Headquartered in Silicon Valley, NAKIVO Inc. is a privately-held software company that develops and markets a line of next generation data protection products for VMware VM backup, replication, and recovery.
NAKIVO has been profitable since founding in 2012, has been named an "Emerging Vendor 2013" by CRN, and reported a revenue growth of 800% in 2013. This has put NAKIVO on top of the list of the fastest-growing data protection companies in 2013, outpacing all of its competitors.
As an Elite member of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner program, NAKIVO has close working relationships with VMware and is further aligned with VMware to promote the use of VM backup for virtualized server environments.
Backup & Replication for VMware and AWS on Windows, Linux, and Synology NAS
Support for Hyper-V 2016 and 2012 (R2)
Support for VMware vSphere v6.5
Active Directory integration
Skip swap files and partitions
Bulk backup removal
Improved web interface
Item exclusion from protected containers
NAKIVO Backup & Replication is purely agentless, and can be installed on Windows, Linux, NAS, or deployed as a pre-configured VMware VA or AWS AMI. The product provides image-based backup and replication of VMware VMs and AWS EC2 instances, and supports live applications and databases running inside them, so that backups and replicas are always consistent. All jobs are forever-incremental and transfer only changed data to a backup repository or target DR server.
In a single product, only NAKIVO offers VMware backup, replication, backup to cloud, global deduplication, instant VM and object recovery, backup copy, and screenshot verification.
To help reduce or eliminate overpriced annual support and maintenance expenses, NAKIVO offers cost effective pricing and Trade-In programs.
Protect VMs Onsite and Offsite You can easily schedule VMware backup and replication jobs in a fast and simple Web interface. For each VM backup, you can save up to 1,000 recovery points and rotate them on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. All backup jobs are forever-incremental, use VMware Changed Block Tracking to quickly identify changed data, can run in the LAN-free mode, and also use Network Acceleration.
Safeguard Applications and Databases
NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports Exchange, Active Directory, MS SQL, Oracle, and other applications and databases running inside the VMs you back up and replicate. Using the Application-Aware mode, the product ensures that application and database data is always consistent.
Copy Backups to Amazon Cloud
Run Backup Copy jobs on their own schedule, maintain a mirrored copy of a backup repository, copy only the most important backups, or keep daily backups onsite and send weekly and monthly backups offsite.
Verify VM Backups. Instantly. Automatically. After a VM backup is completed, NAKIVO Backup & Replication can instantly test-recover the VM with networking turned off, take a screenshot of the recovered VM, and send it to you in a report. This way, you can get instant proof of VM recoverability in your inbox every day.
Save Storage Space
NAKIVO Backup & Replication automatically deduplicates backed up data at the block level across an entire backup repository, and saves only unique blocks of data. This dramatically reduces backup size. After data deduplication, the product automatically compresses each data block so it occupies even less storage space in a backup repository.
Instantly Restore What You Need
You can instantly restore VMs, files, Microsoft Exchange objects, and Microsoft Active Directory objects directly from compressed and deduplicated backups. Instant restore works out of the box for all VM backups and does not require running a full restore from backup.
Turn your Synology NAS into a VM Backup Appliance To improve backup performance by 1.7X, while offloading backup workloads from your VMware environment.
Protect AWS EC2 Instances With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can back up and replicate AWS EC2 instances. Instance backups can be stored in the same Amazon region, in a different Amazon region, or copied to another location. For each backup, you can save up to 1,000 recovery points and rotate them on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis. NAKIVO Backup & Replication creates application-consistent backups of Windows-based and Linux-based instances, and enables instant recovery of files and application objects directly from instance backups.
A perpetual license allows you to use NAKIVO Backup & Replication forever. The product is licensed per physical CPU socket for each ESXi server on which you back up or replicate VMs.
Pro and Enterprise Editions
Pro and Enterprise editions work with any edition of VMware vSphere, and you can purchase any number of socket licenses.
