NAKIVO: Protecting virtualized and cloud environments



Every organization needs to protect its business data. Losing data can lead to loss of opportunities, downtime, reputational damage, a disorder in operations and so on. Sometimes it might be due to a breach while at other times it is caused by hardware failures, while 60% of IT professionals say that careless employees pose a significant risk to their data. All of these risks can cost businesses lots of money and, without an adequate backup system in place; everything. Hence data backup and data recovery are imperative parts of running a business. One company successfully tackling this issue of data protection is NAKIVO. 

NAKIVO was founded in 2012 with the intent of providing the industry with the most intuitive, reliable and affordable data protection solution on the market. Since then with the sole purpose to provide ‘ultimate data protection’, the company has wholeheartedly dedicated itself to creating the ultimate backup and site recovery solution. They started off by providing a backup and recovery solution for VMware and quickly expanded to support Hyper-V and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (AWS EC2) environments as well. They have released more than 30 versions of their ‘NAKIVO Backup & Replication’ data protection solution. The solution is well known for offering ‘the best data protection value for its price’ and has made the company an undisputable leader in the data protection industry for virtualized environments. 

With 20 consecutive quarters of double-digit growth, 5-star online community reviews, 97.3% customer satisfaction with support, and more than 12,000 deployments worldwide including by Coca-Cola, Honda, China Airlines, DHL, and many others, NAKIVO is one of the fastest-growing data protection software vendors in the industry. The company is the winner of the ‘Best of VMworld 2018’ Gold Award for Data Protection which further establishes their passion and excellence. 

NAKIVO serves all industries and all business sizes. They are headquartered in Sparks, Nevada and have offices spread across the US, Ukraine, Vietnam, and Taiwan.

“With an efficient means of data protection escalating in importance day by day in the modern business environment, our goal is becoming ever more relevant. Even though there are multiple solutions that offer data protection on the market today, we want every company to be able to protect their data in the most integrated manner possible without exceeding their budgets,” says Bruce Talley, co-founder, and CEO of NAKIVO.

Delivering exceptional value

NAKIVO Backup & Replication is a quick, reliable, and cost-effective solution for protecting physical, virtual, and cloud environments.

The product protects business data across a multitude of virtualization and cloud platforms as well as physical servers. These include VMware, Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, AWS EC2, and Windows Servers. With a simple and easy-to-use web interface, NAKIVO Backup & Replication is easy to set up and navigate, with no need to read any complicated manuals. The product can be deployed in any way needed, including installation on Windows or Linux, as a pre-configured VMware VA, Nutanix AHV VA, or AWS AMI, or can even be installed on popular models of NAS devices, such as QNAP, Synology, ASUSTOR, NetGEAR, or Western Digital. The solution also ensures high reliability of backups by allowing for instant verification of their validity based on screenshots. Businesses can copy their backups directly to the cloud (such as Amazon or Azure) or offsite for long-term archival or to ensure that they always have a functional backup to recover from in case primary backups become unavailable. 

In addition, NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers a variety of recovery options suited for almost any business. Businesses can perform instant granular recovery of VMs, files, and application objects on-demand, including across platforms. The solution incorporates features designed to improve backup performance and save storage space. The built-in Site Recovery feature enables rapid disaster recovery, allows for non-disruptive disaster recovery testing, and overall reduces the complexity of the disaster recovery procedures to a minimum. 

Bruce Talley, Co-founder & CEO, NAKIVO.

Moreover, with NAKIVO Backup & Replication, businesses can perform physical to virtual migration by recovering physical machines as VMware or Hyper-V VMs. The product also allows businesses to migrate their virtual infrastructure across virtualization platforms. VM replication and Site Recovery in NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be a perfect means for data center migration. The solution can create identical copies of the VMs at the target location and witch the workflows to them using Automated Failover. At the same time, Site Recovery can help organize the process into a seamless, orchestrated workflow that can be tested at any time and launched in just a few clicks.

Furthermore NAKIVO Backup & Replication gives businesses the option of encrypting their backups both in flight and at rest to protect their data from being accessed by 3rd parties. The solution uses the AES 256 encryption standard, which is widely used by banks and financial institutions worldwide for protecting sensitive data.

Finally, designed to grow along with an organization’s environment, the solution can be scaled out both vertically and horizontally to protect large or distributed environments. While having an impressive suite of features, NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers a budget-friendly price starting at only $99/socket or $17 machine/year. 

Raising the bar

NAKIVO has a policy of always adhering to customers’ feedback and implementing new features according to customers’ requests. NAKIVO team is constantly hard at work to add richer functionality, performance, and versatility to its solution in order to improve the data protection processes of business across the board. This has earned the company a positive reputation in terms of having frequent releases, introducing more comprehensive data protection software and hence top recommendation as one of the best data protection solutions in the industry. 

“Everyone in NAKIVO is truly dedicated to making NAKIVO Backup & Replication better with every release, and our team takes great pleasure in what they do,” shares Talley. “We always try to make sure that our employees are proud of what they are doing while working towards achieving our common goal – helping others protect their critical data in a reliable and affordable manner.”

Charging Ahead

The company is committed to continuing to build businesses by offering new and innovative products that effectively protect their data, therefore, will continually grow and improve.

NAKIVO plans to introduce new platform support to stay ahead of the market and allow their customers to have more versatility in their backup operations. All the while constantly expanding with plans to increase their presence in even more countries to be closer to its customers and partners in order to deliver its services and support first hand. 

They are no way slowing down…

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