Disaster Recovery comparison & reviews

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Pros
  • + Support for stretched clusters
  • + Support for storage replication
  • + Support for VVOL
  • + Support for VMware Cloud on AWS
  • + Extensive cross-platform and storage support
  • + Consistency across multiple VMs
  • + Ease of deployment
  • + Broad on-premises protection scope
  • + Profound Azure integration and support
  • + Consistency across multiple VMs
Cons
  • - No support for native public clouds
  • - No support for fan-out topologies
  • - No consistency across multiple VMs
  • - High pricepoint and no price tiers
  • - No support for stretched clusters
  • - Guest agent required (Physical/VMware)
  • - Weak reporing capabilities
  • - Singular public cloud support
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  Content  
Content Creator
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Overview
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Name: Site Recovery Manager
Type: Software-only
Development Start: Unknown
First Product Release: 2008
Name: Zerto IT Resilience Platform
Type: Software-only
Development Start: Unknown
First Product Release: 2011
Name: Azure Site Recovery
Type: Software-only
Development Start: Unknown
First Product Release: 2014
  Assessment  
Maturity
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Release Dates:
SRM 8.2: may 2019
SRM 8.1.2: apr 2019
SRM 8.1.1: nov 2018
SRM 8.1: apr 2018
SRM 6.5: nov 2016
SRM 6.1: sep 2015
SRM 6.0: mar 2015
SRM 5.8: sep 2014
SRM 5.5: sep 2013
SRM 5.1: sep 2012
SRM 5.0: sep 2011
SRM 4.1: jul 2010
SRM 4.0: oct 2009
SRM 1.1: dec 2008
SRM 1.0: jun 2008
Release Dates:
IRP 7.0: apr 2019
IRP 6.5: sep 2018
IRP 6.0: feb 2018
IRP 5.5: july 2017
IRP 5.0: nov 2016
IRP 4.5: mar 2016
IRP 4.0: may 2015
IRP 3.5: may 2014
IRP 3.1: dec 2013
IRP 3.0: jul 2013
IRP 2.0: jul 2012
IRP 1.0: jun 2011
Release Dates:
ASR UR35: mar 2019
ASR UR34: feb 2019
ASR UR33: feb 2019
ASR UR32: jan 2019
ASR UR30: oct 2018
ASR UR27: jul 2018
ASR GA (Azure IaaS): jun 2018
ASR GA (VMware+Physical): jul 2015
ASR GA (Hyper-V): oct 2014
  Pricing  
Software Pricing Model
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Per VM
Per VM
Per VM or Physical Server
Support Pricing Model
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Per VM
Per VM
Per Account
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  General  
Solution Environment Scope
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On-prem to on-prem, same hypervisor
On-prem to VMware Cloud on AWS
VMware Cloud on AWS to on-prem
VMware Cloud on AWS to VMware Cloud on AWS
On-prem to on-prem, same hypervisor
On-prem to on-prem, cross hypervisor
On-prem to public cloud
Public cloud to on-prem
Public cloud to public cloud, same provider
Public cloud to public cloud, cross provider
On-prem to on-prem Hyper-V
On-prem to Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure to Microsoft Azure
Solution Protection Scope
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Virtual Machines (VMs)
Virtual Machines (VMs)
Virtual Machines (VMs)
Physical Servers
Evaluation Methods
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Free Trial (60-days)
Online Lab
Proof-of-Concept (POC)
Free Trial (14-days)
Proof-of-Concept (PoC)
Free Trial (31-days)
  Architecture  
Deployment Architecture
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Array-based On-premises:
1 Replication adapter (SRA) per site

VR On-premises/Public cloud:
1 Manager (VRAp) per site
1 Replication agent (VRAg) per source host
1 Filter driver per source host
x Replication Servers (VRR)
On-premises:
1 Manager (ZVM) per site
1 Replication appliance (VRA) per host
1 Kernel module per host

Public cloud:
1 or more Cloud appliances (ZCA) per public cloud
On-premises VMware/Physical Servers:
1 Configuration Server Machine (CSM) per site
x Process Servers
x Master Target Servers
1 Mobility Service per VM

On-premises Microsoft Hyper-V:
1 Site Recovery Provider (SRP) per site
1 Recovery Services Agent (RSA) per host

Azure Public cloud:
None
Replication Method
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Array-based: Continuous (synchronous); Snapshot-based (asynchronous)
VR: Changed Block Tracking
Journal-based (near synchronous)
Log-based CBT (VMware/Hyper-V/Physical)
Snapshot-based (Azure IaaS)
Recovery Points
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Array-based: Continuously (synchronous); Every x minutes/hours (asynchronous)
VR: Every x minutes/hours
Every few seconds
VMware/Physical: Continuously
Hyper-V: Every 30/300/900 seconds
Azure IaaS: Every 5 minutes
Site Connectivity
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On-premises to on-premises:
Private network, Public internet, VPN

On-premises to VMware Cloud on AWS:
IPSec VPN, VPN over Direct Connect, L2 VPN
On-premises to on-premises:
Private network, Public internet, VPN

On-premises to AWS:
AWS Direct Connect, VPN

On-premises to Azure:
Public internet, ExpressRoute
On-premises to on-premises:
Private network, Public internet, VPN

On-premises to Microsoft Azure:
Public internet, ExpressRoute (Microsoft peering)
WAN Optimization
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Array-based: Solution dependent
VR: Data Compression
Data compression
Signature matching
Bandwidth throttling
Data Compression (VMware/Physical)
Bandwidth throttling
  Scaling  
Solution Scalability
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Array-based: 5,000 VMs
VR: 2,000 VMs
10,000 VMs
Unknown
Host/Server Scalability
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Array-based: N/A
VR: Unknown (VRAg,VFD); 200 VMs (VRR)
1,500 VMs; 96TB (VRA)
85-225 VMs; 2TB Change Rate (Process Server)
Multi-site Support
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Yes (1:1, N:1)
Yes (1:N, N:1, N:N)
Yes (1:1, N:1)
Multi-tenancy Support
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Yes (limited)
Yes
Yes
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  On-premises  
Physical Servers
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No
No
Yes
Physical Server Storage Types
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Local, SAN (iSCSI/FC)
VMware vSphere/ESXi
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Yes
Yes
Yes
vSphere Storage Types
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Array-based: VMFS, NFS, vSAN, RDM
VR: VMFS, NFS, vSAN, VVOL, RDM (partial)
VMFS, NFS, vSAN, RDM
VMFS, NFS, vSAN, VVOL, RDM
Microsoft Hyper-V
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Yes
Yes
Hyper-V Storage Types
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Supported: Direct Attached, CSV
Not Supported: Pass-through disks
SMB 3.0, SAN (iSCSI)
Stretched Storage Support
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Yes
No
Yes (limited)
Stretched Network Support
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Yes
No
Data Center Mobility
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Yes
Yes
Yes (Hyper-V)
  Public Cloud  
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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No
Yes (partial)
No
AWS Storage Types
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S3
Microsoft Azure
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No
Yes
Yes
Azure Storage Types
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Supported: Standard and Premium Managed Disk
Unsupported: Blob Storage
Managed Disk (Standard; Premium), S2, S2D
Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
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No
No
No
GCP Storage Types
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VMware Cloud on AWS
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Array-based: No
VR: Yes
No
No
VCA Storage Types
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vSAN
Public Cloud Mobility
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Yes
No
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  Configuration  
Granularity
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Array-based: per volume
VR: per VM
Disk Exclusions
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Array-based: No
VR: Yes (limited)
Yes
Yes (limited)