My Zerto on IBM Cloud Review
August 27, 2019

My Zerto on IBM Cloud Review

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Overall Satisfaction with Zerto on IBM Cloud

Our IT department uses Zerto on IBM Cloud for disaster recovery. We use it to replicate our virtual infrastructure data to a cloud location to have it protected in the event of a regional disaster, ransomware attack, corruption, etc. It also allows for quicker file-level recovery, failover testing as well as gives us a way to test/dev in a non-production environment.
  • Ease of setup and upgrade. Installation and configuration was a breeze and can get you protected in just minutes without having to set up additional hardware.
  • Consolidated billing of the IBM infrastructure and Zerto licensing. One bill to pay monthly.
  • Ease of support access. Contacting IBM Cloud support is quick and easy and they can quickly involve Zerto support if needed.
  • Enable the ability to use IBM Cloud Object Storage as a target for Zerto's long-term retention feature.
  • Easier access to the underlying VMware infrastructure would be nice. Right now we have to connect to IBM's VPN and use other tools to do some infrastructure management tasks.
  • More insight into the IBM-side VMware environment that we replicate to (i.e. ability to see available IPs, etc). Most of that is managed by IBM.
  • Saved money on hardware located at our previous physical DR location
  • Saved time on having to manage systems at our previous DR location
  • Saved money on having to pay subscription and connectivity costs to our previous DR location.
Our Zerto on IBM Cloud environment was deployed, configured and ready to use in just a few days, without us having to purchase and configure hardware. The environment deployment was automated in just minutes to fully supported specs so we didn't have to worry about missing anything had we had to do the deployment ourselves.
We have not used the ability to replicate and migrate VMs between IBM Cloud datacenters at this time. We use it to replicate and migrate VMs securely between our on-premises datacenter to the IBM Cloud environment.
Zerto on IBM Cloud was the more robust and proven solution that provides continuous data protection when compared with Veeam.

Zerto on iLand did not allow us to get the full management experience of Zerto as it was all accessed via iLand's third-party management portal. Our IBM Cloud environment also gives us more freedom and control over the underlying target infrastructure.

Zerto on IBM Cloud is well suited for organizations looking to retire their secondary DR site. Zerto on IBM Cloud can be used to replicate directly to the cloud without having to worry about hardware refresh cycles, colocation costs and configuration, traveling to the colocation for upgrades, changes, etc. Can also be used to supplement existing backup solutions with the journal file level recovery feature and new long-term retention.