Nakivo Review

We have been able to set up a failover site that has replicas of our critical VMs


What is our primary use case?

We are testing and using Nakivo as a backup and replication solution for our VMware environment. 

How has it helped my organization?

We have been able to set up a failover site that has replicas of our critical VMs. These are then updated every hour with only changed data. The speed of the backup is excellent and allows for replicas to be updated without affecting production workloads. 

What is most valuable?

The ability to create a replica of all virtual machines is a great feature. The replicate feature is the most valuable, however second to it is not having to install clients on all VMs. 

What needs improvement?

It would be great if the product could be expanded to support other virtual technologies, like KVM or oVirt. Also, if it could support physical machine backup that would be helpful. 

For how long have I used the solution?

Trial/evaluations only.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We are in the process of switching for two main reasons:

  1. Reducing costs.
  2. Improving backups by not having to install clients on each VM.

How was the initial setup?

The setup is very easy, and the flow follows a very logical process to configure.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Just try it. You can have it setup and running within a few minutes. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked into Acronis, however it seemed to have about the same functions at around three times the cost per host. 

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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