Most Helpful Review
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
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.
The ability to restore in a catastrophic event is priceless, since every company must use a backup solution of some sort.
We are able to take backups on a regular interval and restore data/VMs as we choose making the process work as advertised.
The ability to create a replica of all virtual machines is a great feature.
The initial setup is easy and very nice.
The network solution is the most important feature, because we have our own backup server and are doing file backups for our customers.
The most important features are the backup and the availability of the Universal Explorer. The in-transit compression is great.
The agentless backups are the big selling point on this, as well as being able to send out across sites so that I can do a restore at either of our two locations.
We are now using it 24/7 because it is serving as an online backup, and very soon, the DR will activated on the product.
We invest in the backup so the continuity of the data is not affected.
I can choose a point in time and issue the command to back up and I don't need to go in and restore the last full backup and then apply iteratively, sequentially, all the incrementals... I can pick a point in time and tell it I want to go to that state and it's transparent to me. It happens in the background for me.
The most important feature is that it performs disaster backups. That's the only reason why we use it, and it's going well so far. It's the only feature we need.
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.
The upgrade process is a bit dated and could use some changes.
UI could use some upgrades. The UI is basic, but functional.
It would be great if the product could be expanded to support other virtual technologies.
We have not been able to move our backups from one drive to another one. We can only create a storage pool. However, if we want to change a drive, it is not possible to delete one drive as long there is data on it. For this, we have to call the support. While they can solve this, it is not out-of-the-box.
The deduplication could be better. It doesn't give the level of deduplication that I would get with a product that's stored in a more standard file format. I would prefer to be able to use a non-deduplicated store on a third-party deduplicated medium.
The only place where I would really want to see improvement, out the gate, is more granular scheduling... If I want to do an offset or to only do two backups on Friday and Saturday - versus whole hourly incrementals during the week - I don't have that granularity right now.
We are still exploring its features, but we want to see more features that we desire over time.
In the beginning, when we had some hiccups, I would chalk that up more to a learning curve for the product.
One thing we have noticed is that we get various error messages in the Vembu console, but sometimes we, as the user, cannot remove those error messages. I have to chat with support and they have to log in to remove them.
We had a lot of problems getting it configured in the first place. They also wanted us to allow them remote access to our machines without us watching what they're doing, which is a huge security risk for us. We said we couldn't do that, and they said they don't offer any phone support whatsoever.
I would like to have a different set of products instead of having a single software which does everything.
Pricing and Cost Advice
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.
The return of investment was very fast, within half a year.
The best thing about the product is the license management. It is a true managed service provider solution. It has a good price. The licensing is quite flexible, which is one of the most important things for us.
The high availability is too expensive for our customers.
The pricing and licensing structure are spot on. I don't think there's anything out there in the market that does either the licensing structure or the pricing structure better.
The subscription model that we're signed up for is very good. The only thing that is something of a sticking point is the fact that you can't do PO-based licensing. It's all just credit card.
The pricing could have been cheaper.
It helps us deliver an enterprise-level data protection solution and reduce budgets at a price that - and we don't want to encourage them to change their pricing - is a great value.
In terms of pricing, if we compare Vembu to other products that have the same functionality, those other products are a few steps higher on the pricing scale... I believe the difference between Vembu and Veeam - the biggest competitor - was $1,000 or $1,500.
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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
Vembu BDR Suite is one of the most comprehensive, simple and affordable backup & disaster recovery solutions for the small & medium businesses. Vembu can backup VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Physical Servers, Workstations, Exchange Items, SharePoint Items, SQL Items, Office365, G Suite, etc. – and they can back that up on-site, off-site, or even to the cloud – not to mention that most of this are done within a single UI.
Vembu offers a wide variety of products such as a monitoring solution to centralize the monitoring of all of your backups as well as some which are absolutely free such as Desktop/Laptop Image Backup and the Vembu Universal Explorer for discovering application items within Microsoft apps. It is important to note that Vembu BDR Suite is offered as a single edition software for all businesses, unlike other backup vendors who provide editions with limitations based on the type of businesses.
Vembu has come up with its own free edition of Vembu BDR Suite by which users can backup unlimited VMs with minimal feature restrictions.
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