appreciate that they have specific video tutorials rather than having users scroll through a cumbersome manual.
    Cody Gordon | 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

    Reliability and Availability

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    Veeam Backup & Replication 8.2
    Based on 4 answers
    The Veeam Backup & Replication solution is up and running every time you need it as it was planned. In more than 3 years that we have been using the product every night, it might have failed or presented an error once or twice, so the availability percentage is almost at 100%.
    Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zerto

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    Veeam Backup & Replication 7.3
    Based on 4 answers
    Veeam does a good job with backing up our servers in a timely manner. We are still at the beginning of our Veeam use and are pleased with the speed at which we can access the system as well as the backups and restore points. Veeam is definitely superior to our previous backup system in terms of speed and accessibility
    Cody Gordon | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zerto

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    Veeam Backup & Replication 9.9
    Based on 36 answers
    Support response can be slow and sometimes tedious if you have a non-generic issue in your environment. Due to my experience with Veeam, I often discover the solutions before support does, but on the rare occasion where I need a higher tier of support, their experience and skill set are excellent. If you truly find something odd in your environment, Veeam Support, Development and their teams of engineers will figure it out and provide custom hot-fixes when necessary.
    Anonymous | 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

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    Veeam Backup & Replication 9.9
    Based on 29 answers
    (I assume this question should say "Veeam" and not "Crownpeak Universal Consent Platform")Planning is key. Planning your backup schedule, size, data restore points, replication if you're doing that, &c. Testing is also important; make sure you back something up and then do a test restore. Set up alerts so you know if things aren't working (or even if they are, always good to know that too).
    Robert Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    We used Zerto and CA Arcserve to address these needs without migrating to Veeam Backup & Replication. Zerto is a very successful instant backup and we are still using it now. It does what Veeam application cannot do in instant replication. CA Arcserve, on the other hand, is clearly lagging behind the Veeam Backup & Replication product and does not meet today's requirements.
    Anonymous | 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

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    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

    Scalability

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    Veeam Backup & Replication 8.2
    Based on 3 answers
    Scalability can be addressed in many ways, but there is a consequence:
    Higher performance and smaller backup windows may put too much stress on
    production storage, and therefore, on its performance and Availability
    to production workloads. To reduce stress on production storage, version
    9.5 introduces a new way of reading VM disks that is optimized for
    enterprise storage.
    Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Zerto

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Professional Services

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    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

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    • Veeam Backup & Replication made it possible to restore a crashed virtual server quickly and without problems to another Hyper-V host. With Windows Server Backup it would have taken longer and more effort to get the same result.
    • With Veeam Backup & Replication we're making sure we have a good and functional backup which makes our software developers feel safer that their projects are really getting backupped
    Anonymous | 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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