May 7, 2019
NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 – 25th Special Product Release Featuring Nutanix AHV Support
Our v8.5 Beta Program has closed, beta feedback is collected (thanks to everyone for your participation!), and now we are ready to introduce the new version 8.5 of NAKIVO Backup & Replication. It is a special day for us since we have just rolled out the 25th release of the software. It is also a special day for our existing and prospective customers, because from now on, by using NAKIVO Backup & Replication, they can extend data protection to Nutanix Acropolis infrastructures.
With the newly-introduced support for Nutanix AHV, NAKIVO Backup & Replication has made it possible to perform agentless, application-aware, incremental backup of Nutanix AHV VMs.
LAN-free data transfer mode, together with the network acceleration functionality, allow you to achieve higher Nutanix AHV VM backup performance and shorter backup windows in turn. Built-in deduplication and compression mechanisms bring about better storage efficiency. You can also get better control over your bandwidth consumption by enabling bandwidth throttling rules, which are especially valuable during busy working hours.
With the release of v8.5, NAKIVO has also extended the list of options forre how users can perform one of the most important data protection tasks – replication. Starting today, you can replicate directly from existing backups with the Replication From Backup functionality. Moreover, you can automate the job sequence to have the replication performed right after the initial backup job. By using replication from backup in combination with job chaining, you get to save valuable production resources on one hand, and simplify data protection management on the other.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 is fully compatible with FreeNAS operating systems which makes the software installable on pretty much any type of hardware that supports FreeNAS OS. It takes only two steps to turn the hardware of your choice into a feature-rich FreeNAS-based backup appliance: simply install FreeNAS OS on your device and then install NAKIVO Backup & Replication on top of it directly from the FreeNAS web interface.
NAKIVO continues to successfully extend the list of not only supported software products but also hardware devices. Meet our new backup appliance – the mini backup appliance based on Raspberry Pi. As it is very lightweight, NAKIVO Backup & Replication installs on compact Raspberry Pi devices, turning them into pocket-sized yet fully-featured backup appliances with ransomware protection capabilities. The latter is achieved by means of sealing remote access points on your Raspberry Pi. For more information on how to build your own appliance, check out our comprehensive blog post.
With the release of v8.5, you can now easily stay on top of new software updates. The Auto-Update feature allows you to upgrade to the latest version of NAKIVO Backup & Replication without leaving the software interface. You can download the update and install it right away, or schedule the update to run at your convenience.
Last but not least, with the latest release, NAKIVO Backup & Replication has been updated to support the latest version of Windows Server OS. The software installs on Windows Server 2019 to ensure top-grade data protection for your environment.
All new features are ready to be tested in your own environment! Try before you buy and get a 25 USD Amazon eGift Card.