Zerto - Unparalleled Protection
July 14, 2018

Zerto - Unparalleled Protection

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

Zerto is used by the IT department to provide protection of a virtual environment. One main distinction is that it provides solid protection for single servers or a cluster of servers that are part of an application. It does a phenominal job in this task and I have been able to save countless hours using it. From recovering from botched upgrades, corrupted files, and even virus infections to leveraging the DR as a test bed for upgrades. It has a wide variety of uses.
  • Journaling
  • WAN optimization
  • Application Consistency
  • Full site failover processing
  • Reports on what is protected and where and protection levels
  • We gained lost time for IT staff (configuration changes, application upgrade failures)
  • Conserved the WAN bandwidth
While more expensive, Zerto does a better job of protecting our servers and keeping the RPO low. It was also supported by our financial core which was a huge factor in our adoption. However, one it was put into our system, we wanted to adopt it company wide. As long as you understand what it should be used for, you will not be disappointed.
Zerto is terrific at protecting individual servers and application clusters BUT it lacks the ability to control a full site recovery without manual intervention. If you have applications that require very limited downtime with almost no loss of data, then this is a great product for you. A failover acts as a reboot of the system, but you're only looking at a 10 second loss of data (even when protecting 9TB of data).