Zerto Virtual Replication

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4.8 out of 5 stars

Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR) is a replication and recovery solution that makes disaster recovery simple and scalable from private, hybrid and to public clouds, maintain IT resilience as infrastructure evolves with hypervisor-based replication of VM block-level changes, from any storage to any storage, between VMware vSphere versions and cross-hypervisor for on premise datacenters or the utilize the cloud for Disaster Recovery as a Service.

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Zerto review by Brad W.
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"Zerto is a great piece of backup software that I'd recommend to anyone"

What do you like best?

Zerto is very good at several things. The first item is file level restore. We have users who frequently delete items they didn't want to delete. By using Zerto's file level restore capabilities we can restore that file in minutes from just minutes ago. This is especially helpful for files that users delete the same day they created them as we wouldn't have those on our nightly full backups. Zerto is also very good at instant restoration of servers thanks to it's replication abilities. Our main purpose for this is DR but it comes in handy if we accidentally make a catastrophic mistake on a server, we can simply roll it back to an hour ago and just pretend that mistake never happened.

What do you dislike?

Zerto's offsite backup capabilities aren't very robust. They're there and it works but the lack of compression and other features make it not too useful. We currently use a different product to take care of offsite full backups.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use Zerto as a piece of your backup solution and don't use it as the only part. You'll still need to consider a different product for full off site backups.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Zerto as a backup product but our main focus is in using it to be a centerpiece of our hot site DR solution. After a tornado hit one of our branches we felt a need to create a DR hot site so that even if our main data center was destroyed we could fire up the DR site and keep the rest of institution running as if nothing had happened. Zerto is a fantastic solution for this and definitely a cornerstone to accomplishing this.

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Zerto review by Ryan D.
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"The Swiss Army Knife of Continuous Data Protection"

What do you like best?

The best things about Zerto are its ease of installation and its feature rich abilities. One of the features I use everyday is the mobile app. It allows me to see the overall health of my Zerto deployment at a quick glance.

What do you dislike?

The only negative I have to say about the product would be the lacking of custom alert reporting.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are even considering continuous data protection or replicating data to an location, then you need to look no further than Zerto.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Zerto provided the ability to deploy a fully functional DR data replication solution in a matter of minutes. Not only is DR replication taken care of, but we now have continuous data protection provided by Zerto's Journal Level File Restore (JFLR) capabilities. We can now recover data that our general backup solution cannot which gives us complete data protection.

What Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution do you use?

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Zerto review by Juan D.
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"Excellent Replication Software"

What do you like best?

It is very easy to setup, you can just use the defaults and get everything setup quickly.

it has WAN compression for replication, and it is very easy to test your failover.

What do you dislike?

You have to be careful because it can use up all your bandwidth and affect other things that might need that.

There are also many little features that we had to learn as we used the product. For example whether to auto commit your failover or not (in order to test). Once the failover is committed and you configured the replication back to original site, you have to wait until it can do a full sync and it can take a long time, so if you want to fail back quick then it wont work.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

DR replication. We have been able to fail over after one of our AC units failed in our primary site, which was a big win for our team as it was a seamless process.

Zerto review by Brett R.
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"Excellent Business Continuity tool"

What do you like best?

The ease of setup is key. Intuitive to build out and get replication running. The ability to use the replica as a target for the included backup functionality is really handy, especially for finicky VMs that have problems with a typical snapshot based backup.

What do you dislike?

My biggest complaint is that the last couple of upgrades have broken pieces of my configuration. Support has been quick to get me going again, but it's still a bit of a hassle.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Business continuity/Disaster Recovery....call it what you will. Replicating critical groups of VMs to an offsite data center or cloud provider is a must today. Zerto does the job and is easy to use.

Zerto review by Jay S.
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"Solid Recovery Platform"

What do you like best?

I love that I can recover any machine within a few minutes in another datacenter in either test or failover mode. It's also amazing that there is hardly any time lapsed between the failure and the recovery.

What do you dislike?

