Zerto is great!
June 20, 2018
Zerto is great!
Score 8 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with Zerto Virtual Replication
We use Zerto to replicate our VMware environment, which has grown substantially over the past several years or so. We have an off-prem DR site that we replicate both on-site data and cloud data brought in from a wide array of formats and organizations. We love the functionality of the automation and the ease of management. It really helps free up time.
- Definitely a good ROI, but could be more cost effective
- Licensing could be addressed
- Ease of manaegment
We looked at both CommVault and NetBackup, which are similar platforms to that of the Zerto Replication Software stack. We thought the Zerto solution best met our specification needs, as well as our cost needs. The CommVault licensing was complicated, and we just have had a bad experience in the past with NetBackup.
Zerto is very well suited for a situation in which you need to replicate data or info to a DR site, whether on or off-prem, or in the cloud. This software platform has a lot of cloud capabilities, and really makes sense for a lot of organizations trying to make their DR more approachable and consistent.
Using Zerto Virtual Replication
6 - All of the staff that use Zerto Replication Software are in our internal IT department. While we also have a sales staff that sells Zerto products and software, we also use it internally. So the sales team is very knowledgeable, but the IT team is the group that has their hands on the software and use it regularly.
We have a lot of engineering talent on our staff, so we most likely have one or a few employees who are able to fiddle around and make the changes we might need out of our Zerto replication environment, but if we need expert level experience, we would have to reach out to Zerto directly.
- Disaster Recovery to an offsite location
- Disaster recovery to the cloud
- Ensuring a current copy is always available
- continuous data replication
- application consistency grouping
- long term retention
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.