In addition to VMware Site Recovery Manager evaluation, I’ve also been asked to perform a side-by-side comparison with Zerto Virtual Replication, and provide an outcome report to help leadership make an informed decision on which product will best meet our BCDR requirements.
In addition to our current use case for BCDR, we’ve recently acquired another business, who already has Zerto licenses; so, I’ll also be evaluating Zerto’s capability to migrate virtual workloads between sites.
IMHO for something like a migration project where we’re not shutting down a data center, Zerto would work great due to the fact that it is simple, and the software is very agnostic in terms of versioning. Even moreso, it can protect and recover in two completely different virtualization environments, namely VMware vSphere versus Microsoft Hyper-V (cloud too).
I’m already expecting the laundry list of “tasks” with Zerto to be extremely short, and since I’ve worked with Zerto in my previous role as a PS Engineer for a local consulting firm, I know it works and it will blow their minds.