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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.

Likelihood to Recommend

Veeam Backup & Replication

I am very satisfied with Veeam for my backup needs. It does a great job at handling backups from workstations to a central backup server, and has good flexibility for virtual machine and network folder backups. Once set up, it has been very maintenance-free and has caused no problems so far. All of the data recoveries I have attempted have been successful so far as well. Overall, it just works as described and is a great enterprise-level backup solution for Windows workstations and servers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Veeam Backup & Replication
8.6
Zerto
Universal recovery
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.6
Zerto
Live recovery
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.7
Zerto
Recovery verification
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.8
Zerto
Business application protection
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.7
Zerto
Multiple backup destinations
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.9
Zerto
Incremental backup identification
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.9
Zerto
Backup to the cloud
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.2
Zerto
Deduplication and file compression
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.6
Zerto
Snapshots
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.9
Zerto
Flexible deployment
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.6
Zerto
Management dashboard
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.1
Zerto
Platform support
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.7
Zerto
Retention options
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.8
Zerto
Encryption
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.5
Zerto

Pros

Veeam Backup & Replication

  • Creates a working VM copy of your VM servers
  • Backup and replications are very quick once you have run it the first time. I replicated new servers that had a 127GB drive in less than 15 min because it only backs up the data, not the entire drive.
  • If a backup or replication fails, you can set it to try again and that usually works. I have most of the mine set to retry 3 times.
  • If there is a problem like a backup failed it will email you so you don't have to babysit it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Greg Goss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Veeam Backup & Replication

  • Not easy to find on the homepage.
  • It's very hard to find prices, which is a big deterrent to me as a buyer.
  • High barrier to entry for prices for very small companies. I'd rather pay than use the free option, but it's prohibitively expensive for me as a 1-person company.
Richard Michel | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Neil Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 9.0
Based on 13 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 9.7
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 8.7
Based on 11 answers
We've been using Veeam Backup & Replication for several years in our
organization, and we perform backups in all of our environments every
night. It’s one of the simplest yet effective and reliable solutions in
the market for the backup segment. You can check out the free Veeam
agent, so you can get an idea of the full product.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zerto

Zerto 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Like any other software you have to learn how it works. Once you understand the product, usability is great.
Brian Marcum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 7.5
Based on 3 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 7.6
Based on 3 answers
To identify a bottleneck in the data path, Veeam Backup & Replication
detects the component with the maximum workload, the component
that works for the most time of the job. For example, you use a
low-speed storage device as the backup repository. Even if VM data is
retrieved from the SAN storage on the source side and transported over a
high-speed link, VM data flow will still be impaired at the backup
repository.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zerto

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 9.3
Based on 30 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 9.1
Based on 14 answers
Almost perfect, but one time it took the tech a little bit longer than I had hoped to get us back running and he had to wipe the configuration completely and restore it. Not a deal-breaker and definitely got us back to where we needed to be but I will dock 1 point for that. Other than that, support has been amazing.
Tim Lillis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 8.5
Based on 25 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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Zerto is a lot more flexible that VMware SRM. We used to use SRM and it was very rigid. All of our protection groups were based on storage volumes so any time anything needed to be added or removed from a protection group you had to adjust the storage volume and make other changes in SRM. With Zerto it is much easier to add or remove servers into protection groups. The scripting and instrumentation for bringing protection groups is much easier with Zerto as well.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 6.8
Based on 2 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

Return on Investment

Veeam Backup & Replication

  • In a business model were one have several deployment types, e.g. acceptance, production, load tests, with recurrent new releases to deploy, or software development environments based on VDI, with developers constantly experimenting tools or testing their development, in case of disaster, rebuild the infrastructure may take a lot of time with significant losses if a quick restore of a healthy environment is not possible.
  • Organizations vulnerable to ransomware might find a huge burden to rebuild a whole infrastructure if backup policies and tools are missing.
  • To Public sector ought to provide access to public data or archives, backup/restore and disaster recovery capabilities is paramount and the lack of according tools and policies may lead to unrecoverable losses.
Stefan Zuban | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zerto

  • For us, there really was no ROI to calculate when purchasing and implementing Zerto. We had no DR in place. We needed DR so we spun up a project, did some research, and found Zerto. It has had a positive impact on the business due to the fact that we can now pass our audit.
Christopher Mills | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Veeam Backup & Replication

General

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

Veeam Backup & Replication Editions & Modules

Edition
Backup Essentials$4001
Backup & ReplicationContact sales team
Availability SuiteContact sales team
  1. per year
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

Zerto Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Veeam Backup & Replication
8.9
Zerto
9.8

Likelihood to Renew

Veeam Backup & Replication
9.0
Zerto
9.7

Usability

Veeam Backup & Replication
8.7
Zerto
10.0

Reliability and Availability

Veeam Backup & Replication
7.5
Zerto

Performance

Veeam Backup & Replication
7.6
Zerto

Support Rating

Veeam Backup & Replication
9.3
Zerto
9.1

Implementation Rating

Veeam Backup & Replication
8.5
Zerto

Scalability

Veeam Backup & Replication
6.8
Zerto

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