We changed our name from IT Central Station: Here's why

VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery vs Zerto comparison

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Featured Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Metallic, Infrascale, Microsoft and others in Disaster Recovery as a Service. Updated: January 2022.
564,322 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
"We feel the ability to move virtual machines while they are still running to be the most valuable feature.""The most valuable features are the backup and disaster recovery services.""Technical support is very proactive and helpful."

More VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery Pros →

"The second feature that sold us was the sub-second RPO. One of the things that made Zerto's product stand out from some of the more traditional solutions four years ago was its ability to maintain sub-second RPO over a group of machines, and that group of machines could be spread over multiple storage hardware.""Zerto is easy to use and the interface is very intuitive.""For most use cases, the failover time is a handful of minutes, if that. A single user can run the system.""Since we are at a bank, there are certain protocols in place where we need to have RPO and RTO times of two hours or less. Zerto does a great job of setting those times and alerting us if those can't be met. We have our help desk actively monitoring that. It is extremely helpful that Zerto lists what is falling out of compliance in regards to RPO and RTO. It has been great in that regard.""The file restoration is very helpful. They've improved it over the years to make it a lot more user-friendly and easy to do, which I appreciate. So, we use that quite a bit. The failover process is quite simple and intuitive. Even the configuration and setup are pretty easy to do. It is pretty easy to use. I've done the restoration of servers several times, not as a disaster. When an upgrade on a server goes wrong and it messes things up, I can just fail back to a previous version and try it again. So, that has been really helpful.""It's also very much faster than any other migration or disaster recovery platform we have. I work with virtualization, mostly on VMware, and I must admit that Zerto is even better than VMware Site Recovery Manager. Zerto compresses the data and it works much faster.""Zerto's support for different hypervisors is a valuable feature because we have a mixed bag. We have VMware and we have Hyper-V. For us, that was extremely critical when we made the decision. We wanted a single tool that is able to replicate all our virtual servers. At this point, I think the only tool on the market that can do that on-premise is Zerto.""In situations of failback or moving workloads, it saves us hours. If I were to have to move a four or five terabyte machine using something like VMware's virtual copy it has to install on the machine and copy the data over. Then it has to shut the machine down and do a final copy, which means there's a lot of downtime while it's doing the final copy."

More Zerto Pros →

Cons
"VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery could improve by enhancing the network bandwidth from the storage.""It would be ideal if they added advanced analytics or AI to the solution.""The automation should be simplified or improved."

More VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery Cons →

"Another area for improvement I'd like to see is the tuning of the VRAs built into the GUI. It's a little cryptic. You really have to be a very technical engineer to get that deep into it. I'd like to see a little better interface that allows you to do that tuning yourself, rather than trying to get their engineer and your engineer together to do it.""If I were to nitpick, I would say that I wish I had a better account manager. Our sales guy has changed a couple of times. I would like a little more responsiveness from our account manager. I've had a couple of issues where getting in touch with him has been a little difficult, and I end up just going around him and dealing with support and support has handled it right away.""When we are trying to upgrade any virtual machines, we have to stop the virtual machines that have been replicated in Zerto and then upgrade or update to the virtual machines onsite. Instead of having to do it manually, there should be some way of automating that particular function.""Some of the features need improvement. One would be, as you're creating a Move group or a VPG, as they call it, it should either autosave or have the ability so that you can save it for coming back to later because if the setup times out, you lose all your work. That would be a nice improvement to have.""It took some time to get to know the solution in general, and exactly what functions each of the features is used for.""The backup solution needs to be improved. From our perspective, Veeam and Zerto were competing products. They both do very unique things that they're very good at. For instance, Veeam can do replication well. However, it's really a backup product.""Certain areas were designed and work fine for VMware but are under development for Hyper-V. Eventually, all features will work for both platforms.""In future releases, doing backups of the environment we need to be able to do hot backups of the database."