Essentials editions enable you to protect small environments at an even more affordable price, but are limited to 6 socket licenses per organization. The Essentials editions work with any edition of VMware vSphere: Essentials, Essentials Plus, Standard, Enterprise, and Enterprise Plus.
You can reduce upfront costs by purchasing a subscription license for NAKIVO Backup & Replication. The subscription license is also based on physical CPU sockets and charged only for the source side of backup and replication. Unlike with the traditional licensing where support and maintenance should be renewed on a regular basis, subscription licensing provides you with free product support, maintenance, and upgrades as long as your subscription is active.
VMware Backup You can back up VMware virtual
machines on schedule or ad hoc, both locally over LAN and offsite
over (a slow) WAN. You can save up to 1,000 recovery points per VM
and, using the Grandfather-Father-Son (GFS) retention scheme, rotate
them on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis.
VMware Backup Copy Backup Copy jobs provide a simple and
powerful way to create and maintain copies of your backups. Backup
copies can be stored onsite, offsite, or in Amazon Cloud. Backup
Copy jobs have their own schedule and recovery point retention
policy, so you can easily set up your jobs to fit your needs.
VMware VM Replication VMware VM replication creates and
maintains an identical copy of the source virtual machine on a
target host. You can replicate live VMs on schedule or ad hoc
locally and offsite and simply power them on in case the source VM
is lost or damaged. You can even save up to 30 recovery points per
Applications and Databases Support NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports
Exchange, Active Directory, MS SQL, Oracle, and other applications
and databases running inside VMs that you back up and replicate.
Using the Application-Aware mode, the product ensures that
application and database data is always consistent.
Automated VM Protection You can ensure that important VMs are
always backed up and replicated by protecting VMware containers such
as resource pools, folders, hosts, clusters, and so on. This way all
new VMs that are created in or moved to the protected container are
automatically added to your job.
Flash VM Boot Flash VM Boot enables you to run
(boot) VMs directly from compressed and deduplicated VM backups.
This way you can recover your VMs within seconds, without waiting
for full restore from backup files. Using Flash VM Boot you can also
verify VM backups, run disaster recovery tests, access files and
application objects of any application on any OS, test system
updates and application patches, and so on.
Instant File Recovery You can instantly recover files and
folders directly from compressed and deduplicated backups of
Windows-based and Linux-based VMs. File recovery works over LAN and
WAN: even if your backup repository is located offsite a thousand
miles away, the recovery is done within seconds.
Instant Object Recovery With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you
can instantly recover application objects directly from compressed
and deduplicated VMware VM backups, without the need to recover an
entire VM first. This feature works out of the box and does not
require installing agents, preparing a lab environment, or creating
a special type of backup. The product provides:
Instant Object Recovery for
Instant Object Recovery for
Microsoft® Active Directory.
Full VM Recovery from VM Backup If a backed up VM is accidentally
damaged or deleted, you can recover the full VM from the backup in
just a few clicks. The entire VM will be recovered in exactly the
same state as it was during the backup and will appear on the ESXi
you selected for recovery - there’s no need to manually recreate the
VM, install an OS, and then restore data.
Disaster Recovery with VM Replicas Because VM replication creates an
identical copy of source VMs, recovering from a disaster is as
simple as powering on the replicated VMs. If a source VM has been
damaged and then replicated, you can roll back the replica VM to a
previous recovery point.
Global Data Deduplication NAKIVO Backup & Replication
automatically deduplicates backed up data at the block level across
entire backup repository, and saves only unique blocks of data. This
dramatically reduces backup size.
Efficient Data Compression After data deduplication, the product
automatically compresses each block of data so it occupies even less
storage space in a backup repository.
Network Acceleration Data compression and traffic
reduction techniques enable the product to reduce network traffic by
50% on average, thus decreasing the network load and speeding up
backup and replication times by 2X.
Multi-Threading NAKIVO Backup & Replication can run
dozens of backup, replication, and recovery jobs simultaneously,
which speeds up data processing and shortens the time windows
allocated to data protection.
