Compare Altaro VM Backup vs. Nakivo

Altaro VM Backup is ranked 16th in Backup and Recovery Software with 9 reviews while Nakivo is ranked 19th in Backup and Recovery Software with 8 reviews. Altaro VM Backup is rated 9.2, while Nakivo is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Altaro VM Backup writes "Easy to use with a helpful dashboard, good support, and the deduplication feature saves heavily on storage space". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nakivo writes "The quick and easy setup of the ready-made virtual appliance made it simple to deploy". Altaro VM Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Nakivo and Acronis Backup, whereas Nakivo is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Altaro VM Backup and Rubrik. See our Altaro VM Backup vs. Nakivo report.
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The most important feature is that everything can be controlled using a single console.It provides us a good holistic view of everything that we have backed up so far. It also provides us all the recovery points. If we look at an an object that has been backed up, we can tell how many retention copies it has, how far we can go, and recover any data, if needed.The solution's interface is easy to use. For manageability, it doesn't matter where the resource is coming from or going to. That's the great power of the Control Panel: It's easy to use and does not matter if you manage on-prem or cloud resources.I'm a big fan of the reporting. You can build your own reports; it's very customizable. You can have individual reports going to groups of people or individuals. You can have them go out multiple times a day. It's basically a free-for-all as far as reporting goes. If anybody wants a specific job report every day, you can build it, schedule it, and have it go out and never touched it again. It's pretty nice.The solution provides us with a single platform to move, manage, and recover our data across on-premise locations. Some of the guys have been using it to move a virtual machine from VMware to the Microsoft solution, Hyper-V. They back it up and then they restore to the different virtual machine provider, and that works great.The multi-tenancy is the most valuable feature for us because it's the only software that is fully multi-tenant and that has all the features we need to provide to all our tenants. It provides us with advanced features for MySQL and Oracle, among other platformsThe most valuable feature is sharing data sets like they're in a private cloud. We call it our "private cloud" because we can share anything that is inside our backup set with our colleagues or with other people, and yet, everything is still in Belgrade, in Serbia. It's not somewhere else on cloud servers. Everything is in our environment.We are using a KVM system in our cloud, and this solution works very well with it.

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The interface is user-friendly and even if our tech isn't onsite, we can work with the owners to confirm that the data will be restored with no issues.The CDP backup feature is very nice, as it allows you to take backups at high frequencies and with application consistency.All of the features are fantastic and also the management from Microsoft dealing with multiple machines is great. The whole package is excellent for me.The product has many valuable features for handling backup needs, including replication, live migration, and incremental disaster recovery.The ease of use of the solution is its most valuable feature. The interface is also excellent.This solution is stable.The initial setup was simple and easy. Anyone without prior experience can install, configure, and use it.The intuitive interface allows you to set up and perform backups and restores easily.

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It is fast, simple, powerful, and has a price without competition.Nakivo gives users confidence in knowing that if something happens with their application server, exchange server, or other applications, they can recover it easily and quickly.Perfect for someone who doesn't want to waste time.We spend less time to get data recovered.Creating a backup task in NAKIVO is fast and easy.This solution was surprisingly easy to configure.

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I would like them not to push Command Center. It is good, but I would like them to enable all the features for the Java console. Some things are not in the Java console, like Office 365 agents. In fact, they are there, but one of the engineers had to show me how to configure it. It's not done the same as in the Command Center.It does not have an easy deployment. The deployment is not something that just anybody can go in and deploy.The solution's breadth and depth of cloud support are good, but could be better. Some cloud features that are common-sense, especially on AWS, are not completely integrated yet in the product. They are a work-in-progress.Command Center definitely gives us a complete view of our data. But finding some of the granular, very small items that we sometimes have to find, such as auxiliary copies for tapes, I still find that it's easier to navigate and, sometimes, only possible to find them using the CommCell tool.Just to keep it running is time-consuming. There are five people on my team. Commvault was supposed to be one of the less time-consuming solutions, but in reality it takes 60 percent of our time just to keep it running, and that's not even fine-tuning it; that's just to keep it running.There is room for improvement in its user interface and web console, called Command Center. They are improving it every year so if they continue in that direction, I think it will be a very reliable console.They can always improve the interface design to make it easier. Sometimes, you need to click two or three times to do something. They should look at what tabs are used most and make them more accessible, to cut the time it takes to get to that information.This solution can be complex and difficult to administer because it supports all of the many platforms, so it would help if they could simplify it.