More Zerto Cons →

Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I would say VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery is very expensive in comparison with other available virtualization solutions."
  • "The price of VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery should be lowered in order to compete better in the market."
  • More VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery Pricing and Cost Advice →

  • "If it were easier to license, and to scale it out a little bit more economically, that'd be a godsend. At the end of the day, my druthers would be to have all 200 of our servers protected by this platform. But for a company our size, that stretches our IT budget and it just doesn't make economic sense."
  • "It's very equitable, otherwise you wouldn't do it. It's something that we utilize for the licenses per core as far as what we're backing up. Therefore, it's very cost-efficient as far as the licensing goes. For the amount of stuff that we're backing up and what we're utilizing it for, the licensing is not very expensive at all."
  • "There is a one-time cost for maintenance and support. We have a three-year contract that we will have to renew when those three years come up. There is also licensing on top of that for whatever product you are using it for."
  • "Zerto is more expensive than competitors, making the price difference pretty high. While it is very expensive, it's very powerful and good at what it does. The cost is why we are not leveraging it for everything in the organization. If it was dirt cheap, we would have LTR and DR on everything because it would just make sense to use it."
  • "It's not the cheapest tool, it's expensive. But it's doing a good job."
  • "I'd like to see better tiering for Zerto's pricing. We do multi-tier VMs. I don't think I should be paying a penalty and price for a tier-three VM where I don't need a really tight SLA like I do for a tier-one."
  • "Get the Enterprise Cloud license because it's the most flexible, and the pricing should come in around $1,000 per VM."
  • "This solution is far less expensive than SRM and NetBackup."
  • More Zerto Pricing and Cost Advice →

    report
    Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Disaster Recovery as a Service solutions are best for your needs.
    564,322 professionals have used our research since 2012.
    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    The most valuable features are the backup and disaster recovery services.
    Top Answer: 
    The price of VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery should be lowered in order to compete better in the market.
    Top Answer: 
    VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery could improve by enhancing the network bandwidth from the storage. In a future release, I would like to see new functionality or current feature enhancements.
    Top Answer: 
    It does what it's purported to do, which is to provide continuous data protection. We have a five-second RPO. It's definitely doing its job.
    Top Answer: 
    Everyone knows Zerto is a little on the expensive side, but what else is there on the market that does the same thing? It is more expensive per client, for what it does, compared to a backup product… more »
    Top Answer: 
    I would like to see them continuously improve Zerto's automated functions, such as putting hosts in maintenance mode within vSphere and not having to worry as much about how Zerto is going to react… more »
    Ranking
    Views
    994
    Comparisons
    777
    Reviews
    3
    Average Words per Review
    545
    Rating
    9.3
    Views
    19,081
    Comparisons
    12,880
    Reviews
    54
    Average Words per Review
    1,720
    Rating
    9.2
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Datrium DRaaS
    Zerto Virtual Replication
    Learn More
    Overview

    Datrium Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) with VMware Cloud on AWS is transforming DR with its cloud-native design, built-in backup, instant RTO, and on-demand model. It’s liberating IT from the complexity of legacy DR approaches and standalone backup tools.

    For more information, please visit www.datrium.com.

    Zerto, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, empowers customers to run an always-on business by simplifying the protection, recovery, and mobility of on-premises and cloud applications. Zerto’s cloud data management and protection platform eliminates the risks and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption across private, public, and hybrid deployments. The simple, software-only platform uses continuous data protection at scale to converge disaster recovery, backup, and data mobility. Zerto is trusted by over 9,500 customers globally and is powering offerings for Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, AWS, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud, and more than 350 managed service providers.

    Offer
    Learn more about VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery
    Learn more about Zerto
    Sample Customers
    Certainty Home Loans, VPay, ZEON
    United Airlines, HCA, XPO Logistics, TaxSlayer, McKesson, Insight Global, Spirit Airlines, Tencate, Aaron’s, Grey’s County, Epiq. JLL, KIND Snacks, Kingston Technologies
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Media Company8%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Healthcare Company10%
    Insurance Company9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government5%
    Healthcare Company5%
    Company Size
    No Data Available
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise47%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise52%
    Large Enterprise37%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Metallic, Infrascale, Microsoft and others in Disaster Recovery as a Service. Updated: January 2022.
    564,322 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery is ranked 4th in Disaster Recovery as a Service with 3 reviews while Zerto is ranked 3rd in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software with 54 reviews. VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery is rated 9.4, while Zerto is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery writes "Application can be migrated from one host to another in respects of virtual machines without the user taking notice". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zerto writes "Gives us business continuity capabilities during hurricane season and in case of ransomware". VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery is most compared with VMware SRM, Veeam Backup & Replication, CloudEndure Disaster Recovery, Azure Site Recovery and Nutanix Xi Leap, whereas Zerto is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, VMware SRM, Rubrik and Commvault.

    We monitor all Disaster Recovery as a Service reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.