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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Data Center Backup

    9.2

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication

    92%

    VMware SRM

    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 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating
    • VMware Site Recovery Manager is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication

    90%
    108 Ratings
    7.3

    VMware SRM

    73%
    7 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication

    91%
    5 Ratings
    10.0

    VMware SRM

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    9.3

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication

    93%
    43 Ratings
    9.0

    VMware SRM

    90%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    9.7

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication

    97%
    51 Ratings
    7.0

    VMware SRM

    70%
    4 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.7

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication

    87%
    4 Ratings

    VMware SRM

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    9.2

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication

    92%
    32 Ratings

    VMware SRM

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Professional Services

    9.1

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication

    91%
    13 Ratings

    VMware SRM

    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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    VMware

    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
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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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    VMware

    • 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.
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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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    VMware

    • 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.
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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.

    VMware SRM

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    VMware SRM 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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      VMware

      - easy to set up - easy to protect critical servers in case of disaster
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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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      VMware

      VMWare SRM is very easy to use and configure. You don't have to be a virtualization expert to learn SRM configuration and execution.
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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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      VMware

      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.
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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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      VMware

      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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      VMware

      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.
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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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      VMware

      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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      VMware

      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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      VMware

      • 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.
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