Veeam Backup & Replication vs. Zerto

Looking to see how Veeam Backup & Replication compares to Zerto? Look no further… you’ve come to the right place!

Veeam Backup and Replication and Zerto are both highly rated (above 4.5 stars out of 5) by our IT pros who use data storage, backup and recovery software, but Veeam Backup and Replication is mentioned about 58 times more frequently in the Community than Zerto is mentioned, making Veeam the more popular option. When it comes to IT-related projects, Veeam is again more popular, with Spiceheads incorporating Veeam in 34 times more assignments than the number of projects where IT pros utilized Zerto.

Read more below to compare Veeam and Zerto for yourself and to see what other IT pros have to say about both products. Once you’ve tried either product, come back and leave a review to help others make an informed decision.

Veeam Backup & Replication is a proprietary backup and disaster recovery software developed by Veeam for virtual environments. It is built on VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisors. The software provides backup, restore and replication functionality for virtual machines. Veeam Backup & Replication supports software-defined storage technology. It allows organizing a scalable… Full Description »

Veeam Backup & Replication reviews and ratings

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Veeam Backup & Replication Usage Statistics

Veeam Backup & Replication Use by Industry

IT Services (21%)
Manufacturing (14%)
Education (8%)
Healthcare (7%)
Finance (6%)
Government (6%)
Other (38%)

Veeam Backup & Replication Use by Company Size

by number of employees
1-50 Employees (28%)
51-100 Employees (25%)
101-250 Employees (29%)
251-500 Employees (11%)
501-1000 Employees (5%)
1001+ Employees (2%)

Veeam Backup & Replication Use by Network Size

by number of devices
1-50 Devices (10%)
51-100 Devices (16%)
101-250 Devices (37%)
251-500 Devices (21%)
501-1000 Devices (11%)
1001+ Devices (5%)

Popular reviews of Veeam Backup & Replication

Top Positive Review
angrydok It Service Provider, 101-250 Employees
June 04, 2013

Rock Solid 100 % Up To Date Support 150 % Feature Packed 200 % It great by all means – so go for it!

Top Critical Review
WayneD Consulting
September 09, 2017

It has been over a year now since I abandoned Veeam and implemented Nakivo for my clients. And what a great year it has been. I contacted Veeam in October 2016 on behalf of one of my clients and was directed to a local partner. It took months to get the license, with the local partner claiming they had placed the order with Veeam, who in turn claimed they had not and ultimately washed their hands of the whole thing. Along the way the wrong licences were issued (hyper-v, not VMware). Veeam refused a refund claiming “we have processed the order on time once we received the licenses from the reseller” – The very same seller they recommended and appointed.During all that I went ahead and purchased Nakivo as we needed to back up the VM’s. Since then I have implemented Nakivo at all of my SMB clients and saved a ton of money. Nakivo is just plain awesome and gives me Veeam equivalency at a fraction of the cost. Thank you Veeam! Read my comprehensive comparison to be posted shortly, over at the Nakivo reviews section on Spiceworks.

IT projects using Veeam Backup & Replication

nathanwork It Service Provider, 1-50 Employees
June 11, 2015

Server and infrastructure modernizationPanicked call from a business whose Exchange server died turned into a total infrastructure overhaul.

The photo above is the BEFORE image 🙂 A multi-million dollar M&A firm with whom I’ve talked about supporting their IT for a while but never pulled the trigger was relying on the guy in the office who knew the most about computers to run the network which consisted of three Dell PowerEdge servers all of which were out of warranty and none of which were running any hypervisor – all Windows…

Latest Spiceworks Community mentions of Veeam Backup & Replication

Cato7772 Education
September 24, 2018

hyper-v guest backup solution

Hi, I am a newbie of hyper-v. We have a 2016 std hyper-v host with 2 guest os – both windows ad server.

now I would like to ask any backup solution for the guest OSs. I am thinking. …
1) windows server backup on host, to backup both guest os
2) run windows server backup inside guest os
3) bulid another hyper-v host for replcation. (we have enough license)

I am not sure the above are suitable for…

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Zerto provides enterprise-class business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) solutions for virtualized infrastructure and cloud. Zerto won Best of Show at VMworld 2011, as well as 2011, 2012 and 2013 Product of the Year Gold Awards because our software, Zerto Virtual Replication, is the industry’s first hypervisor-based replication solution for tier-one applications. Zerto Disaster Recovery… Full Description »

Zerto reviews and ratings

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Zerto Usage Statistics

Zerto Use by Company Size

by number of employees
1-50 Employees (9%)
51-100 Employees (33%)
101-250 Employees (8%)
251-500 Employees (25%)
501-1000 Employees (8%)
1001+ Employees (17%)

Zerto Use by Network Size

by number of devices
51-100 Devices (9%)
101-250 Devices (25%)
251-500 Devices (33%)
501-1000 Devices (25%)
1001+ Devices (8%)

Popular reviews of Zerto

Top Positive Review
mpc12pats Finance
October 01, 2014

Zerto is….dare I say, life changing. Zerto allowed me to deprecate 4-5 point products I was using for DR, have a single console, with up to the second RPO’s, without using snapshot, and even has a test facility built in! I was able to take a failover process that required 4-5 people, and took 6-8 hours, and now it’s down to less than 30 minutes, and a single person can execute. I sleep a lot better at night knowing my DR plan is going to work when I need it. No more house of cards DR plan and praying that it all works when I need it. Highly recommend this product for anyone that needs simple, reliable, and dependable DR>

Top Critical Review
Jack8964 Consulting
December 07, 2017

When first introduced and performed a POC for a smaller scale of virtual machines, it was doing its job. But later when we start adding data into the production virtual machines, we saw a tremendous fixing and repairing the VPG(s). Later on, we found out that the limitation was found on Zerto version 5.0/5.5 of 62TB per datastore (vmdk, lun, disk…all the same to end-users).

IT projects using Zerto

Brian6301 Other, 51-100 Employees
October 19, 2015

My Logical Progression From NAS to DASHow our company progressed from network attached storage to direct attached storage to increase performance and enhance disaster recovery.

Almost two years ago I took a position with a new company who was looking for an IT guy who could take over the existing network infrastructure from a local service provider and continue to provide the same or better in house service for their growing needs. The service provider had already set them up with a three HP server VMware stack connected to a Netapp storage server running NFS and high…

Latest Spiceworks Community mentions of Zerto

donharvey Finance, 1000+ Employees
July 26, 2018

ADFS 4.0 Multi-location Redundency


As we migrate from ADFS 3.0 to ADFS 4.0 I would like to make our DR solution more resilient and real-time. Currently we replicate our VMs to our 2nd datacenter and in the event of a disaster we would have to fire up the VMs there, change some IPs and DNS entries. I am looking for more of a real time always on solution. The challenge is I do not what the ADFS and WAP servers there actively…

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September 18, 2018

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Zerto today announced that Adams Bank & Trust, a full service financial institution, has implemented the company’s IT Resilience Platform. With Zerto, Adams Bank & Trust continuously protects its critical business applications and customer data from unplanned disruptions, including ransomware, and has significantly improved its data recovery point objectives, data visibility and…

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