VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery vs VMware SRM comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery
Average Rating
9.2
Number of Reviews
5
Ranking in other categories
Disaster Recovery as a Service (4th)
VMware SRM
Average Rating
8.0
Number of Reviews
74
Ranking in other categories
Disaster Recovery (DR) Software (6th)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Disaster Recovery (DR) Software category, the mindshare of VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery is 2.2%, down from 4.0% 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.
Disaster Recovery (DR) Software
Unique Categories:
Disaster Recovery as a Service
4.8%
No other categories found
 

Featured Reviews

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.
Samuel Katwesigye - PeerSpot reviewer
Feb 14, 2024
Simplifies data center application and failover processes and helps achieve Recovery Time Objective (RTO)
There is room for improvement in the replication interface and functionality. Every time you open a remote site, you need to sign in again. Ideally, single sign-on after integrating with vCenter should provide secure credentials that avoid re-entering passwords for every remote site access. It takes time every single time. It has a ton of features, but ease of use could be improved. It gets better with automatic configuration over time, adapting to access. If you bring in a storage test application, maybe an automatic plug-in to the adapter, say for HPE or other storage providers, would be helpful. We wouldn't have to go to the provider's sites to download them. The product itself is smooth, but timing issues arise due to replication lags in multiple areas. When this happens, we encounter errors. In our most recent environment, we left the virtual machines running at the recovery site, hoping to avoid redeployment.

Quotes from Members

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

Pros

"Setting up VMs can be done quickly. It is easy to use."
"The initial setup is easy depending on the environment you are working with."
"The most valuable features are the backup and disaster recovery services."
"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."
"Virtual Machine Recovery during DR situation, with automation and easy to use menus and options."
"It is a stable solution...The solution's technical support is excellent."
"The replication is the solution's most valuable feature. If we have some issues on the VM in the main site we can migrate it to another site automatically."
"I like how VMware SRM is able to automate and orchestrate disaster recovery."
"The solution is simple to use and has effective automation."
"VMware SRM is a very nice tool for disaster recovery for virtual environments."
"The UI is very user-friendly and testing is easy."
"The most valuable feature of VMware SRM is its integration with the VMware platform."
 

Cons

"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."
"VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery could improve by enhancing the network bandwidth from the storage."
"It would be ideal if they added advanced analytics or AI to the solution."
"The improvements should be as per customer requirements."
"The automation should be simplified or improved."
"We would like the patching management function of this product to be improved."
"The two vCenters have to be synchronized, which sometimes gives us problems because Keberos does not tolerate more than five minutes in time difference."
"Sometimes it can cause a bit of downtime during switchovers."
"The back sites sometimes are very, very complicated."
"VMware SRM needs to improve its pricing."
"Technical support needs improvement, they are not very responsive."
"The price, in general, could be lower."
"What I think can be improved is the data replication aspect."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"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."
"VMware SRM is an expensive solution, and users need to pay extra costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."
"It is an expensive platform. I rate the pricing an eight out of ten."
"We pay a yearly licensing fee for VMware SRM, which is not very expensive."
"SRM is reasonably priced for the functionality it provides."
"There is an annual license to use this solution."
"The licensing costs for the product are perpetual in nature. A person needs to buy the license only once there is a need to buy support on a yearly basis. The licensing cost for VMware SRM is expensive."
"After Broadcom acquired the solution, the licensing cost increased drastically"
"VMware SRM is quite expensive."
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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
14%
Healthcare Company
8%
Government
7%
Financial Services Firm
7%
Computer Software Company
17%
Financial Services Firm
11%
Government
9%
Manufacturing Company
8%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
No data available
 

Questions from the Community

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.
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

Datrium DRaaS
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
 

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Sample Customers

Certainty Home Loans, VPay, ZEON
Acorda Therapeutics, Columbia Sportswear, Mainfreight, Nippon Express, Sin Chew Media, Fisher & Paykel, Siam City Bank
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