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2018-02-01T11:49:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering VMware SRM?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering VMware SRM, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Wladimir Furtado - PeerSpot reviewer
Advisor on IT Governance and Projects / Advisor on IT Governance and Projects at Tribunal de Contas do Estado do Ceará (TCE-CE)
Real User
Top 20
2022-08-01T19:00:36Z
01 August 22

We are just a customer. I'm not sure which version of the product we're using. However, we are updating right now, in the next month. Right now, our environment is on-prem. We want to install the hyper-converged to start moving to the cloud. I'd advise others to maintain the solution and keep it up to date. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

NM
Presales at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
MSP
2022-06-22T13:15:58Z
22 June 22

I'd rate SRM as eight out of ten.

Asheesh Asthana - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Product Manager at Cisco
Real User
Top 20
2022-06-01T19:27:27Z
01 June 22

If you're able to overcome the initial hump of setting up VMware SRM, it works very well. I'd give VMware SRM a rating of seven out of ten.

Rajasekaran Thiyagarajan - PeerSpot reviewer
Virtualization Consultant at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Real User
2022-04-25T12:01:00Z
25 April 22

VMware SRM is the best sustainability solution, I would rate it at nine on a scale from one to ten.

Kunle Oyetola - PeerSpot reviewer
Head Of Business at Zeta-Web Nigeria Limited
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-04-01T08:36:00Z
01 April 22

I recommend VMware SRM and rate it at eight on a scale from one to ten.

ESLAM ELSAYAAD - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Solution Architect at ICT Misr
Real User
Top 20
2021-12-20T14:49:00Z
20 December 21

I rate VMware SRM an eight out of ten.

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JM
Founder at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-12-09T11:52:48Z
09 December 21

I don't remember the version of SRM that we're using now. I'd recommend the solution to others. I would rate it at an eight out of ten.

AF
Consultant at Daniyals Inc
Real User
Top 5
2021-11-01T07:12:13Z
01 November 21

I rate this product six out of 10.

TW
Senior Information Technology Manager at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2021-08-27T00:13:36Z
27 August 21

I would rate it an eight out of 10. There is some complexity there, and that's where I would bring it down from a 10.

AF
Consultant at Daniyals Inc
Real User
Top 5
2021-07-12T22:37:26Z
12 July 21

I would advise others looking into implementing VMware SRM not to totally be dependent upon it. Review other solutions, such as Veritas regulatory platform and Zerto. There are newer VM DR options coming out regularly and they should not have only one solution. I rate VMware SRM a six out of ten.

AA
Senior BCDR Professional at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
MSP
Top 20
2021-07-06T09:19:14Z
06 July 21

I would definitely recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate VMware SRM an eight out of ten.

OmidKoushki - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect at KIAN company
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-09T20:19:40Z
09 February 21

We are using two product versions. We are using product versions 6.0 and 6.5. We need to use only on-premises deployment models. This due to the fact that there are sanctions in my country. We cannot use the cloud services directly as there is no support. For customers who are using VMware infrastructure, I recommend using VMware SRM due to the fact that it has the ability to integrate with other products like HP, SRA, or even CSRA. It has good features that integrate well with a storage concept. Overall, I would rate the solution at an eight out of ten.

RA
Operations Engineer at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-09-29T05:58:33Z
29 September 20

From what I have seen, a lot of these new hyper-converged systems come with certain components that do a lot of what SRM does. My opinion and advice to people considering SRM would be to look to your hardware vendor or consultant. They may have some replication pieces in there that allow you to possibly not use SRM or go ahead and stay with what you already have. Depending on your situation, different combinations might prove more beneficial either within the architecture or by cost-benefit. There are a lot of options out there now for disc replication and bringing machines up at other locations. On a scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate the SRM as about an eight-out-of-ten.

