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"Once you set it up and you tell it exactly what needs to be backed up, you literally forget about it. It sends you emails and notifications of the current status of the jobs.""I would definitively say that we have been able to make our people more productive by at least 30%."

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"Zerto is easy to use and the interface is very intuitive.""The most valuable features are the single pane of glass and the reduction in time it takes for our systems engineering team to manage the platform.""There are two things that are keeping us with the solution: 1. It does a very good job of keeping the data in sync at all times. 2. In the event of a failover or in the event of a contingency, we are able to retrieve the data very quickly without any issues.""Another big attraction is the near zero RPO. A lot of other products have minutes, half-hour, or an hour RPO. We have proof indicating that Zerto is near zero, or a matter of minutes, as far as the RTO is concerned. So again, that's another attractive offering where you can actually fail something over and bring that back up in a target location in a matter of minutes. Meaning very little data loss as far as recovery time. It's fantastic.""It reduced the backup recovery time of our main backup solution by several hours. It's reduced our time because before we have to build a system and restore the data, we install the application and restore the data that took us at least a good 24 hours to do that. And now it's really minutes for us to recover our backup solution.""Four years ago when we did a PoC between two other vendors and Zerto, there were two features of Zerto that sold it, hands-down. One was the ease of creating protection groups, the ease with which our engineers could create protection, add virtual machines into the Zerto product, and get them under DR protection.""The solution's continuous protection is the best on the market. The ability to do the split-write, without any interruption to the production server, and the ability to roll back to any point in time you desire, are two really key features.""The granularity enables us to failover specific workloads instead of an all-or-nothing type of scenario, where you have to move your entire IP block and your data center, or you have to move large chunks of VMs. Those situations also make it prohibitive to test effectively."

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Cons
"They were able to give us a very reasonable price considering we were non-for-profit organizations, however, there is always room for improvement on that cost."

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"For what we got it for, it does it great. I use a different solution for my disk-to-disk local backups to where I can have a local backup of files. I don't think Zerto does that well to where it keeps a memory of the files that are there. Basically, when something is deleted on Zerto, it gets deleted on the replicated version. So, some sort of snapshotting or something where I could have backups at different points in time of files would be a really helpful tool.""The onset of configuring an environment in the cloud is difficult and could be easier to do.""In terms of improvement, it would be helpful if the implementation team had a better best practices guide and made sure things like the journaling are very clearly understood.""The problem with the backup product is that it's not very mature and you really need a specific use case to be able to use it effectively. It's hard to explain to our customers, especially our large customers, that the use case is so limited.""It has some quirks. We have quirks with appliances. Some things don't really work as expected, but it is minor.""I am a little bit worried about how Zerto will work with large volumes of data, such as replication for big data and very large files.""With the VPG (virtual protected group) it would be nice if you could pick individuals in the grouping instead of having to failover the whole group.""The backup solution needs to be improved. From our perspective, Veeam and Zerto were competing products. They both do very unique things that they're very good at. For instance, Veeam can do replication well. However, it's really a backup product."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We’ve had experience with the data center for a while and we have had solutions that were able to support older versions of the operating systems that we needed. I would like for Druva to support it as well."
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  • "If it were easier to license, and to scale it out a little bit more economically, that'd be a godsend. At the end of the day, my druthers would be to have all 200 of our servers protected by this platform. But for a company our size, that stretches our IT budget and it just doesn't make economic sense."
  • "It's very equitable, otherwise you wouldn't do it. It's something that we utilize for the licenses per core as far as what we're backing up. Therefore, it's very cost-efficient as far as the licensing goes. For the amount of stuff that we're backing up and what we're utilizing it for, the licensing is not very expensive at all."
  • "There is a one-time cost for maintenance and support. We have a three-year contract that we will have to renew when those three years come up. There is also licensing on top of that for whatever product you are using it for."
  • "Zerto is more expensive than competitors, making the price difference pretty high. While it is very expensive, it's very powerful and good at what it does. The cost is why we are not leveraging it for everything in the organization. If it was dirt cheap, we would have LTR and DR on everything because it would just make sense to use it."
  • "It's not the cheapest tool, it's expensive. But it's doing a good job."
  • "I'd like to see better tiering for Zerto's pricing. We do multi-tier VMs. I don't think I should be paying a penalty and price for a tier-three VM where I don't need a really tight SLA like I do for a tier-one."
  • "Get the Enterprise Cloud license because it's the most flexible, and the pricing should come in around $1,000 per VM."
  • "This solution is far less expensive than SRM and NetBackup."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    Once you set it up and you tell it exactly what needs to be backed up, you literally forget about it. It sends you emails and notifications of the current status of the jobs.
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    The price is always one of those things that you always look to just improve if you're a not-for-profit organization. We're always looking at lowering costs. They were able to give us a very… more »
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    We've been using it just for a couple of on-premise servers where we needed to get the data stored somewhere else.
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    It does what it's purported to do, which is to provide continuous data protection. We have a five-second RPO. It's definitely doing its job.
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    Everyone knows Zerto is a little on the expensive side, but what else is there on the market that does the same thing? It is more expensive per client, for what it does, compared to a backup product… more »
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    I would like to see them continuously improve Zerto's automated functions, such as putting hosts in maintenance mode within vSphere and not having to worry as much about how Zerto is going to react… more »
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    Overview

    Druva Phoenix delivers data availability and governance for enterprise infrastructure with a unique cloud-first approach - combining high-performance, scalable backup, DR, archival and analytics to simplify data protection, improve visibility and dramatically reduce the risk, cost and effort of managing today’s complex information environment.

    Zerto, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, empowers customers to run an always-on business by simplifying the protection, recovery, and mobility of on-premises and cloud applications. Zerto’s cloud data management and protection platform eliminates the risks and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption across private, public, and hybrid deployments. The simple, software-only platform uses continuous data protection at scale to converge disaster recovery, backup, and data mobility. Zerto is trusted by over 9,500 customers globally and is powering offerings for Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, AWS, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud, and more than 350 managed service providers.

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    Sample Customers
    TRC Companies, Family Health Network, GulfMark Offshore, Pall Corporation
    United Airlines, HCA, XPO Logistics, TaxSlayer, McKesson, Insight Global, Spirit Airlines, Tencate, Aaron’s, Grey’s County, Epiq. JLL, KIND Snacks, Kingston Technologies
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company38%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Educational Organization4%
    Healthcare Company4%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Healthcare Company10%
    Insurance Company9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government5%
    Healthcare Company5%
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    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise47%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise52%
    Large Enterprise37%
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    Druva Phoenix is ranked 16th in Cloud Backup with 2 reviews while Zerto is ranked 3rd in Cloud Backup with 54 reviews. Druva Phoenix is rated 8.6, while Zerto is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Druva Phoenix writes "Fast solution that has enabled us to become 30% more productive ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zerto writes "Gives us business continuity capabilities during hurricane season and in case of ransomware". Druva Phoenix is most compared with Druva inSync, Metallic, Azure Backup, Cohesity DataProtect and Veeam Backup & Replication, whereas Zerto is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, VMware SRM, Rubrik, Commvault and Azure Site Recovery. See our Druva Phoenix vs. Zerto report.

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