NAKIVO Backup & Replication vs. Zerto on IBM Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
NAKIVO Backup & Replication now also supports Proxmox VE, alongside VMware, Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, and AWS EC2. It offers replication, failover, cloud backup, backup copy, size reduction, screenshot verification, and site recovery.
$2.50
month per workload
Zerto on IBM Cloud
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Zerto on IBM Cloud protects, expands, and migrates existing VMware vSphere and other hypervisor workloads onto IBM Cloud, in order to provide a secure, flexible, and scalable disaster recovery solution. These single-tenant environments are deployed on IBM Cloud's data centers around the world and provide cloud application recovery in minutes.
$40
per VM
Pricing
NAKIVO Backup & ReplicationZerto on IBM Cloud
Editions & Modules
Enterprise Essentials/Enterprise (Perpetual)
Starting at $329 per CPU socket
Indefinite use. Includes technical support during business hours. CPU sockets
Enterprise Essentials/Enterprise
Starting $76 per server and $25 per workstation
Indefinite use. Includes technical support during business hours. Server Workstation
Enterprise Plus
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Enterprise Essentials/Enterprise (Subscription)
Starting at $3.5 per workload/month
Billed yearly for up to 5 years. Includes 24/7 Support. Workload/Month
Pro Essentials/Pro (Perpetual)
Starting at $239 per CPU socket
Indefinite use. Includes technical support during business hours. CPU Socket
Pro Essentials/Pro (Subscription)
Starting at $2.5 per workload/month
Billed yearly for up to 5 years. Includes 24/7 Support. Workload/Month
Pro Essentials/Pro
Starting at $58 per server and $19 per workstation
Indefinite use. Includes technical support during business hours. Server Workstation
NAKIVO Backup for Microsoft 365
Starting at $0.80 per user/month
Billed yearly for up to 5 years. Includes 24/7 Support. Microsoft 365 User/Month
Zerto
$40.00
per VM
Zerto One-To-Many
$60.00
per VM
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NAKIVO Backup & ReplicationZerto on IBM Cloud
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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.Zerto one-to-many license available
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Top Pros
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Features
NAKIVO Backup & ReplicationZerto on IBM Cloud
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.2
142 Ratings
9% above category average
Zerto on IBM Cloud
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Ratings
Universal recovery9.0118 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant recovery9.0120 Ratings00 Ratings
Recovery verification9.2126 Ratings00 Ratings
Business application protection9.0109 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations9.4128 Ratings00 Ratings
Incremental backup identification9.2132 Ratings00 Ratings
Backup to the cloud9.3102 Ratings00 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression9.0128 Ratings00 Ratings
Snapshots9.3121 Ratings00 Ratings
Flexible deployment9.593 Ratings00 Ratings
Management dashboard9.0105 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform support9.1102 Ratings00 Ratings
Retention options9.6102 Ratings00 Ratings
Encryption8.992 Ratings00 Ratings
Enterprise Backup
Comparison of Enterprise Backup features of Product A and Product B
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.8
32 Ratings
7% above category average
Zerto on IBM Cloud
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Ratings
Continuous data protection9.027 Ratings00 Ratings
Replication9.131 Ratings00 Ratings
Operational reporting and analytics8.331 Ratings00 Ratings
Malware protection8.621 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-location capabilities9.128 Ratings00 Ratings
Ransomware Recovery8.828 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
NAKIVO Backup & ReplicationZerto on IBM Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(146 ratings)
8.0
(9 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.3
(43 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(48 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
9.2
(32 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
9.0
(13 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
NAKIVO Backup & ReplicationZerto on IBM Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
Nakivo Inc.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication is well suited for a variety of scenarios. Firstly, it is ideal for businesses with virtualized environments, such as VMware or Hyper-V, as it offers seamless backup and recovery solutions tailored to these platforms. Secondly, organizations with a mix of virtual, physical, and cloud environments can benefit from NAKIVO's ability to provide unified data protection across these platforms. Additionally, businesses requiring fast and reliable disaster recovery capabilities will find NAKIVO Backup & Replication valuable, thanks to its site recovery and orchestration features.However, there are scenarios where NAKIVO may be less appropriate. For organizations with exclusively physical infrastructure and no virtualized environments, the full range of NAKIVO's features may not be utilized to its fullest potential. Similarly, companies with limited data storage requirements may not fully benefit from NAKIVO's deduplication and compression capabilities.
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IBM
Zerto on IBM Cloud is great to get your datacenter redundant and highly available. It overcomes geographic contingencies and makes your production environment reliably flexible. If you do not like the added cost of redundancy or cost of cloud services, this inconvenient fee may not fit you well. But you'd be better off in the long run to have Zerto protecting your bottom line despite the cost.
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Pros
Nakivo Inc.
  • Can be installed natively on nas appliances leveraging the use of underutilized appliances. No need to install the software on Windows or Linux Servers.
  • Backup natively Vmware Virtual Machines and File Shares (you need to buy the right license modules).
  • Destination storage for backups (or of the backup copies) can be Microsoft shares, Amazon S3, Wasabi, Backblaze and remotely to other sites using their transporter vm.
  • To not overload the system with overlapping jobs, they can be chained one after the other.
  • Rapid add/remove/reorder priority of vm to backup and their backup archive. Jobs can be easily changed or chained.
  • Quick support service
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IBM
  • It is easy to get started.
  • It is also very simple to set up the backup.
  • Disaster recovery is no longer a dreadful or painful process.
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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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IBM
  • Enable the ability to use IBM Cloud Object Storage as a target for Zerto's long-term retention feature.
  • Easier access to the underlying VMware infrastructure would be nice. Right now we have to connect to IBM's VPN and use other tools to do some infrastructure management tasks.
  • More insight into the IBM-side VMware environment that we replicate to (i.e. ability to see available IPs, etc). Most of that is managed by IBM.
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Likelihood to Renew
Nakivo Inc.
It is a product that contains most of the features of its big competitors but at an affordable price for small businesses. In addition, the support is very good even if they only have support in English. Another important factor is its compatibility with NAS devices, which greatly simplifies deployment. The implementation is simple and in a matter of minutes you can define the first copy Jobs
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IBM
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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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IBM
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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IBM
No answers on this topic
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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IBM
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Alternatives Considered
Nakivo Inc.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication stands out as a more cost-effective and robust solution compared to Veeam ONE. With competitive pricing and a comprehensive feature set including incremental backups, global deduplication, LAN-free data transfer, and built-in WAN acceleration, NAKIVO offers efficient data protection and optimized storage usage. Its user-friendly interface and streamlined setup process make it appealing for organizations with limited IT resources. Additionally, NAKIVO's support for VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Nutanix AHV further enhances its versatility. When evaluating data protection solutions, NAKIVO's affordability, robustness, and ease of use make it an attractive choice for businesses seeking a comprehensive and cost-effective backup solution.
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IBM
Before we were using native backup solutions. We elected to bring in Zerto on IBM Cloud so that our team could have the ability to take small increments of data over time so that the final cutover would be quick and efficient.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Nakivo Inc.
The pricing for VM backups is good value for money as it does not limit how many VM's per socket. This works well for smaller sites with simple backup requirements. Physical machine backup pricing would more attractive with a sliding scale based on the number of physical machines.
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IBM
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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IBM
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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IBM
  • Positive is the option of bringing your own license.
  • Negative - the complex environments are not supported.
  • This cannot be used as a backup replacement rather DR tool.
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