NAKIVO has released the latest iteration of its Backup & Replication platform for VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
The v7.2 iteration brings with it the ability to deploy in less than a minute, increased backup speed, and reduced backup size, the company claims. Customers can also separate and offload virtual environments, creating a cost-effective VM backup appliance while reusing hardware and boosting performance by as much as two-times. Users will be able to better protect their virtual machines through what the company calls “native, agentless, image-based, application-aware VMware, Hyper-V, AWS VM backup and replication.”
As Product Manager Veniamin Simonov tells ChannelE2E, the company has been working in the virtual environment since its inception in 2012, when it developed data protection for VMWare, Hyper-V, and AWS. “Our top customers protect more than 3,000 virtual machines and they span across more than 200 remote locations,” he explains.
Among NAKIVO’s top customers are names like Coca-Cola, Westpoint, Greenpeace, 3M, and Fuji Films, to name a few. The company's annual revenues and customer base have grown about 100 percent, and more than 2,000 channel partners in 117 countries back the platform, NAKIVO asserts.
Simonov says he believes customers will appreciate the platform's new calendar dashboard, which allows the user to see all the jobs “the same way you can see all your events in Google Calendar or Apple Calendar." This feature allows users to schedule new jobs right from the calendar and manage the duration of each of them.
To push the new solution the company is offering a Trade-In promotion. Companies can request a free Trade-In quote from NAKIVO and choose to buy if they see the Backup & Replication solution is more cost effective than their current maintenance costs.
Still, NAKIVO faces plenty of competition in the cloud and virtual backup market.According to Gartner Inc, 80 percent of x86 server workloads are virtualized, with many of those making the move to public clouds. Key names to know include Veeam, which pioneered its VMware backup solution before expanding to Microsoft’s Hyper-V. Veeam is pursuing an aggressive growth strategy and plans to generate about $1.5 billion in annual revenue by 2020.