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 single command.
Install on Windows: Run the installer for Windows and deploy NAKIVO Backup & Replication in a single click.
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’s 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 the event the VM source is lost or damaged. You can even save up to 30 recovery points per replica.
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 the full restoration 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 Microsoft® Exchange.
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 block level across the(?) 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.
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.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication can run dozens of backup, replication, and recovery jobs simultaneously, which speeds up data processing and shortens the time windows allocates to data protection.
Direct SAN Support
The product supports fiber-channel and iSCSI SANs, which offload production network and so significantly increase the speed of backup and replication.
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.
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 recoverability.
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 them.
Full Synthetic Data Storage
NAKIVO Backup & Replication stores backup data in the full synthetic mode. This enables you to recover VMs from any recovery point even if a previous increment is lost or damaged.
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 you to manage all aspects of data protection at any time and from anywhere, even from a tablet.
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.
The product can keep you up to date on jobs’ status with email notifications and enables you to schedule overview reports and send them over email as well. You can also easily generate a detailed PDF report for any job or group.
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 you 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.
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.
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