Direct SAN Support The product supports fiber-channel
and iSCSI SANs, enabling to offload production network and
significantly increase the speed of backup and replication.
Forever-Incremental Jobs After the initial backup and
replication (which can also be done via a removable media), all jobs
are forever-incremental and do not require running periodic full
backup or replication. This reduces backup windows and network load.
In addition, the product uses VMware’s Changed Block Tracking
technology to quickly identify data blocks that have changed since
the last job run.
Built for Virtualization, Certified
by VMware Built for virtualization, NAKIVO
Backup & Replication has been tested by VMware and has received the
highest level of endorsement – the VMware Ready status.
Screenshot Verification NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides
an automated way to (near) instantly verify all VMware VM backups
and sends screenshots of the restored VMs as a proof of
Repository Self-Healing The self-healing feature
automatically runs periodic self-checks verifying repository
integrity. If there are errors in the repository – such as missing
or partially written metadata – the product automatically repairs
Full Synthetic Data Storage NAKIVO Backup & Replication stores
backup data in the full synthetic mode. This enables to recover VMs
from any recovery point even if a previous increment is lost or
Automated Job Retries Many factors – such as temporary
network disruptions or high server load – can prevent jobs from
completing successfully. NAKIVO Backup & Replication automatically
retries failed actions multiple times and resumes jobs from the
point of failure, to help prevent starting over from scratch.
Fast and Easy Deployment NAKIVO Backup & Replication is purely
agentless and can be fully installed and configured on a Windows or
Linux OS in less time than it takes to drink a cup of coffee.
Pre-configured VAs are also available for a streamlined deployment.
Intuitive Web UI The product features a simple and
intuitive Web user interface that enables to manage all aspects of
data protection at any time and from anywhere, even from a tablet.
Job Grouping With NAKIVO Backup & Replication you
can arrange jobs in groups to represent applications, services,
locations, or any logical structures. You can then run bulk actions
on all jobs in a group with a single click.
Advanced Reporting The product can keep you up to date
on jobs status with email notifications and enables the generation
of overview reports on schedule and send them over email as well.
You can also easily generate a detailed PDF report for any job or
Single-Click Integration with Amazon
Cloud NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be
integrated with Amazon EC2 cloud in a single click, providing a
simple, fast, and cost-effective solution for offsite backup.
vCloud Director Support NAKIVO Backup & Replication can back
up and replicate vCloud Director vApp VMs, perform granular recovery
from vApp VM backups, as well as recover full VMs back into vApps.
Integration with Various Public and
Private Clouds NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be
easily integrated with most public and private clouds and perform
both protection of the cloud itself and also utilize the cloud as an
offsite backup destination or disaster recovery site.
Built-in Database, no Agents The product comes with a built-in
database and does not require to install, configure, or manage
agents on protected VMs or ESX(i) hosts.
Low Resource Consumption NAKIVO Backup & Replication requires
just 2 CPUs and 4 GB of RAM for a single-site installation.
Linux Support The product can be fully installed on
a Linux OS which eliminates the need to purchase Windows licenses.
Lowest TCO, Fastest ROI At NAKIVO, it is our goal to create
the most intuitive, fast, and affordable VM data protection product.
This is why the licensing and maintenance price of NAKIVO Backup &
Replication is 2X to 4X lower than the competition.
Deployment NAKIVO Backup & Replication is
designed to seamlessly plug into your virtual and cloud
environments. You can choose an option that suits you best:
Deploy as a VMware
Virtual Appliance: Simply download a pre-configured
VMware Virtual Appliance and import it in your VMware vSphere.
Install on NAS:
Create your own, high-performance VM backup appliance by
installing NAKIVO Backup & Replication directly onto a Synology or
Western Digital NAS!
Deploy as AWS AMI:
Instantly deploy NAKIVO Backup & Replication in Amazon Cloud
from a pre-configured Amazon Machine Image.
Install on Linux:
Install NAKIVO Backup & Replication on a Linux OS by running a
Install on Windows:
Run the installer for Windows and deploy NAKIVO Backup &
Replication in a single click.