NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 Now Supports Nutanix AHV Platform

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NAKIVO Backup & Replication has always been the go-to solution for companies seeking reliability and cost-effectiveness in a single data protection solution. With over 11,000 paid customers around the globe, people trust NAKIVO with the protection of their critical business data 24/7.

Despite the abundance of similar solutions on the market, NAKIVO Backup & Replications stands tall among them as a complete suite of enterprise-grade data protection features with the price of an SMB solution. With the wide variety of backup, replication, and recovery options available, NAKIVO customers can fine-tune the solution to work with their particular environments automatically, requiring little to no manual intervention.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication has versatile deployment options, and supports multiple platforms, including VMware, Hyper-V, and AWS EC2. Additionally, the solution can be installed on a wide variety of supported NAS devices, which allows the customer to create a reliable all-in-one backup appliance.

With the release of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5, the product has brought many new features to the table.

Support for Nutanix AHV

The Nutanix platform has been on the rise recently, prompting more and more companies to try it out in their environments. NAKIVO always strives to keep up with such trends. For this reason, NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 further adds upon the list of supported platforms with Nutanix AHV Support.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 allows for agentless, incremental, application-aware backup and recovery of Nutanix AHV VMs. The solution also provides additional benefits such as increased backup performance with Network Acceleration. Customers can also benefit from the reduced storage space consumption due to global data deduplication and variable compression.

Ransomware-Proof Mini Backup Appliance Based on Raspberry Pi

Buying a purpose-built backup appliance can be a rather costly endeavor. For this reason, many companies opt to create one instead. NAKIVO Backup & Replication is so lightweight that it can be installed even on Raspberry Pi devices, creating a cost-effective and portable backup appliance.

Despite its pocket size, this backup appliance is a complete solution for a customer’s backup needs. It benefits from the advantages of a standard backup appliance created with NAKIVO Backup & Replication, making it a full-fledged data protection solution.

In addition to these advantages, backup appliances built with NAKIVO Backup & Replication and Raspberry Pi come with better protection against ransomware due to the ability to restrict remote access to backups. What’s more, due to the small size of this backup appliance, it is easily transportable, should the security need arise.

What Else Is New in v8.5?

The v8.5 release of NAKIVO Backup & Replication has also added other important features capable of improving customers’ data protection processes. They include the following:

  • Replication From Backup. This function allows for the running of replication jobs directly from existing backups.Replication from backup was designed to offload the production environment and complete replication jobs faster by avoiding redundancy in snapshot creation.

  • Software-Defined Backup Appliance Based on FreeNAS. NAKIVO Backup & Replication can now be installed on FreeNAS OS, allowing you to create a fully-functional backup appliance on almost any hardware. Considering the low price of the solution and the fact that FreeNAS OS is free, this backup appliance is remarkably cost-effective.

  • Auto-Update. With the Auto-Update feature, customers can get the newest software updates with just a few clicks right from the web interface.

The All-In-One Solution

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 has introduced many new possibilities for its users, including support for the Nutanix AHV platform, and the ability to create a backup appliance with Raspberry Pi. You can keep up with the news on NAKIVO’s official website and follow the company on social media.

Also, feel free to download the full-featured free trial of NAKIVO Backup & Replication and try out the solution for yourself.