NAKIVO Backup & Replication vs. Zerto

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
Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Zerto, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, aims to enable customers to run an always-on business by simplifying the protection, recovery, and mobility of on-premises and cloud applications. Zerto’s cloud data management and protection platform is designed to eliminate the risks and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption across private, public, and hybrid deployments. The software-only platform uses continuous data protection at scale to converge disaster recovery, backup, and data…N/A
Pricing
NAKIVO Backup & ReplicationZerto
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
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NAKIVO Backup & ReplicationZerto
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
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.
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Community Pulse
NAKIVO Backup & ReplicationZerto
Considered Both Products
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Chose NAKIVO Backup & Replication
We were previously using Code42 (CrashPlan) prior to them changing their service. They no longer offered local backup as an option. We also used Zerto, but we found it painful and time-consuming to reconfigure the settings and re-sync every time we increased the volume size. Uni…
Chose NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Nakivo is more cost effective, so it scales to smaller VM environments better than Veeam. Both are great products though.
Zerto

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
NAKIVO Backup & ReplicationZerto
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.2
142 Ratings
10% above category average
Zerto
-
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 deployment9.493 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
-
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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NAKIVO Backup & Replication
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
NAKIVO Backup & ReplicationZerto
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(146 ratings)
7.6
(51 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(6 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
9.3
(43 ratings)
8.4
(26 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(48 ratings)
8.8
(33 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(3 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
9.2
(32 ratings)
6.7
(16 ratings)
Professional Services
9.0
(13 ratings)
7.7
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
NAKIVO Backup & ReplicationZerto
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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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.
  • 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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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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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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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 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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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.
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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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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