NAKIVO Backup & Replication vs Veeam Backup & Replication comparison

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Updated on Mar 15, 2022

We performed a comparison between Nakivo and Veeam Backup Replication based on our users’ reviews in four categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.

  • Ease of Deployment: Nakivo reviewers all agree that the solution is very straightforward and easy to deploy. Veeam users related that for smaller environments, the setup and deployment can be very easy. As you move up to an enterprise environment, there needs to be a certain level of expertise to ensure the setup and deployment is done correctly. The architecture needs to be carefully constructed to ensure the solution is deployed correctly, and a tech expert is necessary.
  • Features: The top features Nakivo users liked were the simplicity and flexibility of the product, The user interface with Nakivo gives great visibility into the progress of backups and integrates well with many different cloud providers. Nakivo users were very impressed with the speed in which backups are completed and how reliable the solution is. Nakivo’s Dimenxional Cloud is the API that makes integration and implementation with other solutions appear seamless. Nakivo users mentioned that they would like to see mobile applications made available and improved reporting functions and failover options.

    Veeam users appreciated that Veeam is a flexible, simple, and scalable software-based solution. Veeam integrates well with all the popular applications and has the ability to verify that all backups are valid. The solution is very scalable and can work for any company, no matter the size or scope. Veeam users noted there is a bit of a learning curve, but that good support was available. FInally, although Veeam integrates well with many solutions, there is not adequate support beyond Windows for products such as Oracle, Unix, Informix, etc.
  • Pricing: Users of both of these products felt that pricing was very good. Both of these products are designed for smaller, budget-conscious organizations.
  • Service and Support: Nakivo offers direct support through the GUI, which many users found very useful and helpful. Veeam users also reported being very pleased with the service and support they receive. Veeam also offers a multilingual option, which many users found to be very beneficial.

Comparison Results: Based on the parameters we compared, Nakivo finishes ahead of Veeam. Users felt that Nakivo helped reduce costs, has excellent automation and is very scalable. Nakivo helped users save time due to its simplistic, reliable processes. However, Veeam users did feel that Veeam’s cloud version needs more maturity to be competitive in today's market.

To learn more, read our detailed NAKIVO Backup & Replication vs. Veeam Backup & Replication Report (Updated: November 2023).
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Q&A Highlights
Question: How does Nakivo compare with Veeam Backup & Replication?
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 solution. For Veeam, you need to pay for additional deduplication storage). 3. NAS appliance plugin (the backup solution can be fit on one NAS box storage. No need for any backup server). 4. The backup server resource requirement is too small. 5. No Windows license needed. Nakivo can be deployed via a provided Linux appliance/Linux-native installation. Wira.
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"The interface is basic and very easy to use which is what we are looking for.""Nakivo has improved our organization largely due to the fact that it is an extremely robust backup system.""The product is easy to manage for any IT person who is new to backup, recovery, and replication.""The solution offers reliable copying and fast recovery.""This product provides cost-efficient and reliable backups.""Technical support responds very quickly.""The VM Backup Verification is one of the features I appreciate the most.""Backup jobs are running smoothly every day with job reports sent to email after they finish each job. That gives us peace of mind."

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"I like Veeam a lot because it solves problems, is stable, and runs very well.""Veeam Backup Replication's most valuable features are it is easy to use and manage.""The replication is the most valuable feature for us.""The restore capabilities are the most valuable features.""The most valuable features of Veeam Backup Replication are efficient backup and replication. Additionally, Veeam Backup Replication supports all products and vendors.""The backups we have been receiving from Veeam Backup Replication on-premise have been good.""Veeam Backup & Replication is a scalable solution.""It's streamlined the backup and recovery for my customers in the sense that it has an easy management console that's easy to set up any type of instant recovery."

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"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.""They need to add a failover feature to the Essential Pro license in case the environment is a simple virtual environment and the client does not need to upgrade.""It could be a little bit faster in terms of backup and offer more reliable SQL server backups.""One complaint I have is the dashboard flashing as it reloads/refreshes itself. The program was not always like that and it happened after an update at some point.""Updating VM tools on a replicated VM could be better.""One of the things I liked least about this software is when an update was pushed to one of the servers we had, somehow we didn't receive the update and needed some quick troubleshooting.""In terms of what could be improved for the next release, I would probably answer better documentation and licensing models.""They need a better knowledge base with more information about support issues."

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"I would like to have them come up with more robust features when it comes to individual endpoint protection.""The tech support could be better.""When you have some small issues, you should be able to go through it by yourself and solve the issue instead of opening the ticket and waiting for the engineers to troubleshoot.""If you upgrade too quickly, you may have issues.""It would be useful if we could integrate our on-premise VM solution with the Azure workload backup from the existing console. This would assist our customers in reducing the cost of hardware.""The ease of use could be improved, but I don't have a very deep amount of experience in Veeam, so it's difficult to say what could be improved.""A backup and replication solution should be able to back up a system and do recovery very fast. Even though Veeam Backup & Replication is able to meet most of our needs, it would be better if they can make it faster for backup and restore.""The solution could improve by having a version to be compatible with the Linux system. They have improved the storage depository using the Linux proxy and Linux storage, but it can completely run on the Linux environment it would be much better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price could be lower."
  • "Nakivo is cheaper per machine and per backup."
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  • "We use the community edition of the Veeam Backup Replication and it is a software-based license. It can be a little expensive."
  • "Several licensing schemes are available."
  • "The solution is expensive, but it's value for money."
  • "We try to use perpetual licensing, and there are no additional costs. They have recently moved to universal licensing, which is more expensive, and I would like them to go back to host licensing."
  • "We are on an annual license for Veeam Backup Replication. We could expand or upgrade the license for the Office365 features. Next year we might go to a three-year plan for support on license."
  • "The cost should be adressed."
  • "The pricing is on the higher side, so I think they have to think about the price. It's a stable product and there was no requirement to keep in touch with the support team, so the renewal license was too expensive."
  • "I don't have an issue with the price of Veeam Backup Replication."
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    Answers from the Community
    Netanya Carmi
    Pietro Corti - PeerSpot reviewerPietro Corti
    Real User

