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February 10, 2020
Tim Lillis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Intuitive interface and easy activation of backup site.
  • Rapid deployment initially as well as adding new systems.
  • When I upgrade VMWare I have to manually stop the zerto vms before they can enter maintenance mode.
  • Maybe a little cheaper renewal.
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January 29, 2020
Christopher Mills | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Zerto does really well at keeping the data in-sync and giving us incredible RTO/RPO times.
  • The testing capabilities of Zerto make it really simple to verify that our strategy works.
  • The reporting functionality gives us the necessary outputs to satisfy both our internal and external audits.
  • Zerto recently added a "long term" storage functionality to act as a backup, if you will. If they could provide a true backup system, Zerto would be one of those "ultimate" software systems that everyone needs to have!
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November 20, 2019
Stephen Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Journal based replication.
  • Disaster failover and recovery.
  • Automated network reconfiguration after initial setup.
  • There are some configuration settings that could be adjusted to be more global after editing.
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November 19, 2019
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Zerto is easy for our administrators to setup and use. Setting up new replication groups or modifying an existing replication group is very straightforward.
  • Zerto makes it easy to test out disaster recovery failovers.
  • Zerto does a great job of doing replication very fast and leveraging vmware change block tracking.
  • Zerto is a rather expensive tool.
  • Better email alert throttling would be good - it can get too noisy with the default alerts.
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January 27, 2020
Jon Shurtliff | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Zerto handles the details in the initial setup, so it's ready to go when it's needed.
  • The fail over is instantaneous! No downtime.
  • Zerto IS a little more pricey than other options, but you get what you pay for!
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January 30, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Zerto is great at support and documentation. We have had great success with these two aspects of the company.
  • Zerto is easy to install and configure. You can easily convert the POC to a full production system in minutes.
  • The AWS installation of Zerto documentation has a lot to be desired. It does not have a true step-by-step approach like the Windows side.
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January 17, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Pros and Cons

  • Minimal Recovery time.
  • Isolated testing environment.
  • The cost is on the expensive end.
  • Support is mostly online.
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August 13, 2019
Brian Marcum | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Offsite data replication
  • Testing of data that is replicated offsite
  • Ease of use
  • Monitoring could be better. More granularity for setting alerts.
  • Encrypt replicated data.
  • Expensive.
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November 06, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Pros and Cons

  • I can't stress how important it is for Disaster Recovery.
  • Integration with Microsoft Azure to flip VM's over to Azure as one of our sites.
  • Ease of use to setup Virtual Protection Group.
  • 5 minutes of incremental snapshots to restore VM's.
  • Support needs improvement in terms of response time and provides appropriate solutions.
  • Bugs need to be sorted out with missing configuration on the VPG after it has been created.
  • Better reporting window to generate more usual information.
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January 11, 2019
Neil Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The ability to replicate only delta changes enables us to replicate nearly 200 servers with minimal bandwidth usage and so reduces excessive network costs.
  • Being licensed to replicate multiple copies of a server enables us to keep costs down and use a single product for both DR and HA
  • Journaling enables simple point in time recovery to cope with user errors that would otherwise require a lengthy restore from backups
  • For some servers, the 30-day journaling now replaces traditional backup products, saving cost and enabling speedy recoveries
  • 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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June 06, 2018
Greg Goss | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
  • The price point and minimum license requirements would make it difficult for a smaller organization to adopt Zerto.
  • I'm trying to figure out how to integrate it with SQL, but currently, I've found other DR methods for SQL still work better.
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October 19, 2018
Thomas Green | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy replication that stays in sync when testing
  • Easy to upgrade the tool as well as works well in VMWare during upgrades
  • Support was able to assist remotely as needed
  • Expansion of storage could cause issues at the DR side if not properly expanded before the primary DC
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September 20, 2018
Sergiy Moot | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The simplicity of the setup
  • The speed of replication
  • Low RPO and RTO
  • It's complicated to remove the virtual appliance if for some reason you lose the host.
  • Replication of Microsoft/SQL Clusters needs good beforehand planning
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September 19, 2018
Ryhlen Schoeberl | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • They have a failover testing option which allows for us to check for errors before we do live failover
  • During failover there is very little downtime in our environment
  • Very good at replicating data over quickly for practically zero loss of data
  • The system errors on failover when there is a backup being processed
  • Some room for improvement on time it takes to verify data after failover
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June 06, 2018
David Judice | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • It's efficient, requiring little resources to operate.
  • It's easy to setup and manage.
  • It works. We have no issues with it, so it causes no anxiety.
  • I haven't found anything I would change with Zerto. Simple and reliable is what is most important, and Zerto is both of those things.
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December 14, 2017
Dennis Chan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Support of multiple hypervisors.
  • Support of replication to the public cloud.
  • Hardware agnostic in regards to storage.
  • Would like to see support for KVM.
  • More automation.
  • More customization of dashboards.
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December 08, 2017
Muhammad Mulla | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Simple installation process
  • Single pane of glass for administration of replication and protection
  • Hypervisor agnostic approach
  • Quick updates
  • Better support for SQL server high availability. Databases have to be removed from HA prior to upgrades of Zerto software.
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November 21, 2017
Neil Lucas | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The recovery time objectives can be within seconds and not minutes, thus your data loss is minimal if at all.
  • The setup and configuration of Zerto is extremely easy and can be done with little exposure to it beforehand.
  • The actual process of doing a failover is a one button click process.
  • The ability to do multi-site replication cannot be restricted to a selected few virtual machines. It is an all or nothing approach.
  • The minimum amount of virtual machines that you can initially start out with is higher than 5. This would not be feasible for small organizations.
  • The license packs for the number of virtual machines that will be replicated are somewhat large and are not ideal for small organizations.
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October 26, 2017
Philip Reetz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • It is very easy to install.
  • The replication is great. The journal based approach gives perfect recovery point options.
  • The orchestration helps in case of a disaster to get all applications running again in an orderly way.
  • The administration is very self explanatory.
  • Zerto needs a lot of open tcp ports between the different components. Especially in a cloud setup this is sometimes cumbersome. Less communications ports would be an improvement.
  • To streamline the implementation of a disaster site, it would be great if Zerto could also offer some kind of layer 2 LAN extender to connect recovery site and production LAN.
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September 15, 2017
David Yezersky | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Zerto installs within minutes and depending on replication bandwidth can replicate entire VM's irregardless of size.
  • A side benefit to Zerto is the product can retain between 14 and 30 days of backups for use at either production or DR site.
  • A feature of Zerto is it uses Hypervisor based replication via existing networks, which translates into no backend storage cycles or capacity wasted on array based replication and no extra networks needing to be created for separation of replication traffic, which speeds up the deployment of the software.
  • Zerto allows for a blend of DR related testing including failover/failback and bubble testing, without the need for extra storage capacity for journaling space. Some replication technologies need double and even triple the amount of replicated capacity to perform any testing.
  • Zerto is great for it's uses cases and has no real areas for improvement. It's GUI and internals are excellently worded to allow for ease of use. It's backup section is superbly orchestrated.
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October 12, 2016
Chris John | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Fast replication
  • Fairly simple to add new servers
  • Simple interface
  • Update of Zerto vms could be a little easier
  • Seems to lose connectivity once in a while
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September 24, 2018
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
  • Zerto is in the process of update their "Offsite Backup" process. This is a scheduled snapshot of a VM that extends the "point in time" beyond the up to 14 days of granular recovery. For those wanting to have a "compliance copy" of a vm (db or exchange or files) this is mechanism that will be improving.
  • Zerto is an evolving product that takes user input seriously. They encourage recommended improvements and features from customers.
  • One thing Zerto can't do is backup a turned off VM. Many snapshot based backup software products can backup a turned off VM.
  • While many backup products are install, create backups and go, Zerto requires a bit of planning on the initial network configuration. Installing the software and configuration is actually easy, setting up a VPN between sites needs planning, particularly for MSPs. Once the VPN is set up the rest is quite easy. This is being addressed.
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What is Zerto?

