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We performed a comparison between Arcserve UDP and NAKIVO Backup & Replication based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Backup and Recovery solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Arcserve UDP vs. NAKIVO Backup & Replication Report (Updated: March 2024).
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Pros
"The solution has no limitations because it does backup for Linux and Windows.""It is very stable.""It is easy to configure.""Easy restoration and the solution works quickly.""The most valuable feature of Arcserve UDP is live replication.""Instant recovery is the most valuable feature of Arcserve UDP.""The ability to switch between different hardware platforms and utilization tools are some of this solution's most valuable features.""There are many backup options available in this solution. For example, you are able to do backups of servers, email, OST files, and users. This is a complete backup solution which is very good."

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"The solution has a user-friendly interface and is easy to configure.""We are able to take backups on a regular interval and restore data/VMs as we choose making the process work as advertised.""Every new version has got some tweaks and improvements in stability and speed.""This is a user-friendly solution that has a lot of certifications and documentation for the Microsoft Hyper-V infrastructure.""Nakivo makes our backs-ups more reliable and easy to recover in case of full damage or partial retrieval of files - all at a convenient cost.""The VM Backup Verification is one of the features I appreciate the most.""The product license and support delivery have been great!""NAKIVO Backup & Replication is very easy to use."

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Cons
"It takes much time to verify and consolidate images for backups.""The support could be more knowledgeable and faster.""Licensing can be quite difficult.""The only problem with the solution is that when I change the drive capacity, it has to do a full backup. It's a problem when I have five servers to backup. When I only want to change the size of the drive, I have to do a full backup that can take one week.""The solution can improve by allowing older versions to support the latest version of the OS.""In the most recent version of premium plus the replication has been removed, and it should re-added to the solution.""StorageCraft ShadowProtect can improve by making one console that can control backups of all desktops and servers in one place. Additionally, the recovery process of the backups is very slow and could improve. It's very slow when we went to recover a complete disc but to recover one file is very fast.""The solution can use a lot of bandwidth when the scheduling is not done, it should auto-schedule itself. For example, if there are 50 users connected in the network at 12 o'clock and the backup is not scheduled. At this time the network offices are going to have performance issues when it is doing a backup. Having a feature to auto-schedule a time when the network is not being used often would be beneficial."

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"Using an independent bootable media to restore full physical machines would enable physical machines that may be serving as Nakivo Director or Transport machines to be reliably restored to service without undue delay, ensuring that an enterprise's local environment remains intact.""An improvement would be to include a general data backup solution that is not only for virtual machines.""Nakivo's implementation documentation could use a little beefing up.""The interface might be improved, but the interface of every product might be improved.""The backup speed needs improvement.""Their product is good and it meets our requirements, however, new features are also most welcome and we never hesitated to try new features.""It could be a little bit faster in terms of backup and offer more reliable SQL server backups.""An improvement would be to give us more control over the email alerts, with different emails going to different addresses based on a set of rules."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I do not work with the pricing or licensing issues of the solution for our organization."
  • "We only have the maintenance of three standard UDP licenses. Each license is 50 Euro. There are some additional costs for the storage and software but it has nothing to do with the UDP."
  • "Normally our customers purchase the premium plus license, rather than the standard one, which provides more options."
  • "The price of this product is high and it should be lower."
  • "It is approximately $400 to purchase a virtual service outright."
  • "There is an annual license required for this solution and it is priced well."
  • "Pricing is most likely comparable."
  • "The retail fee is $1300 for a year for one server. Other than that, there is just the cost of your hardware."
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  • "It has a much higher bang for the buck than other products we evaluated."
  • "The price is not a problem in NAKIVO, as it is the most competitive in the market."
  • "It's really cheap, and our company saves a significant amount of money on IT backup solutions per year."
  • "Pricing is easy to understand and very affordable."
  • "I advise that this is the best product for medium or small environments according to my cost-benefit analysis."
  • "You have a lot of different options when it comes to pricing and the pricing models are pretty flexible and affordable."
  • "The product is quite cheap compared to other products on the market, but despite this, it is rich in features both at the level of backup and recovery as well as at the level of additional options."
  • "Nakivo Backup & Replication also have another great value, which is that it is one of the lowest prices on the market."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Comparing the features of the four is not the right approach. You need to develop a list of requirements for backup and DR that are specific to your organization and then compare each of the four… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Arcserve UDP is the initiative UI and the logs are clear and detailed that are generated when there has been an issue or failure on the user's system. We only have to log… more »
    Top Answer:The licensing cost is for one year. There are not any hidden costs involved in the pricing model of the solution.
    Top Answer:Nakivo is my favorite backup software. Below are the main benefits of Nakivo compared to Veeam 1. Low cost. 2. Backup storage with global deduplication (this is the main requirement of a backup… more »
    Top Answer:Nakivo has been instrumental in strengthening our data security infrastructure.
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    15th
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    Average Words per Review
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    Average Words per Review
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    Rating
    9.5
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    Also Known As
    StorageCraft ShadowProtect, StorageCraft Backup Analyzer
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    Overview
    Arcserve UDP is a comprehensive solution that empowers even a one-person IT department to protect virtual and physical environments with a high degree of simplicity. It allows you to design and manage your entire data protection strategy with a unified management console, and enables you to scale your data backup coverage as your organization grows with the push of a button.

