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Zerto Review: "Simple, reliable, and easy to use"
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January 11, 2019

Zerto Review: "Simple, reliable, and easy to use"

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Overall Satisfaction with Zerto Virtual Replication

We use Zerto replication to provide both an HA and a DR capability for all live servers. This enables the business to have a live copy of servers available to protect against local individual server failure and also a separate copy to protect the business in case of a site failure. In the case of local failure, we use journaling to roll back to any point in time over a two week period. This provides robust protection for all live servers.
  • The ability to replicate only delta changes enables us to replicate nearly 200 servers with minimal bandwidth usage and so reduces excessive network costs.
  • Being licensed to replicate multiple copies of a server enables us to keep costs down and use a single product for both DR and HA
  • Journaling enables simple point in time recovery to cope with user errors that would otherwise require a lengthy restore from backups
  • For some servers, the 30-day journaling now replaces traditional backup products, saving cost and enabling speedy recoveries
  • I’d like to see improvements to the usage graphs so I could dig deeper into network bandwidth usage with the ability to see what VPG is using most of the bandwidth
  • The ability to just failover a single server in a VPG would be useful, as this would reduce the number of VPG that have to be created
  • Bulk editing of failover IP addresses would be helpful
  • ROI has been fantastic, as the product is relatively cheap and enables us to maintain very high server availability
  • The ability to provide both HA and DR with a single product enables the business to keep costs down and enhance uptime
  • Removal of the need for a separate backup product when using journaling saves on the separate cost of another product to purchase, run, and manage
Zerto replication is a lot cheaper than any of the completion, it’s simple to set up and use, requires minimal training for users, and its simple interface and groups using VPG enables a granular setup.

It just does what it says and is simple, reliable, and relatively cheap
Zerto replication is great for the majority of live servers and enables us to successfully have high availability at a reasonable price. Not having synchronous replication is not an issue in most cases, but is a limitation for some of the SQL servers.