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Find out what your peers are saying about Nakivo vs. Unitrends and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"Technical support responds very quickly.""I could install and configure the trial version in maybe half an hour and had a successful backup of our file server on the same night.""This enables us to do quick granular file recovery as and when required but also to do whole-site relocation in the case of a total loss scenario.""The product is very scalable, robust, has an easy setup with a short-duration deployment and good technical support.""The features that I have found most valuable are that it is a cheaper price and user-friendly.""The back-up and restore functions work great and it's easy to use.""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.""It is easy to set up using the included virtual appliance and also includes agents for most NAS systems."

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"When I have had to use tech support, they've been very good.""They have great support.""It's not easy to scale it.""I really like the reporting options you get for various email reports.""I like the fact that you can recover the VMs inside the appliance. For example, they're basically running this appliance on a Linux-based distribution, and they're spinning off KVM virtual machines inside."

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Cons
"Updating VM Tools on a replicated VM could be better.""It would be interesting if it were possible to integrate a mobile app to monitor the system in real-time.""An additional feature that would be appreciated is disaster recovery automation.""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.""The first implementation is a bit difficult but once is up and running is rock solid and extremely easy to manage.""It'll help if they offered some automation and more usability for partners.""I had to manually install SNMP, which wasn't hard, but a step I had to take, to plug this into the monitoring system.""In the future, I would like to see support for backing up data to more cloud platforms, besides Amazon."

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"Probably the biggest issue I've had is actually paying for the unit, and part of that problem is that they use a third party for the billing.""I would like to see the real-time replication process improved, and a zero RPO feature added.""There's a lot that can be made better. For example, it could be more scalable.""I would like to see more storage options for the free version.""It seems like Unitrends moved away from enterprise customer engagement and moved more towards the managed service provider market."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "With respect to cost, my advice is to get what you need."
  • "Their licensing depended on the number of CPUs you had."
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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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    When I have had to use tech support, they've been very good.
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    I think it's a decent platform to go with; I don't have any issues with it. I guess the one thing that I would say is get a bigger unit than what they recommend because if I had done that, I wouldn't… more »
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    Probably the biggest issue I've had is actually paying for the unit and part of that problem is that they use a third party for the billing. When my sort needs to be renewed, I'm never notified. So… more »
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    Overview

    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.

    Unitrends increases uptime, productivity and confidence in a world in which IT professionals must do more with less. Unitrends leverages high-availability hardware and software engineering, cloud economics, enterprise power with consumer-grade design, and customer-obsessed support to natively provide all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity. The result is a “one throat to choke” set of offerings that allow our customers to focus on their business rather than backup.
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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
    NHL Players Association, Salvation Army, Sligro Food Group, Mason General Hospital, Tec Group, Saldab IT, Baker Tilly, Clinton Savings Bank, Ennit Magna Bank, Manukau Institute of Technology
    Top Industries
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    Integrator15%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Computer Software Company10%
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    Comms Service Provider40%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Government6%
    Retailer3%
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    Wireless Company14%
    Non Tech Company14%
    Wellness & Fitness Company10%
    Marketing Services Firm10%
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business76%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise8%
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    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise42%
    Large Enterprise27%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Nakivo vs. Unitrends and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    564,643 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Nakivo is ranked 6th in Backup and Recovery Software with 48 reviews while Unitrends is ranked 39th in Backup and Recovery Software with 5 reviews. Nakivo is rated 9.6, while Unitrends is rated 7.6. 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 Unitrends writes "Was the right choice at the time, but we moved on to a more cloud ready solution". Nakivo is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Altaro VM Backup, Acronis Backup, Rubrik and Zerto, whereas Unitrends is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Backup, Zerto, Rubrik and Commvault. See our Nakivo vs. Unitrends report.

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