Synology NAS-Based Backup Appliance from NAKIVO

Combine advanced Synology NAS hardware with the enterprise-grade data protection software from NAKIVO to create a multifunctional backup appliance. The appliance provides data backup, recovery, storage, deduplication, immutability and direct backup to cloud capabilities in a single portable device.

✔ Intuitive setup and management
✔ Fast backup and replication
✔ Optimized network performance
✔ Cost-effective appliance
✔ Backup solution from $2.50 per workload/month


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Synology Backup Appliance at a Glance


All-in-One Backup Appliance

Combine software and hardware for data backup, recovery, replication, storage and deduplication


Fast and Direct Backups

Send backups directly to Synology NAS disks and save on storage with deduplication and compression


Easy Setup and Integration

Easily deploy the NAKIVO solution on Synology and start backing up virtual, physical and SaaS data in minutes


Efficient Resource Distribution

Offload your production network when performing backup and recovery processes


Scalable Infrastructure

Scale your infrastructure with ease to accommodate your growing data protection needs


Ransomware Protection

Enable backup immutability in Synology NAS to protect data against ransomware infections

Optimize Data Protection
with NAKIVO’s Solution on NAS

Create a Multifunctional Backup Appliance

Once you install the NAKIVO solution on Synology NAS, you get a high-performance backup appliance capable of data backup, recovery, replication, deduplication, compression and ransomware protection. You can use the appliance to protect virtual, physical, cloud, SaaS and mixed environments.

Run Data Protection Tasks Automatically

Benefit from Multiple Recovery Options

NAKIVO Backup & Replication allows you to restore entire machines with the Flash VM Boot feature. You can permanently move a booted VM from NAS disks to the production environment. The solution also provides granular recovery for individual files and application objects to the original or a custom location.

Orchestrate Disaster Recovery Workflows

With the Site Recovery feature, you can create and automate disaster recovery (DR) workflows using the Synology NAS running NAKIVO Backup & Replication. Use VM replication, and create custom workflows that include failover, network mapping, custom scripts, source VM shutdown, failback, etc. Initiate preset workflows in any disaster scenario to meet the tightest recovery objectives and ensure availability. You can test customized DR workflows without disrupting your production network.

Enhance Backup Performance

Avoid limitations of SMB and NFS network protocols by writing backup data directly to NAS disks. Copy only the changed data blocks by performing incremental backups using native change tracking technologies. You can also optimize the use of network resources with LAN-Free Data Transfer, Network Acceleration and Advanced Bandwidth Throttling.

Send Backups to Different Destinations

Synology NAS can be used to store onsite backups that are separate from production environments. Additionally, you can send backup copies directly from NAS disks to different storage destinations offsite or in a private or public cloud like Amazon S3, Wasabi, Backblaze B2, Microsoft Azure and other S3-compatible platforms to eliminate a single point of failure. For long term storage of backup data, store backup copies on tape media.

Run Data Protection Tasks Automatically

Monitor all data protection activities from the Overview dashboard and automate routine workflows using different features. The Calendar dashboard helps you avoid overlaps and provides a convenient view of all scheduled data protection tasks. You can also automatically back up workloads based on specific criteria with Policy-Based Data Protection. In addition, you can set jobs to run one after the other using the job chaining feature.

Protect Data from Ransomware

Ensure ransomware resilience for data stored on Synology NAS by enabling backup immutability. You can also store backup copies offline in detached storage or on tape. Moreover, the NAKIVO solution provides advanced encryption and role-based access control to prevent unauthorized users from changing or deleting critical data.

Orchestrate Disaster Recovery Workflows

Reduce Costs and Storage Consumption

A Synology NAS running the NAKIVO solution encompasses all the features you need to protect your environment in one data protection device. Moreover, you can apply data compression and deduplication, skip swap files, and exclude partitions and unused blocks during backup and replication workflows to further reduce the size of your backups and save on storage space.

NAKIVO Solution Pricing for
NAS-Based Backup Appliance

Pay as low as $2.50 per workload/
month with a subscription license

Deploy the software on Synology NAS to create a robust backup appliance by purchasing a perpetual or subscription license of NAKIVO Backup & Replication. Installation on NAS is available in all editions of the solution.

Perpetual licenses are charged per CPU socket for VMs or per physical machine for indefinite use. This license also includes 1 year of free Standard Support via email, phone or chat during business hours.

Subscription licenses are charged per workload, which is a single VM, 1 physical server or 3 workstations, an AWS EC2 instance or an Oracle database. 24/7 technical support is also included.

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  • Fast installation on NAS, Windows or Linux, as a VA or AWS AMI.
  • All-in-one backup appliance combining high-performance hardware, enterprise-grade software, storage and deduplication.
  • Comprehensive data protection for virtual, physical, cloud and SaaS environments.
  • Ransomware protection by enabling immutability for backups stored on Synology NAS and in the cloud.
  • Instantly boot VMs directly from backups or recover individual files and application objects to original or custom locations.
  • Multiple storage options allowing you to keep backups locally or send backup copies to public clouds or tape directly from Synology NAS.
  • Disaster recovery orchestration using Site Recovery to create automated workflows for different disaster scenarios.
  • Instant verification of backups and replicas without disrupting production environments.
  • Data deduplication and compression to reduce storage space consumption and costs.
  • Optimized performance using Network Acceleration, LAN-Free Data Transfer and Advanced Bandwidth Throttling.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Synology NAS?

Synology NAS is a device that includes CPU(s), RAM, storage disks and an operating system. It allows you to store large volumes of data, protect business infrastructure, safeguard data from ransomware attacks and share files. A Synology NAS can be integrated with a variety of solutions.

Where can I store my backups?

The NAKIVO solution allows you to store backups and backup copies in different locations:

  1. Onsite or directly on NAS disks
  2. Offsite
  3. In public clouds like Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Wasabi and Azure Blob
  4. On S3-compatible platforms
  5. On tape

How do I start using the NAKIVO solution?

Get the NAKIVO Backup & Replication 15-day Free Trial to access the full-featured version of the solution. Reach out to our experts to receive custom demos or book a free deployment session.

How to reduce the size of backups?

You can run incremental backups using native change tracking technologies to copy only the changed blocks of data. Moreover, the NAKIVO solution provides features that help you reduce storage space consumption with data deduplication and compression.

How can I protect my backups from ransomware attacks?

Eliminate a single point of failure by storing your backups on different media. Additionally, you can enable immutability for backups stored on NAS and in the cloud to ensure protection against ransomware. You can also benefit from security features like encryption, two-factor authentication and role-based access control to prevent unauthorized access and modification.

Success Stories
"NAKIVO Backup & Replication greatly simplified the way in which VM backups are done and dramatically increased backup speed with installation on Synology NAS."
Ondra Havlíček, ICT Manager at Pražská strojírna
Success Stories
"With NAKIVO Backup & Replication on Synology NAS, we were able to save not only costs, but IT administration time because our time is money as well."
Oliver Sachse, IT Technician at Region Blekinge
Success Stories
"NAKIVO Backup & Replication is fast and requires little storage space. I am quite happy with the product NAKIVO Backup & Replication because everything is working so well."
Kurt H., ICT Administrator at KSHP