NAKIVO is great for small environments but struggles in larger deployments
June 28, 2019

NAKIVO is great for small environments but struggles in larger deployments

Philip Sellers | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO backup has been deployed in our datacenters and in our branch offices for backup. It is also used across several of our operating companies in their operations. It was a cost-efficient backup solution and alternative from VMware Data Protection with better scale. It allows us both snapshot-based backup and replication for migrations. We moved away from NAKIVO in our primary datacenters and migrated back to Veeam in the past 18 months.
  • Backup jobs run well to a centralized repository.
  • Replication jobs directly between vSphere instances works well.
  • De-duplication seems to be efficient as long as it is against the same VM ID.
  • It is cost-effective to license.
  • The repository is monolithic and maintenance tasks are slow for large repositories.
  • De-duplication is not global - it is per VM based de-duplication and change blocks only (not most efficient).
  • Repository corruption is a major risk and caused data loss on a couple occasions.
  • 5 years of purchase + support was less than 1 year's support of a competitive product.
  • Data corruption and mitigation of the risk is costly (tape backup or secondary storage required).
  • Monolithic repositories require large file shares in larger environments.
NAKIVO was primarily selected because it supported more scale than VMware VDP and was less expensive than Veeam.
NAKIVO's primary benefit is cost reduction. It works well in our smaller environments, however, it struggles with larger multi-TB jobs and repositories.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication Feature Ratings

Recovery verification
Business application protection
Multiple backup destinations
Incremental backup identification
Deduplication and file compression