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The new NAKIVO Backup & Replication v5.9 for VMware environments can be installed directly on a Synology NAS, thus creating a fast, reliable, and affordable VM backup appliance
CAMPBELL, CA — December 7, 2015 — /BackupReview.info/ — NAKIVO Inc., the fastest-growing virtualization and cloud backup software company for VMware environments, has announced today that it has released NAKIVO Backup & Replication v5.9. The new version can be installed directly on Intel-based Synology RackStation and DiskStation NAS devices, thus creating high-performance VM backup appliances. In addition to backing up VMware environments onsite and offsite, NAKIVO Backup & Replication can also back up VMs to Amazon cloud for further protection.
With NAKIVO Backup & Replication installed on a Synology NAS all VM data protection components are unified in a single system that is fast to deploy and easy to manage, while also not consuming the valuable resources of a VMware environment. The appliance combines backup hardware, backup software, backup storage, and data deduplication in a single device. This results in a smaller VMware footprint, less power and cooling, less maintenance, time, money, and – most of all – higher VM backup performance.
While NAKIVO Backup & Replication is already on par with or faster than competition in terms of backup performance when deployed as a VM or VA within a VMware environment, VM backup speed can be boosted up to 1.7X when the product is deployed directly on a Synology NAS. This is because backup data is written directly to the NAS disks, bypassing file protocols such as NFS and CIFS. In terms of backup speed, this means that VMware VMs can be backed up at 1 Gigabit per second even with data compression and deduplication turned on.
When installed on a Synology NAS, NAKIVO Backup & Replication can use all of the free space available on the NAS device to store VM backups. To save storage space, the backed up VMware data is automatically deduplicated at the block level, ensuring that only unique data is written to the VM backup repository. Data deduplication works globally across the entire backup repository, which means that all data from all VM backup jobs is taken into account. After deduplicating the VMware data, the product automatically compresses each block of data so it occupies even less storage space in the backup repository.
A Synology NAS with NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be deployed onsite or offsite – even in locations with no VMware infrastructure – and can be used to store primary or secondary VM backups. This combination provides all components that are required for operational and disaster recovery: hardware to run restores, backup data, and backup software. Simply connecting the Synology NAS to a network enables instant recovery of VMs, Microsoft Exchange objects, Microsoft Active Directory objects, and files of Windows-based and Linux-based VMs.
Creating a VM backup appliance with Synology and NAKIVO Backup & Replication is often at least 5X more affordable than pre-built competitive VM backup appliances. Moreover, NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be installed even on entry-level NAS devices costing under $400, as the product requires just 2 CPU cores and 1 GB of RAM to be fully operational, and capable of delivering high VM backup speeds. For example, a Synology NAS based NAKIVO VM backup appliance, is ideal for keeping the VM backups of an SMB VMware environment onsite or offsite.
“The combination of NAKIVO software and Synology NAS storage, delivers a new unprecedented level of VM backup performance and cost savings for organizations focused on protecting the data in their VMware environments,” said Bruce Talley, CEO of NAKIVO, Inc. “By utilizing Synology NAS storage systems and NAKIVO software, VMware administrators can now create their own high performance VM backup appliance that performs 1.7X faster than a VM with backup software attached to NFS or CIFS storage.”
Named to “Top 10 Virtualization Startups you’ll Hear about in 2015″ by TechTarget and “Top 20 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors of 2015″ by CRN, NAKIVO is delivering a new way for cloud providers, enterprises, and SMBs to back up and replicate their VMware environments onsite, offsite, and to private/public clouds more reliably, efficiently, and cost effectively. Featuring a simple and intuitive Web UI, NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports live applications and databases, enables instant recovery of VMs, files, and application objects directly from compressed and de-duplicated VM backups, speeds up data transfer with network acceleration, and reduces data size with global deduplication and compression.
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