January 20th, 2020 by Adam Armstrong
NAKIVO Releases Backup & Replication v9.1
Today NAKIVO announced that version 9.1 of its Backup & Replication is out. The latest version introducing some interesting features like native backup to tape, physical Linux Server backup, physical workstation backup, and instant verification. This extends NAKIVO’s previous backup footprint that focused on virtualized and cloud environments.
NAKIVO Inc. was founded in 2012 and is a makes data protection and site recovery software for SMB and enterprise markets. While we have only covered the company briefly in the past, it has a fairly sizable footprint being leveraged by over 11,000 companies and 4,000 channel partners in over 140 countries. The flagship product, NAKIVO Backup & Replication, was built to be a fast, reliable and affordable data protection and site recovery solution. The solution was built with automation and reliability in mind and offers enterprise-grade features and functionality.
The latest version comes with several features including:
- Native Backup to Tape – tape isn’t a sexy storage media, though it is still widely used and cost-effective. NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.1 provides a complete tape management solution and supports LTO 3 and later tape libraries, standalone tape drives, and AWS VTL. NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.1 offers enterprise-grade tape backup features, including tape device management, tape cartridge management, and tape backup management.
- Physical Linux Server Backup – NAKIVO Backup & Replication already supported virtual (VMware, Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV), physical (Windows Server) and cloud (AWS EC2) server, and now also supports physical Linux-based servers as well. The solution leverages a proprietary change tracking technology to perform incremental backups of Linux-based servers, improving backup performance and lowering storage space requirements. According to the company, customers can instantly recover files, folders, and application objects directly from compressed and deduplicated backups. Additionally, NAKIVO Backup & Replication allows for recovering physical Linux Server machines to VMware and Hyper-V VMs.
- Physical Workstation Backup – Other new physical backups include workstations. Again, backups are incremental and can be automatically compressed and deduplicated. Customers can instantly recover files and folders from workstation backups in addition to restoring workstations to VMware and Hyper-V VMs.
- Instant Verification – The Instant Verification feature can instantly recover a VM from its backup or boot a VM replica with networking turned off and then check the OS heartbeat via VMware Tools or Hyper-V Integration Services. With the instant verification feature, customers can ensure that their backups and replicas can be successfully recovered.
The latest version of NAKIVO Backup & Replication, can be downloaded today.
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