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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)
  • + Included in Windows Server License
  • + Different replication intervals available
  • + Native integration with management tooling
  • + DRaaS solution based on VMware SRM and VMware Cloud on AWS
  • + Extensive orchestration options
  • + Tight integration with existing VMware solutions
Cons
  • - High pricepoint
  • - Only supports a near zero RPO, no additional RPO options are available
  • - No DR orchestration options
  • - Lowest RPO is 30 seconds
  • - No support for consistency groups
  • - Requires extra license/subscription on top of VMware Cloud on AWS subscription
  • - Only vSphere Replication is supported as replication protocol
  • - Requires latest version of vSphere and SRM
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Overview
Zerto Virtual Replication is a BC/DR solution for virtual and public cloud environments.
Microsoft Hyper-V Replica
VMware Site Recovery
Assessment
Maturity
Zerto Virtual Replicaton 5.5 is the 7th generation of the product.
Hyper-V Replica is available since Windows 2012
VMware Site Recovery is available since November 2017
Pricing
License model ($)
Per virtual machine, price indication TBD.
Bundled with Hyper-V.
VMware Site Recovery is an add-on to VMware Cloud on AWS
Management ($)
Basic management included in Windows license, enhanced management available through System Center.
Management software is included in the solution
Bundle/Kit Pricing ($)
Bundles at 25,100,250,500 and 1000 VMs.
Included in Windows license.
You pay per VM per hour
Locations
Datacenter locations
On-premises solution, with some providers offering ZVR as a service.
On-premises solution
Currently available in AWS US East (North Virginia), AWS US West (Oregon) and EU (London).
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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.
Hyper-V Replica is integral part of the Hyper-V role.
VMware Site Recovery is consumed as a service, but requires an on-premises Site Recovery Manager instance/environment.
Replication options
Zerto proprietary always-on block-level replication technology using a journal. ZVR supports one to many replication
Hypervisor based replication using Hyper-V replica technology.
Replication through vSphere Replication
Maximum number of protected VMs
5000 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
Management through Hyper-V MMCs or SCVMM
Scriptable interface
Powershell cmdlets and full REST API are available.
General
Automated protection
Yes, through the API.
Failover options
Orchestration
Boot order of virtual machines can be defined in the Virtual Protection Groups.
Powershell based orchestration
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.
Yes, individual virtual machines can be tested on the replica server.
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.
Reprotect
Yes, except for AWS
Failback
Yes, failback option is available.
Reporting
Auditing/reporting
Auditing and reporting built in with recovery reports for proving compliance.
Hyper-V replica messages are avaible in event log and perfmon.
Replication source/target
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Hypervisor
Microsoft Hyper-V
VMware vSphere/ESXi
Cloud
Microsoft Azure
Amazon Web Services
Google Cloud Platform
VMware Cloud on AWS
Inter cloud replication
Replication
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General
Minimum RPO
ZVR supports near synchronous replication with near zero RPO.
Minimum RPO is 30s
5 minutes <= RPO <= 24 hours
Configurability of RPO
Only a near zero RPO is provided.
Replication occurs every 30s, 5m or 15m
5 minutes <= RPO <= 24 hours
Granularity
Per virtual machine granularity, VMs are grouped in VPGs.
Per virtual machine granularity
Per virtual machine granularity
Consistency groups
Yes, throught virtual protection groups
Recovery points
Recovery points in seconds up to 2 weeks in the past
24 hourly recovery points
Application Consistency
Both Microsoft and Linux VMs are supported.
Yes, through VSS for Windows VMs.
Local/shared storage supported
Shared and local storage
Shared and local storage
Shared and local storage
Networking
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Stretched network support
Isolated network for test failover
Yes, you can link individual VMs to a specific network.
Automatic IP renumbering
Yes, automatic Re-IP and MAC address changing supported.
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