    The functionalities are almost the same. Nakivo is available at a lower price.

    If you don't need advanced storage integration there is no difference.

    Pietro Corti - PeerSpot reviewerPietro Corti
    Real User

    Nakivo offer almost the same functionality of Veeam at a lower price.

    AlanFink - PeerSpot reviewerAlanFink

    They have the same functionality except that Nakivo allows the backups to be immutable, thus, providing protection against malware (backups cannot be moved, deleted or changed) It has 1/3 of the price but sometimes there is a direct deal. 

    Y.I.Hendro - PeerSpot reviewerY.I.Hendro

    For me, Nakivo has all Veeam features and also supports Oracle RMAN backup. 

    Nakivo has a very flexible deployment compared with Veeam (it supports the deployment using Windows and SQL only). It can be installed on NAS, VA, and many more. Most of the things have a reasonable price.

    Questions from the Community
    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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    Top Answer:Technically, Veeam is best for hyper-v & VMWare replications, snapshots, HA failover, also support for file system backups inside VMs., support for tape library & FC too But Veritas Netbackup is a… more »
    Top Answer:Veeam Backup & Replication provides an easy-to-set-up solution to the issue of data storage and recovery. Setting it up is a relatively simple affair. For the most part it prompts you from screen to… more »
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    Also Known As
    Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Availability Suite
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    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.

    Veeam’s® premier product, Veeam Backup & Replication™, delivers availability for cloud, virtual, Kubernetes and physical workloads. Through a simple-by-design management console, users are offered what is presented as a fast, flexible, reliable Backup, archival, recovery and replication.

    Backup capabilities

    • Continuous Data Protection
    • Fast, reliable application-aware, image-based backups
    • Unlimited capacity and cost savings for long-term data retention on object storage with new Veeam Cloud Tier
    • Enterprise application support for Veeam Plug-ins for SAP HANA and Oracle RMAN

    Replication capabilities

    • Instant recovery for NAS, Microsoft SQL and Oracle
    • Recover individual files easily with Instant VM and File-level Recovery
    • Easy portability and recovery to AWS, Azure and Azure Stack with NEW Veeam Cloud Mobility

    Recovery capabilities

    • Recover individual files with Instant VM and File-level Recovery
    • Portability and recovery to AWS, Azure and Azure Stack with NEW Veeam Cloud Mobility
    • Fast, item-level and application recovery for Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, Active Directory, and SQL Server and Oracle

    Reviews from Real Users

    Veeam Backup & Replication is a solution that stands out when compared to many of its competitors. Some of its major advantages are its ease of set up, the fact that it is agentless, and that it has an intuitive dashboard. 

    A Network Operations Manager at an educational organization says, "Integration with VMware is excellent with very granular recovery."

    An Inside Solutions Architect at a tech services company mentions, “I like that it's agent-less, easy to set up, and hardware-agnostic.”

    An Account Manager at a tech services company states, “The dashboard is very, very easy to understand. We do demonstrations all the time with customers just to show them. If they've lost particular files because of a server going down, we can retrieve those files for them and quickly bring those files back up.”

    Kerem C., Director of Professional Services/Senior Solution Architect/Trainer at a tech services company, explains, “It's good for backup performance management and backup window management.”

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    Sample Customers
    Coca Cola, Honda, 3M, University of Arizona, University of Maryland, University of Arkansas, Johns Hopkins University, Marriott, Radisson Hotels and Resorts, Fujifilm, Eiffage
    Vodafone, American Standard Brands, Welch’s, University of Florida, Tata Global Beverages Limited, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Hirslanden Private Hospital Group, MacLean-Fogg Company
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Construction Company7%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Educational Organization7%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Comms Service Provider6%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business77%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise7%
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise44%
    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise31%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Buyer's Guide
    NAKIVO Backup & Replication vs. Veeam Backup & Replication
    November 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about NAKIVO Backup & Replication vs. Veeam Backup & Replication and other solutions. Updated: November 2023.
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    NAKIVO Backup & Replication is ranked 6th in Backup and Recovery with 28 reviews while Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery with 88 reviews. NAKIVO Backup & Replication is rated 9.4, while Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of NAKIVO Backup & Replication writes "Our clients tell us they appreciate the user-friendly interface and the space savings they realize from compression". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Dynamic and reliable backup solution". NAKIVO Backup & Replication is most compared with Hornetsecurity Altaro VM Backup, Acronis Cyber Protect, Rubrik, Zerto and Arcserve UDP, whereas Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Acronis Cyber Protect, Azure Backup, Rubrik, Veritas NetBackup and VMware SRM. See our NAKIVO Backup & Replication vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.

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