NAKIVO - Powerful, Reliable, and Cost-Effective.
No photo available
June 28, 2019

NAKIVO - Powerful, Reliable, and Cost-Effective.

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Overall Satisfaction with NAKIVO Backup & Replication

We first considered NAKIVO as a result of a recommendation made by one of our resellers. We needed a robust backup solution primarily for our VMware environment that didn't break the bank. NAKIVO checked almost all of the boxes during our proof of concept, so we decided to move forward with the purchase. NAKIVO is now our primary backup tool for our main campus and our DR site.
  • Seamless integration with VMware.
  • Screenshot verification (alternative to traditional verify jobs).
  • Competitive pricing.
  • It just works (no babysitting needed).
  • Native installs for most of the major NAS manufacturers.
  • Screenshot verification stops working if a newer version of VMware tools becomes available.
  • No agents for physical servers (looks like that's changing with v9 though).
  • No support for S3 compatible storage (if you need to send a copy of your backup to a host that's emulating AWS S3 storage).
  • Provides a robust service at an affordable cost.
  • Intuitive web interface along with the technology itself provides a path for quick, easy restores.
  • Not supporting S3 compatible storage for off-site storage of backups has required us to add an additional piece of software to the workflow.
NAKIVO does everything that we need it to do at a price point that the competitors couldn't touch.
We have NAKIVO installed on Synology NAS appliances at both our primary and DR sites and it works great. We didn't have to make a heavy investment in hardware or software to get this solution in production. This solution is well suited for 100% (or near 100%) virtual environments. You may want to look elsewhere if your are primarily running a physical server environment. The v9 beta is touting support for Windows servers. Even with that support, I still see this product as being designed for a virtual environment with the potential to backup a few Windows servers that you still have in production.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
10
Live recovery
10
Recovery verification
10
Business application protection
10
Multiple backup destinations
9
Incremental backup identification
10
Backup to the cloud
9
Deduplication and file compression
10
Snapshots
10