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The application could include a feature to install a set size of data, such as the ability to store a single application with all its registry information for easy transfer.To improve Altaro, I would like to see the ability to choose more than one backup location at a time.If you look into the performance of a virtual machine and you look to the performance of the physical machine, the correlation between these is totally unclear.Replication is not fast, the GUI could be more user-friendly, and technical support is lacking in Iran.The scalability of the solution is limited.The initial set up was complex, and I was not able to do the set up myself.Availability of physical server backup would be an added advantage.Migrating the physical through a backup and restore to a virtual environment would be very helpful.

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I would like to have the option of creating a subfolder per job in the backup repository because we had an issue where some files were corrupted and we lost the backup of the majority of the VMs.We want the backup job to consume fewer resources, as the utilization is very high if we choose the best compression.It is missing the file and folder backup; however, this product is meant for virtual machine backup and recovery, so that is really outside of the scope of the software.An improvement would be to include a general data backup solution that is not only for virtual machines.I think it is important to work not only in replicating the virtual machines in Amazon AWS, but in other cloud systems.An improvement would be to give us more control over the email alerts, with different emails going to different addresses based on a set of rules.

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Commvault licensing is a perpetual license so only the support is being renewed yearly.There is a bit of cost involved with signing up the entire solution. It's not a cheap solution.Our cost is around $20,000 per month. The previous year, it was around $30,000 per month. It now costs less because Commvault changed the licensing type for providers.Our yearly cost is around €20,000... The cost is based on the number of users and the amount of data. They sell it per terabyte.The price could perhaps be lower as well.In my experience, compared to solutions like Veritas and Veeam, while they do have their technical pluses and minuses, Commvault can save you on average forty percent initially, and then twenty to twenty-five percent annually.Compared to other competitors and vendors the pricing is fair.

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The price is great for the utility you get and the licensing has never caused any issues with my company.Altaro had the best prices and ROI in the whole bunch that we evaluated.VMware is a little pricey, but it is a good solution and priced similar to other products.The pricing is okay,​By implementing the solution at multiple locations, significant cost savings were achieved.Altaro VM Backup is affordably priced. It is a best value for its price and has almost every feature that an expensive, popular product offers.

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I advise that this is the best product for medium or small environments according to my cost-benefit analysis.Pricing is easy to understand and very affordable.It's really cheap, and our company saves a significant amount of money on IT backup solutions per year.The price is not a problem in NAKIVO, as it is the most competitive in the market.It has a much higher bang for the buck than other products we evaluated.

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Overview

Commvault can help you transform your data into a powerful strategic asset, with data protection and information management solutions that enable you to protect, access and use all of your data anywhere and anytime.

Altaro VM Backup is a high performance VM backup  and replication solution to back up and restore both Hyper-V and VMware-based virtual machines.

Eliminate hassle and headaches with an easy-to-use interface, straightforward setup and reassurance that this solution gets the job done every time.

Altaro VM Backup is intuitive and feature-rich, with outstanding support as part of the package.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides image-based, application-aware, and forever-incremental backup for VMware, Hyper-V, and AWS EC2 VMs. This means that NAKIVO Backup & Replication can capture all VM data, ensure the  consistency of applications and databases (such as Exchange, Active Directory, MS SQL, SharePoint) running in VMs, and transfer only changes to the backup repository. NAKIVO Backup & Replication uses native change tracking
technologies (VMware CBT/Hyper-V RCT) to instantly identify changed data. For each VM backup, you can save up to 1,000 recovery points and rotate them on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis.

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Sample Customers
Aberdeenshire Council, Acxiom, BAM Group Ireland, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, CI Investments, Clifford Chance, Alliant Credit Union, American Municipal Power, American Pacific Mortgage, AstraZeneca, Dongbu Steel, Denver Health, Dow Jones, Emirates Steel, Penn State Health, Prime Healthcare, Sonic Healthcare, Sony Network Communications, TiVO, UCONN Health, The Weitz CompanyThomson Reuters, Microsoft, Amazon, Harvard University, MIT, Peugeot, XeroxCoca Cola, Honda, 3M, University of Arizona, University of Maryland, University of Arkansas, Johns Hopkins University, Marriott, United States Military Academy West Point, Greenpeace, China Airlines, Radisson Hotels and Resorts, Fujifilm
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Government15%
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Comms Service Provider15%
Healthcare Company8%
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Software R&D Company40%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government7%
Media Company6%
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Manufacturing Company10%
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Software R&D Company19%
Media Company16%
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Comms Service Provider34%
Software R&D Company24%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise36%
Large Enterprise36%
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Small Business9%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise75%
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Small Business69%
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Small Business57%
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