NAKIVO Backup and Replication for VMware

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The Challenge

The inherent value and rapid growth of virtualized mission critical applications and associated data has resulted in virtualization becoming business critical. While keeping virtualized business service availability high, organizations are looking for better ways to improve efficiency, reduce their exposure to unplanned downtime, and maintain high availability— all while keeping VM disaster recovery and business continuity simple and within a limited IT budget.

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The Solution

Nakivo Backup & Replication is a high-performance WAN Backup and Replication solution that meets demanding performance and scalability requirements of dynamic virtualized environments without sacrificing simplicity and efficiency. Designed to address the challenges of VM Backup and Replication for data center and cloud environments, its performance is equally adept at replicating VMs with live applications, groups of VMs supporting a cloud service, and transaction-intensive virtualized set of workloads. And its fast VMware infrastructure discovery, advanced VM protection features, and extensive reporting capabilities, deliver one of the highest levels of performance, reliability, and ease of use available in the VM Backup and Replication market today.

Key Features

Fast, Simple and Reliable protections for VMware virtualized data,
applications and business services including:

Fast and more efficient replication and backup with support for:

  • Direct backup to Amazon Cloud
  • Data deduplication
  • Quick installation, job creation and execution within minutes, even by the newest IT administrator.
  • Near real-time continuous data protection(CDP) to meet recovery point objectives(RPOs) of five minutes, and to meet aggressive recovery time objectives (RTOs)
  • Change Block Tracking (CBT) for transferring only incremental changes to enable greater efficiencies of storage space and less data transfer over WAN links.
  • Direct backup and replication source access to storage area network (SAN) storage, without impacting production ESX or ESXi hosts.
  • Compression for greater throughput and faster transmission across WAN links.

Simple and easy to use for accessibility from anywhere at any time, including the browser of an iPad.

Reliable backups and replicas with support for:

  • Live Windows based applications including Oracle, Exchange, Active Directory and MS SQL with Volume Shadow copy Service (VSS).
  • Up to 99 recent recovery points enabling fast recovery from virus attacks and accidentally deleted files, with user defined recovery points
  • Automatic retries of failed backup or replication jobs, to better utilize faulty WAN links.
  • Job scheduling and VM prioritization, to mitigate possible human errors
  • Encryption for more secure data transfers to remote recovery sites.
  • Low bandwidth or high packet loss WAN links that are often found between the small business and their backup co-location facility.


  • Replicating thick or thin-provisioned disks
  • Reducing bandwidth and save point size with Change Block Tracking (CBT)
  • Replicating many live Microsoft based application VMs with Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)
  • Omitting white space for faster replications
  • Auto retrying of any failed replication job
  • Replicating VM images across local and wide-area networks
  • Job grouping to include VMs, hosts and/or clusters by location, business service, organization, or any other type required.
  • Skipping selected disks within a VM.
  • Dynamic VMware environments including VMotion, StorageVMotion and DRS