The School of Education & Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver is using NAKIVO Backup & Replication to recover VMware VMs in 10 minutes with Flash VM Boot and reduce storage space by 80% with data deduplication

CAMPBELL, CA — April 4, 2017 — / — NAKIVO Inc., a fast-growing software company for protecting virtualized and cloud environments, has announced today that the School of Education & Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver has selected NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect their VMware environment.

Established in 1973, The School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) at the University of Colorado Denver attracts students who are passionate about careers in teaching and mental health. The school offers not only graduate and undergraduate options, but also many continuing and professional education certificates.

“VMware VMs store our helpdesk system, including a couple of internal student information databases, some legacy systems, web development, and vCenter backup servers. If a disaster strikes, it is imperative to recover our legacy system that allows faculty to keep track of their notes and students,” says Matt Mitchell, Web Developer at SEHD, the University of Colorado Denver.

“With the previous backup tool, the support license has expired, and at the same time, we upgraded our VMware infrastructure to ESXi 6.5, and all VMware VM backups just stopped working. Furthermore, this backup solution did not have a web interface, general notifications were mediocre, and storage space was expanding rapidly. It was very cumbersome to set up backup jobs and I had to spend time on backup administration, since those backup jobs were failing regularly,” says Matt.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers a rich feature set for protecting virtualized environments, and performs better than other backup solutions. “I downloaded and installed NAKIVO Backup & Replication on a backup server. The whole installation process took maybe five minutes and the software was up and running probably within a half an hour,” says Matt.

“We perform VM backup every single day and usually it takes a couple of hours for backup jobs to finish. I do not have to worry about failed VM backups anymore because NAKIVO Backup & Replication is reliable, and I no longer have to waste time on backup administration, like I did in the past. In terms of VM replication, I replicate VMs to the same location just for the testing purposes. I had a VMware VM that had a wrong version of VMware tools set up, so I replicated that VM, and then made the necessary updates to VMware tools, so that the VM replica would be identical with the source VM. After that, I was able to fail over from the source VM to the VM replica, and return back with failback,” says Matt.

“With the previous backup tool, I was not able to perform full VM recovery, but with NAKIVO Backup & Replication, I am able to recover VMware VMs within 10 minutes. Lastly, I was able to decrease storage space with data deduplication, resulting in more efficient disk space utilization and lower storage costs,” says Matt.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides SEHD with quick and efficient VM backup and reduced backup administration time. “NAKIVO Backup & Replication solved our problem with failing backup jobs and I do not waste time on those failed backups anymore. With previous backup tool, I could not recover full VMs, but with NAKIVO Backup & Replication, I can recover VMware VMs within 10 minutes. With data deduplication, we were able to decrease storage space by 80%.” says Matt.


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About The University of Colorado Denver
The University of Colorado Denver provides a quality academic experience through engagement with gifted faculty members, original research, and real-world learning. Located in the heart of downtown, CU Denver offers nearly 15,000 students unparalleled internship, career, and networking opportunities. Part of the fabric of the city, CU Denver has evolved into the leading urban public university boasting eight schools and colleges, and offering bachelor through doctoral degrees. For more information, please visit

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, NAKIVO Inc. is a privately-held company founded in 2012. NAKIVO develops a fast, reliable, and affordable data protection solution for VMware and cloud environments. As of Q4 2016, over 10,000 companies are using NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect and recover their data more efficiently and cost effectively. Also, over 140 hosting, managed, and cloud services providers are using NAKIVO to deliver VM BaaS and DRaaS to their customers. NAKIVO has a global presence with over 1,600 channel partners in 117 countries worldwide. Visit to learn more.

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