Finally a usable backup solution without pain!
December 27, 2021

Finally a usable backup solution without pain!

Martin Graeber | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
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Overall Satisfaction with NAKIVO Backup & Replication

We are using NAKIVO to back up our own infrastructure located at two locations with two backup machines each. We are developing software and need to have a reliable backup for our VMware infrastructure (Vmware 6.5 and 7) to back up in several strategies (Test, development, productive) and storing these backups on the other site and vice versa. Also, we do technical support for some customers to use NAKIVO for their own purposes in several SME companies.
  • Easy installation and configuration.
  • Less expensive than other competitors.
  • Easy to manage sites to store backups.
  • Speed and encryption out of the box.
  • Special immutable backups easy to be used.
  • Give me a new level of security.
  • Documentation sometimes lacks behind fast development of product.
  • Less expensive than most competitors.
  • Easy work with the product GUI.
  • Makes its work in the background reliable.
I had a problem with an installation and some small problems inside the software. The support technician reserved a few hours for me and solved questions outside the product itself. Also, some tests outside the affected platform were made to make sure all components needed for the whole installation are running and were in their place. That was a great experience. The online support is made on a fixed date and you can trust that they will fix your problems on that date.

Do you think NAKIVO Backup & Replication delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with NAKIVO Backup & Replication's feature set?

Yes

Did NAKIVO Backup & Replication live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of NAKIVO Backup & Replication go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy NAKIVO Backup & Replication again?

Yes

Of course, "overall usability" depends a lot on your mission. We needed a multi-site VMWARE Backup solution and NAVIKO fulfills these tasks. We still use some backup solutions for single files and client computers outside NAVIKO but that is ok for us. You could say that NAKIVO fulfills its task on some NAS and VMWARE Servers very well. The usability especially the GUI is very good and depends on the size of your installation. A multi-tenant or enterprise installation is a lot more complex but the GUI is easy to use anyway these versions.
The licensing is complex and not easy to understand at first. As you can use very small installations with one socket up to hundreds that can not be easily explained of course. This is the only thing I would like changed on NAKIVO's end.
We are using NAKIVO to backup our infrastructure located at two locations with two backup machines each. We are developing software and need to have a reliable backup for our VMware infrastructure (Vmware 6.5 and 7) to back up in several strategies (Test, development, productive) and store these backups on the other site and vice versa. This can be easily set up and processed. Speed of backup is very well and you can use less expensive NAS storage for your backups. That is a great feature. For enterprise, there are some extra features available that make large enterprise deployments easy to complete. For the service provider, the "multi-tenant" mode and licensing allow for playing a SaaS role with not too much investment. A mix of licenses and easy licensing in a mix of features would be appreciated. There are a lot of license features that are not too easy to follow.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
9
Live recovery
10
Recovery verification
10
Business application protection
9
Multiple backup destinations
10
Incremental backup identification
10
Backup to the cloud
9
Deduplication and file compression
10
Snapshots
8
Flexible deployment
8
Management dashboard
9
Platform support
9
Retention options
10
Encryption
10