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  • "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."
  • "The price could be lower, in general. My clients pay for an annual license."
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    In terms of recovery, if you have a test job script, you can put it on top of it. You can create custom steps so that it will be more granular. It will be an easy, one click solution when it comes to… more »
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    The price could be lower, in general. My clients pay for an annual license.
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    It would be good if this solution could integrate configuration management software such as Chef Infra.
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    Also Known As
    Double-Take, DoubleTake
    VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
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    Overview

    Continuous data protection, high-availability and disaster recovery software and services.

    VMware SRM (Site Recovery Manager) is a business continuity and disaster recovery solution that is part of the vSphere virtualization suite. It helps you plan, test, and run the recovery of virtual machines between a protected vCenter Server site and a recovery vCenter Server site. VMware SRM aims to minimize data loss and system downtime by letting you automate backups and orchestrate the recovery of entire VMware storage systems. VMware SRM is offered on-premises and on the AWS cloud.

    VMware SRM is most commonly used for:

    • Disaster recovery
    • Disaster avoidance
    • Data center migrations
    • Site-level load balancing
    • Maintenance testing for enterprise applications

    As a disaster recovery tool, VMware SRM:

    • Provides replication technology.
    • Supports policy-based management of backup programs.
    • Lets you run non-disruptive testing of disaster recovery plans.

    VMware SRM Key Features

    Some of VMware SRM’s key features include:
    Good scalability and stability, fast and reliable recovery, automated orchestration workflows, automated recovery of network and security settings, non-disruptive recovery testing, orchestrated cross-vCenter vMotion, stretched storage support, and self-service provisioning.

    VMware SRM Benefits

    The main benefits of using VMware SRM include:

    • Integration: VMware SRM integrates with other VMware technologies and architectures.

    • Non-disruptive testing: VMware SRM allows you to conduct tests during business hours without disruptions.

    • Reduced recovery time: By using automated orchestration workflows, VMware SRM helps to decrease recovery time to just minutes.

    • Automated failback: With automated failback, you can resume business operations as normal very quickly.

    • Extensibility for custom automation: With VMware SRM, you can use the Orchestrator plug-in to build custom automation workflows.

    • Automated network mappings: You can automatically map network settings across the two sites when creating a recovery plan.

    • Eliminate the need to re-configure IP addresses: With VMware SRM’s automated recovery of network and security settings, it is not necessary to e-configure IP addresses on recovered VMs via integration with NSX. Configurations are also reduced post-recovery by implementing security policies.

    • Centralized recovery plans: VMware SRM’s centralized recovery plans help you protect thousands of VM’s and also make it possible to eliminate manual runbooks.

    • Protect investments: With supported replication, VMware SRM helps protect investments and tailor RPOs.

    • Lower TCO: By using VMware SRM, you can lower your TCO and incur lower expenses for disaster recovery.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are reviews from PeerSpot users who are currently using the solution:

    PeerSpot user Eslam E., Senior Solution Architect at ICT Misr, explains his experience using the solution and says that "VMware SRM is very effective between two sites with identical twin storage, you can have synchronization between the two sites."

    A founder at a comms service provider commented on the solution's efficiency, noting, "If you want to do failover, it works without any problem."

    Reviewer Rakesh-P., who is a consultant at Ashtech Infotech (India) Pvt.Ltd., mentions why he finds VMware SRM to be a good product, commenting that “The most valuable feature is disaster recovery testing. The reports are very good.”

    Ahmed F., a consultant at Daniyals Inc, says that the solution doesn’t require a lot of resources and that "The UI is very user-friendly and testing is easy."

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    Sample Customers
    ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Accessor Capital Management, Adventist Health, Alfa Bank, Alphawest Services, Ameristar Casinos, Ambrian Capital PLC
    Acorda Therapeutics, Columbia Sportswear, Mainfreight, Nippon Express, Sin Chew Media, Fisher & Paykel, Siam City Bank
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government6%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Retailer14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Government10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise57%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business51%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise37%
    Buyer's Guide
    Disaster Recovery (DR) Software
    April 2022
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    Vision Solutions Double-Take is ranked 22nd in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software while VMware SRM is ranked 8th in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software with 14 reviews. Vision Solutions Double-Take is rated 0.0, while VMware SRM is rated 7.8. On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware SRM writes "Good replication and integration capabilities with a straightforward setup". Vision Solutions Double-Take is most compared with Zerto, Veeam Backup & Replication, CloudEndure Live Migration, HVR Software and CloudEndure Disaster Recovery, whereas VMware SRM is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Zerto, Dell RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines, Azure Site Recovery and JetStream DR.

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