Zerto - Master of Disaster
April 06, 2016

Zerto - Master of Disaster

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Zerto Virtual Replication

Currently, Zerto is being used to replicate, near real-time, our mission critical VMs from our HQ data center to our DR data center. Replicating our data over to our DR site was critical. Not only does it help us with compliance issues, it also gives me a peace of mind knowing that in case of a disaster, I am well prepared to fall over.
  • Cross Hypervisor replication. If you have VMware on one site, and Hyper-V on another for cost savings...you can easily replicate from one to another.
  • In the latest version 4.5, you can now recover any file, folder or application from Zerto.
  • Ease of set up. Install software -> Configure hosts-> set up ZVM-> set up VPG and begin replicating.
  • Easily test fail over with a click of a button.
  • If you have high iops or lots of changes happening in a VM, then replicating those changes over the WAN from ipsec vpn might take some time.
  • Hyper-visor replication only. But very good at it.
  • ROI is 100% knowing our mission critical databases and servers are being replicated over near real-time.
  • Showing that we test failovers helps us pass our audits.
  • Giving us alerts every 6 months to test failover guarantees that we are more prepared in case of an emergency.
Zerto replicates at the hypervisor level, not the VM level like VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM). SRM replicates vms within or across vSphere clusters, but not between different hypervisors. While I only replicate from vcenter to vcenter, if we needed to replicate to a hyper-v cluster, it could be an option. SRM also doesn't replicate as fast as Zerto.
Virtual only, but not really a con.