Dell RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines vs NAKIVO Backup & Replication comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Dell RecoverPoint for Virtu...
Ranking in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software
11th
Average Rating
8.0
Number of Reviews
10
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Ranking in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software
5th
Average Rating
9.4
Number of Reviews
85
Ranking in other categories
Backup and Recovery (6th)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Disaster Recovery (DR) Software category, the mindshare of Dell RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines is 4.8%, up from 3.4% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of NAKIVO Backup & Replication is 3.5%, up from 3.3% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Disaster Recovery (DR) Software
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Backup and Recovery
1.4%
 

Featured Reviews

JK
Aug 4, 2022
It replicates workloads fast, but it wastes resources
There is a problem with the solution's architecture. First of all, it requires double the resources on the virtual environment to set up one environment. You set up a cluster of virtual machines per site, so you are doubling the resources you need. While it wastes resources, it also provides a strategy to do high availability. It also lacks backward compatibility with some of the old vCenter servers. When you get an issue, they want you to upgrade up to the latest edition. However, when I have an old vCenter server, I should be able to use whatever version we have to do the replication. It also has a security vulnerability because it requires several ports to be open in the customer environment. These ports are open on the firewall. It also lacks a reporting mechanism to show a customer, the number of machines you've backed up and the difference. It's essential for a customer to know what is happening.
Feb 16, 2024
Flexible with automatic backup features and robust security measures
While NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers valuable features, there are areas for improvement needed. Firstly, addressing compatibility issues and streamlining collaboration with storage solutions like QNAP would enhance the product's reliability. Additionally, improving the process of transferring configurations between versions would reduce administrative overhead and ensure smoother transitions. In terms of additional features for the next release, incorporating more advanced reporting capabilities would provide deeper insights into backup status and performance metrics. Enhanced support for virtualized environments, such as integration with hypervisor-specific features or support for emerging virtualization technologies, would further bolster the product's versatility and appeal to a wider range of users. Moreover, implementing more comprehensive data deduplication and compression techniques could optimize storage utilization and reduce backup times, improving overall efficiency. Finally, enhancing disaster recovery functionalities, such as faster recovery times and more granular recovery options, would strengthen the product's value proposition in ensuring business continuity and resilience.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"The workload can be moved directly if the disaster site is the main site."
"Continuous replication with lower RTO and RPO is the most innovative feature. Its tight integration with VMware for VMware VMs is also valuable."
"RecoverPoint replicates workloads fast."
"It is a point-in-time restore, which is quite handy."
"One of the standout features of Dell RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines is its real-time data protection capability."
"The most valuable feature is that it is journal-based and you don't have to replicate a lot of data."
"Point-in-time recovery and ease of deployment are valuable."
"The most valuable features are the data center recovery administration and the time of recovery."
"The initial setup is very straightforward."
"It is easy-to-use."
"It is fast, simple, powerful, and has a price without competition."
"Nakivo Backup and Replication's web-based management interface enables intuitive, rapid, and seamless configuration and management of all backup and recovery functionality across the enterprise."
"Nakivo gives users confidence in knowing that if something happens with their application server, exchange server, or other applications, they can recover it easily and quickly."
"The ability to restore in a catastrophic event is priceless, since every company must use a backup solution of some sort."
"Most valuable for DimenXional Cloud is the API provided by Nakivo which allows us to implement the software in all types of solutions."
"The backups, especially of the incremental type, are really quick (ranging from five to 10 to 45 to 50 minutes depending on the size of the VM)."
 

Cons

"I would like to have the HTML 5 interface working because it is currently not functioning with the VMware environment."
"I would like to see integration with EMC NetWorker in the next release."
"It can have better integration. It would be good if, in addition to VMware VM, it can also support other hypervisors. I also want to see support for Oracle databases. As of now, it supports only SQL and Exchange. It would be good to also support other databases."
"In the next release of this software, I would like to see options that help to decrease the bandwidth required, such as compressing the data."
"The configuration process seems a bit challenging, and the installation takes a bit longer than expected."
"It should have features for recovering a group of virtual machines and full-scale security. For recovering all the VMs at once, they don't have a GUI option, and we have to use the command line."
"It would be good to have a critical application on the customer side."
"The solution is not easy to use. It's actually quite hard. If it could be simplified it might be better for the end user."
"In the future, I would like to see support for backing up data to more cloud platforms, besides Amazon."
"What must be improved is the response time to technical support requests."
"I need no more valuable features for backs-up. I have not yet tried the latest release, however, I have all the features that I need."
"When you schedule some jobs, you should be able to see a list of the jobs contained within each. You have to open up the editor to see what is inside. You must click through and edit stuff. Each time, it asks you to save or discard changes. It's very annoying. You only see the name of the scheduled job, and you need to edit it to see what's it's inside."
"Space is always an issue."
"Personally, I would like to have the ability to backup older legacy systems on the new versions as well."
"Nakivo's implementation documentation could use a little beefing up."
"There is a lack of native (web-based) update functionality."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"There is a license required for this solution and the pricing depends on how many virtual machines you have."
"Pricing-wise, it is pretty much fair for any customer who only has a VMware environment. Licensing is based on the number of VMs that you want to protect at any given point in time. Licensing is not based on size."
"This is not a very cheap solution and compared to others, it is expensive."
"It was a part of a backup solution. So, it was free for us."
"This is an expensive product."
"Regarding the licensing, I would advise speaking to the Nakivo representatives and you can get the best option for your environment."
"I advise that this is the best product for medium or small environments according to my cost-benefit analysis."
"The price is not a problem in NAKIVO, as it is the most competitive in the market."
"It has a much higher bang for the buck than other products we evaluated."
"Nakivo is cheaper per machine and per backup."
"Nakivo has a good price-performance ratio."
"From the perspective of Indian users, the cost is a little bit high."
"The price could be lower."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
16%
Financial Services Firm
11%
Government
10%
Manufacturing Company
9%
Computer Software Company
19%
Financial Services Firm
8%
Manufacturing Company
7%
Educational Organization
6%
 

Company Size

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Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Dell EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines?
One of the standout features of Dell RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines is its real-time data protection capability.
What needs improvement with Dell EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines?
While Dell RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines offers a solid solution for our local and remote data protection needs, there are a couple of areas that could be improved. The configuration process se...
How does Nakivo compare with Veeam Backup & Replication?
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 sol...
What do you like most about Nakivo?
NAKIVO Backup & Replication is very easy to use.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Nakivo?
I advise others to carefully evaluate their specific needs and compare them with NAKIVO's pricing and licensing options. The setup cost is relatively low, and the licensing is flexible, offering op...
 

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Sample Customers

Rushmore Electric Power Cooperative, PCS Publishing, Noble Foods
Coca Cola, Honda, 3M, University of Arizona, University of Maryland, University of Arkansas, Johns Hopkins University, Marriott, Radisson Hotels and Resorts, Fujifilm, Eiffage
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