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Pros
"The solution has the capability to scale well."

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"If you want to do failover, it works without any problem.""VMware SRM is a very nice tool for disaster recovery for virtual environments.""The most valuable features are the disaster recovery and testing.""The solution is simple to use and has effective automation.""Our systems fail over using SRM. So, we do a big bang DR, which is biannual, and we fail over our fairly massive Epic electronic health record (EHR) and our core applications. It takes us about 30 minutes to fail over using SRM, which is pretty good. In most hospitals that have Epic installed, Epic does the audit to make sure that we can fail over if something were to happen. Normally, sites will have a DR solution specific to the EHR, but right now, our pain point is the third-party tier-one clinical applications.""The most valuable feature is disaster recovery testing.""The product is evolving and the vendor is committed to change.""The UI is very user-friendly and testing is easy."

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Cons
"I don't have any feedback to provide in terms of features that may be lacking."

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"We have had an issue when some customers have traditional designs and sites. For example, on one another site, they are using hyper-converged, using VMware, or Nutanix. We have a problem with the synchronization between the storage for site to site. This is the main issue. We are adding some other tools to support the synchronization to allow the movement of the workload from site to site easily.""This product is not appropriate for those moving to a broader cloud footprint.""The solution could improve by removing some of the limitations we have been facing. There could be better integrated.""There needs to be better stability during heavy capacity in future releases.""The version we are currently using is not the latest and greatest but it has buggy behavior in some browsers.""The configuration process could be improved.""The two vCenters have to be synchronized, which sometimes gives us problems because Keberos does not tolerate more than five minutes in time difference.""Sometimes it can cause a bit of downtime during switchovers."

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  • "The price of this solution is on the expensive side."
  • "The cost of SRM is a little bit high, especially for smaller companies."
  • "The cost of SRM is on par with market rates."
  • "The licensing costs are increasing."
  • "It is about $3,000 a year for the 25 pack. The package gives you the ability to protect up to 25 virtual machines."
  • "There is an annual license to use this solution."
  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
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    The solution has the capability to scale well.
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    I don't directly deal with billing or licensing. My understanding is it's comparable to what is on the market, however, I couldn't say what the exact numbers are.
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    I don't have any feedback to provide in terms of features that may be lacking. Overall, it's been pretty good. They should just keep heading in the direction they are heading and continue to improve… more »
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    If you want to do failover, it works without any problem.
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    We do have to pay a licensing fee in order to use the solution. We have an annual subscription.
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    The challenge it has is with the speed of failing over. Sometimes it can cause a bit of downtime during switchovers. Sometimes you realize that when you are failing over you can have downtime due to… more »
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    Also Known As
    Datto Cloud Continuity for PCs
    VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
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    Overview

    Datto Cloud Continuity for PCs is much more than just cloud backup. MSPs can protect clients’ Windows-based computers from downtime and data loss and more importantly, rapidly recover data if disaster strikes.

    VMware Site Recovery Manager is the industry-leading solution to enable application availability and mobility across sites in private cloud environments. Site Recovery Manager allows: Fast and reliable IT disaster recovery, simple and policy-based management, zero-downtime application mobility, and up to 50% lower TCO.
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    Sample Customers
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    Acorda Therapeutics, Columbia Sportswear, Mainfreight, Nippon Express, Sin Chew Media, Fisher & Paykel, Siam City Bank
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Educational Organization6%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Manufacturing Company14%
    Retailer14%
    Government10%
    Construction Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government5%
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    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise40%
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    Datto Cloud Continuity is ranked 14th in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software with 1 review while VMware SRM is ranked 8th in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software with 15 reviews. Datto Cloud Continuity is rated 8.0, while VMware SRM is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Datto Cloud Continuity writes "Scalable with good data recovery capabilities and a simple design". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware SRM writes "Enables us to get a lot of server images successfully but it has connectivity issues with auto-recovery". Datto Cloud Continuity is most compared with Acronis Backup, Azure Site Recovery, Veeam Backup & Replication, Altaro VM Backup and Veeam Backup for Office 365, whereas VMware SRM is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Zerto, Dell EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines, Azure Site Recovery and CloudEndure Live Migration.

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