Zerto is a disaster recovery solution that promises to help customers eliminate the risk and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. By replacing multiple legacy solutions with a single IT Resilience Platform, Zerto aims to change the way disaster recovery, backup and cloud are managed. The vendor says Zerto’s software platform delivers continuous availability for an always-on customer experience while simplifying workload mobility to protect, recover and move applications freely across hybrid and multi-clouds.

The vendor says Zerto is used by 6,000 customers globally and is powering resiliency offerings for Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, AWS, SunGard AS and more than 350 cloud services providers.

Categories:  Disaster Recovery

Zerto Features

Has featureBC/DR for vSphere & Hyper-V
Has featureHypervisor-based replication
Has featureInstallable in minutes at any scale
Has featureScalable to 5000 VMs
Has featureSoftware-only
Has featureUpgrade in-place in minutes
Has featureNo hypervisor version lock-in
Has featureManagement redundancy
Has featureAlways-on, block-level & no scheduling
Has featureStorage agnostic VM-level replication
Has featureRPO = seconds with no snapshots
Has featureNo protected VM performance impact
Has featureRewind to increments in seconds
Has featureMulti-VM consistency groupings
Has featureOne-To-Many simultaneous replication
Has featureCross-hypervisor replication
Has featurevMotion & svMotion support
Has featureBuilt-in WAN compression
Has featureBandwidth throtting and QOS
Has featureDynamic & compressed journaling
Has featureSQL & Oracle Temp DB optimization
Has featureAutomatically protect new VMs
Has featureRecover sites, apps, VMs & files
Has featureRecover to thousands of points in time
Has featureRTO = minutes with boot ordering
Has featureCross-hypervisor VM conversion
Has featureAutomated failover & boot ordering
Has featureNo snapshots on recovery VM
Has featureFailback with reverse protection
Has featureNon-disruptive failover testing
Has featureAutomatic re-IP, re-MAC of VMs
Has featureRecovery reports for compliance
Has featureREST API with automation examples
Has featureDRaaS to over 350 Zerto Cloud Providers
Has featureReplicate to and from Azure with RPOs in seconds
Has featureReplicate to AWS with RPOs in seconds
Has featureMulti-tenancy & traffic isolation
Has featurevCloud Director Integration
Has featureSelf-service portals & role based access
Has featureMobile app and Analytics SaaS monitoring
Has featureMulti-site management interface

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Zerto Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
  • Entry-level set up fee?Optional

Zerto Customer Size Distribution

Consumers
0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
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Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
30%
Enterprises (> 500 employees)
70%

Zerto Support Options

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Live Chat
Email
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Social Media
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Zerto Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, All Virtual Machines your Hypervisor supports
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android
Supported Countries:Asia, Middle East, Europe, North America, Central America and the Carribbean, South America, Australia and Oceania
Supported Languages: English, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, French, Spanish

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Who uses Zerto?

The most common users of Zerto are from Mid-size Companies and the Information Technology & Services industry.