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Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines vs. VMware SRM and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"The solution is quite stable. We haven't experienced any kind of bug or glitch. We haven't experienced crashes.""The most valuable feature is that it is journal-based and you don't have to replicate a lot of data.""It is a point-in-time restore, which is quite handy.""Continuous replication with lower RTO and RPO is the most innovative feature. Its tight integration with VMware for VMware VMs is also valuable.""The installation is straightforward if the version you have is compatible with your infrastructure."

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"The solution is very flexible.""VMware SRM is very effective between two sites with identical twin storage, you can have synchronization between the two sites.""This SRM solution can improve your footprint within a data center.""The solution is simple to use and has effective automation.""The most valuable feature is the automation, where you press a button and everything fails over seamlessly.""If you want to do failover, it works without any problem.""It is easy to implement for my clients.""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."

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"The solution is not easy to use. It's actually quite hard. If it could be simplified it might be better for the end user.""In the next release of this software, I would like to see options that help to decrease the bandwidth required, such as compressing the data.""The solution could improve by being more easier to use. However, once you have used it for a while it becomes easier. Additionally, there could be better support and compatibility with management by having a command-line interface. This would be beneficial for the customers.""It can have better integration. It would be good if, in addition to VMware VM, it can also support other hypervisors. I also want to see support for Oracle databases. As of now, it supports only SQL and Exchange. It would be good to also support other databases.""I would like to have the HTML 5 interface working because it is currently not functioning with the VMware environment."

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"The technical support is not very good and needs to make an effort to improve.""This product is not appropriate for those moving to a broader cloud footprint.""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.""The two vCenters have to be synchronized, which sometimes gives us problems because Keberos does not tolerate more than five minutes in time difference.""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.""I would like to see this solution be more scalable.""You cannot use VMware SRM in conjunction with storage replication software.""Sometimes it can cause a bit of downtime during switchovers."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "This is not a very cheap solution and compared to others, it is expensive."
  • "This is an expensive product."
  • "Pricing-wise, it is pretty much fair for any customer who only has a VMware environment. Licensing is based on the number of VMs that you want to protect at any given point in time. Licensing is not based on size."
  • "There is a license required for this solution and the pricing depends on how many virtual machines you have."
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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 installation is straightforward if the version you have is compatible with your infrastructure.
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    There is a license required for this solution and the pricing depends on how many virtual machines you have.
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    The solution could improve by being more easier to use. However, once you have used it for a while it becomes easier. Additionally, there could be better support and compatibility with management by… 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
    VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
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    Overview

    EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines: A simple, efficient operational and disaster recovery solution for virtualized applications in VMware environments. It delivers local and remote hypervisor-based replication, continuous data protection for per-VM recovery to any point in time, and built-in automated disaster recovery orchestration.

    SOFTWARE-DEFINED VM PROTECTION
    Enables a software-only, easy to install and easy to manage hypervisor-based replication solution with highly automated disaster recovery workflows, fully integrated into VMware.

    vADMINISTRATOR VISIBILITY AND CONTROL
    Empowers VMware administrators and application owners to manage the disaster recovery provisioning and control their own replication policies and recovery, ensuring that VM service levels are met.

    AUTOMATED DISASTER RECOVERY ORCHESTRATION
    Provides automated orchestration and non-disruptive testing of recovery plans to simplify operational and disaster recovery management for all virtualized applications and VMs.

    NETWORK BANDWIDTH OPTIMIZATION
    Minimizes network utilization with superior bandwidth compression and deduplication, significantly reducing replicated data over the network, as well as ensuring replication even with less stable and high packet loss WANs.

    IT TRUSTED AND PROVEN
    Leverages the RecoverPoint replication engine with hundreds of millions of run hours, extends the data protection continuum for VMware environments, and it’s all backed by the world’s largest data protection company, EMC.

    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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    Acorda Therapeutics, Columbia Sportswear, Mainfreight, Nippon Express, Sin Chew Media, Fisher & Paykel, Siam City Bank
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    Computer Software Company35%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government5%
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    Manufacturing Company14%
    Retailer14%
    Government10%
    Construction Company10%
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    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government5%
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    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise40%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines vs. VMware SRM and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Dell EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines is ranked 11th in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software with 5 reviews while VMware SRM is ranked 8th in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software with 15 reviews. Dell EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines is rated 8.0, while VMware SRM is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Dell EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines writes "An efficient, journal-based replication system providing disaster recovery for organizations of all sizes". 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". Dell EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Zerto, Azure Site Recovery, Vembu BDR Suite and HPE Disaster Recovery Services, whereas VMware SRM is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Zerto, Azure Site Recovery, Nutanix Xi Leap and VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery. See our Dell EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines vs. VMware SRM report.

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