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 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"
"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."
"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."
"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."
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.https://www.veeam.com/vm-backup-recovery-replication-software.html
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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