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2019-03-07T13:57:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for Nakivo?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

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26 Answers
DeepakKumar1 - PeerSpot reviewer
Assistant manager at Fiiitjee Ltd
Real User
Top 10
2021-04-16T13:22:02Z
16 April 21

I use it for day-to-day backup tasks.

SD
ICT Manager at Rossall School
Real User
Top 10
2021-03-02T21:33:00Z
02 March 21

Our primary use case of Nakivo is to backup a three-way vSphere cluster hosting approximately 50 virtual machines. We changed backup solutions because our previous one became so top-heavy and cumbersome to use. We are a large site and use Nakivo to back up to disc between buildings in a limited time window. It then moves backup sets to the cloud as required. We also use the replication feature to snapshot some of our most critical VMs to a backup server, which could be used if we lost our main datacenter.

reviewer1516494 - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Engineer at SRC
Real User
Top 10
2021-02-22T15:18:00Z
22 February 21

I use Nakivo Backup & Restore with a basic license for one physical host, and I run it on a Raspberry Pi 4. The physical host runs a VMware ESXi Hypervisor 7.0, the free edition. Primarily, I use it to back up the virtual machines from the physical server to a backup repository that is run on a NAS. My environment consists of six or seven virtual machines that range from Unix/Linux machines to Windows Server. Nakivo, the physical host, and the NAS repository are all on the same network. The NAS is a Qnap solution with HDDs.

Ismael Dambros - PeerSpot reviewer
Director de Tecnologia at itbrasil
Real User
Top 10
2021-02-19T07:07:00Z
19 February 21

Backup to local repository and replication to DR site.

Dustin Park - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Systems / Security / Communications Administrator at Bennett International Group, LLC
Real User
Top 5
2021-02-12T16:34:00Z
12 February 21

We use Nakivo as a great addition to our Disaster Recovery and Backup of our VMware environment. We have multiple datacenters and wanted a quick, easy, and scalable solution that would perform at a high level. This product was going to be a temporary solution at the start of our journey but ended up becoming a mainstay in our portfolio of products that we can't live without. We have had several instances where Nakivo has really shined and helped up recover from potential issues very quickly. Nakivo hasn't only met those expectations, it's surpassed them!

reviewer1509885 - PeerSpot reviewer
Sviluppatore, Sistemista, DPO at Areadati srl
Reseller
Top 10
2021-02-11T17:20:00Z
11 February 21

We use Nakivo as a backup solution in small and medium-sized virtual environments based on VMware. We are a small IT company and our customers generally have between one and five physical servers, with between one and one hundred virtual machines to protect. We use Nakivo to backup and/or replicate those virtual machines to achieve the RTO and RPO requested by the customer. It can be deployed on a Windows machine, as a dedicated appliance, or even on a NAS (like QNAP or Synology).

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reviewer1502613 - PeerSpot reviewer
Mede-eigenaar at Bricad Automatisering
Real User
Top 10
2021-02-03T12:09:00Z
03 February 21

We use Nakivo to backup the VMs running at our customer's site. We mainly use ESXi and Hyper-V machines, which usually have two VMs that we want to back-up. We usually install Nakivo on a NAS device, which is a good fit for our customers. Most of our customers are Small businesses that have small setups.

TC
Senior Director, Production Engineering at ATOS
MSP
Top 10
2021-02-02T22:15:00Z
02 February 21

After looking around the internet for a quick, simple, and easy solution, I gave Nakivo a chance. I implemented it for backing up a small customer environment with one VMware host and four guests. The guests are two Linux and two Windows servers. It's connected to a Synology NAS station via an NFS mount. The customer was looking for a quick way to back up their environment after recently suffering a significant data loss due to a user error. It had a real impact on their business and they asked for my help in putting something in place.

reviewer1501257 - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Manager at Automate-IT
Real User
Top 10
2021-02-01T21:51:00Z
01 February 21

Our primary use case is to automatically backup our production virtual servers on our dedicated backup storage. As we moved those servers to a new VMware 7 environment, we were looking for a new backup solution. We wanted one that was easy to set up, running on-premises, provides an integration to connect with our active directory, has an intuitive user interface to configure and schedule the backup jobs on our needs, includes a simple way to restore backups, and provides a good price-performance ratio.

reviewer1495233 - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at Daedalus Computing Limited
Real User
Top 10
2021-01-25T13:55:00Z
25 January 21

We have used Nakivo to provide a fully automated backup solution without user intervention with on-site backup and copy to the cloud. We provide support and consulting services to SME businesses in the UK, and simplicity and a lower cost are paramount. We have implemented Nakivo for these clients, installed to a stand-alone NAS device. This can sit on the network alongside the existing systems and simply be pointed at the servers and workstations targeted for backup. It can manage the backup externally and the backed-up resources will run without any staff intervention.

reviewer1495230 - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology System Engineer at Unione dei Comuni della Bassa Romagna
Real User
Top 10
2021-01-25T12:03:00Z
25 January 21

Our primary use case is to back up our virtual machines. We have a hyper-converged infrastructure with Nutanix, made up of three servers with VMware ESXi and a virtual machine with a VMware vCenter appliance. We have a QNAP NAS with Nakivo Backup & Replication installed. Every day, we create a backup of all the virtual machines. The entire infrastructure is connected with two switches in the stack, in high availability. Every link is 10GBase-LX4 and is redundant.

reviewer1490964 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at Smith Neufeld Jodoin LLP
Real User
Top 10
2021-01-19T17:17:00Z
19 January 21

