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September 2022
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Y.I.Hendro - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager at Integrasindo Mitra Sejati
User
Easy to install and deploy with good stability
Pros and Cons
  • "The chat functionality with Nakivo Support in the web interface is very unique and we love it."
  • "Right now we know that Nakivo has the ability to back up as an incremental process and restore backups across several criteria. However, it would be good if we had the ability to backup a system like PostgreSQL."

What is our primary use case?

I use the product for backing up my VMware VSphere and Microsoft HyperV Server. 

The first time I chose Nakivo was because we were facing a problem with a system that we used which was very expensive to renew. 

We found Nakivo from a website - one for VMware experts - and we tried to download the trial version.

The first time, we installed it on a physical machine that was running on a Windows Server - a 2012 Standard Edition.

At that time, we had 7 servers, including VMware ESXI and 1 VMware VCenter. Our VM at that time was around 50 VMs. After the trial, we were very interested in this product. After we tried to back up our Hyper-V VM in another system that we had, we found that all the systems were running well. That made us happy because we finally found a good product for backup that had a reasonable price.  

How has it helped my organization?

Basically, we were very interested in Nakivo because it was easy to install and support was able to install on devices like Synology, Windows Server, or even a client virtual or physical server. Using the web interface made it easy to configure and manage. 

It was easy to deploy a transporter to make process backup and replication faster and more reliable. Nakivo ensured our organization had good backup and replication software. 

We like the capability of Nakivo in terms of being able to restore files, folders, Active Directory objects, and so on. 

What is most valuable?

One feature that we like most is network acceleration. It also makes process backups between sites that we have more reliable. 

We like the site recovery system that Nakivo offers because it helps us with orchestration site recovery on our VM from one site to another site without having to deal with any manual processes. 

The transporter is one thing that we often use when we have installed a new server for our system. 

The chat functionality with Nakivo Support in the web interface is very unique and we love it.

What needs improvement?

In my opinion, Nakivo should consider having native abilities to be able to backup and replicate several applications. For example, an application based on a microservice such as a container app or orchestration using Kubernetes would be better if Nakivo had the ability to backup or replicate without depending on a hypervisor. 

Right now we know that Nakivo has the ability to back up as an incremental process and restore backups across several criteria. However, it would be good if we had the ability to backup a system like PostgreSQL.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Nakivo for around 5 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

In my experience with Nakivo, we like that every backup process is successful and when we restore it, it is as is like the source material. Until now, it has been very stable and we have not had any problems.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We can add more storage as a respository very easily because it supports several systems such as NFS and CIFS.

How are customer service and technical support?

We only have contacted customer service and support once. They were very responsive and helped us solve our problem.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have changed from a previous system because that product was too expensive to renew and we needed a Windows license to install the backup system.

How was the initial setup?

The setup is very straightforward and very easy to install, deploy, and configure.

What about the implementation team?

No, we deployed the product ourselves.

What was our ROI?

Nakivo is a solution with reasonable TCO. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

After we calculated the fact that it was easy to install, easy to manage, etc., Nakivo still was the best option with a reasonable license price and renewal price year over year. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, we have tried several products such as Acronis, Commvault, and many more.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
JoseDa Silva - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Pre-Sales Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
Top 5
Support provides solutions immediately
Pros and Cons
  • "I think that the scalability is very good. We can't compare it."
  • "I like the Acronis backup solutions on the block-based part of backups. That is a functionality that Veeam does not provide."

What needs improvement?

I like the Acronis backup solutions on the block-based part of backups. That is a functionality that Veeam does not provide. 

Otherwise, I don't see any additional improvements in Veeam because they are very good. It integrates very well with Microsoft applications. Veeam is very user friendly and you don't need to have certifications to work on it.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Veeam Backup and Replication for the past four years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I think that the scalability is very good. We can't compare it. The only problem that users may face with Veeam, is if people do not size it correctly, which can cause performance issues.

Cloud backup on AWS Azure is also fantastic. It backs up applications, such as Oracle SAP, as well.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is very good. They provide solutions immediately and they tell the customer exactly what is wrong.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

If you tell Veeam that you're competing with, for example, NetBackup or Backup Exec, or Dell or Micro Focus then they may lower the price. They are very competitive.

The price of Micro Focus will beat Veeam, but then you're missing one or two functionalities which is good to have for disaster recovery.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Veeam Backup a 10 out of 10.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: partner
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