Dell RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines vs VMware SRM comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive SummaryUpdated on Mar 6, 2024
 

Categories and Ranking

Dell RecoverPoint for Virtu...
Ranking in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software
11th
Average Rating
8.0
Number of Reviews
10
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
VMware SRM
Ranking in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software
6th
Average Rating
8.0
Number of Reviews
74
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Disaster Recovery (DR) Software category, the mindshare of Dell RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines is 5.4%, down from 5.8% 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.
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Featured Reviews

UU
Jun 15, 2020
Has good stability but does not have multi-tenant capabilities
Overall the product is really good. Unfortunately, it just didn't quite fit our needs The solution does not have multi-tenant capabilities. It's one of the reasons that we ultimately decided to move away from the solution. The solution lacks cloud usability. If it did, it would be much better for…
OA
Mar 20, 2023
Reliable with the capability to extend but is very expensive
We primarily use the solution for migrating our DR site We have a system that can now move us to a DR site. I have yet to experience any major crisis, however, so I haven't yet tried it.  The solution runs well in the background, just in case we need it.  It is stable.  The solution has the…

Quotes from Members

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

Pros

"Continuous replication with lower RTO and RPO is the most innovative feature. Its tight integration with VMware for VMware VMs is also valuable."
"RecoverPoint replicates workloads fast."
"It is a point-in-time restore, which is quite handy."
"The most valuable feature is that it is journal-based and you don't have to replicate a lot of data."
"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."
"The installation is straightforward if the version you have is compatible with your infrastructure."
"The most valuable features are the data center recovery administration and the time of recovery."
"It is easy to implement for my clients."
"The most valuable feature of the solution is that you can independently run the disaster recovery without disturbing the production instances."
"VMware SRM is very effective between two sites with identical twin storage, you can have synchronization between the two sites."
"I like how VMware SRM is able to automate and orchestrate disaster recovery."
"Combined with RecoverPoint, it offers zero RPO and zero RTO."
"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."
"The product is evolving and the vendor is committed to change."
"The installation and initial setup are straightforward."
 

Cons

"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."
"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 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."
"I would like to see integration with EMC NetWorker in the next release."
"It would be good to have a critical application on the customer side."
"I would like to have the HTML 5 interface working because it is currently not functioning with the VMware environment."
"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."
"The solution is on the expensive side."
"The product's dashboard is an area of concern where improvements are required."
"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."
"The technical support is not quick enough to respond when a user tries to contact them."
"What I think can be improved is the data replication aspect."
"In my view, if VMware comes up with an appliance-based solution like vCenter Server (which was also Windows-based), it will be much easier for deployment. I"
"In my opinion, the integration with Peer Persistent Storage could be improved."
"There are many functionality problems with the product currently. It is also slow and unstable."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"There is a license required for this solution and the pricing depends on how many virtual machines you have."
"This is not a very cheap solution and compared to others, it is expensive."
"This is an expensive product."
"It was a part of a backup solution. So, it was free for us."
"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 an annual license to use this solution."
"I rate the solution's pricing a six on a scale of one to ten, where one is the lowest and ten is the most expensive."
"We pay a yearly licensing fee for VMware SRM, which is not very expensive."
"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."
"It is reasonably priced, and its cost hasn't been a significant factor in our implementation."
"Mature products like VMware SRM often have higher costs."
"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."
"SRM is reasonably priced for the functionality it provides."
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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
17%
Financial Services Firm
10%
Government
10%
Manufacturing Company
9%
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 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 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.
 

Also Known As

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VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
 

Overview

 

Sample Customers

Rushmore Electric Power Cooperative, PCS Publishing, Noble Foods
Acorda Therapeutics, Columbia Sportswear, Mainfreight, Nippon Express, Sin Chew Media, Fisher & Paykel, Siam City Bank
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