While it is amazing for recovering a single machine, recovering a full site is not nearly as simple. Right now there is no easy way to do this in an organized manner.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you work on a full site failover plan. Overall It is a solid product, but you need to make sure that you understand the limitations. Many people fail to take these into consideration.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were able to remove VMware SRM from our environment. This opened up the ability for us to failover specific machines or application clusters without having to use VMwares poor replication or array based replication.

Zerto review by Neil L.
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"Deceptively Simple Real Time Replication Solution"

What do you like best?

The setup for the fail over groups are easy and quite intuitive to use and the management is very clear using the single pane of glass user interface.

What do you dislike?

The minimum virtual machine license pack amount of 25 virtual machines.Would like for it to allow for more flexibility.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use the trial version of the software to test and evaluate for yourself to see just how easy it is to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This software provides us with a level of recovery point objectives that we could not achieve before. We are able to conduct a fail over with in our production environment or to our off site location with minimal effort.

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"Zerto is black magic wonderful"

What do you like best?

DR used to be almost impossible. With Zerto it actually is possible. Very clean interface, easy install. Great documentation and support.

What do you dislike?

The dashboard is cool but the red and green squares are maybe not the easiest to understand. Also, I can't leave the dashboard up because you can press buttons to make changes on the dashboard. If there was a view only type dashboard made for just monitoring I would like that. Or perhaps required a password to be type before editing?

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are using virtualization you owe it to yourself to install a trial and try this out!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Have a hot DR site at a remote location. Zerto is able to grab low level writes and send them to our remote location. It has de-duplication and other optimizations to optimize the bandwidth that it uses to send only the changes to our remote site. It just plain works

Zerto review by Ryhlen S.
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"Zerto "

What do you like best?

The ability to test failover from within the zerto application itself without disrupting my live environment

What do you dislike?

If there is a backup/replication snapshot the failover will fail you have to make sure to stop backups/replications and remove snapshot before doing live environment failover.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is good production just make sure if you are doing live environment test failovers to stop your backups and replications to avoid errors.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Have the ablility to fail over servers to our secondary site so that we can perform maintenance and updates on our primary site with minimal down time.

Zerto review by Rafael R.
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"Great Software Replication "

What do you like best?

It's simple and easy to use.

The implementation is fast and easy.

The replication to other sites was a good experiance and the copy of seeds was fast too.

Is there a good web page adminitration

What do you dislike?

I don't have nothing

I had good experiance with it.

Maybe try the develop a new algiritme to improve the first time replication.

You can improve the reports

Develop more types of reports about server replication

Grow UP the backup set to utilize more disk space

Recommendations to others considering the product

Improve the software to first time replication

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Secure about our DR tests. Solve audit problem

Zerto review by Brian M.
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"Great virtual machine replication with low price point"

What do you like best?

Zerto is easy to configure and get started. You can install and start replicating your VMs within minutes.

What do you dislike?

I am very happy with the product. I have not used other VM replication products and from my standpoint I am very pleased with Zerto

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great product at a great price

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Zerto to replicate our VMs from our production environment to our DR site. We have found this software to be very reliable and provide almost real time replication.

Zerto review by Sergiy M.
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"Simple to set up, simple to use"

What do you like best?

The speed of WAN replication is great. It's faster compared to RecoverPoint and 20 VMs replicating over 20Mbps VPN have RPO less than 1 minute. Of course your mileage will vary.

What do you dislike?

In Zerto for vSphere it is a pain to remove the virtual appliance if for some reason you lose the host.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure to understand how Zerto supports Microsoft/SQL Clusters

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Replication of business critical VMs over WAN. The benefits are obvious - the simplicity of a setup, and the speed of replication are the main ones.

Zerto review by Rohit K.
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"we are using Zerto from last three years in our organization and its very stable and secure."

What do you like best?

this tool has changed the way of DR or DR test, very simple and ease of manage and the best part of we can do point of recovery of protected VMs, and the DR is possible for VMs which are running with RDMs.

