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.
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.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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.
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.”
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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