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StevenLau
User
User
Apr 29 2019

What is most valuable?

The quick and easy setup of the ready-made virtual appliance made it simple to deploy. It was running within an hour. The interface is easy to understand and it gets the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The product has enabled me to concentrate on other tasks without worrying about the daily backups. Once I was past the initial setup and testing, I was confident that the… more»

What needs improvement?

The software is aimed at backing up VM images but it would be nice to have an option to just backup certain files/folders and not the entire disk.

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

Setup is simple and with a ready-made virtual appliance, it makes deployment even faster. All you need is the capacity for running the appliance and storage on your… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I previously used VMware VDP for backing up my virtual machines. This was complex and difficult to maintain. I wanted to switch to something that would not take as much… more»

What other advice do I have?

The product is a time saver and makes complex tasks easy to handle. A must-have for beginners and one-person teams.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Two of the other options that I considered were Veeam and Vembu.
Real User
User
Apr 19 2019

What is most valuable?

Creating a backup task in NAKIVO is fast and easy. Until you see it, you do not get the idea of how simple and fast NAKIVO is. This is why I always recommend installing… more»

How has it helped my organization?

NAKIVO has given us confidence by reducing the possibility of having a failure in our virtual machines. The virtual machines in the laboratory are fundamental for the… more»

What needs improvement?

I think it is important to work not only in replicating the virtual machines in Amazon AWS but in other cloud systems. I want to have replicas in the cloud at a more… more»

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

What I advise everyone is to install the trial version of NAKIVO and see the potential it has, as well as how simple it is. The price is not a problem in NAKIVO, as it is… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I did not use a different solution prior to this.

What other advice do I have?

My only advice is to try it.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I was looking for information about other systems for copying virtual machines, such as Veeam Backup. I chose NAKIVO and did not fail in my decision.
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Sebastian E. De Matteo
Real User
User
Aug 06 2019

What is most valuable?

The quick and easy setup of the virtual appliance made it simple and fast to deploy. The interface is easy to understand and it gets the job done with a clean GUI. Efficient deduplication and… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Nakivo has enabled me to concentrate on other tasks without worrying about the daily backups. It has given us more confidence in the infrastructure thanks to the replication. The virtual machines are… more»

What needs improvement?

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. I… more»

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

I advise that this is the best product for medium or small environments according to my cost-benefit analysis.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We didn't have a different backup solution for virtual environments.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I tested Veeam, but I ultimately chose Nakivo because of the difference in cost.
Real User
User
Jul 03 2019

What is most valuable?

One of the key features is the ease in recovering individual files. In the customer environment, often accidentally, files are removed or broken. With Nakivo they can easily be recovered. Another key feature is the ability to install multiple transporters to increase the backup duration for multiple backup jobs at one time.

How has it helped my organization?

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. The Nakivo scheduled job also provides backup verification that will help us to ensure the backup is running properly and is truly recoverable.

What needs improvement?

We want the backup job to consume fewer resources, as the utilization is very high if we choose the "best compression' option. There was a problem we found regarding the repostory. When we enable the schedule for space reclaimation, once the schedule is trigerred the reclaimation will detach the repository but after 1 week we found that the repository is on detach status so we should detach it… more»
Real User
User
Apr 10 2019

What is most valuable?

To be able to send offsite backups to Amazon AWS. Amazon is very secure, and our customers are very satisfied with this product.

How has it helped my organization?

Nakivo has helped us to send our backups offsite to Amazon AWS securely. Our customers really like that we can back up to Amazon.

What needs improvement?

I like how it is, and I don't think it needs improvements. In your next release, you might want to include the different types of AWS backups that are included with… more»

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

Pricing is very affordable compared to other options like Veeam.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used to use Veeam for the Hyper-V servers, but Veeam is much more expensive than Nakivo.

What other advice do I have?

No.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, only Veeam.
Consultant
User
Apr 19 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the simple installation and backup recovery. We spend less time to get data recovered.

How has it helped my organization?

Implementing automation is simple and fast. It has also dropped down backup storage capacity on our systems.

What needs improvement?

An improvement would be to include a general data backup solution that is not only for virtual machines. Translate and develop the user interface in other languages like… more»

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

It's really cheap, and our company saves a significant amount of money on IT backup solutions per year.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did not use a solution prior to this one.

What other advice do I have?

This is a great solution. They are doing it well.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product we evaluated the VMware backup solution.
Real User
Networking consultant
Mar 11 2019

What is most valuable?

* Deployable in one minute * Instantly recovers entire VMs, individual files, or application objects (Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, and Active Directory) * Save storage space with swap data… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Nakivo is a cheap backup solution and at the level of technology in comparison with Veeam plays well. Now my company has activated just the trial.

What needs improvement?

I think the product should be improved on the integrations — for example, integration with HPE StoreOnce.

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

I advise making the product setup easier, for pricing because it is very cheap and for licensing.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Now my company offers another solution: Veeam. Nakivo is cheaper, but it's a good solution for PMI.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No, I didn't.
PTL_Tech
User
President at a tech company with 1-10 employees
Feb 25 2018

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.

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… more»

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.

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

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

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We are in the process of switching for two main reasons: * Reducing costs. * Improving backups by not having to install clients on each VM.

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.
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What is Nakivo?

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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Coca 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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