Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon S3 is a great service to safely backup your data where redundancy is guaranteed and the cost is fair. We use Amazon S3 for data that we backup and hope we never need to access but in the case of a catastrophic or even small slip of the finger with the delete command we know our data and our client's data is safely backed up by Amazon S3. Transferring data into Amazon S3 is free but transferring data out has an associated, albeit low, cost per GB. This needs to be kept in mind if you plan on transferring out a lot of data frequently. There may be other cost effective options although Amazon S3 prices are really low per GB. Transferring 150TB would cost approximately $50 per month.
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✅ - Perfect
We find that it works perfectly with Virtualized Environments: NAKIVO Backup & Replication is well-suited for virtualized environments, such as VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Nutanix AHV. It provides efficient VM backup and replication, with features like incremental backups and global deduplication, optimizing storage usage and minimizing backup windows. Similar to us NAKIVO is better suited for Small to Medium-Sized Businesses: NAKIVO Backup & Replication is an excellent choice for small to medium-sized businesses that require a cost-effective yet comprehensive data protection solution. It offers a user-friendly interface, easy deployment, and affordable licensing options.
❌ - Not Great
However with our Experience we feel that NAKIVO is not suited for Highly Transactional Systems: In scenarios where you have highly transactional systems with strict recovery point objectives (RPOs) and recovery time objectives (RTOs), you may require specialized backup solutions tailored for such demanding environments. Read full review Pros Fantastic developer API, including AWS command line and library utilities. Strong integration with the AWS ecosystem, especially with regards to access permissions. It's astoundingly stable- you can trust it'll stay online and available for anywhere in the world. Its static website hosting feature is a hidden gem-- it provides perhaps the cheapest, most stable, most high-performing static web hosting available in PaaS. Read full review Can be installed natively on nas appliances leveraging the use of underutilized appliances. No need to install the software on Windows or Linux Servers. Backup natively Vmware Virtual Machines and File Shares (you need to buy the right license modules). Destination storage for backups (or of the backup copies) can be Microsoft shares, Amazon S3, Wasabi, Backblaze and remotely to other sites using their transporter vm. To not overload the system with overlapping jobs, they can be chained one after the other. Rapid add/remove/reorder priority of vm to backup and their backup archive. Jobs can be easily changed or chained. Quick support service Read full review Cons Web console can be very confusing and challenging to use, especially for new users Bucket policies are very flexible, but the composability of the security rules can be very confusing to get right, often leading to security rules in use on buckets other than what you believe they are Read full review Backups have the option of "screenshot verification". Screenshot verification doesn't always work for us when our vmtools is out of date. If we are on an older version of VMware and that version of vmtools is up to date, NAKIVO still thinks it is out of date. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
Because it is a product that I have been using for many years, it is becoming easier to use, and it also includes more and more things that you might need.
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It is tricky to get it all set up correctly with policies and getting the IAM settings right. There is also a lot of lifecycle config you can do in terms of moving data to cold/glacier storage. It is also not to be confused with being a OneDrive or SharePoint replacement, they each have their own place in our environment, and S3 is used more by the IT team and accessed by our PHP applications. It is not necessarily used by an average everyday user for storing their pictures or documents, etc.
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NAKIVO Backup & Replication is very easy to set up. I did it by myself, and it went perfectly. Online documents are very well written, and also the tech support asked to help me set it up. I want to do it by myself and the setup process is very easy to do. The connection to your VM and servers is very easy to do.
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AWS has always been quick to resolve any support ticket raised. S3 is no exception. We have only ever used it once to get a clarification regarding the costs involved when data is transferred between S3 and other AWS services or the public internet. We got a response from AWS support team within a day.
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The support is fast and perfect. If u have any questions, you can contact the support team via mail or chat and you always get a fast answer. You can also find a lot of help in the FAQ in the help center to resolve your problems. Anytime I had to contact the support, they helped me and solved my problem.
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It is very easy to do in all the formats in which it is implemented, whether as an appliance, in a windows machine, or an implementation in NAS. I only use the appliance one, but I have tried all of them in trial mode to know which one interested me more.
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Overall, we found that Amazon S3 provided a lot of backend features
Google Cloud Storage
(GCS) simply couldn't compare to. GCS was way more expensive and really did not live up to it. In terms of setup,
Google Cloud Storage
may have Amazon S3 beat, however, as it is more of a pseudo advanced version of Google Drive, that was not a hard feat for it to achieve. Overall, evaluating GCS, in comparison to S3, was an utter disappointment.
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Very straightforward user interface. Convenient licensing options that can fit everyone's needs - perpetual or subscription, CPU or workload based. It offers fair priced Essentials editions for smaller environments. Multi-platform support for server instances allow us to run primary backups on affordable NAS storages on budget sensitive locations, or to use NAS storages as replication targets - based on individual customer environment needs. Transporter engine has a very small footprint and, as being Linux based, does not consume Microsoft Windows Server licenses.
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The pricing for VM backups is good value for money as it does not limit how many VM's per socket. This works well for smaller sites with simple backup requirements. Physical machine backup pricing would more attractive with a sliding scale based on the number of physical machines.
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I contacted a few times Nakivo representatives, once for technical doubt and the other ones for commercial ones. Both support services are fast and reliable.
Read full review Return on Investment It practically eliminated some real heavy storage servers from our premises and reduced maintenance cost. The excellent durability and reliability make sure the return of money you invested in. If the objects which are not active or stale, one needs to remove them. Those objects keep adding cost to each billing cycle. If you are handling a really big infrastructure, sometimes this creates quite a huge bill for preserving un-necessary objects/documents. Read full review One of our contributors has permanently deleted worksheets from our file server. From Nakivo, we were able to recover all the data in less than 10 minutes. An authentication server was encrypted by ransomware, through NAKIVO Backup & Replication, we recover the entire server within 1 hour. Read full review ScreenShots NAKIVO Backup & Replication Screenshots