We are using it to back up two VMs on two physical hosts in a VMware 7.0.1 environment. Backing up both to a NAS and to an old SAN that was repurposed as a secondary backup, the devices are located in two different places and connected via fiber. The system worked well as an app on my Synology NAS until we grew too much, and the NAS didn't have enough memory. No worries though, as Nakivo Backup and Restore has many ways to implement their software, which are all included in your license. I was able to spin up a Nakivo VM and create an iSCSI connection to my NAS, and off we went!

reviewer1478025 - PeerSpot reviewer
Vice President, Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at MyBusinessHub LLC
Real User
Top 10
2020-12-23T20:49:00Z
23 December 20

Our primary use case is backing up a vSphere environment in our data center. Our company supports local and national manufacturers, accountants, retail services, and other sectors of the economy. Further details would violate security protocols, so that is all I will say about the environment that we support, in a public forum. Our company maintains partnerships with major technology providers and designs custom solutions for our tenants.

reviewer1475781 - PeerSpot reviewer
Membro at IT-Group
Reseller
Top 10
2020-12-17T12:09:00Z
17 December 20

We are using Nakivo internally for backup/replication and cloud backup of our little datacenter, in a server farm. Our customers use Nakivo Backup & Replication on a daily basis for backup and recovery of VMs and files. These environments are heterogeneous, as we have many Linux VMs, Windows VMs, and dedicated virtual appliances. This is no issue with the backup and recovery of entire VMs or single files, granularly. We also appreciate the easy-to-use web interface, and our customers are completely independent in the management of Nakivo.

reviewer1469676 - PeerSpot reviewer
Help Desk Manager at Alter Solution
Real User
Top 10
2020-12-09T16:34:00Z
09 December 20

I have been using the Nakivo Suite for a year, mainly for local backup of virtual machines on the ESXi 5.5 platform located on the servers of our company. I perform a daily backup on SNAP NAS with the available option. I also use the dashboard to verify that the backups are working properly. I'm considering some additional features like Microsoft 365 cloud backup and Microsoft Outlook 365 mailbox backup. The latter feature is available for an additional fee. Regardless, the product is very good and I think mine was the correct choice.

reviewer1078821 - PeerSpot reviewer
President at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-04T00:50:00Z
04 December 20

Nakivo Backup and Replication is used to back up mixed virtual and physical machine environments, consisting of multiple VMWare VSphere 6.x virtual machines and a variety of Windows Server, Windows 10, and various Linux release physical machines. Backups and replicas are stored on local, LAN, and remote WAN physical volumes, as well as local virtual datastores. While our primary recovery scenario has been to recover full virtual and physical machines when problems develop, we have also made extensive use of Nakivo's file and folder recovery options.

Richard Goldstein - PeerSpot reviewer
President and CEO at DimenXional Cloud Technologies
Real User
Top 10
2020-11-22T15:44:00Z
22 November 20

Nakivo software is available on a white-label basis. The DimenXional Cloud product with our enhancements is called WatchDog-BaaS for Backup as a Service. DimenXional Cloud has also developed WatchDog-DRaaS, which is Disaster Recovery as a Service. The white-label solution provides the API capabilities that DimenXional Cloud not get from other suppliers of this type of software. The finished solutions are bundled with the tasks for our market. The DimenXional Cloud (Very Small Business) market doesn't care what name is on it. They care about if it works or not and if it is reliable. Above all, our markets want to know that the software is easy to use and it has the right price.

ME
Senior Software Manager/Chief at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-09-23T06:10:04Z
23 September 20

I use it for my VM (Virtual Machine) backups. I logged into it, created myself an account, and then I created my backup jobs. Then I can run the jobs to do the backups when I want. I can schedule it to run when it is convenient — say at 10 o'clock at night — or I can say run it right now, or whatever. It is pretty intuitive in that sense. Pretty easy to set up and use.

2019-07-26T14:33:00Z
26 July 19

We are using this solution for backing up and replicating virtual machines. We have a small environment with two hosts. Both of them are Levono servers with ESXi 6.5 U2 and fifteen virtual machines. All of the VMs are Windows and we have file, SQL, and Exchange servers.

it_user1126869 - PeerSpot reviewer
User with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-06-19T02:25:00Z
19 June 19

We implemented Nakivo Backup & Replication as a backup system for our customer. It supports their VMware vSphere environment. The environment is made up of one director, one onboard transporter, one direct SAN repository, and for offsite backup, it has one transporter and one SAN direct repository.

JR
Senior Key Account Executive at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Consultant
2019-04-17T08:01:00Z
17 April 19

Our primary use case is for the backup of several virtual machines. We have deployed it for several customers, as it's a fantastic and cheap backup solution.

SL
User at Cadmakers
User
2019-04-16T22:50:00Z
16 April 19

I have a small environment with two hosts since most of our services are running in the cloud. We are a cautious group and we keep a copy of our files on-premise, as well as in the cloud. We are using NAKIVO for backing up our file storage and virtual machines.

Real User
2019-04-16T20:22:00Z
16 April 19

We are a cosmetics laboratory, hosting a Dell server with ESXi 6.5, six virtual machines, and two Synology NAS.

Real User
2019-04-15T22:59:00Z
15 April 19

We have a VMware environment that needed backup and replication. We run NAKIVO on a Synology NAS and replicate to another VMware Server.

2019-04-09T19:22:00Z
09 April 19

We use this product for host servers that need to back up offsite to Amazon AWS. We use it with Hyper-V servers.

AF
Networking Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2019-03-07T13:57:00Z
07 March 19

My company wants to evaluate Nakivo to offer a primary backup solution to our customers because it looks easy to implement and to use.

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Jun 03, 2022
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ME
Senior Software Manager/Chief at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
23 September 20
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.
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President and CEO at DimenXional Cloud Technologies
22 November 20
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.
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