Toby Sloan - PeerSpot reviewer
Director Of Service Delivery at Kinetic IT
Real User
Top 20
2020-09-27T04:09:58Z
27 September 20

I personally will not continue using the VMware SRM solution. That is not a question of what is best. Our position moving forward is that we will not be having a footprint in the VMware space. If someone had the ability to focus on lots of things with using VMware in the cloud then there no issues at all with the product and this is a good solution for that purpose. The product functionality is fairly high-quality. Our decision is more based around the direction that we are taking. We will be cloud-based and we will be using AWS predominantly as our cloud-provider solution. On a scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate this solution overall as an eight-out-of-ten. It would not be closer to a ten because there is still some work that we need to carry out with regular maintenance and then there are the increasing license costs. An eight seems about right.

Don Hwata - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Systems Engineer at a marketing services firm with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-08-23T08:17:20Z
23 August 20

In summary, this is a mature product that works very well. It is easy to set up. I like the fact that it has a bubble test feature that allows you to test your configurations without actually failing over. However SRM is very pricy. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Mourad Koudir - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant-Instructor at Flexdata
Consultant
2020-04-02T07:00:12Z
02 April 20

In the past, with version 6.0, there were two versions of SRM. There was a version for Windows as well as an appliance. However, all of our customers are now moving to the appliance. I recommend using this product because it integrates well with replication technology from any vendor using the SRA. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

DC
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2020-03-30T07:58:06Z
30 March 20

My advice to anybody who is implementing this solution is to know well what they want from this solution. It is a complex project, not in the installation, but in creating the disaster recovery plan. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Rakesh-Patel - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at Ashtech Infotech (India) Pvt.Ltd.
Consultant
2020-03-05T08:39:35Z
05 March 20

This is a product that I would recommend for people with a VMware stack. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

MB
IT Enterprise Architect - Partnership at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-01-27T06:39:00Z
27 January 20

On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate VMware SRM as about a five. I am not open to giving a positive recommendation as the product stands. It is a little generous to give it a five considering all the issues. This review focuses a lot on the weaknesses of the product. But we were actually able to use the solution to get quite a lot of server images successfully, especially if the servers were relatively small, like a parasitic thermal server or an ordinary file server. That type of project went fine. So, if your use case is entry-level, beginning, and maybe intermediate, I think you will be fine using the product. But even if you do not have a lot of complexity and you try to work with this in a really big enterprise and a multi-region, multi-datacenter environment, you will have a lot of challenges ahead for sure. We have used it as a migration tool in support of a big transformation. I would think twice before using it for continuity on a permanent basis. I might think three times before more enhancements to the product are made successfully to enhance the utility.

ChukwuemekaOnyemelukwe - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Administrator - Server, Storage & Virtualization at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-01-12T07:22:00Z
12 January 20

My advice to people considering this solution is that they should just go ahead and get it. I think that is the best virtualization solution out there. Some people say Nutanix is better. I think VMware is the best. I would also advise making sure your virtual environment is well taken care of. I don't think there are any other challenges that you're going to have. It's necessary that when you see it side by side, to have an operations manager help you find problematic areas and possible issues you are going to encounter in the future. On a scale of 1 - 10, I give it a 9.

MS
VMware Software Engineer at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-01-09T06:15:00Z
09 January 20

I would recommend the product to anyone requiring a disaster recovery process. I would rate this product an eight out of 10.

SoheylNorozi - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-12-31T09:39:00Z
31 December 19

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

MuathAlhwetat - PeerSpot reviewer
SAN and UNIX Administrator at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-11-18T07:22:00Z
18 November 19

We're using the on-premises deployment model. I'd recommend the solution. I'd rate it ten out of ten.

it_user812175 - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Consultant at PeerSpot
Vendor
2018-02-01T11:49:00Z
01 February 18

Before choosing a cheaper solution, I would advise checking the limitations or boundaries of each solution. Compare VMware to Microsoft Hyper-V and other solutions - maybe open-source - and then see which fits your needs best.

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
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You need a license for SRM. We have a permanent license. There aren't additional fees if you need access to support. However, you can upgrade to another support tier. If you like, you can pay extra for premium support.
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We pay an annual licensing fee for the product.
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Hi Usama, Below please find our review index of Disaster Recovery Software solutions, where you should be able to find the relevant information. https://www.itcentralstation.com/categories/disaster-recovery-software Please be in touch with any questions or feedback, Orlee Gillis, User Success Manager orlee@itcentralstation.com
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