Azure Site Recovery vs VMware SRM comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Azure Site Recovery
Average Rating
8.2
Number of Reviews
19
Ranking in other categories
Disaster Recovery as a Service (1st)
VMware SRM
Average Rating
8.0
Number of Reviews
74
Ranking in other categories
Disaster Recovery (DR) Software (6th)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Disaster Recovery (DR) Software category, the mindshare of Azure Site Recovery is 5.7%, up from 5.5% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of VMware SRM is 12.7%, up from 12.4% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Disaster Recovery (DR) Software
Unique Categories:
Disaster Recovery as a Service
23.8%
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Featured Reviews

Mike Douthitt - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 26, 2024
Useful for restoration purposes that ensures that the users get to save a lot of time
Speaking about how Azure Site Recovery has facilitated the migration of on-premises workloads to the Azure Cloud, I would say that my company is still in the testing phase, and we also use Veeam. My company is trying to find the best spot for recovery, disaster recovery, and migrations. Veeam plays a big part in what my company does in terms of backup and recovery, so we are just trying to figure out how a Microsoft tool will fit into our environment. I haven't faced any challenges using the product. I recommended the solution to those who plan to use it. I rate the overall tool a ten out of ten.
Andy-Scannell - PeerSpot reviewer
Oct 6, 2023
Makes it easier to manage and safeguard critical data within virtualized environments
I would rate the easiness of the initial setup as a seven out of ten. In our company, VMware SRM is deployed both on-premises and on the cloud. It took about two months to deploy it and it was done in-house. The number of staff required for deployment typically ranges from two to six people, depending on the size of the project. Maintenance for this solution is typically provided by the developers or vendors. We have maintenance agreements with various providers like VMware, Rubrik, Veeam, and Commvault, and hardware maintenance is handled by the hardware provider through our maintenance contracts.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"Azure Site Recovery allows my company to save around 30 percent of the time on every VM that we need to back up and restore."
"The solution is secure, reliable, and scalable."
"We use the tool for business continuity purposes."
"What I like best about Azure Site Recovery is that it's easier to use because my organization already has Azure as an Active Directory solution."
"The most valuable feature is the visibility of what is happening with our business as well as the good reporting and dashboards."
"What I love about Azure Site Recovery is its simplicity for basic configurations."
"Our primary use case is for disaster recovery and business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)."
"The solution is very easy to use."
"VMware is one of the best products in the industry when it comes to virtualization."
"The product functionality is fairly high-quality."
"It is a stable solution...The solution's technical support is excellent."
"The solution can be deployed in a couple of hours."
"It eliminates the need for complex compliance requirements, making it a highly effective solution."
"The most valuable feature is the integration with our Nutanix environment."
"We find the back up feature of this solution to be particularly valuable."
"Automated recovery is one good feature, SRM also offers simplified management. It has a centralized interface for configuring, testing, and executing disaster recovery plans across multiple sites. This means management from a single point, even for many sites."
 

Cons

"It is for site-to-site replication. When something goes wrong on your site, you only get 15 minutes before it also goes wrong on your replicated site. There should be some way to be able to say that we want to restore it, but we want to restore it to the version from yesterday. It should support versioning. I would also like to see real-time scanning for advanced threat protection, more straightforward billing, and quicker turnaround on the tech support."
"Could have more integration with other platforms."
"The product's performance is an area of concern where improvements are required."
"The immutable backup could be better."
"In the newest version of Azure Site Recovery, the configuration was a little more complex, so this is an area for improvement."
"One area for improvement with Azure is helping customers predict usage more accurately."
"The primary area for improvement in Azure Site Recovery is its pricing."
"The solution needs to improve replication and failover processes. We are still looking for improvements in the cost baseline."
"The product's stability could be better."
"What I think can be improved is the data replication aspect."
"You need a lot of knowledge to work with the interface because it is not really easy to use, and it would be great if the dashboard were simplified."
"Timing issues arise due to replication lags in multiple areas. When this happens, we encounter errors."
"There are many functionality problems with the product currently. It is also slow and unstable."
"Cost is definitely an area where the product could be improved."
"VMware SRM's platform agnostics should support on-cloud usage as well."
"The product's dashboard is an area of concern where improvements are required."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Azure Site Recovery is affordable."
"They have a license to pay."
"The tool is expensive. What is expensive to me might not be expensive to you. As I mentioned, we seek ways to reduce our costs. If the price goes down, that would be great. I rate the tool's pricing a six out of ten."
"Azure Site Recovery is a very reasonably priced product."
"The tool's licensing is yearly and not expensive."
"It should have more straightforward billing. The billing was what got funky. It was really cheap. We would pay based on the usage. We paid around $225 a month for site-to-site replication."
"I'm not sure about the Azure Site Recovery pricing, but my organization gets monthly bills from providers."
"Azure Site Recovery is neither very expensive nor very cheap."
"The level of licensing required for this solution is dependent on the server instances in use."
"I rate the product price a five to six on a scale of one to ten, where one is a very high price, and ten is a very low price."
"The software is expensive. There is a one-time cost involved in purchasing the license."
"VMware SRM is expensive when compared to Veeam and makes Veeam look cheaper. For support, some additional payments need to be made over the licensing costs of the solution."
"It is about $3,000 a year for the 25 pack. The package gives you the ability to protect up to 25 virtual machines."
"The price of VMware SRM depends on how many VMs the customer has to move. There is a difference between the standard and enterprise license. I'm presenting the standard license to my customers because the total of VMs is not more than 50. The customer needs only the standard license and the cost is very effective for him."
"The licensing costs are increasing."
"The cost of SRM is a little bit high, especially for smaller companies."
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Comparison Review

it_user159711 - PeerSpot reviewer
Nov 9, 2014
VMware SRM vs. Veeam vs. Zerto
Disaster recovery planning is something that seems challenging for all businesses. Virtualization in addition to its operational flexibility, and cost reduction benefits, has helped companies improve their DR posture. Virtualization has made it easier to move machines from production to…
 

Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
20%
Financial Services Firm
9%
Manufacturing Company
9%
Insurance Company
7%
Computer Software Company
17%
Financial Services Firm
11%
Government
9%
Manufacturing Company
8%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Azure Site Recovery?
Azure Site Recovery allows my company to save around 30 percent of the time on every VM that we need to back up and restore.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Azure Site Recovery?
The tool is expensive. What is expensive to me might not be expensive to you. As I mentioned, we seek ways to reduce our costs. If the price goes down, that would be great. I rate the tool's pricin...
What needs improvement with Azure Site Recovery?
The solution needs to improve replication and failover processes. We are still looking for improvements in the cost baseline.
What do you like most about VMware SRM?
The most valuable feature of the solution is the integration part, along with the subsequent hardware.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for VMware SRM?
VMware SRM is an expensive solution, and users need to pay extra costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.
What needs improvement with VMware SRM?
It would be better if we could get more reporting features in VMware SRM.
 

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Sample Customers

Russell Reynolds Associates, Union Insurance, Rackspace
Acorda Therapeutics, Columbia Sportswear, Mainfreight, Nippon Express, Sin Chew Media, Fisher & Paykel, Siam City Bank
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