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"With Nakivo, I have the peace of mind that all of my production environment is safely backed up and can be restored safely, easily, and quickly with a few clicks.""The backup and replication are great.""The initial setup is very straightforward.""The backup for physical machines and replication for the virtual environment are the most valuable aspects.""It is affordable.""Most valuable for DimenXional Cloud is the API provided by Nakivo which allows us to implement the software in all types of solutions.""The user interface in general is very good. I""Technical support responds very quickly."

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"The most valuable features are that it is able to restore quickly and that it is able to virtually restore on Hyper-V.""The ability to switch between different hardware platforms and utilization tools are some of this solution's most valuable features."

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"There are many features we have not had the opportunity to try, such as Tape Backups, Office 365 backups, and many other things.""It would be helpful to be able to have a custom footprint so that only the required features are installed.""At the moment I am pleased with what Nakivo does but I would like more reporting functions and if possible, integration with my RMM system.""The only thing we have encountered that we would like to see improved in the future are error messages. They could be more detailed and helpful, without the need to send logs to support. Failing that, the part of the log related to the error could be displayed alongside the error message, so I can investigate the error without looking through all of those logs that I'm able to download.""What must be improved is the response time to technical support requests.""Updating VM Tools on a replicated VM could be better.""There is a familiar error that pops up and that is a VM error as much as it is a Nakivo error. It says that the job couldn't calm the VM and restores might be impacted. That error is, to say the least, a bit scary. I have seen this type of error on other backup systems also.""It would be great if they had a Let's Encrypt integration."

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"Licensing is an area that needs improvement.""A lot of their new technologies are not very good."

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  • "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."
  • "The licensing currently allows for host-based licensing, which is advantageous if you have a lot of data on a few hosts."
  • "Cost is very appropriate for SMEs."
  • "Nakivo has a good price-performance ratio."
  • "As a free solution for a small environment, this is a great solution!"
  • "Talk to the sales department about all of the possibilities, as they will help you to find the best solution for your setup."
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  • "It is approximately $400 to purchase a virtual service outright."
  • "Pricing is most likely comparable."
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    Questions from the Community
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    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 »
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    The product is very scalable, robust, has an easy setup with a short-duration deployment and good technical support.
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    The ability to switch between different hardware platforms and utilization tools are some of this solution's most valuable features.
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    Pricing is most likely comparable. Some are more costly than others. They are somewhere in the middle, in my opinion.
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    A lot of their new technologies are not very good. The older products were fantastic. They invested in ShadowXafe, OneBox, and other companies, where they purchased hardware and attempted to reinvent… more »
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    NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides image-based, application-aware, and forever-incremental backup for VMware, Hyper-V, and AWS EC2 VMs. This means that NAKIVO Backup & Replication can capture all VM data, ensure the  consistency of applications and databases (such as Exchange, Active Directory, MS SQL, SharePoint) running in VMs, and transfer only changes to the backup repository. NAKIVO Backup & Replication uses native change tracking technologies (VMware CBT/Hyper-V RCT) to instantly identify changed data. For each VM backup, you can save up to 1,000 recovery points and rotate them on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis.

    Fast, flexible recovery starts with a solid backup. StorageCraft ShadowProtect SPX is the cornerstone of the StorageCraft Recovery Solution, providing comprehensive backup protection, reliable recovery, and system migration in a single, cross-platform solution that supports Windows and Linux systems on virtual and physical machines.

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    Sample Customers
    Coca Cola, Honda, 3M, University of Arizona, University of Maryland, University of Arkansas, Johns Hopkins University, Marriott, United States Military Academy West Point, Greenpeace, China Airlines, Radisson Hotels and Resorts, Fujifilm
    Top Industries
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Comms Service Provider40%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Company Size
    Small Business76%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise8%
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    Nakivo is ranked 4th in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software with 49 reviews while StorageCraft ShadowProtect is ranked 13th in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software with 2 reviews. Nakivo is rated 9.6, while StorageCraft ShadowProtect is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Nakivo writes "Easy to setup and use, this is a flexible, viable, and inexpensive alternative to familiar solutions". On the other hand, the top reviewer of StorageCraft ShadowProtect writes "Transitions easily from physical to virtual servers, reliable, with comparable pricing". Nakivo is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Altaro VM Backup, Acronis Backup, Rubrik and Azure Site Recovery, whereas StorageCraft ShadowProtect is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Disaster Recovery, MSP360 Backup, Datto Cloud Continuity and Azure Site Recovery. See our Nakivo vs. StorageCraft ShadowProtect report.

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