"It's on the cheaper side and not too expensive for users."
"The solution is dependent on the network bandwidth. For example, if they have a bandwidth of 10Mbps the solution will run a little heavier. If the bandwidth is good the solution runs well."
"The most valuable feature is the automation, where you press a button and everything fails over seamlessly."
"In terms of recovery, if you have a test job script, you can put it on top of it. You can create custom steps so that it will be more granular. It will be an easy, one click solution when it comes to the recovery application."
"It is easy to implement for my clients."
"This SRM solution can improve your footprint within a data center."
"VMware's tech support gets a nine-out-of-ten. They are responsive and get you a useful reply."
"The UI is very user-friendly and testing is easy."
"VMware SRM is a very nice tool for disaster recovery for virtual environments."
"The stability of SRM has been excellent. It gets a nine-out-of-ten."
"I have not seen any areas that need improvement at this time."
"There needs to be better stability during heavy capacity in future releases."
"You cannot use VMware SRM in conjunction with storage replication software."
"SRM has to be installed on two separate data centers, so both have to be coordinated very well, which becomes complicated when configuring the software for disaster recovery."
"Sometimes it can cause a bit of downtime during switchovers."
"The price, in general, could be lower."
"An improvement for SRM would be better interface compatibility with other products."
"The technical support is not very good and needs to make an effort to improve."
"We've had configuration issues on occasion. We start to fail over, and then we have to call it off because the configuration is not right, or the data stores aren't configured correctly in the secondary data center. Oftentimes, it is just the experience level of the team, and we have to bring in the vendor to help and validate our configuration."
With CloudEndure Disaster Recovery technology, business continuity and IT resilience are a click away. CloudEndure's one-touch disaster recovery solution utilizes block-level continuous replication, application stack orchestration, and automated machine conversion to ensure near-zero RPO and RTO for all applications, while reducing traditional disaster recovery expenses by over 85%.
VMware SRM (Site Recovery Manager) is a business continuity and disaster recovery solution that is part of the vSphere virtualization suite. It helps you plan, test, and run the recovery of virtual machines between a protected vCenter Server site and a recovery vCenter Server site. VMware SRM aims to minimize data loss and system downtime by letting you automate backups and orchestrate the recovery of entire VMware storage systems. VMware SRM is offered on-premises and on the AWS cloud.
VMware SRM is most commonly used for:
As a disaster recovery tool, VMware SRM:
VMware SRM Key Features
Some of VMware SRM’s key features include:
Good scalability and stability, fast and reliable recovery, automated orchestration workflows, automated recovery of network and security settings, non-disruptive recovery testing, orchestrated cross-vCenter vMotion, stretched storage support, and self-service provisioning.
VMware SRM Benefits
The main benefits of using VMware SRM include:
Reviews from Real Users
Below are reviews from PeerSpot users who are currently using the solution:
PeerSpot user Eslam E., Senior Solution Architect at ICT Misr, explains his experience using the solution and says that "VMware SRM is very effective between two sites with identical twin storage, you can have synchronization between the two sites."
A founder at a comms service provider commented on the solution's efficiency, noting, "If you want to do failover, it works without any problem."
Reviewer Rakesh-P., who is a consultant at Ashtech Infotech (India) Pvt.Ltd., mentions why he finds VMware SRM to be a good product, commenting that “The most valuable feature is disaster recovery testing. The reports are very good.”
Ahmed F., a consultant at Daniyals Inc, says that the solution doesn’t require a lot of resources and that "The UI is very user-friendly and testing is easy."
CloudEndure Disaster Recovery is ranked 16th in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software with 2 reviews while VMware SRM is ranked 8th in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software with 16 reviews. CloudEndure Disaster Recovery is rated 8.0, while VMware SRM is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of CloudEndure Disaster Recovery writes "Reliable, easy to install, and comes in at a reasonable cost". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware SRM writes "Good replication and integration capabilities with a straightforward setup". CloudEndure Disaster Recovery is most compared with Azure Site Recovery, Oracle Data Guard, Zerto, Veeam Backup & Replication and Commvault Complete Data Protection, whereas VMware SRM is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Zerto, Dell RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines, VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery and Veritas Resiliency Platform. See our CloudEndure Disaster Recovery vs. VMware SRM report.
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