The Easy Button for Disaster Recovery
Tim Lillis | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 10, 2020

The Easy Button for Disaster Recovery

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Zerto

We are using Zerto in our IT Department to ensure our hot site is ready for any disaster that occurs. Currently, we have a list of mission-critical applications that are replicated to our DR site via Zerto. As an Education provider for the state, we host a special education application that needs to be current with 0 loss in case of an outage. Zerto is helping us realize this goal with minimal downtime.
  • 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.
  • We no longer need to send our backup and storage engineer to training every time there is an upgrade. Training costs are down.
  • We can guarantee the RPO/RTO needed for our statewide Special Ed system.
We initially purchased RecoverPoint and after stumbling through the installation with the consultant and realizing how clumsy and nonautomated it was we began looking elsewhere. We really disliked the amount of setup and manual configuration needed to get basic things configured like IP address changes for the DR site. Zerto answered this in spades and was extremely easy to configure.
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.

Do you think Zerto delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Zerto's feature set?

Yes

Did Zerto live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Zerto go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Zerto again?

Yes

Zerto is perfect for a hot site. The button is so simplistic you literally just flip a switch to bring up your DR replicated site. It is also very valuable for the developers who want to test out new code, or IT engineers wanting to test new patches. You can easily spin up a fully functioning test site, practice anything you need, then nuke it. On the flip side, it is not your basic file restore product. This is hot data not at rest.