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NAKIVO Backup & Replication

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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Data Center Backup

    9.2

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication

    92%

    Paragon Hard Disk Manager

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    NAKIVO Backup & Replication ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Universal recovery

    9.1
    91%
    88 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Instant recovery

    8.7
    87%
    98 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Recovery verification

    9.0
    90%
    93 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Business application protection

    9.1
    91%
    82 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multiple backup destinations

    9.2
    92%
    95 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Incremental backup identification

    9.3
    93%
    100 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Backup to the cloud

    9.6
    96%
    72 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Deduplication and file compression

    8.9
    89%
    97 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Snapshots

    9.4
    94%
    94 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Flexible deployment

    9.2
    92%
    62 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Management dashboard

    9.2
    92%
    72 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform support

    9.3
    93%
    69 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Retention options

    9.2
    92%
    70 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Encryption

    9.2
    92%
    61 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • NAKIVO Backup & Replication is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Paragon Hard Disk Manager is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication

    90%
    108 Ratings
    8.2

    Paragon Hard Disk Manager

    82%
    6 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication

    91%
    5 Ratings

    Paragon Hard Disk Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    9.3

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication

    93%
    43 Ratings

    Paragon Hard Disk Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.7

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication

    97%
    51 Ratings
    10.0

    Paragon Hard Disk Manager

    100%
    4 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.7

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication

    87%
    4 Ratings

    Paragon Hard Disk Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    9.2

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication

    92%
    32 Ratings

    Paragon Hard Disk Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Professional Services

    9.1

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication

    91%
    13 Ratings

    Paragon Hard Disk Manager

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Nakivo Inc.

    File share backup is less rich in terms of restore features, but the basic functions are supported. It have all you need to plan backup jobs. Backup and restore of virtual machines is the strongest function of Nakivo. When backing up to Amazon S3, keep in mind that you will be taxed also based on the I/O you make and this will be more prominent cost with Nakivo.
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    Paragon Software

    Paragon Hard Disk Manager is suitable for use by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The graphical user interface helps to make the software easy to use, even by those with limited computer/technical knowledge and skills. The software will likely meet most, if not all, of the backup requirements of SMEs.
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    Pros

    Nakivo Inc.

    • Frequent backups do not affect the server load especially when the store is based on a high-performance NAS. We use OMV and average a GB per Minute per backup.
    • Offsite backups to a hosted store on AWS or Wsabi is simple.
    • VM replication is simple to set up.
    • Backup compression and encryption is excellent.
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    Paragon Software

    • Disk wiping - quick and effective solution for simple wipe processes
    • Partitioning - the software allowed us to work more closely with the partitions in a GUI environment
    • Data Migrations - Paragon Hard Disk Manager made this process of data migration very easy and convenient
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    Cons

    Nakivo Inc.

    • 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.
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    Paragon Software

    • If it's installed to a CD it takes forever to boot to it. Better off a USB stick.
    • It takes a very long time to clone a failing drive (understandably) and you have no idea how long it will take. Estimated times are not accurate.
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    Pricing Details

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Pro Essentials251
    Enterprise Essentials352
    Pro403
    EnterpriseContact Vendor4

    Footnotes

    1. per workload
    2. per workload
    3. per workload
    4. none

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    A workload is a VMware vSphere VM, Microsoft Hyper-V VM, Nutanix AHV VM, a physical machine (01 server and 03 workstations), an Oracle database, or an Amazon EC2 instance.

    Paragon Hard Disk Manager

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Paragon Hard Disk Manager editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Nakivo Inc.

      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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      Paragon Software

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      Nakivo Inc.

      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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      Paragon Software

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Nakivo Inc.

      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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      Paragon Software

      I have not found a need to contact support
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      Implementation Rating

      Nakivo Inc.

      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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      Paragon Software

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Nakivo Inc.

      NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers most of the features of the great products and the ones most used by all backup administrators at a very competitive price. For this reason, it is not necessary to make large outlays to be able to maintain a backup with a high level of security. It is quick to implement and very simple to use.
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      Paragon Software

      Paragon Hard Disk Manager has the most reliable and user effective tools that can be managed under simple environment. It has improved our data storage infrastructure more as compared to other tools. File transfer is faster and the networking system for carrying data are secure from virus and hackers. Data can be easily restored when misplaced or lost with less cost of maintenance.
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      Contract Terms and Pricing Model

      Nakivo Inc.

      Of course, you always think that something could be a bit cheaper. But NAKIVO Backup & Replication delivers real value for its price and value that lasts. We greatly appreciate that you are still able to actually BUY the software instead of being forced into subscription services. After all, it is OUR data and it should remain that.
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      Paragon Software

      No answers on this topic

      Professional Services

      Nakivo Inc.

      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.
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      Paragon Software

      No answers on this topic

      Return on Investment

      Nakivo Inc.

      • 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.
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      Paragon Software

      • Paragon Hard Disk Manager makes creating regular incremental backups straightforward. The ease of configuring the software to automatically perform backup jobs increases the likelihood that we will follow through with our backup strategy, thus protecting our data.
      • Any loss of important data would potentially be catastrophic to our business. Paragon Hard Disk Manager minimizes this risk.
      • The software's ease of use also means we can focus more on our core business activities (and spend less time and effort on data backups).
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