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NAKIVO Backup & Replication

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Data Center Backup

    9.2

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication

    92%

    Zerto

    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 7 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating, Contract Terms and Pricing Model, Professional Services

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication

    90%
    108 Ratings
    6.1

    Zerto

    61%
    53 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication

    91%
    5 Ratings
    9.0

    Zerto

    90%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    9.3

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication

    93%
    43 Ratings
    8.4

    Zerto

    84%
    27 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.7

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication

    97%
    51 Ratings
    8.8

    Zerto

    88%
    45 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.7

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication

    87%
    4 Ratings
    8.0

    Zerto

    80%
    1 Rating

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    9.2

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication

    92%
    32 Ratings
    6.7

    Zerto

    67%
    16 Ratings

    Professional Services

    9.1

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication

    91%
    13 Ratings
    7.6

    Zerto

    76%
    5 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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    Zerto

    Zerto is well suited for disaster recovery and virtual machine replication between multiple data centers. DR testing for audit or regulations is much easier with Zerto, great reporting, dashboard etc. It is not well suited for physical server replication for disaster recovery or as a primary backup solution.
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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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    Zerto

    • Anyone with a large disk (VMDK) knows the issues of VMware snapshots. Most backup software is a "point in time backup" that uses snapshots. While the backup can be run multiple times per day the stress of the snapshot on the host and storage is eliminated by the continuous protection of Zerto log replication.
    • A client had a the disks on a VM go missing for some reason. We had them "flip the switch" for a real fail over and press the fail over button. The VM on our DR site started to come alive as the VM at the customer site was brought down. When the DR VM was fully up, automatic reverse replication started. The DR machine was available in a few minutes (to take into account different host hardware) for access. One the vm at both sites were in sync, we had the customer again repeat the fail over process and the DR site VM was turned off and the Production site VM was brought back on line. This was a 200 GB VM and the whole process was finished in about 3 hours.
    • Zerto also allows for "Test" fail overs that can be configured on many different functions, such as host, datastore, network and IP usage. Configuring the IPs is crucial to avoid inadvertent site cross contamination of the same VM.
    • Zerto can also retrieve files from any VM disk on the DR site without starting a VM. Very handy for retrieving files or directories.
    • Since Zerto is running continuous log replication, changes on the production VM are nearly instantaneously copied to the DR site. As with any data process, having sufficient bandwidth for "churn" peaks minimizes the delay in updating the DR site.
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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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    Zerto

    • Moving a VM from one protection group to another could be simplified.
    • I would like to see an executive-style report of recovery and testing for upper management.
    • The ability to deploy Zerto as a virtual appliance, without the need for a windows server.
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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.

    Zerto

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Zerto editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      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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      Zerto

      We really like the easy setup of this replication solution, as well as the ease of management. Not to mention, our internal IT Economist determined that the Zerto solution would provide the best ROI out of the competing solutions we analyzed. So far, his calculations have been spot on, and we have saved substantially
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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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      Zerto

      Usability was the primary reason we purchased the software in the first place. We had compared it to several other software products in the same area, and it was by far the easiest to set up and use. Long-term maintenance proved to be similar, with updates driven by updates to VMware and vSphere, rather than the product itself.
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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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      Zerto

      Overall support is very good. We sometimes get pushback when asking Level 1 support to escalate to Level 2. This causes undue frustrations when you need a more knowledgeable support person to get involved. We've had to escalate to account reps a few times for this scenario. Zerto is very responsive and normally handles our requests very quickly.
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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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      Zerto

      Make sure the end goal is in mind before implementing. That way results meet expectations.
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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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      Zerto

      We started out using Backup Exec which was in service until we virtualized our environment where it didn't perform as well at the time. Then we switched to Veeam which worked well, but then as we started needing to do migrations and off-site DR, we found ourselves relying on Zerto more often.
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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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      Zerto

      For my organization, the pricing model was an upfront investment for the Zerto licenses. My organization prefers to pay upfront and not deal with month-to-month or year-to-year pricing models that most companies are moving to. But for some, the investment may be more than they can afford, and would prefer the year-to-year pricing model.
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      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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      Zerto

      I mean, it was 6 years ago, but we were up and going with all applications synchronizing in short order. The longest tasks was getting the 30 TB of application data synchronized between the datacenters.
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      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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      Zerto

      • Zerto is like having the best possible insurance ... it just works, and often provides the backups taken overnight that are key in recovering data/work between overnight backups.
      • Zerto easily enabled the move of primary datacenters by allowing easy failover to a secondary site, and failback to the primary site.
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