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48 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

For our use case the product is good. I am unsure if scaling to a much bigger environment would work as well as some competitor products. Reporting is sufficient in this product, although, as we use it not for our big production environment, we do not have to deal with all the big compliance rules so reporting is more of a technical purpose.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware SRM

It's quite well suited for a medium to large size VMWare virtualization infrastructure where your production infrastructure can be failed over to a disaster recovery site. There are other cheaper options for a smaller budget business. Also, for a non mission critical virtual infrastructure, you can simply use VM backups such as Veeam backups for restoring failed VMs
Ravinder Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.8
VMware SRM
Universal recovery
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.7
VMware SRM
Live recovery
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.1
VMware SRM
Recovery verification
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.5
VMware SRM
Business application protection
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.6
VMware SRM
Multiple backup destinations
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.8
VMware SRM
Incremental backup identification
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.5
VMware SRM
Backup to the cloud
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.3
VMware SRM
Deduplication and file compression
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.8
VMware SRM
Snapshots
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.0
VMware SRM

Pros

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

  • Creating G-F-S backups of virtual servers in a completely automated fashion.
  • Restoring data easily when needed, either as specific individual files or entire servers (and the run-from-backup option is just neat, although we've rarely had use for that).
  • Storing Data in a de-duplicated, compressed format has allowed us to store many many backups in a space that is many many times smaller than it would take to keep multiple full copies of each server.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware SRM

  • Easy configuration and setup.
  • Testing of a particular VM or datastore with several VMs is easy.
  • Auto configuration of IPs makes the process even easier.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

  • You can only backup virtual machines.
  • Although you can easily set up NAKIVO, the more specific or complex your configuration, the more reliant you become on tech support. Knowing Linux would be a big plus with these types of configurations.
  • Updating the software could be a little more user-friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware SRM

  • It’s unfortunate, but more and more, the quality of VMware’s products and the technical support teams behind them has degraded significantly. We have opened several support requests within the last few months and ended up resolving a large majority ourselves due to the poor performance of their remote teams.
  • VMware is suffering from the same illness that’s affecting multiple U.S. technology firms, in that their focus has shifted completely away from their customers and moved to pleasing investors. In doing so, clients suffer because they do not get properly tested products and the support teams behind them are very weak and overwhelmed.
  • We worked close to a month trying to get SRM V6.5 to work. We have worked with many previous versions of SRM in the past while using HP EVAs, NetApps and Hitachi arrays, and we can honestly say that we are greatly disappointed with this release and the company.
  • We escalated right up to engineering, but their response times were brutally slow; the technicians were juniors at best.
  • As a technology leader, the last thing you want during a DR is to be dealing with a company that just can't deliver. SRM is not cheap, and you would expect much better products and support from VMware.
  • If you are comparing products, try other companies like Veeam... We ended up using them instead, the setup and execution was easy and seamless, and they answered all our questions quickly and efficiently. They actually do care about their clients.
Alejandro Contreras | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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

VMware SRM

VMware SRM 10.0
Based on 1 answer
- easy to set up - easy to protect critical servers in case of disaster
Abhishek Thakor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Because it is very easy to use.
Aba-Mark Mihaly | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware SRM

VMware SRM 9.0
Based on 1 answer
VMWare SRM is very easy to use and configure. You don't have to be a virtualization expert to learn SRM configuration and execution.
Ravinder Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 8.7
Based on 4 answers
As with any support, it can always improve, but since the result has always been getting my issue resolved quickly I can't complain. Nakivo support has been great to work with when I have needed them, which hasn't been often.
David Judice | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware SRM

VMware SRM 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Sometimes we have to struggle explaining the problem and getting it resolved on priority. The overall quality of support team is not as good as it used to be in past.
Ravinder Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It was simple and easy to implement and went very quickly
David Judice | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware SRM

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

Altaro offers a competitive price but not VMware support which is our preferred virtualisation product.The Vembu Cloud DR is more expensive to implement, less flexibile (requires a Windows server) and it is a product with a lot of space for improvements, however excellent support when needed.StorageCraft Cloud Backup same as Vembu is pricier and less flexible in deployment options.
Adrian Takacs | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware SRM

Entertained Veeam, however with SRM's tight integration and "brand" it was an easy decision. The cost for a 25 server license also weighed in the decision for using a VMware product. Plus I am a VMware fan and feel this option to go with SRM will transcend jobs.
Dan Forlano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

  • Provides a robust service at an affordable cost.
  • Intuitive web interface along with the technology itself provides a path for quick, easy restores.
  • Not supporting S3 compatible storage for off-site storage of backups has required us to add an additional piece of software to the workflow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware SRM

  • The biggest positive is that we have a data recovery solution that we can test and verify in a live condition. Prior to this we were only hoping we could recover from a disaster.
  • We've been only running for 4 months and haven't had to use SRM.
Dan Forlano | TrustRadius Reviewer

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VMware SRM

Pricing Details

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

General

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

NAKIVO Backup & Replication Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro Essentials$1991
Enterprise Essentials$2991
Pro$3991
Enterprise$5991
  1. per socket
Additional Pricing Details
The product is licensed per physical CPU socket for each ESXi server on which you back up or replicate VMs.

VMware SRM

General

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

VMware SRM Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.1
VMware SRM
7.2

Likelihood to Renew

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
10.0
VMware SRM
10.0

Usability

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
10.0
VMware SRM
9.0

Support Rating

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.7
VMware SRM
7.0

Implementation Rating

NAKIVO Backup & Replication
10.0
VMware SRM

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