Today an update on the “DR for virtual environments” comparison is published at WhatMatrix.com. This update includes the latest version of VMware’s solution for disaster recovery: Site Recovery Manager 6.5, some minor updates to Zerto Virtual Replication 5.0 and Microsoft’s Azure Site Recovery. I have also added a new feature to the comparison called “configurability of RPO”, this is a follow up on an article I published earlier on this topic: “What do you prefer: a low RPO or a configurable RPO“.
Because of some improvements to SRM in version 6.5 and the addition of the new “configurability of RPO” feature, VMware SRM and Zerto change seats. SRM is now slightly ahead when it comes to the Matrix Score: 55 for SRM versus 54 for Zerto. This change is the result of Zerto only providing a near zero RPO, while SRM provides RPO configuration options for Array Based Replication and vSphere Replication options. Also some improvements to SRM, such as the support for vVOLs, improved the Matrix score of SRM.
Of course it always depends on your requirements what the best DR solution is for the challenges you have! Is multi-hypervisor/multi-cloud replication a requirement? Then Zerto is your solution! Do you want your DR solution to integrate with the existing storage solution (such as HP, NetApp, HDS, EMC and more) and are you a VMware shop? SRM is here to help. The “DR for virtual environments” is a valuable tool than can help you to decide which solution is your best choice. Just zoom in to the different features that are important for your organization! Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any additional questions or want to discuss your challenges.
Still on the roadmap: adding Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 to the comparison. We currently have 80% of the content available, so expect an update early next year!