NAKIVO Backup & Replication vs. StarWind Virtual Tape Library

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Score 9.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
NAKIVO Backup & Replication is a VM data backup solution for protecting VMware, Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, and AWS EC2 environments. It also features replication, failover, backup to cloud, backup copy, backup size reduction, screenshot verification, and site recovery through a single web interface.
$25
per workload
StarWind VTL
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
StarWind Virtual Tape Library (VTL) resolves the issue of Enterprise ROBO being stuck with expensive tapes for data backup, while allowing users to stick to regulatory archival requirements. One can’t be sure that data stored on the tapes in archives will always be retrievable. StarWind VTL takes advantage of the already existing tape backup infrastructure and virtualizes the data for easy access and storage. Using on-prem VTLs with cloud and object storage tiering, the solution allows…N/A
Pricing
NAKIVO Backup & ReplicationStarWind Virtual Tape Library
Editions & Modules
Pro Essentials
$25
per workload
Enterprise Essentials
$35
per workload
Pro
$40
per workload
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NAKIVO Backup & ReplicationStarWind VTL
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsA 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.
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Features
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Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.2
108 Ratings
StarWind Virtual Tape Library
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Ratings
Universal recovery9.188 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant recovery8.798 Ratings00 Ratings
Recovery verification9.093 Ratings00 Ratings
Business application protection9.182 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations9.295 Ratings00 Ratings
Incremental backup identification9.3100 Ratings00 Ratings
Backup to the cloud9.672 Ratings00 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression9.097 Ratings00 Ratings
Snapshots9.494 Ratings00 Ratings
Flexible deployment9.262 Ratings00 Ratings
Management dashboard9.272 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform support9.469 Ratings00 Ratings
Retention options9.270 Ratings00 Ratings
Encryption9.261 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
NAKIVO Backup & ReplicationStarWind Virtual Tape Library
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(108 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(5 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.3
(43 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.7
(51 ratings)
7.3
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.7
(4 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
9.2
(32 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
9.1
(13 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
NAKIVO Backup & ReplicationStarWind Virtual Tape Library
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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StarWind
Starwind VTL is a great solution for customers that want the benefits of a physical tape library without the hefty price tag and the manual intervention required when changing tapes as it is automated. In addition, Starwind VTL virtual tapes are "air-gapped" as they are in LTO format.
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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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StarWind
  • Allows you to use Veeam and other software that uses Virtual Tape Libraries while getting rid of actual tape drives and tapes
  • Backblaze B2 implementation is great - keeps storage costs low while automating backups to the cloud storage
  • Low cost and great support by the Starwind technical team
  • Feature-rich and in constant development
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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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StarWind
  • Set-up is confusing.
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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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StarWind
Their support is great and the interface is not as user friendly
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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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StarWind
The initial setup took some time, however, with the help of the Starwind technical team, we were able to set it up from start to finish including seamlessly adding it to our existing backup solution. After that, there was no need for any additional setup or troubleshooting.
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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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StarWind
Great and reliable product with little need for 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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StarWind
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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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StarWind
We've looked at physical tape backups, however, the infrastructure is too costly compared to Starwind VTL and it also requires manual changing of tapes that users will not want to do or forget to do. With VTL, it works exactly like a physical tape library with the same benefits and full automation.
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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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StarWind
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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StarWind
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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StarWind
  • ROI was immediate as we got rid of expensive sneakernet backups with hard drives in a Pelican case
  • One-time cost of the product is very cost-effective
  • Support contracts are reasonable and we received excellent support throughout
  • We have much better peace-of-mind with our data being protected better
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