Backup to Azure Blob Storage from NAKIVO

NAKIVO Backup & Replication allows you to send backups and backup copies directly to Azure Blob storage and instantly restore data using flexible recovery options.

✔ Direct backups to cloud
✔ Immutable storage
✔ Instant full and granular recovery
✔ Workflow automation
✔ Starting at $3.50 per workload/month


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Backup to Azure Storage with NAKIVO

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Direct Backup

Send backups and backup copies directly from the NAKIVO solution to Azure Blob

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Storage Cost Savings

Perform incremental backups and compress data to reduce your storage space consumption

ransomware resilience

Ransomware Resilience

Make backups immutable to protect data from ransomware encryption and unauthorized modification

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Multiple Recovery Options

Boot VMs in seconds directly from Azure Blob backups or restore individual files, folders and app objects

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Storage Tiering

Send backups to different locations like the cloud and tape to eliminate a single point of failure

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Workflow Automation

Schedule backup and recovery workflows, set policies and use job chaining

Key Benefits of Backup to Azure Blob Storage

Direct Backups to Azure Blob

Store different types of backups in Azure Blob including:
VMware vSphere VMs
VMware Cloud Director VMs and vApps
Microsoft Hyper-V VMs
Nutanix AHV VMs
Windows servers and workstations
Linux servers and workstations
Simply add your Azure Storage account to the solution’s inventory, create a repository, and start sending backups directly to Azure Blob.

Backup Tiering

Send backups and backup copies to different locations to eliminate a single point of failure. Keep backups onsite for quick recovery and send backup copies to cloud storage like Azure Blob to ensure data recoverability in case of a disaster. Use Job Chaining to automate the process and automatically create backup copies from successful backups.

Flexible Recovery Options

With the NAKIVO solution, you have varying recovery options. You can instantly boot VMs from backups or recover individual files, folders and objects of Microsoft applications (Active Directory, Exchange Server and SQL Server). You can also recover physical machines as VMware VMs in minutes with the P2V recovery feature.

Workflow Automation

Create data protection policies to automatically back up VMs that match the selected criteria. Schedule workflows by using the Calendar dashboard to avoid overlaps and save time.

Reduced Storage Consumption

Create incremental backups with NAKIVO Backup & Replication and copy only the changed blocks of data using native or NAKIVO proprietary change tracking technologies. These backups can be compressed to further minimize size and reduce storage space consumption.

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Ransomware Protection

Enable the immutability functionality in Azure Blob to make backups immutable for a specified period. This allows you to prevent unwanted modification or encryption by ransomware. The immutability period cannot be shortened, not even by the root user.

Powerful Web-Based Management

Gain complete oversight over your data protection activities for different types of workloads from a single web-based management console. Create workflows, automate tasks and monitor your infrastructure using the solution’s comprehensive interface.

NAKIVO Pricing for Backup to Azure Blob

Subscription licenses start at $3.50 per workload/month

Backup to Azure Blob is available in all Enterprise editions of NAKIVO Backup & Replication. Depending on your business requirements, you can purchase a perpetual or a subscription license to use the NAKIVO solution.

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

Subscription licenses are charged per workload, which is 1 VM, 1 physical server, 3 workstations or an Amazon EC2 instance. This license includes 24/7 technical support.

Check Pricing and Editions for more information.

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  • Powerful data protection for virtual, cloud, physical and SaaS environments.
  • Simple deployment on Linux/Windows and NAS, as a VA or AWS AMI.
  • Backups locally or offsite, to cloud, tape and NAS.
  • Flexible recovery of entire VMs, individual files, folders and application objects to original or new locations.
  • Instant verification of backups and replicas.
  • Platform migration with instant physical-to-virtual (P2V) or cross-platform recovery.
  • Disaster recovery orchestration for automated recovery following a disaster.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I send backups to Azure Blob storage?

Azure Blob is a scalable and highly available cloud storage that ensures data accessibility from anywhere. You can use Azure Blob as a long-term storage for archiving and compliance purposes. Moreover, you can easily increase your storage capacity to accommodate your growing data needs.

What data types can I back up to Azure Blob?

The solution supports different environments including virtual, physical and cloud. You can back up VMware, Hyper-V and Nutanix AHV virtual machines, in addition to Amazon EC2 instances and Windows or Linux servers and workstations.

What is immutable storage?

Immutability can be enabled for blob containers in Azure to store backups in the immutable format using the write-once-read-many (WORM) model. Immutable data cannot be deleted, modified or encrypted by users or ransomware. You can use immutability for additional data protection of critical data and compliance.

How much data can I send to Azure Blob?

An Azure Blob repository in NAKIVO’s solution has a limit of 5 PB of backup data. Once that limit is reached, you can create a new repository to store more backup data.

Can I deliver BaaS for MSP clients?

Yes. The multi-tenant mode in the NAKIVO solution allows you to create up to 1,000 tenants with isolated environments. Tenants can perform data protection activities and protect their environments using the Self-Service Portal.

Can I try the NAKIVO solution for free?

Download the fully-featured Free Trial of NAKIVO Backup & Replication to try out the solution without capacity limitations. The trial includes all the tools you need to protect different environments. You can easily deploy the solution on your own or book a free deployment session to get expert support.

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