What do you dislike?

we are not using all the features in our org & limited to DR solutions only. which is very robust and fulfill our requirement...so far nothing to dislike :)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

in initial phase we were using SRM (VMware) and we had to involve lots of team like virtualization/storage & Network, post deploying the zerto only virtualization team is needed for all DR tests.

Zerto review by Thomas Green C.
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"It just works..."

What do you like best?

With a simple setup and configuration, it starts to replicate and is easy to use. Testing reminders keep you informed of testing your Protection Groups and the ease of use allows for changes on the fly as well as the ability modify how you want the failover to operate.

What do you dislike?

Mobile app needs some work as it keeps dropping and says I have no data.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to have a failover test at anytime and find some pain points to easily resolve. It has also helped us to identify systems that are interrelated without having a huge BC/DR Staff or professional services.

Zerto review by Administrator
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"Excellent Piece of Mind"

What do you like best?

Zerto just works - it doesn't care what servers or storage you are using. It is easy to test and verify.

What do you dislike?

I would like to see more performance reporting over time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is the real deal. It handles the replication regardless of what your storage platform is. It handles the recovery operations for you as well. All you need to do internally is redirect DNS to your failed over servers.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Disaster recovery. We can fail our operations over in a matter of minutes.

Zerto review by Alessio M.
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"Zerto: the best solution for the Disaster recovery"

What do you like best?

It's simple to setup and configure the VPGs. You can start to replicate within 5 minutes.

I'm happy with Zerto because it doesn't use the snapshots (I hate them).

What do you dislike?

You can't recover files from Windows file system with data deduplication enabled.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We realized two active-active datacenter with cross replication: this allow to be sure that both datacenters are working well. In case of disaster we can switch the VMs in the other site with a minimal downtime.

Zerto review by Administrator in Banking
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"Wizard of Replication"

What do you like best?

The simplicity; easily set-up with wizards.

Support is best in the business, when you have a problem or question; support is happy to help.

What do you dislike?

None so far. Still waiting on cloud reverse protection.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

DR testing. Before Zerto DR was waking up at 2:00am to bring down production and bring up DR site to test. Now with Zerto the DR site can be a "bubble" during the day.

Zerto review by Ronald D.
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"Great App for Backups"

What do you like best?

I love the fact that once we got the installation completed and the hotfixes and tweaks made it works quite well.

What do you dislike?

It can be hard to get an engineer at times when they are busy but other than that not much that i dislike

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Off site backups and business continuity

Zerto review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Cloud Migration"

What do you like best?

Zerto is very simple and intuitive, friendly interface and objective.

What do you dislike?

You can't do anything without a license, Zerto could free up demo license and downloads without contact a seller.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cloud migration between 2 Clouds IBM products, we could complete the migration with no outage using Replication instead of move.

Zerto review by Administrator in Non-Profit Organization Management
Administrator in Non-Profit Organization Management
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"How we're using Zerto"

What do you like best?

I think the best feature of Zerto Virtual Replication is the ability to move between different hypervisors.

What do you dislike?

Perhaps the QA could be better when making new releases.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are now able to pivot our disaster recovery datacenter in to the Azure public cloud infrastructure.

Zerto review by Michael C.
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"Great Product"

What do you like best?

Makes migrations and DR simple in areas that are not known to be simple.

What do you dislike?

So far nothing. Everything has been great.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Datacenter migration. Looking to pull in long term DR via Azure

Zerto review by Administrator
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"Best replication product"

What do you like best?

The production replicates like a champ! It has ancillary benefits that are extremely useful like file level recovery and point in time server recovery.

What do you dislike?

Some of the web UI still needs a bit of tweaking, but that does not impact performance.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Business Continuity\Disaster Recovery is big in our organization. We utilize Zerto to migrate our non Active\Active work load between two datacenters every 6 months.

Zerto review by Administrator
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"From trial, to implementation to use/maintenance, it's been great!"

What do you like best?

Ease of use in all facets of the product, it's simple which makes use and cross training very easy.

What do you dislike?

We have not experienced any dislikes with this product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Run the trial in your environment, you will not be disappointed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Providing low RTO/RPO for protected servers/services.

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