Kostax s.r.o., an IT service provider located in the Czech Republic, is using NAKIVO Backup & Replication to back up their VMware VMs, keep backup copies offsite, and near-instantly recover files and objects

Sparks, NV – May 21, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — NAKIVO Inc. is a fast-growing software company for protecting virtualized and cloud environments. The company announced today that Kostax has selected NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect their VMware environment.

Kostax s.r.o. is a Czech company that provides IT solutions and services to its customers. The company’s customers comprise of educational institutions, government authorities, state administration bodies, production plants, and small and medium-sized businesses.

Kostax’s IT infrastructure is spread across two sites and is fully virtualized. VMware VMs run a variety of servers at the company’s headquarters, including a data server, a Microsoft Exchange server, a Microsoft Active Directory server, and a Microsoft SQL server. Furthermore, VMs at the hosting location run terminal services, open-source web servers, and open-source mail servers. Backup of all critical IT systems is essential because the company needs to be able to recover all of their VMware VMs or move them elsewhere in the event of a disaster or hardware failure.

In the past, Kostax had been using a legacy data protection approach that was based on physical server backup via open-source utilities, however, the features and functionality of their previous solution were not up to par. “The functionality of the previous solution was not the best, and did not support our virtualized environment appropriately. The whole process of backing up VMs was cumbersome and required us to spend at least 30 minutes a day on backup verification. Secondly, we did not have the basic features that most VM backup solutions offer nowadays. Overall, we were concerned about the protection of our IT systems and needed a reliable VM backup solution that would protect not only our internal data, but also the data of our customers,” says Daniel Beták, CEO at Kostax.

Bakotech, a value-added distributor, initially introduced NAKIVO Backup & Replication to Kostax. Kostax has chosen NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect their own virtual environment and, being a NAKIVO Silver Partner, resell the product to its customers. NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers comprehensive data protection functionality that fulfills the requirements of both Kostax and their customers at a reasonable price.

With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, Kostax now protects entire VMware VMs with image-based backup. “In contrast to our previous approach, we’re now performing image-based backup of our VMware VMs, so that the backup contains everything required for VM recovery,” explains Daniel.

At Kostax, backup jobs are now scheduled to run every 30 minutes throughout the day. Backup jobs finish within various short amounts of time, with some taking just a few minutes to complete. “For sure, the whole process of backup and backup verification is much faster now with NAKIVO Backup & Replication. We used to spend at least 30 minutes a day on backup verification, but now, we do not spend any time at all on this, as the software runs automatically. We were also pleasantly surprised that some backup jobs now take only a few minutes a day,” Daniel reports.

In addition to the VM backup functionality, Kostax can also store backup copies offsite to safeguard data in case of a disaster. “With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, we are also able to copy backups across the WAN to our secondary location, and that was not possible with our previous solution at all, so all this extra functionality is fantastic. Backup Copy provides an extra layer of reliability and protection for our IT systems,” says Daniel.

The decision to switch from the previous legacy backup system was attributed to concerns over data protection; with NAKIVO Backup & Replication, all data and applications are now protected in the most secure and reliable way.

With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, Kostax can recover files, Microsoft Exchange objects, Microsoft Active Directory objects, and Microsoft SQL objects directly from compressed and deduplicated VM backups. “I like the simplicity and ease of recovering a particular file or object from a specific recovery point,” says Daniel. In the future, the company aims to test and implement some of the other features that NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides, such as network acceleration, global data deduplication, LAN-free backup, and instant VM Recovery.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides Kostax a robust solution for protecting VMware VMs with image-based and forever-incremental backup. With Backup Copy, the company is able to keep extra copies of backups offsite, to ensure that their most important VM backups remain safe and secure even if a disaster were to affect the whole of the primary location. Lastly, instant file recovery and instant object recovery allow them to recover files, Microsoft Exchange objects, Microsoft Active Directory objects, and Microsoft SQL objects near-instantly.

“NAKIVO Backup & Replication is a comprehensive, fast, and fully-featured VM backup solution for protecting virtual environments. The software provides us with new functionality and features, and a variety of possibilities for backing up our VMware VMs. With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, we achieved the highest level of protection and reliability for our data,” adds Daniel.


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About Kostax
Founded in 1994, Kostax s.r.o. is a leading IT service provider from ?eské Bud?jovice, Czech Republic. The company handles the design and maintenance of network infrastructure, telephone and telecommunication systems, security systems, and video surveillance systems. In addition, Kostax s.r.o. offers sells, delivers and services computer equipment, storage, servers, and workstations. Kostax’s customers range from small and medium-sized businesses to local government institutions and state authorities. For more information, visit www.kostax.cz

NAKIVO is a US corporation founded in 2012 dedicated to developing a fast, reliable, and affordable data protection solution for VMware, Hyper-V, and cloud environments. Over 10,000 companies are using NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect and recover their data more efficiently and cost effectively, while over 195 hosting, managed, and cloud service providers are using NAKIVO’s software to deliver VM BaaS and DRaaS to their customers. NAKIVO has a global presence with over 2,600 channel partners in 134 countries worldwide. Visit www.nakivo.com to learn more.

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