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Executive Summary
Updated on March 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 vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report (Updated: July 2022).
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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 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).""The features that I have found most valuable are that it is a cheaper price and user-friendly.""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 product is very scalable, robust, has an easy setup with a short-duration deployment and good technical support.""The upgrade process is manual but very simple to do.""It is affordable.""It is easy to manage all of the individual backup jobs, check the status every day, and it can even send an email to keep us informed.""The user interface in general is very good. I"

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"The initial setup for a simple environment is very easy. We just do next, next, next, next for the installation. It can be complicated in a complicated environment. It can be simple for a simple environment. I enjoy installing it. It has a lot of features.""Veeam Backup Replication's most valuable features are it is easy to use and manage.""The replication feature has proven to be the most valuable feature for us.""The solution just works consistently. I never have issues with it.""The most valuable feature is the continuous backup.""A quick-working solution that is very user friendly.""Its backup capabilities in general are great.""Once you get it set up, everything is smooth, and the recovery is excellent."

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"The first implementation is a bit difficult but once is up and running is rock solid and extremely easy to manage.""There could be better integration with other solutions, such as Amazon S3.""It would be good if I could have a remote upgrade of our Synology Transporters, but the manual upgrade is easy and no problem at all.""The backup speed needs improvement.""While the solution provides mostly what we need, it would be ideal if there were some additional feature capabilities for the API.""Right now we know that Nakivo has the ability to back up as an incremental process and restore backups across several criteria. However, it would be good if we had the ability to backup a system like PostgreSQL.""The interface can be a little clunky at times.""The interface might be improved, but the interface of every product might be improved."

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"Veeam currently lacks features for backing up to network-attached storage. Veeam Backup & Replication agents do not support S3 storage. Only Veeam Backup & Replication server supports S3 storage.""The cloud part of it can be improved. There should be an option for Veeam in your own cloud, as compared to the Veeam cloud offering that's currently there. The rest of it is easy.""My main concern about Veeam is that I hope our backups will still be secure in the event of a security incident such as a ransomware attack. In Veeam version 11 they do state that there is ransomware protection, but until it has been proven to be effective, I don't have any assurance that it will prevent data loss.""They have an integration with MS SQL, and you have to license MS SQL. This is something they need to change. They should go for an open-source database or a free SQL because you're already buying this product, and you shouldn't have to buy another product.""The initial setup of Veeam Backup Replication is straightforward. The process took approximately two days. The setup could be streamlined to take less time.""The documentation and communication could be better in Veeam Backup Replication.""The solution requires a lot of bandwidth.""We're using both Backup and Replication, Veeam Cloud Connect, and Veeam Office 365. What I am missing is a good graphical user interface between these three products."

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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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  • "My understanding is that it is a fairly small price point."
  • "Its software solution has a fee."
  • "It is more expensive than other solutions."
  • "If you tell Veeam that you're competing with, for example, NetBackup or Backup Exec, or Dell or Micro Focus then they may lower the price. They are very competitive."
  • "I don't know what the costs are for sure, but I think that it's on a yearly basis."
  • "Its price is reasonable for a big company or a big client. It is not too much. It is cheaper than VMware."
  • "Its pricing is really good."
  • "Veeam Backup and Replication is a cost-effective solution"
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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:The product is very scalable, robust, has an easy setup with a short-duration deployment and good technical support.
    Top Answer:Comparing the features of the four is not the right approach. You need to develop a list of requirements for backup and DR that are specific to your organization and then compare each of the four… more »
    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 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.

    Veeam® Availability Suite™ delivers something fundamentally different — Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ — leveraging IT investments in server virtualization, modern storage and the cloud to help organizations meet today’s service-level objectives, enabling recovery of any IT service and related applications and data within seconds and minutes.
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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
    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
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Comms Service Provider33%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
    Small Business74%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise8%
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise44%
    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise30%
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Buyer's Guide
    Nakivo vs. Veeam Backup & Replication
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Nakivo vs. Veeam Backup & Replication and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    620,600 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Nakivo is ranked 5th in Backup and Recovery Software with 57 reviews while Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 164 reviews. Nakivo is rated 9.6, while Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.4. 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 Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Dynamic and reliable backup solution". Nakivo is most compared with Hornetsecurity Altaro VM Backup, Acronis Backup, Rubrik, Commvault Complete Data Protection and Zerto, whereas Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Rubrik, Azure Backup, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Acronis Backup and Cohesity DataProtect. See our Nakivo vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.

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