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication is an affordable backup and recovery solution that provides fast, backup, replication, and DR for virtual, cloud, physical and SaaS environments. The solution includes advanced cybersecurity features. The solution is designed for SMBs, enterprises and managed service providers (MSPs).

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication Features


    • Fast, reliable backups: Create fast incremental, app-aware backups for virtual, cloud, physical and SaaS workloads.

    • Multiple backup targets: Implement the 3-2-1 strategy by storing backups onsite, offsite, on tape, or in a public or private cloud.

    • Ransomware-proof backups: Apply immutability to backups stored locally and in the cloud to prevent malicious deletions or changes. Scan backup data for signs of malware before recovery.

    • Instant recovery: Restore full VMs in seconds, physical machines as VMs (P2V) or to bare metal, etc.

    • Automated disaster recovery: Create automated sequences to launch failover to replica and failback and ensure continuous availability and the shortest RPOs and RTOs.

    • Real-Time Replication (beta) for VMware: Continuously update VM replicas in real time as changes are made to the source VM and use the replica for failover to achieve RPOs as low as 1 second.

    • MSP-centric functionality: Advanced multi-tenancy architecture and a dedicated MSP Console to help managed service providers expand their offering with BaaS, DRaaS and other data protection services.


    NAKIVO Backup & Replication Benefits

    Save time with fast incremental backups leveraging native technologies. Deploy the solution on NAS to create an all-in-one backup appliance to cut backup windows by half.

    Improve operational resilience with multiple backup targets onsite, offsite, cloud and tape to apply the 3-2-1 backup strategy.

    Minimize downtime and disruptions: Choose from 9+ recovery options to instantly restore what you need to where you need and improve uptime in any scenario.

    Better cyber security with immutability options in local storage and in the cloud. Ensure that recovered data is free from malware by scanning backups before proceeding with recovery.

    One solution, one web interface for all your data protection activities and platforms. Protect virtual, physical, cloud and SaaS workloads with a solution that combines backup, disaster recovery, instant operational recovery, ransomware protection and monitoring.

    Save money and achieve lower TCO with one of the most affordable backup and disaster recovery solutions on the market. Choose between a perpetual or a subscription license depending on your budget and operational requirements.


    Sample Customers
    ITPS, North Hertfordshire Homes, SEMIKRON, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, Test Valley Borough Council, EK Services
    Coca Cola, Honda, 3M, University of Arizona, University of Maryland, University of Arkansas, Johns Hopkins University, Marriott, Radisson Hotels and Resorts, Fujifilm, Eiffage
    Top Industries
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    Construction Company22%
    Non Tech Company11%
    Wholesaler/Distributor6%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government8%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company14%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Construction Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Educational Organization7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business56%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise23%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise47%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business78%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise44%
    Buyer's Guide
    Arcserve UDP vs. NAKIVO Backup & Replication
    March 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Arcserve UDP vs. NAKIVO Backup & Replication and other solutions. Updated: March 2024.
    757,198 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Arcserve UDP is ranked 15th in Backup and Recovery with 19 reviews while NAKIVO Backup & Replication is ranked 6th in Backup and Recovery with 21 reviews. Arcserve UDP is rated 7.6, while NAKIVO Backup & Replication is rated 9.4. The top reviewer of Arcserve UDP writes "The stability, security, and support of the product require improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NAKIVO Backup & Replication writes "Flexible with automatic backup features and robust security measures". Arcserve UDP is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Cyber Protect, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Veritas Backup Exec and Datto Cloud Continuity, whereas NAKIVO Backup & Replication is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Hornetsecurity Altaro VM Backup, Acronis Cyber Protect, Rubrik and Commvault Cloud. See our Arcserve UDP vs. NAKIVO Backup & Replication report.

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