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NAKIVO Backup & Replication

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Score 9.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

[An] excellent solution to backup VMs, even across multiple data centers. Easy to use, quick to navigate, and able to bandwidth throttle, ensuring that our business traffic is not affected. [Cost-effective] solution and support go above and beyond. We are very happy with this solution. Thank you NAKIVO!! Well done.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind VTL

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.
Indeep Gill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.1
StarWind VTL
Universal recovery
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.0
StarWind VTL
Live recovery
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.4
StarWind VTL
Recovery verification
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.0
StarWind VTL
Business application protection
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.1
StarWind VTL
Multiple backup destinations
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.1
StarWind VTL
Incremental backup identification
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.1
StarWind VTL
Backup to the cloud
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.5
StarWind VTL
Deduplication and file compression
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.7
StarWind VTL
Snapshots
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.3
StarWind VTL
Flexible deployment
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.1
StarWind VTL
Management dashboard
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.1
StarWind VTL
Platform support
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.0
StarWind VTL
Retention options
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.1
StarWind VTL
Encryption
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.1
StarWind VTL

Pros

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

  • 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.
Clyde Wynter | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind VTL

  • 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
Kevin Sipma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

  • Reporting could use some work. I think there is a calendar feature but it's not available given our current license level. I think this should come standard.
  • We've had corrupted backup issues in the past and had to reach out to support. They are the only ones who can fix the built-in backup DB problem. It would be nice if there was a way for the end-user to do it without having to get support involved.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind VTL

  • Set-up is confusing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 9.1
Based on 3 answers
It's great. It works, it's cost effective and it's easy to maintain. I don't see us ever changing away from Nakivo Backup and Replication to any other product. We are very impressed and satisfied with the results.
David Judice | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind VTL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 9.2
Based on 32 answers
Wherever NAKIVO runs (as a dedicated VM, an application on NAS, as an installed service) you get a concise Web interface through encrypted communication. One is able to check and monitor the backups quickly and in detail, if needed. Notifications, Warnings, and Alarms are grouped and bundled so that you can work with them promptly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind VTL

StarWind VTL 8.2
Based on 1 answer
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.
Indeep Gill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 9.5
Based on 38 answers
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.
Juergen Fritsch | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind VTL

StarWind VTL 7.5
Based on 3 answers
Great and reliable product with little need for support
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 8.3
Based on 3 answers
Configuring a dedicated Nakivo backup server with local storage and additional Linux NAS storage units for immutability is key. Backed-up data is only useful if it can be restored.
Clyde Wynter | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind VTL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

Nakivo seemed more "solid" than Iperius Backup (even if we use it for tiny customers), was more affordable than Acronis and our partner had been using it for a while and was very satisfied.
Francesco Bavastro | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind VTL

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.
Indeep Gill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 9.2
Based on 27 answers
The licensing is complex and not easy to understand at first. As you can use very small installations with one socket up to hundreds that can not be easily explained of course. This is the only thing I would like changed on NAKIVO's end.
Martin Graeber | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind VTL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Professional Services

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 9.0
Based on 10 answers
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.
Francesco Bavastro | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind VTL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

  • NAKIVO only costs a fraction of many other backup solutions.
  • After the initial setup, I've had to spend very little time on the maintenance of NAKIVO. That's freed me up to work on other projects.
  • We were able to leverage pre-existing storage to save the cost of using a cloud service.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind VTL

  • 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
Kevin Sipma | TrustRadius Reviewer

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StarWind VTL

Pricing Details

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$0

NAKIVO Backup & Replication Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro Essentials$251
Enterprise Essentials$351
Pro$401
EnterpriseContact Vendor
  1. per workload
  2. none
Additional Pricing 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.

StarWind VTL

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

StarWind VTL Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.9
StarWind VTL
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.1
StarWind VTL

Usability

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.2
StarWind VTL
8.2

Support Rating

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.5
StarWind VTL
7.5

Implementation Rating

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.3
StarWind VTL

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.2
StarWind VTL

Professional Services

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.0
StarWind VTL

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