What advice do you have for others considering Nakivo?

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Josh Ramirez - PeerSpot reviewer
Apr 25, 2023

The product is easy to manage for any IT person who is new to backup. The product is also easy to implement whether you are doing on-premise or cloud. The support team is always helpful and responds quickly.

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Top 20
Jun 3, 2022

I recommend this software for any medium to large businesses. It offers very good integrity of backups.

reviewer1602147 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User
Mar 7, 2022

I have removed Nakivo from most of my servers. 

The daily errors and uncompleted backups just got the best of me. The errors are super ambiguous so it takes a lot of time to try to figure out why a backup failed. I finally went back to Veeam.

Real User
Mar 4, 2022

Incremental forever & global deduplication are very good. 

The cost is reasonable.

Georgi Dukov - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User
Top 5
Feb 16, 2022

The central console is very native making it easy for the end user to understand. I would rate the solution an eight out of ten.

Top 20
Jan 11, 2022

I have nothing else to add. I'm very impressed with their solution.

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Top 20
Dec 13, 2021

The simplicity of installation and use is it's strength. I highly recommended it.

Nov 8, 2021

We're pretty satisfied with the product. I'm also evaluating it for personal non-work-related use.

Sep 16, 2021

I'd advise new users to try it then you will likely adopt it.

reviewer1630716 - PeerSpot reviewer
Jul 19, 2021

I do not have any other comments at this time.

reviewer1602147 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User
Jun 14, 2021

I do not have any additional comments.

Real User
May 25, 2021

I would recommend Nakivo to those who need to have safe, performing, and simple backup software.

Apr 20, 2021

Overall, my opinion is that this software is good and has improved very well since the previous versions.

reviewer1557354 - PeerSpot reviewer
Apr 19, 2021

Overall, this is a good solution. I can only think of a few cons, there are a lot more pros. The next release should only include little tweaks or bug fixes if there are any of them. In our daily use of this program, we have no experienced any issues. It performs all of the commands that we give it, and there have been no errors yet.

reviewer1557180 - PeerSpot reviewer
Apr 19, 2021

This is a product that continuously improves over time.

Real User
Apr 16, 2021

The licensing cost may be high, but the setup is easy. On a scale from one to ten, I would rate this solution at eight.

Apr 13, 2021

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Nakivo a ten.

Real User
Mar 2, 2021

I have serious reservations suggesting features for something which is spot on as it is. Over my many years working in IT I have seen good products ruined by overzealous "improvements". The software can quickly become bloated and go on to lose its long-term customers and then end up in a constant battle to be the most feature-rich product.

Real User
Feb 19, 2021

The product is good. It is very robust.

Real User
Feb 12, 2021

Choose Nakivo. You won't regret it. As a primary, secondary, or other option in your disaster recovery portfolio, you will not regret the decision.

Feb 2, 2021

For the most part, I don't have anything I'd change for this small type of environment. It has been super simple and easy to install, configure, and use. The operation of the application works as advertised.

Real User
Jan 25, 2021

Support has been very good and product development and enhancement very active.

reviewer1495230 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User
Jan 25, 2021

The last version of Nakivo introduced the support to protect Microsoft Office 365 data with backup and recovery for OneDrive for Business and Exchange Online. It sends source-side deduplicated backups to HPE StoreOnce backup appliances with HPE StoreOnce Catalyst integration. Unfortunately, we don't use that technology because we have Zimbra as our mail server and Collabora Office as our Office application. Also, we use NextCloud, a content collaboration platform. Overall, Nakivo works fine and we don't have any problems for now.

reviewer1490964 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User
Jan 19, 2021

My advice for anybody who is implementing Nakivo is to make sure you evaluate the options available in each edition. I found that the Pro edition was all that we needed. All in all, a very good company to deal with. I would highly recommend their backup products, as they work extremely well. The whole product is valuable in every sense of the word. I don't have any real complaints about the product.

reviewer1469676 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User
Dec 9, 2020

When I made the choice of Nakivo, I didn't have many needs in this regard. I was looking for a product that was easy to configure and easy to use, with all of the classic features of a backup and recovery system for corporate virtual machines. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by all of the functions present within the suite, and in particular, by the fast boot from the backup repository.

it_user1341348 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User
Nov 22, 2020

We're part of the RESA MSP program. It's basically a partnership with the solution. Overall, I would rate the solution at a nine or a ten. They've been a very good product so far. It's basically everything we need.

Sep 23, 2020

I like the product because it is doing exactly what I need it to do, and that is reliably backing up my VM. I have actually had to restore some VMs. Sometimes the power just goes off here and something will get corrupted and it works well for that. It has been reliable in restoring exactly what I needed to restore. Based on my experience, the advice I would give to people considering it is to go for it. I think it is a great product. But there is a problem with customers — especially government customers — resisting adopting anything new. They get hung up on one thing and they like to stick with it. They buy a license and they just have it set in their minds that they do not want to try anything else, even though the solution they have might be costing them a fortune. Getting them to adopt a change can be difficult. It is like when someone is committed to Cisco. I tell government customers not to buy Cisco under any circumstances. I tell them just to never get involved with it. Then they will complain and say that Cisco is all that they know. Arista beats the hell out of Cisco and it uses the same interface. Guys who know how to use Cisco already will not have to go to school at all to learn how to use Arista, and it ends up being half the price. My complaint about Cisco is not that it does not work. It depends on what you are doing. But in my opinion, Cisco solutions just do not have the necessary throughput for certain situations. I have tried to get a lot of clients to buy this and show them the advantages. Some of them just say they already have a license for something else and they want to stick with it. People need to be open to the advantages of considering other products and how that can make a change in their efficiency and their bottom line. On a scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate Nakivo as a nine-out-of-ten. I would never give anything a ten.

Apr 17, 2019

This is a great solution. They are doing it well.

Apr 16, 2019

The product is a time saver and makes complex tasks easy to handle. A must-have for beginners and one-person teams.

Real User
Apr 16, 2019

My only advice is to try it.

Apr 9, 2019


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