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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)
  • + As a service Disaster Recovery including orchestration
  • + Native integration with Hyper-V replica
  • + Pricing per VM per month
  • + 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
  • - Stretched L2 networking not supported
  • - Lowest RPO is 30 seconds
  • - Inter region replication is in tech preview
  • - 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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General
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WhatMatrix - Viktor
WhatMatrix - Viktor
WhatMatrix - Viktor
Overview
Zerto Virtual Replication is a BC/DR solution for virtual and public cloud environments.
ASR is Microsofts DRaaS solution for Microsoft and VMware environments
VMware Site Recovery
Assessment
Maturity
Zerto Virtual Replicaton 5.5 is the 7th generation of the product.
A preview is available since June 2014, the service is GA since July 2015.
VMware Site Recovery is available since November 2017
Pricing
License model ($)
Per virtual machine, price indication TBD.
ASR is available as stand-alone solution or as part of Operations Management Suite.
VMware Site Recovery is an add-on to VMware Cloud on AWS
Management ($)
Management software is included in the solution
Management software is included in the solution
Bundle/Kit Pricing ($)
Bundles at 25,100,250,500 and 1000 VMs.
You pay per VM per hour
Locations
Datacenter locations
On-premises solution, with some providers offering ZVR as a service.
Azure datacenters in US, Europe, Asia, South America and Australia support ASR.
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.
ASR is consumed as a service, but requires some on-premises components.
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
Hyper-V replica is used for replication to and from Azure.
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.
Managed stretched cluster support
Management
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Interface
GUI Interface
Webbased gui
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.
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.
Reprotect
Yes, except for AWS
Yes, you can do a full sync or only sync deltas.
Failback
Yes, failback option is available.
Reporting
Auditing/reporting
Auditing and reporting built in with recovery reports for proving compliance.
Replication source/target
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Hypervisor
Microsoft Hyper-V
VMware vSphere/ESXi
Yes (see separate solution in comparison for more details)
Cloud
Microsoft Azure
Amazon Web Services
Yes, but only form migration purposes.
Google Cloud Platform
VMware Cloud on AWS
Inter cloud replication
Tech preview
Replication
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General
Minimum RPO
ZVR supports near synchronous replication with near zero RPO.
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 VM granularity, VMs are grouped in protection groups.
Per virtual machine granularity
Consistency groups
Yes, throught virtual protection groups
Recovery points
Recovery points in seconds up to 2 weeks in the past
Application Consistency
Both Microsoft and Linux VMs are supported.
Local/shared storage supported
Shared and local storage
Shared and local storage are supported
Shared and local storage
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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