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Pros
  • + Most extensive feature set, including support for on-premises and cloud environments
  • + Easy installation
  • + Supports consistency groups (Virtual Protection Groups)
  • + Native integration with vSphere replication
  • + Per VM protection can be configured
  • + Extensive orchestration options
  • + As a service Disaster Recovery, including orchestration
  • + Conversion from VMware VM to Azure VM
  • + Pricing per VM per month
Cons
  • - High pricepoint
  • - Only supports a near zero RPO, no additional RPO options are available
  • - Can be challenging to setup
  • - Enterprise edition has a premium price point
  • - Complex architecture
  • - Difficult to setup, a lot of limitations apply
  • - GuestOS agent required
  • - Stretched L2 networking not supported
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Overview
Zerto Virtual Replication is a BC/DR solution for virtual and public cloud environments.
VMware Site Recovery Manager with vSphere Replication (vSR).
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ASR is Microsofts DRaaS solution for Microsoft and VMware environments
Assessment
Maturity
Zerto Virtual Replicaton 5.5 is the 7th generation of the product.
VMware SRM 6.5 is the 10th generation of the product.
A preview is available since June 2014, the service is GA since July 2015.
Pricing
License model ($)
Per virtual machine, price indication TBD.
$195/$495 per VM (STD/ENT) excluding support.
ASR is available as stand-alone solution or as part of Operations Management Suite.
Management ($)
Included in license.
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Management software is included in the solution
Bundle/Kit Pricing ($)
Bundles at 25,100,250,500 and 1000 VMs.
Bundles of 25 VMs are available.
ASR per VM pricing: +/- $25 per VM/month. OMS pricing: +/- $ 30 per VM/month (includes Azure Backup). Also part of OMS E2 subscription.
Locations
Datacenter locations
On-premises solution, with some providers offering ZVR as a service.
On-premises solution, with some providers offering SRM as a service.
Azure regions in North/South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific
Architecture
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Deployment type
Zerto Virtual Manager (VM) is required at each site, Zerto Virtual Replication Appliance (VRA) is required on each ESXi host. A VIB can be used for ESXi 5.5 or newer.
SRM is deployed as a Windows application. Nearly all deployments run in a single Windows VM at each site. For vSphere Replication some extra VMs are required.
ASR is consumed as a service, but requires some on-premises components.
Replication options
Zerto proprietary always-on block-level replication technology using a journal. ZVR supports one to many replication
Hypervisor based replication using vSphere Replication.
Propiertary guest OS level replication through Mobility service agent.
Maximum number of protected VMs
5000 virtual machines
2000 virtual machines
Multi-site support
1:1, 1:N, N:1 and N:N topologies are supported.
1:1, 1:N, N:1 and N:N topologies are supported.
Managed stretched cluster support
Management
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Interface
GUI Interface
SRM management interface is fully integrated with vSphere WebClient.
Scriptable interface
Powershell cmdlets and full REST API are available.
Microsoft Powershell cmdlets, VMware vRealize Orchestrator plugin and a REST API
General
Automated protection
Yes, through the API.
Failover options
Orchestration
Boot order of virtual machines can be defined in the Virtual Protection Groups.
Extensive orchestration options are available through recovery plans.
Automatically turn off running VMs at original site
Automatically turn off running VMs at failover site
Yes, through additional script with samples provided.
Test failover
Test failover options are available using an isolated sandbox based on snapshots.
Test failover options are available using an isolated sandbox based on snapshots.
Disaster recovery
Failover clone
Yes, a failover clone option is available leaving the original virtual machines in place.
No, however you can do a test failover and make a clone of the selected VM(s).
Reprotect
Yes, except for AWS
Yes, after installation of some extra components
Failback
Yes, failback option is available.
Reporting
Auditing/reporting
Auditing and reporting built in with recovery reports for proving compliance.
SRM reports all DR related actions.
Replication source/target
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Hypervisor
Microsoft Hyper-V
Yes (see separate solution in comparison for more details)
VMware vSphere/ESXi
Cloud
Microsoft Azure
Amazon Web Services
Yes, but only form migration purposes.
Google Cloud Platform
VMware Cloud on AWS
Yes (see separate solution for full details)
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Inter cloud replication
Replication
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General
Minimum RPO
ZVR supports near synchronous replication with near zero RPO.
5 minutes <= RPO <= 24 hours
Continuous replication
Configurability of RPO
Only a near zero RPO is provided.
5 minutes <= RPO <= 24 hours
Only continuous replication is supported with a minimum RPO of 30s.
Granularity
Per virtual machine granularity, VMs are grouped in VPGs.
Per virtual machine granularity
Per VM granularity, VMs are grouped in protection groups.
Consistency groups
Yes, throught virtual protection groups
Recovery points
Recovery points in seconds up to 2 weeks in the past
24 recovery points
Application Consistency
Both Microsoft and Linux VMs are supported.
vSR supports VSS as well as linux file system quiescing.
Local/shared storage supported
Shared and local storage
Shared and local storage
Shared and local storage are supported
Networking
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Stretched network support
Isolated network for test failover
Automatic IP renumbering
Yes, automatic Re-IP and MAC address changing supported.
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