Dell RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines vs VMware Live Recovery comparison


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Dell RecoverPoint for Virtu...
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Disaster Recovery (DR) Software (11th)
VMware Live Recovery
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Disaster Recovery as a Service (4th)

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Disaster Recovery (DR) Software category, the mindshare of Dell RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines is 4.8%, up from 3.4% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of VMware Live Recovery is 1.9%, down from 2.3% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

Aug 4, 2022
It replicates workloads fast, but it wastes resources
There is a problem with the solution's architecture. First of all, it requires double the resources on the virtual environment to set up one environment. You set up a cluster of virtual machines per site, so you are doubling the resources you need. While it wastes resources, it also provides a strategy to do high availability. It also lacks backward compatibility with some of the old vCenter servers. When you get an issue, they want you to upgrade up to the latest edition. However, when I have an old vCenter server, I should be able to use whatever version we have to do the replication. It also has a security vulnerability because it requires several ports to be open in the customer environment. These ports are open on the firewall. It also lacks a reporting mechanism to show a customer, the number of machines you've backed up and the difference. It's essential for a customer to know what is happening.
Bunmi Sadiq - PeerSpot reviewer
May 31, 2021
Application can be migrated from one host to another in respects of virtual machines without the user taking notice
The automation should be simplified or improved. Usually throughout the day, during peak periods, one or another task cannot be carried out. Moreover, if one wishes to move large data, the user's application response may be affected. So, it would be best if such tasks can be automated to allow such tasks to be undertaken not during peak periods. As a consequence, this would lessen the impact to the underlying resources. I would also like to see interoperability between various virtualization and cloud solutions. It would be nice to be able to move my VM from Windows or Hyper-V to VMware and from this to Citrix. The adding of these features would be awesome.

Quotes from Members

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


"The workload can be moved directly if the disaster site is the main site."
"Point-in-time recovery and ease of deployment are valuable."
"The solution is quite stable. We haven't experienced any kind of bug or glitch. We haven't experienced crashes."
"It is a point-in-time restore, which is quite handy."
"The installation is straightforward if the version you have is compatible with your infrastructure."
"The most valuable feature is that it is journal-based and you don't have to replicate a lot of data."
"RecoverPoint replicates workloads fast."
"Continuous replication with lower RTO and RPO is the most innovative feature. Its tight integration with VMware for VMware VMs is also valuable."
"The initial setup is easy depending on the environment you are working with."
"Setting up VMs can be done quickly. It is easy to use."
"Technical support is very proactive and helpful."
"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."


"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 configuration process seems a bit challenging, and the installation takes a bit longer than expected."
"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."
"I would like to see integration with EMC NetWorker in the next release."
"I would like to have the HTML 5 interface working because it is currently not functioning with the VMware environment."
"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."
"It should have features for recovering a group of virtual machines and full-scale security. For recovering all the VMs at once, they don't have a GUI option, and we have to use the command line."
"When starting up the replication and converting it to the virtual machine I had some problems. I had to start the process again and that is inconvenient."
"It would be ideal if they added advanced analytics or AI to the solution."
"The automation should be simplified or improved."
"VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery could improve by enhancing the network bandwidth from the storage."
"The improvements should be as per customer requirements."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"There is a license required for this solution and the pricing depends on how many virtual machines you have."
"It was a part of a backup solution. So, it was free for us."
"This is not a very cheap solution and compared to others, it is expensive."
"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."
"This is an expensive product."
"The price of VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery should be lowered in order to compete better in the market."
"The pricing is good."
"I would say VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery is very expensive in comparison with other available virtualization solutions."
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Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Dell EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines?
One of the standout features of Dell RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines is its real-time data protection capability.
What needs improvement with Dell EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines?
While Dell RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines offers a solid solution for our local and remote data protection needs, there are a couple of areas that could be improved. The configuration process se...
What do you like most about VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery?
Setting up VMs can be done quickly. It is easy to use.
What needs improvement with VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery?
The improvements should be as per customer requirements.
What is your primary use case for VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery?
We have three different VMs. During long business hours, we can shift from PR to DR. It has high availability.

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VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery, Datrium DRaaS



Sample Customers

Rushmore Electric Power Cooperative, PCS Publishing, Noble Foods
Certainty Home Loans, VPay, ZEON
Find out what your peers are saying about Dell RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines vs. VMware Live Recovery and other solutions. Updated: July 2024.
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