Western Digital NAS-Based Backup Appliance with NAKIVO

Create a high-performance backup appliance by installing the NAKIVO solution on Western Digital NAS. Integrate hardware and software for reliable data backup, recovery, storage, immutability and more.

✔ Fast setup and integration
✔ Simple backup and recovery
✔ Ransomware protection
✔ All-inclusive data protection
✔ Backup solution from $2.50 per workload/month


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Western Digital Backup Appliance at a Glance


Comprehensive Backup Appliance

Use the same device for data backup, recovery, replication, storage and deduplication


Simple Installation

Deploy the solution on Western Digital NAS and run your first backup workflow in minutes


Direct and Fast Backups

Transfer backups directly to NAS disks without impacting your production network


Disaster Recovery

Create and automate disaster recovery sequences to reduce downtime and minimize data loss


Seamless Scalability

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


Enhanced Security

Store immutable backups onsite or in the cloud, apply encryption or enable role-based access control

Advanced Data Protection with NAKIVO
and Western Digital

Build a Complete Backup Appliance

With the NAKIVO solution installed on Western Digital NAS, you can protect a variety of environments including VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, Amazon EC2, Windows/Linux servers or workstations, Microsoft 365 and more. The backup appliance can be used for backup, recovery, replication, storage, deduplication and compression.

Choose from Flexible Recovery Options

The NAKIVO solution allows you to recover full VMs directly from backups stored on Western Digital NAS using the Flash VM Boot feature. You can also perform granular recovery to restore individual files and app objects to original or custom locations without recovering entire machines.

Automate Data Protection Workflows

Streamline routine data protection tasks using the Policy-Based Data Protection feature to automatically back up workloads that fit specific criteria. You can also schedule tasks from the Calendar dashboard to view all activities and avoid overlaps. The job chaining feature also allows you to automatically run jobs one after the other without manual intervention.


Set Disaster Recovery Workflows

With the Site Recovery feature in NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can create and automate custom disaster recovery workflows, which can be launched with a single click in case of a disruption. These workflows include network mapping, custom scripts, final VM replication, VM shutdown and more.

Store Backups in Different Locations

Eliminate a single point of failure by storing backups onsite, on NAS disks, offsite, in a private or public cloud (Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Wasabi and Azure Blob) and other S3-compatible storage or on tape. This allows you to ensure data availability in case of a disaster or ransomware infection.


Protect Backups from Ransomware

The NAKIVO solution provides several features that help you ensure protection against ransomware. You can enable immutability for backups stored on Western Digital NAS, encrypt data in-flight or at-rest and implement role-based access control to prevent unauthorized access.

Boost Backup Performance

Bypass the limitations of network protocols like SMB and NFS by writing backups directly to NAS disks. Additionally, you can further offload your production network and optimize resource usage with LAN-Free Data Transfer modes, Advanced Bandwidth Throttling and Network Acceleration.

Reduce Storage Space Requirements

With the Western Digital backup software from NAKIVO, you can apply compression and deduplication to reduce the size of your backups. The NAKIVO solution also allows you to exclude swap files, partitions and unused blocks during backup and replication workflows.

NAKIVO Solution Pricing

Subscription licenses start at
$2.50 per workload/month

A perpetual or subscription license of NAKIVO Backup & Replication allows you to install the solution on Western Digital NAS and create a multifunctional backup appliance. Installation on NAS is available in all editions of the solution.

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

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

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  • Quick installation on NAS, Windows or Linux, as a VA or AWS AMI.
  • Comprehensive backup device combining hardware, software, storage and deduplication.
  • Reliable data protection for virtual, physical, cloud and SaaS environments.
  • Immutability to ensure ransomware protection for backups stored on Western Digital NAS.
  • Instant recovery for full VMs or individual files and application objects to original or custom locations.
  • Direct backup to cloud like Amazon S3, Wasabi, Backblaze B2, Microsoft Azure Blob and other S3-compatible platforms directly from NAS disks.
  • Site recovery feature allowing you to automate recovery workflows for different disaster scenarios.
  • Data deduplication and compression to save on storage space and costs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Western Digital NAS?

Western Digital (WD) NAS enables medium and large-scale businesses to back up and share files quickly and reliably. Installing the NAKIVO solution on WD NAS allows you to create an all-inclusive backup appliance that can be used to provide data protection for physical, virtual, cloud and SaaS environments.

How can I boost backup performance?

NAKIVO Backup & Replication helps you offload your production network and boost the performance of data protection workflows at the same time. Perform fast incremental backups using native change tracking technologies (CBT, RCT, etc.) to copy only the changed blocks of data. You can also use features like Network Acceleration, LAN-Free Data Transfer and Advanced Bandwidth Throttling.

How can I protect my backup data?

The NAKIVO solution provides several security features to ensure data protection. You can enable backup immutability in Western Digital NAS to prevent any modification or deletion by ransomware. You can also encrypt backup data in flight or at rest. Additionally, you can implement role-based access control (RBAC) to prevent unauthorized access to your data.

How do I start using the NAKIVO solution?

You can access the full-featured version of the solution for 15 days by downloading the NAKIVO Backup & Replication Free Trial. Schedule a custom demo or book a free deployment session with NAKIVO experts.

Success Stories
“NAKIVO Backup & Replication runs on our NAS box, provides great functionality, improves VM backup speed, and provides great reports. Also, the fact that licensing cost for NAKIVO Backup & Replication and the cost of the box were lower than the licensing cost of our previous installation is a huge deal for us.”
Matt Nelson, Technical Coordinator at the Waverly-Shell Rock Community School District
Success Stories
“NAKIVO Backup & Replication has allowed us to centralize the VM backup process of the entire IT estate. The single management and monitoring web portal is a significant asset in managing the backup process for us.”
Amanpreet Singh, responsible for IT resilience at Synectics plc.
Success Stories
“NAKIVO Backup & Replication helped us gain visibility into our virtual environment with automation and reporting, while also helping us increase our VM backup and recovery performance.”
Dana Morrison, Technology Director at GRACE School